A Benefit for One of Austin's Own Barmen on Sunday

For ailing bartender Sean O’Byrne of the Driskil Grill, a silent auction and concert will take place and feature barbecue

Austin360.com is reporting that this weekend a one-of-a-kind benefit will be held at Scholz Garten in Austin. It appears that Sean O’Byrne, the long-time, beloved barman at the Driskill Grill, has found himself with some unfortunate leg circulation and foot injury problems and requires surgery. So, to raise money for his operations, friends have organized a silent auction and concert.

From 2:00 to 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, there will be constant music provided by a lineup of seven bands, plus some “special guests.” The event’s silent auction will feature an assortment of prizes from donors, including gift certificates from John Mueller Meat Company. An interesting opportunity will also be provided as a prize: two “Barbecue Camp” packages from the same company, allowing winners to spend a day performing an “internship” with Mueller, learning his Texas barbecue techniques at his base in East Austin.


Besides the fun involved, it’s just a good cause: what good are bad legs to a bartender? Donations for O’Byrne can be made here.