Looking for a new spot for a team party? Andy B’s Bowl Social, a new entertainment facility in Denton, is now open for business. Located in Rayzor Ranch Town Center directly behind the Denton Convention Center, it offers a mix of social games and attractions, including bowling, laser tag, an arcade, virtual reality and classic table games (think Jenga). It also offers a full-service restaurant serving chef-driven American eats, craft cocktails and mocktails, and a large local draft selection. Larger groups can buy out the space, and private event space is available. If you’re interested in team-building, Andy B’s will even provide you with a team facilitator.

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. 

 

Located in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Hotel Drover, an award-winning Autograph Collection Hotel by Marriott, focuses on simple pleasures and genuine hospitality. Kick-off your boots and stay awhile with 200 rustic-luxe rooms and suites. When ready, grab a hand-crafted cocktail or cold beer and wander outside to The Backyard at Hotel Drover, an outdoor oasis, with creekside seating, outdoor games, and seasonal live music.