SXSW Multi-Day Lounges and Venues

Photo by Julian Basjel

SXSW Multi-Day Lounges and Venues provide opportunities to meet and network with other digital creatives from across the United States and around the world. Remember that meaningful, career-enhancing, one-on-one connections are one of the most valuable aspects of attending SXSW.

Platinum

Open to all badge types.

Registrants Lounge

March 15 - 21 // 11am-7pm
Brush Square Park

Open throughout Interactive, Film & Music, the official Registrants Lounge is a convenient and relaxing meeting point for SXSW attendees. Stop by each day for a complimentary drink courtesy of our sponsors or for one of our several networking events.

MOFILM at The Registrants Lounge

Join MOFILM at the Registrants Lounge for a free drink and chilled tunes. Grab an Instragram snap anywhere in SXSW, tag it #MOFILM then come collect it as postcard that we’ll mail home for you!


The Beatport House

March 15-17 // 12pm-9pm
606 E 3rd St

Celebrate the relaunch of Beatport - the home of electronic music - at the intersection of tech and music, featuring DJ sets, backyard chats with industry power players, refreshments, recharging, and more. Daily schedule: btprt.dj/sxsw.


Capital One Lounge

March 13-21 // 9am-6pm
Austin Convention Center, Level 1, near 4th St entrance

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Need a phone charge and caffeine fix on the way to your next keynote? Stop by the Capital One lounge in the convention center for an espresso (or two) and battery juice.


Casa Brasil

March 13-18 // 2pm-10pm
102 Trinity Street, (cnr Trinity and Cesar Chavez)

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Discover Brazilian innovation and creativity at Casa Brasil. Hosted byApex-Brasil, the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, Casa Brasil is the place to meet, relax and explore new business opportunities with 55 Brazilian companies and entrepreneurs across creative industries. Open to all SXSW badge holders.


The Esurance Glovebox

March 13-21 // 9am-6pm
Austin Convention Center, 1st Floor Atrium and 4th St & Trinity entrance

Score prizes at the Glove Box, create your own custom T-shirt at our 6th St. lounge, and unlock VIP access to some of the coolest events at SXSW with an #EsuranceAccess Pass.

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The Esurance Lounge

March 14–20 // 12pm-6pm
6th St & Trinity

With an #EsuranceAccess Pass, you’ll gain exclusive entry into Esurance lounge on the corner of 6th and Trinity where you could score custom prizes, or just recharge and hang out. Stop by to get yours today.


German Haus

March 14-19
Lucille, 77 Rainey St

Stop by the German Haus to experience the best in German technology & culture during SXSW this year.



Live Music Black Swan Yoga Recovery Sessions Powered by Onnit

March 13-22 // 2 daily sessions at 10 AM and 12PM
Black Swan Yoga. 403 Orchard St

Before you head back out into the beautiful chaos of SXSW, come join us to rejuvenate body and mind at Austin’s quintessential yoga studio, Black Swan Yoga, four time winner of the "Best Yoga in Austin".  The live music experience will feature some of the best emerging artists in the world music scene in combination with the some good ol' sweaty yoga curated for this event to invigorate everyone from beginner to expert. After you are done with the down dog & didgeridoo, enjoy some delicious hemp protein smoothies, blended coffees, and health tonics from Onnit's flagship Total Human Optimization Truck. This very well might be the best thing you do for yourself all week.

   

Java Monster Mornings

March 14-17 // 9am-11am
March 18-21 // 10am-12pm

Registrants Lounge at Brush Square Park

Kick-off each day of SXSW with Java Monster Mornings! Swing by the Registrants Lounge to grab your FREE Java Monster and breakfast while listening to live music. See ya there!


Mazda Connects Lounge

March 13-21 // 10am-6pm
Mazda logo Austin Convention Center Level 1, 3rd St & Trinity entrance

Kick back and relax at the Mazda Connects Lounge. See what Mazda’s bringing to SXSW and discover industry connections you didn’t know you had, all while your phone recharges for the day ahead.


McDonald's Lounge at the Austin Convention Center

McDonald's logo

March 13-21
Austin Convention Center, Level 1, near 4th St entrance

At the McDonald’s ACC space, attendees will have a place amidst the chaos to recharge and experience real time visualizations and content from around SXSW.

McDonald's at 4th & Red River

March 13-21
4th & Red River

Come visit McDonald’s at the corner of 4th and Red River, where we’ll be serving up your favorite menu items and hosting live musical and artistic performances.


Miller Time Lounge

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March 13-21
Austin Convention Center, Level 1, 4th St & Trinity entrance

Take a breather at the Miller Time Lounge. Here you can enjoy a Miller Lite, sample some of our new beers, and get yourself ready to go back out and experience all that SXSW has to offer.


Robert Rodriguez's Museum featuring FRAZETTA

March 14-21 // 12pm-8pm
920 Congress

For a limited time during SXSW, Robert Rodriguez is proud to present a curated collection of original art, including twelve paintings by iconic artist FRANK FRAZETTA along with originals by legendary artists Drew Struzan and Frank Miller. Limited edition hand-numbered giclee prints and canvases will be available for sale.


SXSW Eco Light Garden

March 14-21
Republic Square Park

SXSW Eco Light Garden - Photo courtesy Houndstooth

Join SXSW Eco at Republic Square Park to celebrate the intersection between innovative lighting technology and interactive public art. This annual project provides a peaceful escape from the crowd and offers a chance to explore how artists are using the latest efficient LED technologies. Free and open to the public.


Social Good Hub

March 16-17
Trinity Hall - 311 E 5th St

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Join the SXgood community at the second annual Social Good Hub, a two day destination for collaborative events, networking, and entertainment presented by the United Nations Foundation. The Social Good Hub program unites entrepreneurs, designers, storytellers, and the tech and nonprofit communities to share and explore the newest in social impact. All SXSW attendees are invited to connect, share ideas, and collaborate for positive change. The Social Good Hub will be open to all badge types. For more information visit sxsw.com/sxgood.

Gold

Open to all Platinum, Gold, Interactive and Film badge holders

Bausch + Lomb ULTRA Lens Lounge

March 13 -17 // 9am - 6pm
511 E. Cesar Chavez

BAUSCH + LOMB WELCOMES YOU TO AUSTIN, TECH EYES: BLINK SO YOU DON’T MISS A THING. Did you know you may blink 66% less while starting at digital devices? Recharge at the ULTRA Lens Lounge (SW corner of Cesar Chavez & Red River) and learn about a breakthrough contact lens that retains 16 hours of moisture. #ULTRAUpgrade


The Dailymotion House at Bungalow

March 13-15 // 12pm-2am
Bungalow, 92 Rainey St

Visit the Dailymotion space at the Rainey Street staple, Bungalow. Dailymotion is spotlighting its valued partners including Machinima, Outside Television, Boiler Room TV, Tasted, Cinefix, Crave Online and many others, who’ll be offering up everything from interactive gaming and live music performances to free custom cocktails and snacks. Enter the world of Dailymotion and experience life in video.


FX Fearless Factory

March 13-16 // 9am-6pm
The Waller Ballroom, 700 E 6th St

FX Fearless logo

Visit the FX Fearless Factory and immerse yourself in exclusive content from the world of FX. Plus, get custom giveaways and carefully crafted coffee daily. See you there if you dare.


Game of Thrones: SXSWesteros

March 13 - 15 // 10:30am-5pm
March 16 // 9am - 2pm
213 W. 5th St. (at the corner of 5th and Lavaca)

Step inside the world of Westeros with an immersive Game of Thrones fan experience. Tune in to Season 5 premiering April, 12 at 9pm.


Legendary Digital Networks Lounge

March 13-15 // 10am-1:30am
Bangers, 79 Rainey St
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Legendary Digital Networks is taking over Banger's with a one-of-a-kind event. Come by and meet the team from Nerdist, Geek & Sundry and Amy Poehler's Smart Girls, as well as some other fun surprises!


Mazda Gamers FTW!

March 13-15 // 12pm-8pm
Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd Mazda logo

Be the first to hear exciting announcements from Mazda and gaming tastemakers in the world of racing games. While you’re there, get behind the wheel of Mazda’s custom-built arcade style racing simulators.


MVPindex Sports Lounge

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March 13 // 11am - 6pm
March 14 - 15 // 9am - 6pm
The Four Seasons Hotel, Stone's Crossing - 98 San Jacinto Blvd

Come hang out with the leaders in sports social media intelligence in the MVPindex Sports Lounge. MVPindex tracks the digital brand value of more than 20,000 athletes and 1,000 teams across 43,000+ social media accounts.  Food, drinks, and charging stations available.


National Geographic Channel's Life Below Zero Escape The Cold Experience

March 14-16 // 11am-7pm
307 E 2nd St

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Think you’ve got what it takes to survive a Life Below Zero? Join the National Geographic Channel to test your ingenuity and race against the clock in an effort to Escape the Cold.


NCAA March Madness Bracket Lounge

March 15 // 12pm-8pm
300 East 4th St., Champions, below the Residence Inn

NCAA March Madness logo

Join Turner Sports on Selection Sunday for the unveiling of the 2015 NCAA Tournament bracket. Watch championship action all day and catch the reveal of the bracket live at 5 p.m. Guests will receive expert advice while making their picks and have an opportunity to demo March Madness Live products


NBC Sports Outdoor Lounge

NBC Sports logo

March 13-15 // 9am-6pm
Terrace across from the San Jacinto Ballroom, Four Seasons Hotel

Sweat it out in Radius fitness classes or catch Premier League soccer while enjoying pints and snacks at the NBC Sports Outdoor Lounge. Games, broadcasts, and more!


PBS Anywhere Lounge

PBS logo

March 13 // 12pm - 6pm
March 14 - 16 // 9am - 6pm
March 17 // 9am - 5pm
Austin Convention Center - Room 3

Recharge at the PBS Anywhere Lounge!  The PBS shows that you love are available anytime, anywhere and on any device – stop by and get connected!  pbs.org/anywhere #PBSAnywhere


Philips Health Shack

March 13 - 17 // 9am-6pm
2nd St & Trinity

Hungry? Tired? Sit and relax with a quick, free, “no guilt” snack. Experience live entertainment, interactive demos, and the latest in healthy food prep. See how healthy comes to life at the Philips Health Shack.

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Philips Motivate Lounge

March 13 - 17 // 9am-6pm
Austin Convention Center Level 1, 4th St & Neches entrance

Recharge yourself — and your devices — at the Philips Motivate Lounge, where data, connectivity, and innovation converge. Experience what’s new in personal health and well-being, and get motivated by seeing the real-time health pulse of SXSW® Interactive.


Interactive

3M

3M logo

March 13-15 // 9:30am - 5:30pm
Brush Square Park West, 409 E 5th St

Come explore the unexpected—3M science improves our lives in dozens of ways every day.  You’ll leave saying, “I didn’t know 3M makes that!”


The Beacon: Lounge with a Conscience

The Beacon: Lounge with a Conscience logo

March 13 // 11am - 6pm
March 14 - 16 // 9am - 6pm
March 17 // 9am-5pm
Austin Convention Center - Room 8BC

The Beacon, created by Beaconfire, is the place to meet,collaborate, and relax with do-gooding geekerati changing the world. Our chill oasis will recharge you - body, tech and soul


Decoded Fashion Mentorship Hub in partnership with Swarovski and Simon

Decoded Fashion logo

March 13 // 11am - 6pm
March 14 - 16 // 9am - 6pm
March 17 // 9am - 5pm
JW Marriott, Room 213 - 110 E 2nd St

A five day hub connecting the brightest minds in Fashion and Technology for a series of special events; including 1-2-1 mentor sessions, Decoded Fashion’s networking reception and a wearables exhibit.


The Girls’ Lounge @ SXSW

The Girls' Lounge logo

March 13 - 15 // 9am - 7pm
310-B E 3rd St

The Ipsos Girls' Lounge energizes self, soul and sisterhood by providing a 'girls only' environment where we advocate for each other, inspire confidence and ignite sparks that drive real change.


Lounge in the IBM Cloud

IBM logo

March 13th // 11am - 6pm
March 14 - 16 // 9am - 6pm
March 17 // 9am - 5pm
Hilton, Room 406 - 500 E 4th St

Join us in the Lounge in the IBM Cloud. Step away from the hustle & bustle of SXSW to  relax, recharge & enjoy refreshments. Create a music mix & experience IoT powered by Bluemix like you've never seen.


The Marketing Nation Engagement Lounge

March 14 // 9am - 5pm
March 15 // 9am - 5pm
March 16 // 9am - 2pm
Vulcan Gas Company, 418 E 6th St

Join Marketo at the Marketing Nation Engagement Lounge for a weekend full of food, fun, and phenomenal parties. Enjoy several captivating thought leader sessions and connect with your peers.

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Marketo's Fruit Infused Hydration Station

March 13 // 11am-6pm
March 14-15 // 9am-6pm
Hyatt Regency - Zilker Atrium Foyer

Feeling parched? Let Marketo be the answer to that problem. Join us at the Hyatt Regency and grab your very own fruit infused water from our hydration station.


Mashable House: Break The Internet

Mashable logo

March 13-15 // 12pm-5pm
Maxey Glass, 305 E 5th St

Network, mingle and watch the Internet come to life at Mashable House, where the year's most awesome viral moments will converge to "break the internet" in real life.


McDonald's Lounge at Startup Village

McDonald's logo

March 13-17
Hilton 4th Floor, Room 408

During SXSW Interactive, McDonald’s will host a lounge in Startup Village where attendees will have the opportunity to relax, recharge, enjoy McCafé® specialty coffee and pastries, and take in fireside chats with industry thought leaders.


Miller Lite Tap The Future Lounge

March 13-14 // 10am-6pm
Hilton 4th Floor, Outside Salon B

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Stop by the Miller Lite Lounge and apply for the 2015 Tap the Future® business plan competition. Your Idea Could Be Worth $200k. While there stick around and network with fellow entrepreneurs! It’s Miller Time!


MIT Media Lab SYNBIO

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March 13 // 11am - 6pm
March 14-15 // 9am - 6pm
Moonshine, 303 Red River St

Join MIT Media Lab researchers for workshops, demos, and conversation about the next revolution in science/tech/design: synthetic biology. Visit sxsw.media.mit.edu for the full schedule.


PayPal Social Media Lounge (hosted by TechSet)

March 13 // 11am - 6pm
March 14 - 16 // 9am - 6pm
March 17 // 9am - 5pm
Austin Convention Center - Room 19AB

PayPal Social Media Lounge logo

The PayPal Social Media Lounge, hosted by TechSet is returning to SXSW. You’ll be able to get your caffeine fix at our coffee bar, pick up essentials at the PayPal store, and recharge yourself and your devices at one of our many work stations. See you there!


Philips Innovation Lounge

March 13-17
JW Marriott: Level 2 Outside Griffin Hall

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Need a break? Step into our lounge to recharge and rewind, and learn how our meaningful innovations are improving lives around the world. Connect with us to create a healthier future.


Startup Village Hub Presented by Cresa

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March 13 // 11am - 6pm
March 14 - 16 // 9am - 6pm
March 17 // 9am - 5pm
Hilton, Salon C - 500 E 4th St

Recharge your devices,  take a meeting, play some foosball...The Startup Village Hub is where it’s all at, right in the heart of Startup Village.


StoryConnect @ Omnicom

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March 13 11:00am - 6:00pm
March 14 - 16 9:00am - 6:00pm
March 17 9:00am - 5:00pm
JW Marriott - Room 401 110 E 2nd St

StoryConnect @Omnicom is an always-on, data-driven, socially-enabled, content and advertising center. Visitors will see the news, trends and surprises from SXSW as we make big data small.


The TripIt Lounge

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March 14 - 15  // 9am – 5pm
Four Elements, 314 Congress Ave Ste 200

Depart from the action, arrive at relaxation. Recharge yourself and your gadgets, in first-class style. Geek out on travel with globetrotting experts and refuel on Austin-inspired bites. Check TripIt.com/blog for the full schedule.


We DC Lounge

March 14 - 17  // 10am-6pm
Crave, 340 E 2nd St

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The We DC Lounge offers to you recharge, connect, and relax the DC way. DC has never been closer at 2nd and Trinity Streets, across from the Convention Center.


Film

Filmmakers Lounge hosted by Canon

March 13 // 12pm-6pm
March 14-19 // 9am-6pm
March 20 // 9am-1pm
Austin Convention Center, Meeting Room 2

The Filmmakers Lounge is the perfect place for SXSW's filmmakers to relax, enjoy complimentary hospitality and massages in a comfortable atmosphere.
Filmmakers badge required for entry between 9am-1pm. Film, Gold or Platinum badge required for entry at all other times.


Hideout Lounge

March 13-20
The Hideout, 617 Congress Ave

Duck into the Hideout Lounge to mingle, grab a coffee and enjoy free Wi-Fi between screenings.


SXSW Film Workroom

March 13-17 // 9am-5pm
InterContinental Stephen F. Austin State Boardroom, 701 Congress Ave

A quiet retreat from the SXSW hustle and bustle, the Workroom provides Film, Gold and Platinum Registrants with the essential resources to get work done.


Music

1st Annual FLOOD Fest

March 18-21 // 11am–6pm
Cedar St Courtyard, 208 W 4th St

Formerly the editorial staff of FILTER Magazine, FLOOD is celebrating its first year at SXSW with breakout afternoon performances and unmissable nighttime headliners. Early arrival strongly suggested—and comes with free food. Stay above the current at FLOODmagazine.com


Artist Gifting Suite

March 18-20 // 11am-6pm
March 21 // 11am-4pm
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom F

SXSW showcasing bands get the red carpet treatment in the Artist Gifting Suite. Artists can enjoy free snacks, bar, chair massage, games and free wi-fi in this comfy lounge space. Gifting sponsors (including Charged.fm, Jansport, MAC Cosmetics, Reviver, SO SO Happy, Soundtoys and Stetson) will offer a variety of giveaways and swag!


Brisk Truck SXSW Street Activation

March 17-19 // 12pm-6pm
6th St Closure

Brisk characters will appear in unexpected places at SXSW. Consumers who capture photos and post to Twitter with #thatsbriskbaby #entry, will be entered for a chance to win high-end prizes, redeemable instantly at the Brisk Truck.


British Music Embassy

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March 15 - 21
Latitude 30, 512 San Jacinto Blvd

Since 2008 we've made Latitude 30 our home for the week of SXSW. Starting on the Sunday of Interactive and running right through to the end of Musfest, BME offers some of the best new baby and breaking bands the UK has to offer.


Canada House

March 18-21 // 12pm-6 pm
Friends Bar, 208 E 6th St

Canada House is just like your house - if your house has non-stop killer live Canadian music and that certain north of 49 "je ne sais quois". Make Canada House your SXSW home away from home.


Dr. Martens @ SXSW

March 19-20 // 3pm-7pm
Bar 96, 96 Rainey St

For the 3rd year in a row, join Dr. Martens at Bar 96 where you can find the latest and greatest US and UK bands. Get there early, stay late and #STANDFORSOMETHING


House of Vans at The Mohawk

March 17-22 // 12pm-6pm
912 Red River St

House of Vans at the Mohawk returns to SXSW to present five days of thrilling live music acts in partnership with Pitchfork, True Panther Sounds, Rhymesayers, The Windish Agency, Fun Fun Fun Fest and more! Visit vans.com/sxsw for more info.​


Hype Hotel

March 17-21 // 1pm-5pm
Fair Market, 1100 E 5th St

Hype Machine’s Hype Hotel, presented by Feed The Beat, features showcases curated by influential bloggers with new music people are talking about. More details at hypem.com/hotel


Lipton SXSW Street Activation

March 20-21 // 12pm-6pm
6th St Closure

We’re celebrating the launch of Lipton Sparkling Iced Tea and bringing the #TinyBubbles Lounge to SXSW on March 20th and 21st. Come try all three flavors and snap an interactive GIF to win #everydayimsparklin swag.


Mazda Sound Lounge

March 17-21 // 12pm-6pm
6th St & San Jacinto

Mazda is transforming a Mazda3 into a one-of-a-kind interactive symphony. Come and compose your own performance and share it with friends and other attendees.


Monster Energy In The Streets

March 13 – 21
6th Street Closure/Auditorium Shores

Monster Energy will be all over Austin this SXSW! Find us on 6th, at the Outdoor Stage and more. We're here to help keep you moving to the end!

Monster Outbreak House

March 17 – 21
213 W 5th St

The Monster Energy Outbreak Tour is bringing its discovery platform to SXSW. The 4 day event will feature SXSW's breakout stars across a variety of genres. Recent Outbreak Tour alums include Iggy Azalea, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore, Asking Alexandria, Chainsmokers, Logic and more…


Music Gear Expo Lounge

March 19-21 // 11am-6pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5

Located within the Music Gear Expo. Open to all registrants and the public.


Pandora Discovery Den Live at SXSW

March 18-21
The Gatsby, 708 E 6th St

Bringing you 4 days of live performances from over 30 bands across electronic, hip-hop, americana and rock music. Don’t miss out! Check out the current program line-up and live stream the show at pandora.com/sxsw.


Tom Sachs: Boombox Retrospective 1999–2015

March 18–20 // 1–5pm
The Contemporary Austin, Jones Center, 700 Congress Avenue

The SXSW Music Festival partners with The Contemporary Austin in the heart of downtown Austin, merging the exhibition Tom Sachs: Boombox Retrospective 1999–2015 with performances by a number of hip-hop and electronic DJs selected by SXSW Music and artist Tom Sachs. Each DJ will play an hour-long set, controlling the sound from a central art installation that serves as a working DJ booth and broadcasting it via Sachs's multimedia, boombox-inspired sculptures throughout the museum. Visit thecontemporaryaustin.org for more info.

Photo by Julian Basjel