It may be the hippest hotel in town, and the San José is also home to one of the best wine bars in the city. On nice days, grab a poolside patio seat, order a reasonably-priced bottle of wine and the city-renowned cheese plate—we promise, you won't regret it. Year-round special events feature local bands, while weekly sets by a varied lineup of DJs can be enjoyed in the lounges. South By San José is one of SXSW's premier yearly events. The hotel, combined with Jo's Coffee, join forces to showcase a huge variety of music in an outdoor setting throughout SXSW in the heart of South Congress. The event is free for passerbys and open throughout the festival. Not to be missed!