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On Rotation

Our events are open to hotel guests and Austinites alike. #seeyouatSCH

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July 20th: The Market at SCH

  • The Market at SCH is a monthly pop-up in the award-winning Lobby Bar at the South Congress Hotel. One Saturday a month, the pop-up invites a local artisan + vendor to showcase their work to the South Congress community. Vendors goods will be featured in the Lobby Shop for one week after the Market. Those interested in partnering with The Market can send their information to communications@southcongresshotel.com.

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July 21st: Weekend Workout

A once monthly workout event in the SCH event space. Free + open to the public, with all fitness levels welcomed. Space is limited.

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July 27th: Ice Cream Showdown

New Waterloo culinary director and ice cream queen Amanda Rockman is back for the 3rd Annual Ice Cream Showdown at South Congress Hotel. Rockman will host as Austin’s best pastry chefs go scoop-to-scoop in a freezingly fierce competition.

Head to the SCH courtyard to purchase your scoop tickets from the Stephen F. Frostin’ ice cream truck. Each scoop is $3 — try one, or try ‘em all! Cast your vote at your favorite chef’s table by 5:30pm, then stick around to see the winner crowned at 6!

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July 28th: Sunday Sessions

  • Join us in the Lobby Bar for Sunday Sessions, an acoustic concert series featuring two up-and-coming artists once per month. This event is free and open to the public with no RSVP needed, but with a limited capacity. The first set begins at 6:30pm.

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August 1st: First Thursday

  • + First Thursday of every month, 6pm - 9pm
  • + Dance jams by ulovei
  • + Staff Shokuji happening in Watertrade + Otoko
  • The First Thursday of each month, South Congress Hotel hosts a free event, featuring live music in the courtyard, DJ jams by ulovei, drink specials, a photo booth.


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August 4th: Yappy Hour

+ 8:30am-10:30am

Local brands Grocery Pup and Wondercide host Yappy Hours every first Sunday, through October, from 8:30am-10:30am. Enjoy Juice Society samples, live music by DJ Cassandra and a variety of fun pop ups from other local pup brands while dogs chow down on fresh Grocery Pup and are pampered with swag.



August 14th: Full Moon Sounds

  • + 8:00pm - 9:00pm

  • + SCH Event Space

  • + Sturgeon Moon

  • + RSVP

For centuries sound baths have been used as a holistic approach to relaxation, healing + meditation. Join us + The Meditation Bar and experience the journey to rest + relaxation first hand. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket +/or mat.

Sessions start promptly on time to ensure relaxation for each attendee. Please plan accordingly.


Music in the Lobby Bar

  • + Way Back Wednesdays: Happy Hour with DJ King Louie, 6pm - 9pm
  • + BELEZA! Thursdays: DJ Happy Hour, 6pm - 9pm
  • + Fridays & Saturdays: Rotating DJs, 9pm - 1am

South Congress Hotel's award-winning Lobby Bar features a lively music lineup every Wednesday - Saturday. As always, get 1/2 off all cocktails, beers & wines by the glass, and bar snack specials during Lobby Bar Happy Hour, Monday - Friday from 5pm - 7pm.