sxsw 2014

Where to Find All the Free Food at SXSW 2014

35+ events where you can stuff your face free of charge.

Artist's rendering of 2 Chainz's brunch. (Screengrab: Instagram)

Free food may not resemble 2 Chainz’s most recent brunch pic. (Screengrab: Instagram)

There are free drinks pretty much everywhere at South by Southwest. Free food a trifle harder to come by.

Lucky for you, Betabeat has assembled this guide of places where free food can be found every single day of SXSW for badge-holders. Email mmulshine@observer.com if you see an event we’ve missed.

FRIDAY, MARCH 7

5 to 7 p.m.: Sports & Social Media Intelligence Happy Hour, Driskill Hotel, The Crystal Room, 604 Brazos St., film badge, interactive badge, gold badge, platinum badge

6 to 8 p.m.: SXsports Kick-Off Reception presented by Octagon, Chicago House, 607  Trinity St., film badge, interactive badge, gold badge, platinum badge 

10 p.m. to 2 a.m.: Interactive After Party hosted by mobi, One American Center, 600 Congress Ave., Ste. 1600, interactive badge, gold badge, platinum badge

SATURDAY, MARCH 8

7 to 9 a.m.: Coffee Charge Up: Digital Brand Valuation, Driskill Hotel, The Crystal Room, 604 Brazos St., film badge, interactive badge, gold badge, platinum badge

9 to 11 a.m.: Java Monster Cafe, Registrants Lounge, Neches and 4th St., film badge, interactive badge, gold badge, platinum badge

Noon to 8 p.m.: Surf the Airwaves — @Aereo #SurfParty, Lanai, 422 Congress Ave., Ste. C, 21+, film badge, interactive badge, gold badge, platinum badge

4 to 6 p.m.: SXSW Film Texas Reception, The American Legion, 404 Atlanta St., film badge, gold badge, platinum badge

5 to 7 p.m.: Sports & Social Media Intelligence Happy Hour, Driskill Hotel, The Crystal Room, 604 Brazos St., film badge, interactive badge, gold badge, platinum badge

7 to 9 p.m.: The Domain.com Brush Square Bash II, East Tent, Brush Square Park, Neches and 5th St., interactive badge, gold badge, platinum badge

6 to 8 p.m.: Mix at Six presented by 24 Seven, Palm Door on Sixth, 508 E. 6th St., interactive badge, gold badge, platinum badge

SUNDAY, MARCH 9

7 to 9 a.m.: Coffee Charge Up: Digital Brand Valuation, Driskill Hotel, The Crystal Room, 604 Brazos St., film badge, interactive badge, gold badge, platinum badge

9 to 11 a.m.: Java Monster Cafe, Registrants Lounge, Neches and 4th St., film badge, interactive badge, gold badge, platinum badge

Noon to 8 p.m.: Surf the Airwaves — @Aereo #SurfParty, Lanai, 422 Congress Ave., Ste. C, 21+, film badge, interactive badge, gold badge, platinum badge

6 p.m. to midnight: Reeperbahn Hamburgers, Lucille, 77 Rainey St., 21+, interactive badge, gold badge, platinum badge

7 to 9 p.m.: SXSW Accelerator Awards, Hilton Austin Downtown Salon A/B, 500 E. 4th St., interactive badge, gold badge, platinum badge

MONDAY, MARCH 10

9 to 11 a.m.: Java Monster Cafe, Registrants Lounge, Neches and 4th St., film badge, interactive badge, gold badge, platinum badge

TUESDAY, MARCH 11

11 a.m. to noon: Java Monster Cafe, Registrants Lounge, Neches and 4th St., music badge, film badge, gold badge, platinum badge, artist wristband

4 to 6 p.m.: Trade Show Block Party, Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez St., music badge, film badge, interactive badge, gold badge, platinum badge, artist wristband

4:30 to 7 p.m.: SXAméricas Opening Party Presented by SBS Radio/Aire Radio Networks, West Tent, Brush Square Park, 409 E. 5th St., 21+, film badge, gold badge, platinum badge

5 to 7 p.m.: Planet Quebec’s Interactive and Film Mixer, Maggie Mae’s Gibson Room, 512 Trinity St., 21+, film badge, interactive badge, gold badge, platinum badge

6 to 8 p.m.: IBM BlueMix Party, Hilton Austin Downtown, Room 406, 500 E. 4th St., interactive badge, gold badge, platinum badge

6 to 8:30 p.m.: The Interactive Awards Pre-Party and Ceremony Presented by INNOCEAN, Hilton Austin Downtown, 500 E. 4th St., interactive badge, gold badge, platinum badge

10 p.m. to 2 a.m.: SXSW Film Intermission Party, Palm Door on Sixth, 508 E. 6th St., 21+, film badge, gold badge, platinum badge

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12:

10 a.m. to noon: Java Monster Cafe, Registrants Lounge, Neches and 4th St., music badge, film badge, gold badge, platinum badge, artist wristband

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Oklahoma Remix, Avenue on Congress, 408 Congress Ave., 21+, music badge, platinum badge, artist wristband

Noon to 5 p.m.: Nettwerk Music’s Best. Party. Ever., Friends, 208 E. 6th St., 21+, music badge, platinum badge, artist wristband

1 to 6 p.m.: Dutch Impact Party @ Bar 96, 96 Rainey St., 21+, music badge, platinum badge, artist wristband

4 to 7 p.m.: Reeperbahn Hamburgers (Music Edition), Lucille, 77 Rainey St., 21+, music badge, platinum badge, artist wristband

THURSDAY, MARCH 13

10 a.m. to noon: Java Monster Cafe, Registrants Lounge, Neches and 4th St., music badge, film badge, gold badge, platinum badge, artist wristband

Noon to 1:30 p.m.: Planet Quebec’s Brunch & a Bunch, Maggie Mae’s, 323 E 6th St., music badge, platinum badge, artist wristband.

3 to 10 p.m.: The mtvU Woodies Festival, 1st & Red River Parking Lot, 118 Red River St., 18+, music badge, platinum badge, artist wristband

FRIDAY, MARCH 14

10 a.m. to noon: Java Monster Cafe, Registrants Lounge, Neches and 4th St., music badge, film badge, gold badge, platinum badge, artist wristband

11 a.m. to 6 p.m.: FILTER Magazine’s Showdown at Cedar Street, Cedar Street Courtyard, 208 W. 4th St., 21+, music badge, platinum badge, artist wristband

11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.:  Sonicbids Official SXSW Party, presented by JanSport and Magisto, Maggie Mae’s, 323 E. 6th St., 21+, music badge, platinum badge, artist wristband

Noon to 5 p.m.: Comedy Central’s Kegs & Eggs, Pelons & Bar, 802 Red River St., film badge, interactive badge, gold badge, platinum badge

SATURDAY, MARCH 15

10 a.m. to noon: Java Monster Cafe, Registrants Lounge, Neches and 4th St., music badge, film badge, gold badge, platinum badge, artist wristband

11 a.m. to 6 p.m.: FILTER Magazine’s Showdown at Cedar Street, Cedar Street Courtyard, 208 W. 4th St., 21+, music badge, platinum badge, artist wristband

11 to 11:30 a.m.: The SXSW Bloody Mary Breakfast Presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D, 500 E. Cesar Chavez St., music badge, platinum badge, artist wristband

Noon to 5:30 p.m.: MPressfest SXSW 2014, Soho Lounge, 217 E. 6th St., 21+, music badge, platinum badge, artist wristband

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