has been appropriately given the name as the “Live Music Capital of the World
”. The nightlife in Austin is one of the city’s primary attractions. Whether you’re looking for jazz, blues, indie, or punk, the city has something for all tastes. Almost every Austin nightlife spot hosts live music at least occasionally. Whether you’re up for dancing, comedy, karaoke, the city won’t disappoint you. Following are a few top nightlife spots in Austin:
A Map Guide on the Best Night Clubs in Austin
Continental Club- Funky, “go-to” Spot!
Continental Club has been bringing live bands to South Congress and been the city’s fixture since 1957. This spot has an olde-worlde interior, neon signs and awesome old rock n’ roll music, that makes you feel as if you’ve moved in the foregone era, the old school way. Blues, roots, jazz, country, and rock, the Continental Club has it all! This is one of city’s oldest music clubs. This spot oozes history; small and comfy place!Address:
1315 South Congress Avenue, Austin 78704, United StatesPhone:
(512) 441 2444Opening hours:
Monday: 6:00pm-2:00am; Tuesday to Friday: 4:00pm-2:00am; Saturday-Sunday: 3:00pm-2:00amWebsite: www.continentalclub.com
Cedar Street Courtyard- Hit this spot to enjoy live music!
Cedar Street Courtyard is an urban indoor and outdoor martini nightclub, tucked between two buildings and courtyard below street level. This nightlife spot is situated in the heart of the downtown Austin warehouse district, and features some awesome jazz, and has a great selection of cigars, cocktails, and martinis. You can chill out at one of the indoor lounge spot within the club, or take a drink and enjoy live music at the courtyard. The power of live music to make you feel great is on full display at this spot!Address:
208 W 4th St, Austin, TX 78701, United StatesPhone:
1 512-495-9669Opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 4:00pm-2:00am; Saturday & Sunday: 6:00pm-2:00amWebsite: www.cedarstreetaustin.com
Broken Spoke- Two Steppin’ while listening to Texas Legends!
The Broken Spoke features Texas' best honky-tonk. If you’re looking for a cowboy and cowgirl bar, this is it! Cowboys and cowgirls have been coming here since 1963 to listen to the melodies of local and to drink beverages. Get the real Texas flavor in Austin; honky tonkin’ fun, live music and two stepping!
3201 S Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78704, United StatesPhone:
(512) 442 6189Opening hours:
Tuesday to Friday: 9:00am-12:00am; Saturday: 9:00am-2:00am; Monday & Sunday-Closed
Carousel Lounge- Keeping Austin Weird!
Carousal Lounge is decked out in a circus-themed decor that gets props just for being weird and wacky. They only serve beer and wine, but they do offer set-ups, so you can get your own liquor. Local bands take the stage and there is a pink 3-D elephant standing just behind the stage. Groovy, arty, and funky spot this is! Have an evening full of laughter!
1110 E 52nd St, Austin, TX 78723, United StatesPhone:
1 512-452-6790Opening hours:
Emo's- For high-energy rock music, hit this spot!
Emo’s has two stages, live music, and an outdoor patio. This spot has powerful, fast, energetic rock and roll music. Emo’s is popular venue at the time of city-wide events such as South by Southwest and Austin City Limits Music Festival, and it is surely the best spot to see your favorite bands. Address:
2015 E Riverside, Austin, United StatesPhone:
(512) 693 3667Website: www.emosaustin.com
Oilcan Harry’s- Popular Gay Club!
Oilcan Harry’s is the most well-liked spot for gays and straights alike. This spot has three bars and an outdoor patio, and draws in crowds with special events, such as Wednesday 80s night with $1 drinks, Sunday Funday with $1 mimosas, and more. Be dressed before you head over to this hotspot. Exuberant gay dance spot it is!Address:
211 W 4th Street, Austin, TX 78701, United StatesPhone:
(512) 320 8823Opening hours:
Elephant Room- If you love Jazz, this is the spot!
Elephant Room is the quintessential Jazz bar in Austin. This spot features cool jazz in a relaxing setting nightly, and is packed with dedicated patrons. Old-school Jazz spot!
315 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701, United StatesPhone:
1 512-473-2279Opening hours:
The Highball- Trendy Spot!
The Highball features seven distinctive themed karaoke rooms, eight bowling alleys, poker, and a ballroom event space that host karaoke nights and live music. This spot also offers delectable fare and cocktails. Awesome spot for social events!Address:
Lamar Plaza Shopping Center,
1120 S Lamar Blvd, Austin 78704, TX, United SatesPhone:
1 512-383-8309Opening hours:
4:30 pm – 2:00 amWebsite: www.thehighball.com
Speakeasy- Late Musical Nightcap!
Speakeasy is one of downtown’s signature spot to unwind and listen to live music. This multi-level spot has comfy space, rooftop patio and superb ambiance. The skyline from the rooftop is beautiful. Fun vibe!Address:
412 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701, United StatesPhone:
1 512-476-8017Opening hours:
Barcelona- Hip and Stylish Spot!
Barcelona is an underground nightclub having bold colored lighting that features DJ, drinks and boisterous dance floor. This spot is chic and fancy with fab music that changes every night, show off your moves! Can’t miss this spot if you like music and dance.Address:
209 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701, United StatesPhone:
1 512-236-0900Opening hours:
Wednesday to Sunday: 9:00pm-2:00am; Monday & Tuesday-Closed