AC Hotel Launches the AC Lounge Summer Series

AC hotel logoAC Hotel by Marriott® downtown is launching the AC Lounge Summer Series beginning in June. From pop-up shops and art demonstrations to yoga classes and live music, the AC Lounge Summer Series welcomes locals and visitors alike to enjoy Dallas culture, cuisine, and cocktails.

AC Lounge Bar Manager Chris Unruh has created an entertaining list of tastings with brand representatives, educational classes, interactive experiences, and holiday-themed cocktails for guests to enjoy.

AC Lounge Summer Series Schedule

The AC Lounge also offers a curated selection of tapas-style small bites, representing the hotel’s Spanish origin and European flair. For more information about upcoming events, visit AC Hotel – Dallas Downtown on Facebook

June Events at the AC Hotel 

The second week of June (June 4-10) marks the beginning of Negroni Week, an international charity event sponsored by Imbibe Magazine and Campari, where bars and restaurants all over the world celebrate the cocktail known as the Negroni, a classic Italian cocktail made with Campari, sweet vermouth, and gin.

AC Lounge at the AC Hotel – Downtown Dallas is proud to participate in Negroni Week and will be donating $1 of every drink to Trigger’s Toys, which serves children who require extended medical assistance in the DFW area. Unruh created three variations of the Negroni to feature during this special week including:

  • Red Light Negroni, named after the famous Red Light District in Amsterdam, made with Genièvre, a Dutch-style gin, and will be served in a festive lightbulb glass ($12)
  • inspired by the hotel’s Spanish origin, the Spanish Negroni features a Spanish gin ($13)
  • the timeless Traditional Negroni ($11)

Bowtie Pop-Up Shop

BowTie Mike, the winner of the 2017 Accessories in the Nude designer competition, will be hosting a pop-up shop right before Father’s Day on Wednesday, June 6, from 5 PM – 8 PM. The pop-up will feature a wide selection of the luxury bow ties available for sale, and BowTie Mike will be demonstrating the creation of his bow ties onsite. The free event welcomes the public to find the perfect, one-of-a-kind gift for dad.

National Immigration Month – Celebrating the Scottish and Irish American heritage by featuring Cameron’s Kick Cocktails for $10 made with Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey and The Balvenie Scotch, in partnership with William Grant & Sons

June 3: National Egg Day – All egg white cocktails 20% off!

June 4-10: Negroni Week – a menu of three styles of Negroni cocktails

June 6: Luxury bow tie pop-up and demonstration by Bowtie Mike from 5-8PM (see above for details)

June 7: Danni and Kris Live Music Series, a dynamic female duo playing soulful indie-pop every Thursday, 6-8PM

June 9: World Gin Day offering five gin and tonic cocktails:

  • Antonio’s Tonic made with Gin Mare and 1724 Handcrafted Tonic
  • Signature Gintonic made with Hendrick’s Gin and Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic
  • ACGT made with Bombay Sapphire East and AC Hotel Tonic Syrup
  • Elderflower Gintonic made with Fords Gin and Fever-Tree Elderflower Tonic
  • Classic Gin and Tonic made with Beefeater and Q Tonic

June 14: National Bourbon Day – $1 off House Old Fashioned cocktails and whiskey class led by Eddie Eakan of Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits

June 14: Danni and Kris Live Music Series, a dynamic female duo playing soulful indie-pop every Thursday, 6-8PM

June 19: National Martini Day – Aylesbury Duck Martini for $7 (happy hour pricing) all evening

June 21: First Day of Summer- $11 Solstice Cocktails made with gin, honey, lemon, and bitters

June 21: Danni and Kris Live Music Series, a dynamic female duo playing soulful indie-pop every Thursday, 6-8PM

June 26: Sip and Plant – learn how to make your very own terrarium by a professional plant professional. Price per ticket is $54 or purchase through Groupon for a 40% discount using code GROW40. Reservations are available here.

June 28: Danni and Kris Live Music Series, a dynamic female duo playing soulful indie-pop every Thursday, 6-8PM

July Events at the AC Hotel 

July 4: Independence Day – Stars and Stripes cocktail featuring Fords Gin ($12)

July 5: Danni and Kris Live Music Series, a dynamic female duo playing soulful indie-pop every Thursday, 6-8PM

July 10: Learn about the history of the beautiful Mercantile Commerce Building, home of the AC Hotel, with the Dallas Historical Society’s Pour Yourself Into History from 6-8PM

July 11: National Mojito Day – “How to Build the Perfect Mojito” class taught by Joe, the Mojito expert, from 5 pm – 6 pm and $10 Cana Brava classic Mojitos shaken and served by Joe throughout the night

July 12: Danni and Kris Live Music Series, a dynamic female duo playing soulful indie-pop every Thursday, 6-8PM

July 15: FIFA World Cup – Soccer-watching party and happy hour prices all evening!

July 19: National Daiquiri Day – Partnership with Wray and Nephew Rum for the Hottest Daiquiri in town – $10

July 19:  Danni and Kris Live Music Series, a dynamic female duo playing soulful indie-pop every Thursday, 6-8PM

July 24: National Tequila Day – Tequila tasting presented by Tapatio Tequila\

July 26: Danni and Kris Live Music Series, a dynamic female duo playing soulful indie-pop every Thursday, 6-8PM

July 27: National Scotch Day – Scotch tasting presented by The Balvenie

August Events at the AC Hotel 

August: National Rum Month – Enjoy a complimentary rum tasting every week!

  • Week One – Wray and Nephew Rum
  • Week Two – Cana Brava Rum
  • Week Three – Plantation Rum
  • Week Four – Hamilton’s Rum
Danni and Kris Live Music Series

Danni and Kris Live Music Series

August 2: Danni and Kris Live Music Series, a dynamic female duo playing soulful indie-pop every Thursday, 6-8PM

August 3:  National Watermelon Day – $9 Watermelon Sangria all evening

August 9:   Danni and Kris Live Music Series, a dynamic female duo playing soulful indie-pop every Thursday, 6-8PM

August 16: National Rum Day – $10 Daiquiris

August 16: Danni and Kris Live Music Series, a dynamic female duo playing soulful indie-pop every Thursday, 6-8PM

August 23: Danni and Kris Live Music Series, a dynamic female duo playing soulful indie-pop every Thursday, 6-8PM

August  25: National Whiskey Sour Day – $10 Bourbon Egg Sour

August 30: Danni and Kris Live Music Series, a dynamic female duo playing soulful indie-pop every Thursday, 6-8PM

The AC Lounge inside the AC Hotel by Marriott® Downtown Dallas is a communal space of creativity and collaboration by day and a hub of social buzz by night offering local craft beers, signature cocktails, specialty wines from around the world, and a curated selection of tapas-style small bites. It is located inside the historic Mercantile Commerce Building (1712 Commerce Street, Dallas, TX 75201). Hours are 4 PM to 11:30 PM Sunday through Thursday and 4 PM to midnight Friday and Saturday. Happy Hour, offering drink specials from $5 to $8 each, is available from 4 PM to 7 PM Monday through Saturday. For more information, call (214) 290-0111 or visit www.achoteldallas.com.

** schedule subject to change **

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