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
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
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
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