Austin’s music events are becoming flashier and more spectacular every year. International acts frequently entertain our city, and our festivals bring huge crowds and revenue to our city. But all the pizzaz and growth can cause us to overlook what made Austin’s music scene unique in the first place.
We’ve always been about local acts playing music for local people in local venues. Now, more than ever, it’s important to support local business and music if we want to retain what makes Austin weird.
Grassy Thursdays at St. Elmo Brewing Company
Grassy Thursdays at St. Elmo Brewing brings back what made Austin music special in the beginning. This weekly music series from 7 to 10 p.m. is relaxed and intimate, with local bluegrass musicians pickin’ and grinnin’ as you enjoy a cold beer. Much like its rotating beer on tap, St. Elmo has a rotating list of artists who perform.
Beyond the beer and free bluegrass music, delicious food on-site means you’ll have no reason to leave. St. Elmo brews go hand-in-hand with Soursop, an authentic Thai kitchen that has been getting rave reviews. Many of the dishes are focused on chicken or pork, and you can count on getting your curry craving satisfied.
Do you see where I’m going with this? A never-ending list of new beer, delicious Thai food, and bluegrass music designed for beer sippin’. Sounds like the perfect, low-key way to spend your thirsty Thursday.
But What About the Beer?
We should take a moment to discuss the beer. Important in this case, it completes the bluegrass vibe. But St. Elmo has a beer list that could stand on its own–even in a really quiet room. You really need to get out there to taste the selection for yourself.
As the weather heats up, I can’t say enough about the Chico. There are other superb options, like the Angus stout and the Carl Kolsch, but Chico is my favorite right now. It’s a bright, citrusy pale ale, and it tastes like what a summertime Hill Country breeze feels like. This craft brew is made for sunshine, hot summers, and fingerpicked bluegrass music!
St. Elmo and the Austin Community
St. Elmo has the type of culture I want to see more of in Austin. The team is obviously passionate about what they do. You can see it in their beers and the way they’re working to become a staple in the local community.
This crew believes in a brewery’s ability to bring people together and entertain them. Because of that, St. Elmo is becoming a fixed position in South Austin, with the neighborhood’s full support. You can head there any time to have a beer, but I recommend you make a special trip on Thursday between 7-10 p.m. for Grassy Thursdays.
440 E. St. Elmo Road, G-2 – Website
@DustyVegas wants to know:
What’s your favorite craft brewery in Austin right now?