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Top nightclub recommendations from locals

Rock Club
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“Iconic music institution like the Saxon Pub, but more rockabilly, blues and honky tonk than singer-songwriter. Gary Clark Jr came up playing a weekly gig here, so don't miss the regulars”
  • 401 locals recommend
Dive Bar
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“Live country music is served up in this hip, upbeat, sprawling honky-tonk with a taco truck outside.”
  • 335 locals recommend
Jazz Club
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“Austin’s home base for great Jazz. On Congress Ave downtown. Check out Ephraim Owens on trumpet with one of the trios/quartets here.”
  • 107 locals recommend
Night Club
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“Great hidden poolside bar for a quiet drink away from the madness of S Congress.”
  • 126 locals recommend
Bar
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“Choose from lively music, peaceful outdoor deck, or intimate Jade Room, all in one fabulous bar with a parking lot”
  • 95 locals recommend
Bar
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“Hard to find, but easy to love. Enjoy East Austin’s best soul, R&B, blues and the likes of Miss Lavelle White. ”
  • 99 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“This is probably the closest place to get cocktails and is right next to the Alamo Drafthouse (5-minute walk). If you're up for drinks before/after a movie, this is a good spot. ”
  • 100 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“For a night out dancing. This spot stays open until 3am but entry ends at 2am! They have different themes each night.”
  • 94 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Drink all day, Cheap, locally owned, truly a original. Historic and treasured in east Austin. Meet a friend or study while you drink caffeine and booze all day or night ”
  • 73 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is a fun, different, chill, easy-going place. Be prepped to chill outside in their awesome backyard with campfires and beer. Every Friday night they have an African buffet ($8 for all you can eat - the food is ok). Music all the time. Cool spot. ”
  • 63 locals recommend
Dive Bar
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“Quirky little hole in the wall in an old train caboose. Great music and dancers, homey atmosphere.”
  • 71 locals recommend
Bar
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“Sizable gay bar offering a lodge like indoor space, outdoor music, drinks, drag shows & more.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Clifford Antone was one of Austin’s best known music lovers, bringing many greats to perform for Austinites - from Stevie Ray Vaughn to Buddy Guy and Eric Clapton. We can all enjoy Clifford's legacy by catching another great show at Antone’s. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Lounge
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“SUNDAY FUN! If you enjoy Latin music and you happen to be in town on a Sunday, hit this place for their weekly "La Cruda" event from 7p-10p. Great ambience filled with cumbias salsa merengue regadon and Mexican Regional banda/guapangos... Not to mention there is a guy cooking for everyone to make themselves free tacos!!! AREA: Eat 6th St COVER: No Cover/Free PRICES: $ PARKING: Free small lot behind Volstead patio or free street parking after 8pm, $10 City Meter Parking across the street.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Among the best coffee shops to work from. Open late and serves bar drinks and food as well.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Retro bar offering specialty drinks & punches, plus a spacious yard with shaded poolside seating.”
  • 49 locals recommend