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BASHH is back at Austin Beerworks this month!

BASHH is goin’ down in a brewery up North, so there’s free parking and a food truck to go with the updated BASHH vibe!



In January of 2020, COVID wasn’t yet considered a pandemic, and we cancelled BASHH. We got a LOT of hate mail about it. We were accused of overreacting. The rest is history.

We’ve gotten a lot of feedback from y’all and we hear you loud and clear – you want BASHH back.

We’ll follow whatever the current requirements are at the time, and if things get to wild, we’ll cancel, but as it stands now, we’re ready to rock and roll.

This last year or so has been extremely difficult – we’ve all lost people we care about, we have all had to adjust our lives, and while online is amazing, there’s still something about kicking back with a drink and some fellow nerds.

To mark a new era, we’re trading in the posh downtown venues for the more laid back brewery environment. Our foray back into the offline world will be at Austin Beerworks (which y’all have NO idea how pumped we are about that, we’re huge fans)! We hosted there in August and it was very chill, just perfect for our bunch.

There will be FREE PARKING. That’ll be nice.

There will be a FOOD TRUCK. That’ll be nice.

There will be BEER. That’ll be nice.

If you have questions, we invite them any time. And we’ll see you in August!

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When is BASHH coming back after coming back last time?



We’ve had an odd history with scheduling BASHH in recent years. For those following, you know we took a lot of heat cancelling events back in January 2020 when the world was still open, but we were opting to be abundantly cautious.

We got a lot of hate mail and were accused of overreacting and most people hadn’t really heard of the pandemic.

Fast forward to 2021, and case numbers started to improve in Travis County in the fall, and we started the ol’ BASHH machine back up.

In January of 2022, we nixed events again as Travis County entered Stage 5 (the highest stage of caution to date).

Now, as we get back to Stage 4, where we were when events renewed last fall, we are finalizing plans for our March event, which will be post-SXSW.

Another question we get about timing is regarding our being the unofficial kickoff to SXSW, but we no longer do that because the events have spread out to a week before and a week after. When we had the massive event, it was when no other events existed to welcome people to town that arrived a day early.

So to answer many of your questions: No, we’re not booking a pre-SX event, and yes, we’re trying to see you in March, we miss you too.

Stay tuned for the next date, we hope to announce soon!

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Why you don’t have to pay to attend the next BASHH

BASHH doesn’t charge attendees which blows minds – here’s why we do it that way AND how.



Big Ass Social Happy Hour August

This will be our first BASHH since before the pandemic hit and we’re just as nervous as you are, but let’s do this!

We got an email yesterday from someone upset that they couldn’t buy tickets. The idea that it is a free event didn’t make sense to them. There was no “buy” button, and that can’t be right!

But it’s true – for nearly a decade and a half, we’ve pulled this event off without charging attendees. Why do we do that? Because this event is our love letter to Austin, a way to bring the community together. Sometimes even $10 can be restrictive for some people – gas money may already be a challenge for some. We may charge some day, but we’ve been able to avoid that because of companies that want to support BASHH, to support you, to MEET you.

That’s why we sincerely ask you to check out our sponsors for the next BASHH.

Click to learn more about them – they deserve it for supporting this event and keeping it free to you!

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