Everyone needs an excuse to get dressed up and sip on fancy drinks from time to time. Ladies, there should be absolutely no shame in wanting to treat yourself! We only get so many opportunities to, after all. With The Austin Cocktail Fest approaching in the fall, we couldn't help but notice the perfect opportunity to do just that. Put aside your best attire for September 21, guys and gals, you will not regret it.

On Saturday, September 21 from 6 to 11 p.m., you can join in on the fun at Austin American-Statesman for a festival unlike any other. The Austin Cocktail Fest and Shake Stir Sip are bringing together Austin's best Mixologists for a variety of 20 different cocktails! This highly anticipated event will leave you with memories that'll last a lifetime, whether you're making them with your boo or BFF. 

There are two ticket packages, one for Socialites and the other for VIPs. If you decide to be a Socialite for the night, you'll have access to select drinks from global brands, delicious food from local chefs and more. This ticket package is only $40 and sales end on August 9 - so soon! The VIP package is $100 and will get you free gifts, gourmet food, private bathrooms, exclusive tastings, and more. The best part is: as long as you have your ticket, you won't spend another dime while you're there. 

While dressing nicely is recommended, it's not required. If you're in a laid back mood that's totally fine, but don't be surprised if you see people going all out. This is such a cute and fun opportunity to enjoy a night that feels like it's all about you. With over 3k people interested on their Facebook event page, it's sure to be a packed house!

The Austin Cocktail Fest

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Cocktails and local gourmet food!

Address: 305 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

Why you need to go: Who doesn't need an escape from reality every once in a while? This is the perfect chance to step out of your comfort zone and have the night of your life!