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Best Downtown Event Spaces for Corporate Parties in Austin

From sleek downtown venues with skyline views to charming outdoor spaces adorned with Texas charm, Austin offers a plethora of event spaces to suit every style and need. Whether you're hosting a team-building retreat, a product launch, or a celebratory gala, the right event space sets the stage for a memorable and successful occasion. Let's explore some of the best downtown event spaces in Austin that promise to leave a lasting impression on your guests.

Photo: Nightcap

Companies and groups can host their party at this cozy spot for dinner and drinks. With multiple private and semi-private dining options, companies can choose their room (or 2, or the whole restaurant) for parties with up to 200 attendees. Nightcap specializes in elevated bar food, as well as family or buffet-style options for large parties. Aptly named, Nightcap is open from 5-10 pm with happy hour specials from 5-7 pm.

Photo: Malverde

This event space at La Condesa restaurant offers views of Downtown’s skyline with relaxed seating and overhanging greenery. Enjoy award-winning Mexican food and craft cocktails in a vibrant, beautiful setting. The connected indoor and outdoor space is perfect for a lighthearted team gathering. Make it a truly Austin experience by catching a live show at Austin City Limits, just across from Malverde.

Level up your gathering with Punch Bowl Social! This venue can host up to 850 people and offers fun games, food, and more. This event space’s classic arcade games are sure to entertain, while interactive games such as bowling, foosball, ping-pong and more can give your team a lighthearted challenge. Use their onsite karaoke machine or amp up your party experience with live band karaoke! Moontower Radio has specialized team-building packages for an unforgettable event. Punch Bowl Social has two convenient locations in Austin – including one in Downtown and one at The Domain – your team can easily keep the party going with many options for entertainment nearby.

This reimagined Craftsman house offers front and back patios as well as indoor and outdoor full-service bars. The trendy hotspot boats handcrafted cocktails and beers on tap. With a place nicknamed “Craft & Soul”, it’s only appropriate to have the best soul and funk music at your event. Award-winning Matchmaker Band offers prestigious vocal talent and superb instrumentalists for an unforgettable live experience.

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The Blueprint: Bull & Bowl, Mayfair, Skybox

This venue will bring your party to the next level (literally). The Blueprint packs in three different event spaces on three different levels! Bull & Bowl hosts a bowling alley, bar, bistro and mechanical bull all in one place! With arcade games, karaoke, billiards and more, it’ll provide the fun for your next event. Mayfair offers premium nightlife experiences with an indoor main venue and outdoor terrace. Enjoy exclusive lounge areas and DJ capabilities to impress your guests. Skybox provides stellar downtown views in an atmospheric setting. The 9,000 square foot venue can hold up to 480 people, making it a premiere destination for large company gatherings.

Photo: PDA Band

This Rainey Street favorite serves up handcrafted cocktails and craft beer daily. Catch award-winning PDA Band for free at Icenhauer’s on Sundays from 4-7pm, while Love & Happiness band plays everything from jazz, R&B, Top 40 and more every Wednesday from 8:30-11pm. Make sure to try their famous handcrafted cocktails – don’t skip the sangria!

With its spacious layout and modern design, Brazos Hall offers a versatile canvas for corporate event planning. Original 100-year-old longleaf pine floors, exposed steel beams, and brick facades evoke a sense of timeless elegance, while ample round-top windows flood the interior with natural light. Venture upstairs to find a 3,500-square-foot rooftop deck boasting a spectacular view of the downtown skyline, providing a picturesque setting for any occasion.

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Nestled in the heart of downtown Austin, 800 Congress offers a unique event space with panoramic views of the Paramount Theatre and the Capitol building. This venue boasts an industrial yet refined aesthetic, showcasing original exposed brick and foundation walls for a distinct ambiance. With a spacious street-level terrace and cutting-edge audiovisual technology, 800 Congress is the premier choice for your urban Austin event experience.

Whether you're seeking a sophisticated setting for networking and collaboration or a laid-back ambiance for team bonding, Austin's event venues deliver a welcoming and fun experience. With unparalleled hospitality and a spirit of innovation woven into its very fabric, Austin sets the stage for corporate parties that leave a lasting impression on attendees and organizers alike. Check out more ideas on group activities and fun entertainment in Austin here!

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