SXSW Venues Available For Lease

UPDATE: For SXSW 2012 venue and event rental contact Downtown Austin Blog here

It should come as no surprise that downtown Austin venue rental during SXSW is not cheap.  Want to brand a piece of real estate off of 6th Street?  $10k in venue rental + $10k guarantee in drink sales was what one national brand paid a venue on Red River for a single day last year.  Of course, there are other deals depending on what your company is trying to accomplish.  SXSW brings ~100,000 people into downtown Austin, and competition for space is fierce.

Knowing the venues and the operators is key.  If you send me a note telling me about your company/group, describing the kind/amount of space you need, how long you need the space for, and for what purpose, I’ll be happy to talk with you about what’s available.



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Jude Galligan, REALTOR, Principal of TOWERS Realty and publisher of Downtown Austin Blog (aka. "DAB"), spends his time matching remarkable people with remarkable properties in Austin’s urban core. A resident owner in downtown Austin, Jude has served on the Board of the Downtown Austin Alliance (DAA) and the City of Austin Downtown Commission. Contact Jude.


  1. Longbranch Inn music venue / bar AVail popular SXSW 2016 times looking for music/ preferred non- music corporate . Contact owner Jim Stockbauer 512-954-2266 text.

  2. UPDATE: For SXSW 2012 venue and event rental contact Downtown Austin Blog here

    • Hey Jude,

      Pete’s Piano Bar at 421 E 6th street will be available for private booking this year and next. This would be a buy out option for either day or night or both.

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