The Best Ragers of SXSW
We've sifted through the riff raff to bring you the top parties at SXSW!












Festival season is about to pop-off down in Austin, Texas. SXSW’s 10 day spread of conferences, art, film, and music commences this Friday, March 9th, and goes until the 18th. Naturally, any confluence of American bodies necessitates an equally diverse array of festivities.

Therefore, here are your top 20 bashes (organized by day)—indulge at will!


Friday, March 9th

TechSet Party

When: 8pm-11pm

Where: The Parish, 214 East 6th Street

The Rub: 4th installment of this yearly tech party—techie goodness!


TechKaraoke SXSW

When: 8pm-2am

Where: The Stage on Sixth, 508 East 6th Street
The Rub: Live-band karaoke shenanigans unfolding all night


COME PLAY with Alienware & Dailymotion

When: 10pm- 2am

Where: Copa, 217 Congress Ave

The Rub: Open bar, interactive digital graffiti wall, and live tunes from Gemini Club


GuideHop SXSWi Party

When: 9pm-11pm

Where: Jackalope, 404 E. Sixth St.

The Rub: Free booze happening from 9pm-11pm—sauced at no cost!


Startup Weekend, Zaarly & Twilio SXSWi Party

When: 8pm

Where: Kingdom, 103 E. 5th St. (Suite B)

The Rub: The “whos who” of the start-up world host this bash with free hooch and music provided by DJ Christian Barbuto and DJ Remmington Steele.


Saturday, March 10th


AMODA Digital Showcase + Laptop Battle

When: 8pm-1:55 am

Where: Mohawk, 912 Red River

The Rub: A tech-savvy light show/ 8 man DJ tournament


Waggener Edstrom Party

When: 8pm-11pm

Where: Malverde, 400B W 2nd St.

The Rub: Party for a cause to the live tunes of Quiet Company! Donations go to the “Make-A-Wish Foundation”.


Copyblogger Media Presents: The Computer Blue Party

When: 8pm (Happy Hour 8:30-9:30)

Where: The Rattle Inn, 610 Nueces St

The Rub: 80’s tunes (courtesy of Brian Clark) and free booze during happy hour

Girl+Guy Party SXSW 2012

When: 6pm- 2am

Where: Stubb’s BBQ, 801 Red River

The Rub: The exclusive unveiling of Sam Adams new brew “B’austin”, as well as appearances from Guy Kawasaki and the girls of Kirtsy.


Sunday, March 11th


FLUENT Party Rock

When: 7pm-11pm

Where: Maria Maria La Cantina Patio, 415 Colorado Street (Austin, TX)

The Rub: Fiesta includes live performances by Mobb Deep and DJ Mikey Millions


SapientNitro SXSW 2012 Party

When: 8pm-10pm

Where: Roial, 120 W 5th St.

The Rub: Free booze, plus tunes courtesy of DJ Spider


Mashable House 2012

When: 9pm-1:55am

Where: Buffalo Billiards, 201 E 6th St.

The Rub: Mashable hosts a righteous bash rife with networking potential and quality music


Yelp's Interactive Event & Mobile Lounge Launch

When: 9pm

Where: Violet Crown Social Club, 1111 E. Sixth St.

The Rub: Yelp hosts a party for all interactive enthusiasts, with a booze line-up featuring local brewer Independence Brewery and Maker’s Mark.


SoundTracking, StumbleUpon, and Popdust Present: The Blowout with Flosstradamus & J. Boogie

When: 9pm-2am

Where: The Beauty Bar, 617 East 7th Street

The Rub: Open bar and tunes via Flosstradamus & J. Boogie


Zagat presents: Beer-tails, Bites & Blues

When: 6pm

Where: Clive Bar, 609 Davis St.

The Rub: Zagat’s tossing out some tasty morsels, festive brew, and quality tunes—make it happen!


Monday, March 12th

ServerBeach Geeky Beach Party

When: 9pm-2am

Where: Roial, 120 W 5th st

The Rub: Geek beach fest with free sauce—brush up on the klingon!


Zya Launch Party Presnted by Intel AppUp

When: 9pm-2am

Where: Six Lounge, 117 W. 4th St.

The Rub: Celebrate the launch of Zya with drinks and celeb DJ’s

Brisk Bodega Cantina

When: 8pm

Where: Molotov Lounge, 719 W Sixth St

The Rub: Star Wars themed art work, complimentary Brisk cocktails, and the sweet sounds of Just Blaze


Tuesday, March 13th

The Interactive Closing Party Presented by (mt) Media Temple

When: 8:30pm- 2am

Where: Stubb’s, 801 Red River St

The Rub: Drinks and performances by Kasabian and Mike Snow


EFF MASHUP PARTY: Music+Tech+Policy Makers Unite

When: 9pm-2am

Where: Six Lounge, 117 W. 4th St.

The Rub: The sounds of Hank Shocklee, Dan Friel, and more. Join the cause, defend freedom in the digital world!


If this isn't enough partying for you (you animal!), check out the full list here. Rage on!