Cinco De Mayo Review 2015

This year for Cinco De Mayo we decided to go all out. The bar was filled with lively Tejano music, Mexican decorations, and some free hand outs. Jose Cuervo and other tequilas were flowing like water. Upstairs it seemed like everyone was salsa dancing. We went as far as to give our house band a night off and replaced them with a mariachi band to play some authentic Tejano music.  We had tons of people in attendance for a Tuesday. We had all kinds of specials that we plan on having each and every Cinco De Mayo.  For starters we had our regular Tuesday night specials: $2 Long Islands. Then we added $3 Jose Cuervo, $4 margaritas, and $2 Dos XX. We had a few sombreros handed out and a basket full of maracas. It was so much fun and we look forward to doing it again next year.

Thank you all for showing up!


What if SXSW happened twice a year?

Today I was sitting around with some of my buddies. While we were talking my buddy Chris brought up a good question, “What if SXSW happened twice a year?” So this got me and everyone else there thinking. What would happen if South By South West took place in Austin two times every year. First we thought when would it happen? That’s easy it would have to happen at the end of summer right before all the kids went back to school.

Then we thought well who would play there? Would it be like this year when rap seemed to have taken over the down town scene? Or would it be like years past when it was just about every genre spread out and trickled throughout Austin? We decided it would be best if it was like years past so everyone can enjoy every bit of it.

After that we thought well since it’s going to be happening at near the beginning of school will everyone (audiences, bands, film makers, and businesses) be able to make it out? But just like any festival or big live event the true fans and the die-hard businesses showcasing their products are always going to make sure they are available for something as big as SXSW.

This brought up another question, since this is SXSW part 2 will everyone want to come back for a round two? Not necessarily, everyone that went to the beach, out of  the country, or where ever else they may have gone for spring break will now have a second chance to catch SXSW 2.

All and all we think of SXSW 2 taking part in summer as not only a second chance for the fans but also for the businesses and the bands that were mid-tour or out sick. So what do you think of this crazy idea to have a SXSW at the end of the summer?


Before I begin I would like to say THANK YOU to everyone that came out and hung out with us at South By South West this year.

On the first day of South By South West we opened our doors to EVERYONE. That means no badges, no wristbands, and no VIP lines. To go along with all of that we had started some new specials for some of our favorites including, Fireball shots, Well Liquor Pitchers, and our personal favorite Moscow Mule Pitchers. All of you took to our specials like white on rice. With our lowered prices and it seemed like constant liquor rep. promotions we kept your bodies relaxed and hydrated while keeping a smile on your faces. Once film and interactive was over we began the music portion with a huge 3 day long FREE Rock N’ Roll showcase. We had some of our favorites stop by such as The Kul, and man did those guys rock! We also had a few of our door guys’ bands stop by and play a few sets.

In between all of that we had our St. Patrick’s Day bash! On St. Patrick’s Day we made up a few special drink specials. Adding to our already amazing drink specials we had Irish Car Bombs and Jameson on special. It wouldn’t have been St. Patrick’s Day if we weren’t jamming out to some classic Irish music and handing out free green beads with each purchase of Jameson or an Irish Car Bomb. Needless to say St. Patrick’s Day was a huge success, and we want to thank each and every one of you for coming out and celebrating it with us.

With the reactions we received from y’all we plan on keeping it free and open to the public every year from here on out. So if you missed out this year we hope to see you and all of your friends next year.

New Exclusive Deals for You & Yours

This week we FINALLY launched our Facebook page!

Starting this week we will begin posting special updates about our drink specials and live music events on our Facebook page. You can use our Facebook page to show us some love and tell us how we can better your experience at The Two Gents Ale House. We are always looking for new ways to keep you in tune and interested in our business. So for the next couple of months we will be giving away free drinks and other great prizes for certain things that we will be posting about. Each month we will post a list of tasks that you can do to receive free stuff. Each task will have something to do with the bar and won’t cost you any money. Look for tasks in future posts here and on our Facebook page here:

Here is the first list of tasks:

  1. Like us our Facebook page.
  2. Share us with your friends on Facebook.
  3. Bring your phone or any device with the Facebook capabilities to the bar BEFORE 11PM and show the bartender that you have “Liked” our Facebook page to receive your free drink (well drinks only).

  4. If you “Shared” our page with 10 or more people, show the bartender that you have successfully invited 10 or more of your friends to like our Facebook page and enjoy any of our top shelf drinks.
  5. If you “Shared” our page with over 25 people and can show proof to our bartender not only will you receive any drink of your choice but we will throw in a free Two Gents Ale House T-Shirt. Just tell the bartender your size and enjoy your new Two Gents Ale House T-Shirt. (While supplies last.)

Good luck to everyone! We look forward to seeing you and your friends sharing the greatness that is The Two Gents Ale House!

Thank you to Branding Personality for the wonderful idea!

Do you have any ideas for giveaways or contests? Let us know here!


Drink Specials


Every day of the week here at The Two Gents we have amazing specials! Here you can find all of our daily drink and shot specials. With happy hour every day from 3pm to 8:30pm and amazing bartenders what isn’t special about today. Come relax and unwind with us!

Monday: Happy Hour we have our bartenders serving up some of the tastiest Long Island Iced Teas for only $2. If that doesn’t meet your fancy try any of our $3 Local Drafts from Austin Beerworks.  But if you miss out on Happy Hour never fear, we have got you covered. After happy hour is over we still have $3 local drafts and wells.Austin Beerworks

Tuesday: For Happy Hour you can find yourself drinking down one homemade Bloody Mary’s for only $3. When the night comes be sure to bring your friends for our Fireball shot special, just $2!

Wednesday: Our Happy Hour bartenders will be happy to serve you an ice cold $3 Local Draft or for just a dollar more you could have one of our hand crafted micheladas. Once the sun goes down we will be serving up some top notch premium cocktails for $5.

Thursday:  During happy hour and all night long be sure to quench your thirst with one of our Well Liquor Pitchers for only $5! If you aren’t that thirsty don’t worry we have shot specials going on at the bar, Fireball is back and it’s only $2 again tonight. DON’T MISS OUT!!! Every week from Thursday until Saturday we have our cocktail waitresses walking around with $2 Jell-O shots. If you’re not into Jell-O shots don’t worry tonight we have our keg with beer for $2, shots for $2, and bottles of champagne on sale for $10!wshot

Friday: It’s Friday everyone and we have got Long Island Ice Tea Pitchers on sale all day and night for $5. Any time before 11pm be sure to ask one of our bartenders about our $2 shot special that includes pickle shots, kamikazes, and whiskey! We still have that keg don’t you worry about that!

Saturday: Happy Hour today includes $3 Drafts, wells, and domestics. Start your night off right with our bomb special for $5, any kind of bombs you could ask for only $5!

Sunday: Sunday Funday! Be sure to stop by today and have some $2 mimosas during our Happy Hour today. After Happy Hour’s over we are looking out for you and your wallet cause we have got $2 wells!

What’s your ideal day/night to go out?

South By South West


It may be the middle of February but we are looking ahead to one of Austin’s biggest events in the middle of March, South By Southwest. SXSW is only a month away and we are cleaning up the hearts and roses from Valentine’s Day and getting ready for one of the biggest interactive events in Texas. South By brings music, interactive, and movies to our big city and gets people busy and excited for what’s to come.

The possibilities are endless!

In years past we have been a SXSW venue. That means we host all kinds of events for you to come and join in on. We host many things from bar tabs companies have paid for to bring attention to a new product to live bands put on by some of the bigger companies, which means big names. If it’s happening here you know that means you have a chance to get up close and personal with the whole experience that is SXSW! Be sure to check back here regularly to get the latest news on who’s playing here and when.


You guys remember that Happy Hour we have daily? Well it’s getting better! During SXSW we will be opening 3 HOURS EARLY!! Every day we will be opening our doors to you and the SXSW community at noon. With longer hours here plan to give you a watering hole headquarters. If you’re out on the town doing whatever it is you may be doing at SXSW don’t worry we have  got all of your thirst quenching needs here at The Two Gents!  We have our normal specials every day during happy hour and every night when just the same! Be sure to come out and share a drink and have a good time while enjoying your SXSW experience with us.

Reservations and Company Partiesprivate-parties-

Here at The Two Gents we have all you need to host your companies meet up. We have a private room away from all of the hustle and bustle of the SXSW madness or you can rent out our top deck to overlook the city and the awesomeness. To place reservations contact us in the email provided.

What are you doing for South By Southwest?

Valentine’s Day

happy-valentines-day-card-with-2-hearts-wallpaperHappy Valentine’s Day!

Love is in the air here at The Two Gents Ale House as we prepare to throw one of the biggest parties for you and your significant other, or if you’re single get ready to mingle and find your Valentine!

We will be having our two DJ’s playing their V-day mixes to help you dance the night away with that special someone. On our back patio stage our house band will be playing some acoustic Valentine’s jams.

Let’s not forget about our bartenders and drink specials. Tonight we will be changing up a few drink specials to help accommodate your needs. We will be serving up our regular $5 bomb and $2 shot specials as we do every Saturday, along with some extra $3 well specials. That’s not all we’ve got! We will have our keg fully stocked with $3 beer, $2 Fireball shots, $10 bottles of champagne, and $2 Jell-O shots.

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If you and yours are looking to make this night a little more special be sure to contact us and ask about our table specials. We have got a selection of deals for you to choose from. Starting with our lowest priced table you can have a private 2 top table with a bottle of champagne for only $50. Next deal on our list, you can have a private 4 top table with 2 bottles of champagne for $75. Our biggest and best deal will be our cool corner deal, you will have 2 tables 2 couches and 4 bottles of champagne in our private corner overlooking the dance floor in the ale house for only $100! All tables come with flowers from Austin Florists.

If you have any questions be sure to email us at the email address provided at this website.

There is sure to be a line and we do have a maximum capacity so be sure to get there early! NO COVER!!!!

So where will you be this Valentine’s Day?