The Butcher's Ball Dinner | 6 pm 

This ticketed dinner will feature a curated, four-course dinner in partnership with sustainability-focused food group, The Butcher’s Ball. The evening will combine the talents of three Bravo Top Chef contestants—current competitor Evelyn Garcia and past participants Dawn Burrell and Sasha Grumman. MKT Distillery will be serving a signature cocktail and whiskey pairing with each course. 


Your East Meets West Dinner ticket also includes access to the exclusive Yelp Elites Whiskey Under the Stars tasting event that evening from 8 - 10:30 pm. The whiskey tasting event will offer samplings from Still Austin, Old Humble Distilling Company,
cigar rolling, and live music.


Ticket price: $150/per person

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Seminar Series

Whether you’re a whiskey buff or a novice wanting to try your tongue at this centuries-old spirit, an educational series of ticketed seminars will be at City Place Marriott, including Collecting Whiskey 101 with Carl Norris at 10 a.m., The Business of Whiskey at 12:30 p.m. and A Perfect Pour: Whiskey Cocktail Class with Patrick Abalos of Not Too Sweet Ventures at 2 p.m. in the hotel’s poolside Canopy room.


This event is free to attend, but a ticket is required to reserve your seat as seating is limited. Tickets will be available on a first come first serve basis.

Tickets - SOLD OUT


A Taste of City Place | 3 pm - 8 pm 

A Taste of City Place, the weekend’s signature outdoor event, will feature a whiskey sampling area with a variety of distillers including – MKT Distillery, Devil’s River Whiskey, Gentle Ben, Frontier Spirits, Hill Country Distillers, Still Austin, Rebecca Creek, Blackland Distillery, and others -- plus an array of food samplings – in collaboration with non-profit Urban Harvest – from notable chefs including award-winning pitmaster Ara Malekian of Harlem Road Texas BBQ in Richmond, TX and Austin Simmons of acclaimed Tris in The Woodlands. Enjoy complimentary live music throughout the day with performances by Rapture, Jake Bush, and Johnathan Tyler and The Northern Lights. A cash beverage garden will also be available. 


The Plaza will be open to the public for complimentary entry, tickets will be required to partake in the samplings.

–  Chef Sampling: $35.00

–  Whiskey Sampling: $45.00

–  Whiskey & Chef Sampling: $65

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Waffles & Wheels | 9 AM - 12 PM 

HTX Whiskey Weekend will conclude at Star Cinema Grill with Waffles, Whiskey & Wheels, an outdoor brunch and car show featuring specialty art cars, live music, family friendly activities, as well as bites, syrups, and condiments derived from whiskey.


Waffles & Wheels is non ticketed event and free to attend.