Midnight Rambler is a new craft cocktail bar in the heart of downtown Dallas. Upon entering the bar through a sexy tiled staircase highlighted by a neon “cocktails” sign, guests are greeted by a mix of local business people, cocktail lovers, hotel guests and art lovers alike.

Located beneath the beautiful Joule Hotel, Midnight Rambler completes its ambiance with a soundtrack that celebrates rock and soul through the musical expressions of artists such as The Sonics, Velvet Underground and The Rolling Stones. Guests will find themselves with the option of sitting at one of two bars or among the distinct lounge areas with chesterfield sofas and cozy banquets.

“Midnight Rambler reflects the stylish, artfocused aesthetic of the Joule, featuring dark leather and metallic finishes, combined with a patchwork of contemporary art and vintage pieces to create a timeless, yet modern feel,” says Brigid Finley, Midnight Rambler’s spokeswoman.

The venue is available for both full and partial buyouts. The two bars offer 2,700 square feet of space and can accommodate 20 guests between them, while the lounge areas seat up to 77 guests. The bar’s punch bowls are a great signature drink experience for groups. 

World-class bartenders Chad Solomon and Christy Pope head the bar program. Before moving to Dallas and opening Midnight Rambler, Solomon and Pope consulted on projects all over the world and worked behind the bar at a number of famed New York establishments, including Milk & Honey. “Their drinks are not to be missed,” says Finley. 

The Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre completed its $24 million renovation of the entire hotel and conference center. Renovations began in 2020. 

The North Dallas conference center hotel renovation includes a full redesign of all 503 guest rooms, lobby and public areas, and food and beverage outlets. Additionally, the hotel’s 55,000-square-feet of meeting space was updated with new furnishings, technology upgrades, and the addition of a new 6,600-square-foot Lakeside Ballroom. 

 

When it comes to meeting at the Austin Convention Center, the numbers are forever in your favor. Let’s start with six. That’s how many full city blocks the convention center extends in the heart of the downtown business district. Or 12,000—the number of hotel rooms within a two-mile radius of the venue. Twenty-thousand is how many wireless devices that can be simultaneously connected, ensuring all of your guests won’t miss a meeting, Zoom call, presentation or email.  

 

South by Southwest (SXSW) returned live this year! The 35-year-old festival infuses on average $16-plus million of consumer spending into the Austin music scene over the course of nine days. The festival returned in March after its cancellation in 2020 and virtual show in 2021. Both the cancellation and virtual show were prompted by health and safety concerns due to the pandemic.