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Nightlife in Austin: Bars, Clubs, and Cabarets

Check out our Live Music and Comedy Clubs sections for other fun venues. Here you'll find our top picks for best bars, best clubs, and best cabarets in Downtown Austin.


Best Bars in Austin

219 West 
219 West 4th Street
Website: http://www.219west.com/
Details: A multi-venue bar and restaurant in the heart of the Warehouse District. Delicious menu items and a nice selection of scotch and cognac.

Coyote Ugly Austin Bar
501A East 6th Street
Website: http://www.coyoteuglysaloon.com/austin/
Details: Famous for its attractive bartenders and lively atmosphere.


Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon
5434 Burnet Road
Website: http://www.ginnyslittlelonghorn.com/
Details: A fun dive bar with good music, good beer, and CSB (Chicken Shit Bingo) on Sundays

J. Blacks Feel Good Lounge
710 West 6th Street
Website: http://www.jblacks.com/
Details: Comfortable and stylish upscale lounge with great bites and attentive staff

Malaga Tapas and Bar
208 West 4th Street
Website: http://www.malagatapasbar.com/
Details: An upscale Tapas & Bar venue with an elegant atmosphere, delicious Tapas, an extensive wine list, and a great happy hour.

The Side Bar
602 East 7th Street
Website: http://thesidebaraustin.com/
Details: A laid-back bar, with a Cheers sort of feel to it, and good affordable drinks.

Touche
417 East 6th Street
Website: none
Details: A simple bar with good selection of drinks at great prices. 

Best Dance Clubs in Austin

Ace's Lounge
222 East 6th Street
Website: http://acesaustin.com/
Details: Great live music and great drink specials. Visit their website for free show tickets.

Pure Ultra Lounge
419 East 6th Street
Website: http://www.pureultralounge.com/Main.html
Details: A high energy dance floor with famous DJs and large crowds 

Rain
217 W. 4th Street
Website: http://www.rainon4th.com/
Details: Popular with the college student and gay clientele, themed nights, karaoke, and great DJs.

Red Fez
209-B W. 5th Street
Website: http://www.red-fez.com/
Details: Hookah bar and nightclub in one. 


Cabarets and Gentlemen's Clubs in Austin

Expose Men's Club
3615 South Congress
Website: http://www.exposemensclub.com/
Details: An upscale gentlemen's club with theme days. Visit their website for free cover.

Palazio Men's Club
501 East Ben White Blvd
Website: http://www.palaziomensclub.com/
Details: Sophisticated venue featuring topless cabaret entertainment with a full bar and gourmet kitchen.

Perfect 10
16511 Bratton Lane
Website: http://www.sugarsperfect.com/p10a/
Details: Live entertainment, dining, and drinks

Sugar's Uptown Cabaret
404 Highland Mall Blvd
Website: http://www.sugarsperfect.com/sa/
Details: An upscale Cabaret venue

Yellow Rose
6534 North Lamar
Website: http://www.yellowroseaustin.com/
Details: A Sports bar atmosphere and good cheap bites