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City of Austin Cancels SXSW March Events

the city of Austin officially canceled South by Southwest 2020 on Friday, March 6th. Because of this, it is not possible for us to carry out the planned activities within the “Berlin Saloon”. That is why we have to inform you that all Berlin related activities in Austin are hereby cancelled and postponed until SXSW announces new plans. We hope for your understanding.

The City of Austin has cancelled the March dates for SXSW and SXSW EDU. SXSW will faithfully follow the City’s directions.

In response to the increasing concerns of COVID-19 across the nation, Austin-Travis County leaders have declared a “local state of disaster”.

BerlinSaloon @SXSW 2020 - details


#1 Program

Berlin Saloon is the perfect mix of fun and entertainment with talks, panels, information and networking matching the SXSW experience perfectly. We will carry out the “Wild West” traditions at the Berlin Saloon with a modern twist. There will be meetups with many hot topics: Startups, tech and marketing experts will meet and discuss trends in Web, Digital, Business Innovation and Marketing. We will host a co-working cafe to ensure the buzz also during daytime. Every evening we will bring some of the best Berlin DJs and Live Acts on stage for our big party!

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Berlin Café

#2 Berlin Café

During the day, we will turn the space into a co-working cafe where people can hang out and enjoy free fast internet and complimentary drinks and coffee. If you have ever attended SXSW, you'll know that spaces where you can meet for an interesting talk or write that one important article are rare. Every visitor is invited to get involved in a conversation with the BerlinSaloon partners, learn more about Berlin and also discover in the meantime an interesting meet-up. Or you'll just play a round of billiard and make new friends.


#3 Meetups

BerlinSaloon is all about content - and that's why we'll host exciting meetups to bring people together around topics like Startups, Internet of Things, Web Development, Artificial Intelligence, FinTech, Blockchain, Business Innovation, UX and Design. There will be Meetups taking place in the BerlinSaloon for every interest. 

Parties #4 Parties As you know, Berlin is a city not only known for its startups but also for its unique music and DJ scene. We will host four parties, the big splashes, on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Location: Buffalo Billiards

"Our what3words address is ///action.starch.drum"

We secured one of the most sought after locations in the heart of downtown Austin for the Berlin Saloon. Located directly at the corner of E 6th Street and Brazos, Buffalo Billiards, a real piece of “Wild West” history, overlooks the heart of downtown Austin. 

Sixth Street is one of the most iconic streets in Austin and the epicenter of what helped to make Austin the “Live Music Capital of the World. 6th street is frequented by all SXSW participants, in fact it is THE main street where all the SXSW buzz takes place - during the day and in the important after-hours as well.

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