Ladies' Weekend in Austin, Texas :: Support Female-Owned Business!
Looking to plan a ladies' weekend in Austin that is far from basic, while also supporting local, female-owned and operated businesses? We gotchu.
Book a Private Dance Party at Minx + Muse!
Minx + Muse is a fiercely feminine playhouse that cultivates self-discovery and empowerment through esoerotic dance, transformative movement, and mystical exploration. And you can book the studio for your own private party! Looking for some provocative fun? Book "The Lioness" party and learn a flirty pole dance routine or "The Serpent Charmer" and learn a fun, booty-shakin' chair routine! How about something more soulful? Try "Moon Goddess" for slow, sensual stretching in the candle-lit space. Guaranteed to be a memorable experience, and as a reminder... what happens at Minx + Muse, stays at Minx + Muse!
Owner: Crimson Minx /// Learn more and book here!
Freshen up Your All-Black-Everything Wardrobe at Blackmail Boutique
When strolling down iconic South Congress, checking out Blackmail Boutique is a must! Located in the first and oldest store building in south Austin (built in 1889), the gothy, avant garde vibes of this upscale boutique are refreshingly unique. You'll find bewitching clothing, jewelry, and fragrance that are one-of-a-kind and well worth the investment!
Owner: Gail Chovan /// Learn more here.
Mods and Rockers Welcome at Prototype Vintage
And while on SoCo, swing by Prototype Vintage for a stellar array of vintage finds for very reasonable prices. Influenced by Pop Art and the possibilities of exuberant color and futuristic shapes, this boutique boasts retro apparel that is all killer, and no filler!
Owners Audrie San Miguel, Emily Larson, and Sarah Evans /// Learn more here.
Catch All the Dreamy Boho Feels at Charm School Vintage
From the 1890's to the 1990's, Charm School Vintage synthesizes the best design of every era into the components of the modern, stylish wardrobe, selecting each garment for its timelessness, wearability, and ability to delight and inspire. They also carry a breathtaking array of apothecary products and crystals, so you're sure to leave this friendly shop feeling like a proper gypsy mama!
Owner Shari Gerstenberger /// Learn more here.
Punk Rock Brunch, All Day, Every Day, at Holy Roller
Funky punk-rock-religious-experience diner with counter-service serving comfort (ie, shamelessly gluttonous) fare, brunch all day & craft cocktails. But not punk in a dumpster dive kinda way. The all-female staff are friendly and professional, and executive chef and owner Callie Speer was just named Eater Austin's Chef of the year!
Owner Callie Speer /// Learn more here.
Treat Yo'self to the Best Damn Vegan Treats at Zucchini Kill Bakery
Feed that sweet tooth with savory baked goods that are completely free of gluten, soy, and animal by-products! Located in a quaint food truck park with picnic tables, it's the perfect stop for a midday pick-me-up!
Owners Cece Loessin, MT Gibbs, and Jess Freda /// Learn more here.
Dinner + Chill at Hillside Farmacy
This antique-chic eatery resides in a building restored to honor its historic pharmaceutical roots. But beyond it's charming decor, the food—described as "thoughtfully sourced eclectic fare"—is damn delicious!
Owners Jade Matthews and Mickie Spencer /// Learn more here.
Get Yer Tasty Texas BBQ at La Barbecue
You know it ain't good BBQ in Austin unless it has a line, but La Barbecue is worth the wait! This melt-in-your-mouth BBQ is delicious, hormone free, and sources its beef from a local ranch. Though actually a trailer, La Barbecue has partnered with it's neighbor Quickie Pickie convenient store so you can sit inside and enjoy some AC! The fact that they are female-owned may not sound like a big deal, but in the sausage fest of the BBQ industry, this joint is proud that the future is female.
Owners LeAnn Mueller and Alison Clem /// Learn more here.
Art, live music, and cocktails at Cheer Up Charlies
Enjoy some live music and vegan-friendly cocktails at this LGBTQIA & friends hangout/music/art/dance party space! Also, take advantage of great photo ops in front of the indoor artwork and outdoor patio murals!
Owners Tamara Hoover and Maggie Lea /// Learn more here.
Catch a Buzz at Dozen Street
This friendly, eclectic art bar located on the oh-so-cool east side of Austin has delicious cocktails, live music, and a comfy outdoor patio. It ain't fancy, but it's true Austin!
Owner Maydee Distefano /// Learn more here.
Get wet and catch some rays at Barton Springs Pool
Connect with the baddest bitch in Austin, mother nature herself, at Barton Springs Pool! This (wo)manmade pool, measuring three acres in size, was created from dams built off of Barton Creek and is surrounded by grassy lawns perfect for lounging. The pool is fed from underground springs with an average temperature of 68-70 degrees, ideal for year-round swimming (and people watching!)
Enjoy your stay in Austin, and remember, wherever you may find yourself, to support your local Girl Gang! ♥ ♥ ♥
Do you have additional suggestions for women-owned business to support during ladies weekends in ATX? Comment below!