618 West 6th Street Suite 200 Austin, TX 78701 +1 512 479 8848
Austin's Top of the Marc was a well-known and loved club, above the ever-popular Katz's Deli, that served the harder drinks. Then suddenly, it changed its look and name practically overnight. There's a great stage for swing, jazz and rockabilly bands of all sizes to play on, with a dance floor perfect for large groups. One half of the bar is a patio to sit out and enjoy a warm Austin night. The inside of the bar is dark, with black walls and a grey, stone floor. The dress code seems to be a step above casual, but it's Austin, so really, anything goes. Domestic and imported beer is available. Try a margarita from the machine or enjoy Happy Hour, which starts at 5p.
201 East 6th Street Austin, TX 78701 +1 512 479 7665
This 22,000 square foot Mecca of pool halls offer a full bar and great American food. With 21 pool tables, 7 shuffleboard tables, 5 dartboards and 10 foosball tables you will not have a problem finding fun during the week. Look out for Service Industry Night every Sunday, with discounts for folks in that branch of work. Serving all the classic bar food like nachos, burgers, and wraps. Food is served until 1a. Only 21 and over are admitted.
611 Red River Street Austin, TX 78701 +1 512 472 4272
This hot spot has been voted best dance club and best new nightclub by the Austin Nightclub and Bar Association. An in-house DJ spins records throughout the week as the music pumps out into the street, enticing patrons to step inside. The large interior is elegant with chandeliers and dark, polished wood everywhere. It caters to a dressier crowd than most downtown bars. The full bar specializes in all versions of the martini, from classic to creative, and offers frequent drink specials.
While a bit of a dive, this North Austin neighborhood bar certainly has character. The comfortable seating and atmosphere at Lala's Little Nugget make for a fun and relaxing time. It has gained a reputation as both an unpretentious place to unwind and a haven for those in the know who are looking to get away from the downtown scene. Certain well-known film directors have been known to frequent the bar while in town. Expect no-nonsense service from the full-bar, with pool tables and a jukebox that offers many offbeat and retro selections.
3001 South Congress Avenue St. Edward's University Austin, TX 78704 +1 512 448 8400
Mary Moody Northern Theatre is a casual, intimate 180-seat arena-style theater produce an average of six plays every year (from Bertolt Brecht to Neil Simon), uniquely mixing students and professional actors. Attached to the St. Edward's University theater department, serious student actors from around the country come here for the opportunity to earn credits and work next to professional Equity Guest Artist actors, who spend semesters teaching and acting here. Bright-eyed youth and wise experience performing together ;the results are often exciting.
Part of what makes this theater company so appealing is its versatility. The company produces four to eight shows a year in various Austin theater spaces (they have even produced in a circus tent), expertly adapting to new environments and consistently winning the acclaim of local newspaper critics. Artistic Director Jason Neulander said theater must be more than an audience member's experience, it must also "squeeze from him a practical decision to intervene actively in life." Ticket prices at Salvage Vanguard Theatre are in the affordable range of $4.25 to $12.
8120 Research Boulevard Suite 100 Austin, TX 78758 +1 512 467 2333
For a change of pace from the traditional Downtown scene, take the short trek up to the Cap City Comedy Club. Enjoy an evening of laughs at this wonderful 18-and-above comedy club in North Austin. It presents stand-up, local and national comedians who put on a show for everyone's enjoyment. The club also sponsors the annual "Funniest Person in Austin" contest. The shows start at 8p; reservations are highly recommended.
Not all of the finer dance spots are located on or near Sixth Street. This Tejano-style nightclub features a cavernous dance floor and longneck beers on most nights and reasonably priced margaritas, to lubricate a good mood before and after the workout you will get amongst the dancers. The bucking bronco on the logo outside pretty much tells you what to expect. Leave your tuxedo at home, dress casually and show up expecting to have a laid-back good time.
511 West 43rd Street Austin, TX 78751 +1 512 479 7529
As the home of the Frontera Theatre company (which puts on the annual FronteraFest), this stage is the perfect place to catch a performance. Whether you like plays, dance, interpretive readings or even experimental projects, this theater has a show for you. The intimate environment (seats up to 80) is also often used for performances appropriate for children. Located in the middle of Hyde Park, one of Austin's more bohemian neighborhoods, the theater is a wonderful extension of the eclectic Austin way of life.
Austin's largest park, Zilker Park, houses Zilker Hillside Theater, a beautiful outdoor theater. During the summer, catch free musicals, concerts and "Shakespeare in the Park". Large crowds often line the grassy hills with blankets. During the rest of the year, enjoy a variety of performances (call ahead for seasonal schedules). Bring a picnic lunch, or perhaps just some wine and cheese for a snack and watch the stars come out, in the sky and onstage. Admission is free for most events.
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