Where to find the best crawfish boil events this season

It's crawfish season, y'all! Follow our guide to the best crawfish boil events in Austin.

Photograph: Courtesy Black Star Co-Op

Austin has its own rules when it comes to seasons: festival season, Cedar Fever season and, to the delight of seafood lovers in Texas, crawfish season. Some of Austin's best seafood restaurants—not to mention top-notch breweries—are getting in on the mudbug action with crawfish boil events taking place throughout spring. Whether you're looking for a place to enjoy a pound of crawfish with some craft beer or want to make a day of it with live music and games, hit up these crawfish boils around Austin for some expertly prepared crustaceans. 


Crawfish boil events in Austin

Little Woodrow's

Hit up the West 6th sports bar for a crawfish shindig all afternoon and evening on Saturday, when they'll be offering mudbugs by the pound or AYCE until they sell out. 
When: Saturday, April 21; 2-11pm
Price: $TBA

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Market District

Independence Brewing Co.

Stop by Independence Brewing Co. for a family-friendly crawfish boil, where they'll be offering corn hole tournaments, a brewery tour, a bounce house for the kids and a live Zydeco band.
When: Sunday, April 22; 4:30-7pm
Price: $TBA

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Parker Lane

Family Business Beer Co.

Enjoy live Cajun music, mudbugs and beer as the relatively-new Family Business Beer Co. in Drippings Springs cooks up 1,200 pounds of Louisiana crawfish. Plates also include corn, potatoes, sausage and mushroom. 
When: Saturday, April 28; noon until gone
Price: $12 per pound, $33 per three pounds

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West University

Sawyer & Co.

Sawyer & Co. hosts a crawfish boil every Tuesday this spring, when you can load up on pounds of the mudbugs along with beer and $4.99 draft hurricanes. 
When: Every Tuesday, April 10-May 1; 4:30pm until gone
Price: $8.99 per pound, $21.99 per three pounds

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Black Star Co-Op

Looking for a twist on your classic crawfish? Head to Black Star Co-Op, where they'll be offering Mexican-spiced crawfish with Mexican street corn. It's first-come, first-serve, so get here early!
When: Saturday, May 5; noon-4pm
Price: $TBA

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This one's all about a cause: The Peel 'Em for Cancer Crawfish Boil at Bungalow, where 100% of ticket sales and 10% of bar sales will go toward Young Texans Against Cancer—Austin Chapter. Tickets include crawfish and sides, live music, games, raffle prizes and a dog date auction. Drink specials will be on hand as well, including $3 mimosas, $2 Lone Stars and $5 Moscow Mules.
When: Saturday, May 12; 2-6pm
Price: $20, purchase a ticket here

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Convention Center District

Gibson Street Bar

Get ready for 1,000 pounds of crawfish from the Capital Crawfish Company at Gibson Street Bar. In addition to the little critters, diners can enjoy live music, a draft wall takeover, games and more. 
When: Saturday, May 19; 1-6pm
Price: $8 per pound or $25 AYCE at the door

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Perla's Seafood & Oyster Bar

Help Perla's celebrate its 9th anniversary with an epic crawfish boil. Tickets are first-come, first-serve at the door and include crawfish, corn, potatoes and beer. They'll also be offering a special Purple Drank inside at the cash bar.
When: Sunday, May 6; 11am-4pm
Price: $40 at the door

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South River City

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