SXSW: Austin’s Biggest Local Event

You can smell it in the air, feel the vibrations beating the pavement.  No need for grand announcements and drum rolls.  Austin’s biggest local event is coming to town once more.  For local Austin residents & small businesses, it’s Christmas all over again.

During the 2 weeks that SXSW blows through town, our great local restaurants, retail stores and tourist attractions stand to make 20% of their annual income.  Come again?  1/5 of their income in 2 weeks!  Austin, put your boots on, down that double shot espresso and get to work!

Last year saw a record 87,000 + visitors to the city.  And in 2016, $325.3 million came crashing into the Austin economy, according to a recent CNBC article.  Read more small business insights here.

Whether you have a best friend coming into town, or that pal who calls once a year looking for a place to crash, show them some of the unique gems hidden in the city we call home.  Pick up a Go Local Card and Guide at Peoples Pharmacy, Healthy Pet, End of an Ear and several others places, or just visit our site for a complete list.  Cards also available for purchase online.
So, do a solid for Austin.  Check out a few of these local goodies:

Grab a Bite to Eat or Find Some New Digs :

Apanas Coffee & Beer 
1007 South Congress Avenue
Go Local Reward:
10% OFF! (excl alcohol)
1007 South Congress Avenue
Go Local Reward:
Sun-Thurs 10% OFF w/purch of 2 entrees
Curra’s Grill
614 East Oltorf Street
Go Local Reward:
15% OFF food! (Mon-Thurs, Dine-in Only, Not to be combined w/ other offers)

Galaxy Cafe

9911 Brodie Lane
Go Local Reward:
Free Drink with Entree or Free Dessert with Orders of $25 or More
Austin Speed Shop
3507 Chapman Lane
Go Local Reward:
10% OFF merch! 8am – 5pm M-F

Callahan’s General Store

501 U.S. 183

Go Local Reward:

10% OFF Hardware / 10% OFF Pet Supplies / 10% OFF Clothing (Reg priced items, exld certain items)

Austin Pizza Garden
6266 West Highway 290
Go Local Reward:
10% OFF!
Conans Pizza
2018 W Stassney Ln
Go Local Reward:
10% OFF, excluding alcohol & deliveries
10% OFF Food – cannot be combined with other offers

Jo’s Coffee & Food

1300 S. Congress
Go Local Reward:
10% OFF

Creatures Boutique

1206 South Congress Avenue
Go Local Reward:
10% OFF $75 or more
1906 South 1st Street
Go Local Reward:
10% OFF Excluding Discounted Items
Get a reward for visiting each of these amazing local shops with our Go Local card!  Buy here

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