300 Colorado Street Suite 200 Austin, TX 78701 +1 512 495 6504
This premiere bar and restaurant located in the Warehouse district is by far a first choice for one of the best steaks available in Austin. Besides a great steak, they host live jazz in their New York-style jazz bar. Bring a date and sit around one of the many cozy tables or up front right below the elevated band. If you just want to grab a top-shelf cocktail, head over to the separate bar and enjoy.
801 Red River Street Austin, TX 78701 +1 512 480 8341
Besides providing some of the best barbecue in town, Stubb's has a huge outdoor venue for rock bands. Past acts have included Liz Phair, Flaming Lips, Peter Frampton, Bad Religion, DJ Spooky, Guided By Voices, Sonic Youth and more. You can expect to pay under USD15 for a BBQ plate of chicken, pork or turkey breast. End your meal with a Banana Pudding or a Brownie. Come early to get a bite to eat, then stay and watch the shows.
3601 South Congress Avenue Austin, TX 78704 +1 512 707 9637
In the heart of the Warehouse district, Ruta Maya provides an electric mix of coffee. Sit outside on the steps and watch the people parade by, or sit inside at a funky table. Enjoy some of the best coffee and tea in Austin while listening to local and foreign bands perform. Food is available as well.
323 East Sixth Street Austin, TX 78701 +1 512 478 8541
This bar provides multi-level entertainment. The ground floor offers live cover-band music; passers-by can look in and see people dancing to the hits. If dancing is not your thing, sneak next door for a beer in the adjoining beer hall, or head upstairs to the more-than-ample patio overlooking the Sixth street crowd. Maggie's is famous in Austin for their motto T-shirt: "Beer. It's not just for breakfast anymore."
606 Trinity Street Austin, TX 78701 +1 512 472 9240
This three-story bar is home to one of Austin's best margaritas. Relax on the rooftop bar and watch the crowd meander up Sixth Street, or sit downstairs as the crowds bustle past the huge windows. Patrons enjoy live music at night and during the day, the full-service Southwestern restaurant provides a convenient range from late lunch to happy hour, or dinner to dancing.
1315 South Congress Avenue Austin, TX 78704 +1 512 441 2444
This venue south of the river is a throwback to the 1950s. Roots-rock and country rule supreme in this bar where one can often find men in leather jackets and classic Cadillacs out front. With live music nightly, tributes to Elvis, and celebrations of Hank William's birthday, this place is great for dancing, drinking and kicking back on the high stools. Happy hours feature some of Austin's favorite songwriters. The venue has broadened its range of live music to include occasional indie rock.
Broken Spoke is a western honky-tonk that was established in 1964 and rapidly became an Austin favorite for country-western dancing. The "
"Spoke is true country in a real dance hall with a real wood-plank floor. Watch cowboys and locals two-step the night away to live bands from around Texas. This dance hall provides an excellent atmosphere for those just learning to two-step or die-hard country fans driving in from the ranch for the weekend. Practice the Polka, Texas Two-Step or the Chicken, and be sure to try the Cotton-Eyed Joe. There is also a restaurant that serves traditional country food like chicken fried steak.
213 West 5th Street Austin, TX 78701 +1 512 320 8424
This renowned blues hall showcases a variety of music in the genres of blues and rock. Bands from home and afar play here in hopes of gaining national attention. Stevie Ray Vaughan used to be a regular and Willie Nelson sometimes makes a cameo appearance. This live music venue provides an upbeat atmosphere for all ages and lifestyles. Dance up front to the band or relax in the back with a cold long neck beer.
412D Congress Avenue Austin, TX 78701 +1 512 476 8017
This multi-level club is situated in the Warehouse district of Austin. After entering through the alleyway behind Congress Avenue, listen to various live swing bands. Swing lessons are taught on Tuesdays at 7:30p. The elegant wood panels and top-shelf bar attract a sophisticated crowd. Upstairs patrons enjoy a pleasant garden atmosphere on the roof with an excellent view of downtown Austin and the Colorado River.
208 West 4th Street Austin, TX 78701 +1 512 495 9669
This is an intimate outdoor venue with a pleasant courtyard feel. Live jazz music is played nightly to a sophisticated crowd. The martinis are a definite must, and there is also an excellent cigar selection to choose from inside. This is a great place to sit under the oak trees and enjoy the breeze while watching some of Austin's best dancers dance up front. Better yet, why not join in?
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