SXSW Parties to Check Into

Filling out your dance card for SXSW? Here’s where The Observer is hoping to find other New Yorkers.


Capital Factory, “Startup Crawl
4 p.m. to 8 p.m., starting at the Austin Convention center
Notes: Don’t forget to refer to the Gowalla guide in order to check in on Foursquare.
Crashable?: Yes.

Airbnb, “Getting Awesome in Austin!”
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Museum of Natural and Artificial Ephemerata
Notes: Capacity is 75 people and most of them will be warm, fuzzy members of the posicore Airbnb community. But, bourbon tasting!
Crashable: Most likely.

Laughing Squid, “3rd Annual Calm Before the SXSW Storm Drinkup”
7 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. at Ginger Man
Notes: Plancast says don’t get there too late. There might be a line and it’s going to be Austin-chilly (50 degrees).
Crashable?: Yes.


Girls in Tech, “Girls in Tech SXSWi 2011 Meet-Up”
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Canvas Bar & Galler
Notes: BBQ and vodka.
Crashable?: Yes.

Ignite SXSW, “2021 Vision of the Future”
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Austin Music Hall
Notes: Hope the SXSW edition isn’t too pitch-y.
Crashable?: Doubtful–RSVP here. Free for badgeholders and $10-20 for non-badgeholders.

SapientNitro, “Mix at Six”
6 p.m. – 2 a.m. at Venue 222
Notes: Just look at this exciting website.
Crashable?: Yeah.


Foursquare, “SXSW Foursquare Party”
at Cedar Street Courtyard and Péché
Notes: Finally, a real four square party.
Crashable?: Yes, yes.

Hashable, “The Hashable Oasis”
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at The Driskill Hotel
Notes: Power-networking with Hashable users and some big-name investors.
Crashable?: Difficult.

frog design, “Interactive Opening Party”
8 p.m – 11 p.m. at Whitley Building
Crashable?: Yep.

VYou, “VYou Video In Your Pocket”
8 p.m. at IFC Crossroads House
Notes: Special guest A Bajillion Hits.
Crashable?: Yes.


Boxee, “Kegger”
1 p.m. – 5 p.m. at 1103 Hillside Ave.
Notes: House party!
Crashable?: It’s encouraged.

Hopskotch, Leetto and TriplePoint PR, “I <3 NYC Startups”
6 p.m. – 2 a.m. at Chupacabra
Notes: Afterparty for the NYC Startup Meetup.
Crashable?: Probably.

Fast Society, “Fast Society SXSW House Party Featuring Patron”
7 p.m. – 10 p.m. at Former Big Red Sun Venue
Crashable?: Supposedly over capacity, but try anyway.

Bnter and MessageParty, “The Water Cooler at SXSW”
7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Beauty Bar
Crashable?: Yes.

Vimeo and Nikon, “LIGHT AFTER DARK at SXSW”
9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Seaholm Power Plant
Notes: Diplo and Eclectic Method perform. By coming to this party, you agree to be filmed.
Crashable?: Badge needed. Admission based on capacity.

Mashable, “Official MashBash SXSWi 2011”
10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Mashable SXSWi House at Buffalo Billiard’s
Crashable?: Badge and RSVP required, but we’re sure you can figure something out.

Twilio, SimpleGeo, Apigee and SendGrid, “Get.Down”
10 p.m. to 4 a.m. at The Purevolume House
Notes: Officially the latest-running party at SXSW ’11.
Crashable?: Less so.


GroupMe, Hashable, DailyBooth, SPIN, “Major Rager”
8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Cedar Street Courtyard
Crashable?: RSVP required, no badge.

Tumblr and Funny or Die, “LOL Reblog Party”
starts at 9 p.m. at Highball
Crashable?: Yeah.

Mashable, “Official Mashable Night 2 SXSWi 2011 Party”
10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at the Mashable SXSWi House at Buffalo Billiard’s
Crashable?: Badge and RSVP required, but we’re sure you can figure something out.

Thrillist, “Thrillist Takes Over SXSW”
10 p.m. – 2 a.m. at Antone’s
Notes: A concert. Royal Bangs, Hugo, Team Fabrication and The Hood Internet.
Crashable?: You might be able to bribe your way in with email addresses.

Crowdtap, “Crowdtap Launch Party”
starts at 10 p.m. at The Belmont
Notes: Goes until “???”
Crashable: Less so.


8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Six Lounge
Crashable?: Yeah.

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