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By E.S. Sparks

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Is there anything more blissful than a lazy, sun-dappled day spent in good company? Mix in a refreshingly refined cocktail and a backdrop of 70s cool urban lake house, and you’ve found yourself at the sublime Hotel Magdalena.

Just up the road from FSG off the continuous hum of South Congress, nestled away on sleepy Music Lane, the hotel is a laid-back oasis for locals and travelers alike. Built upon a historic stretch of Austin property once owned by Willie Nelson, Hotel Magdalena’s effortless feel is ideal for escaping for a while and soaking in the nature so integral to the Austin experience. 

Grab your bestie, savor a sip (or a few), and lounge by the Barton Springs-inspired pool, surrounded by a lush rainwater-fed garden. Let the groovy vibes wash over you. You’ve earned it.

Jonathan and Samuel repping Feels So Good Records 

while taking a dip in our FSG shorts.

Samuel (left) in the "Made Up In Blue" tee &
Jonathan in "Killer Looks" have a round
in Hotel Magdalena's retro-chic restaurant,
Summer House on Music Lane.


Cool off with the Beso de Tigre (Tiger’s Kiss), the most popular cocktail at Summer House on Music Lane, Hotel Magdalena's full service restaurant. This reviving favorite (best enjoyed poolside) is the creation of Lead Bartender, Blake Brown:


"The Beso de Tigre is my ideal marriage of tiki cocktails and the margarita drinking experience. Smoky, spicy and earthy flavors give way to pineapple, ginger and 5 Spice. So basically, it’s a spicy margarita in a Hawaiian shirt."



1.5 oz Blanco Tequila

.5 oz Mezcal

.5 oz Meletti Amaro

1 bar spoon Liber & Co. Fiery Ginger Syrup


Rim a double old fashioned glass with Tajin or chili salt. Combine ingredients with ice in a shaker tin and shake vigorously. Strain into the rimmed glass with ice and garnish with a pineapple wedge.

Blake Brown, Lead Bartender


1101 Music Lane

Austin, TX 78704

Special thanks to Hotel Magdalena Director of Food & Beverage, Jonny Humble, Blake Brown and the staff of Summer House on Music Lane for their hospitality!