6911 North Interstate Hwy. 35
Austin, TX 78752
Phone: (512) 617-4900
Fax: (512) 459-9274
Nomad Bar is quite an undertaking not too far from Downtown. This place has a trendy atmosphere buzzing around, while the people come here just to have a great time. Most come here after work, while for the rest, it's a regular fun outing. The chairs and tables are over-sized and comfy too. Not to mention the outdoor patio, where the weather feels just right. A potential romantic spot as well. But, this glistening bar is mainly better of for friend circles. It has a great range of premium drinks to select from, while the bartenders are professional thus bankable. The food served here is really delicious. One must try the hummus plate, which you may be surprised by its taste and texture. Occasional live music is just one the best aspects of this bar. A favorite spot for many. This place opens at 5pm.
Tejano Ranch, is a nightclub known for its country/tejano type of music. Mainly known for the events on every Friday and Saturday, this club can really make you experience an eventful evening. The club has a slight touch of Texas atmosphere, not to mention the cowboy hats worn by many men out there. Drink at great prices with the DJ doing his bit. Live bands and more to add to this unusual club in Austin.
Dallas Nite Club, known for their Ladies' Night on every Saturday, is a gem of a nightclub. People go bizarre dancing to the sounds of the DJ at this old establishment. And if you're looking out for good country dance partners, this is the place to be at. Drinks at great prices is one of the reasons why people drop by here so often. If you're interested in finding some younger female crowd and good-looking cowboys, you have to step into this club.
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.
Nasty's may not personify its name but it's surely one awesome bar. It's like a house of happiness where everything possibly could make you smile. The atmosphere here is pretty casual while the ambiance has an evening feel to it thanks to the dim lights but not dark as such. The bartenders and the staff are quite up to the mark, while the drinks are available at reasonable prices. Besides the awesome music provided by the DJ, live music being performed by Austin's local artists. There are pool tables, dart boards and video games to enhance the entertainment factor. And thanks to the above, a good crowd shows up every time. Over all it's quite a decent place to hang out at.
With its little stage having played host to some big names over the decades, Hole in the Wall has long been regarded as one of the city's most storied venues. Today, it mostly serves as a launching pad for local up-and-comers ranging in size and genre from 9-piece bluegrass bands to individual singer-songwriters. And although the nature of the crowd itself is subject to similarly sudden shifts (this often being a function of the performing schedule), the bar's proximity to UT brings in a steady flow of students and associated youngsters, most of whom come in for pitchers of Shiner and Lone Star.
Located on the UT campus, this small dark cavern is a singer/songwriter paradise. The venue attracts local artists as well as nationally recognized ones. Acoustic combos also play here. The Cafe is rather small, so the acoustics are great and the audience is filled with both devoted music fans and the university crowd. It can be difficult to find; call ahead for walking directions on campus.
The Dry Creek Saloon is one of Austin's older and less well-known watering holes. It is a beer-only bar and they don't take credit cards so remember to stop at an ATM before you arrive. Upstairs on the deck, patrons can catch some afternoon sun while, on occasion, enjoying some live music. While a serious dive bar at first glance, Dry Creek has become a favorite for those looking for a laid back happy-hour experience.
Looking for a decent crowd, awesome music and refreshing drinks? Well, this is the place to drop in. Charlie's Nightclub and Grill is a hip establishment, offering the above wants for many years now. Known for their daily events like Super Sunday Show and more, this gay nightclub is also mainly talked about because of the great crowd that show up daily.
Mohawk is a unique nightclub in Austin. It's aim is to bring independent and upcoming acts — local and otherwise — through its doors. Fostering an inclusive community of artists, Mohawk welcomes musicians from a wide variety of genres and styles. It's hard to stand out in a town so inundated with music clubs as Austin, but with its fresh acts, tasty drinks and friendly crowd vibe, Mohawk shows how it's done.
Austin takes its music seriously, and one of the establishments championing rock is Headhunters Bar. Enter and you'll have as many Tiki masks make eye contact with you as people. A premier venue for the heaviest rock bands around, the Headhunters Bar promotes live acts seven days a week, on both their stages (one indoors and one out). It can get a bit chaotic when two bands play simultaneously, but it happens infrequently. There's no cover to enter, except on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. So find your place between the fluorescent heads and head-bang away!
Formerly the home of Room 710, this bar on Red River Street, features weekly theme nights and occasional live music performances. The ambiance is makes it a good place to stop by and have a couple of cold ones.