Relax and Network at SXSW Lounges

Photo by Julian Basjel

Lounges provide a great opportunity 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 the SXSW Festival.


Open to all badge types.

Registrants Lounge

March 13 - 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.

Casa Brasil

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

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.


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

MVPindex Sports Lounge

March 13 // 11am - 6pm
March 14 - 16 // 9am - 6pm
March 17 // 9am - 5pm
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.

NBC Sports Lounge

March 13-15
Terrace across from the San Jacinto Ballroom, Four Seasons Hotel

PBS Anywhere Lounge

March 13 // 11am - 6pm
March 14 - 16 // 9am - 6pm
March 17 // 9am - 5pm
Austin Convention Center - Room 1

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! #PBSAnywhere



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

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

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

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

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.


March 14 // 9am - 12am
March 15 - 16 // 9am - 2am
Vulcan Gas Company, 418 E 6th St


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 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

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. We’ll also be featuring a can’t miss lineup of content and speakers throughout each day of Interactive Week. See you there!

Startup Village Hub Presented by Cresa

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

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

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 for the full schedule.

We DC Lounge

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


Filmmakers Lounge hosted by Canon

March 13-20 // 9am-6pm
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.

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.


Artist Gifting Suite

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

Exclusive spot for SXSW showcasing bands. Offering snacks, bar, massage, lounge, gifting.

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.

Photo by Julian Basjel