The Best Places to Enjoy Austin Nightlife


Austin, Texas retains its old world charm even as it traverses into fast paced modern times. The heady mix of the two creates a perfect blend that attracts tourists from all over the world. It is tagged as the live music capital of the world and rightly so. Country, rock-n-roll, blues and jazz; the place has it all. Austin, Texas is also famous for being home to the legendary Lance Armstrong, 7 times Tour de France Champion. It is has been the winner of the ‘Best Place to Live’ award, making it a place worth visiting.

The best time to visit this quaint and vibrant metropolis would be between April and October, when the weather is pleasant. The subtropical climate in Austin makes the temperatures between May and September unbearable. Mercury touches 100 degrees Fahrenheit in peak summer. Winters here are mild and the coldest it could get is 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Snow storms are rare and occur in January if they ever do.

By night Austin transforms into an exciting and lively place. The Austin nightlife has much on offer. You can have your fill of the best music as live singers and bands perform popular hits of all times. For those who like to shake a leg, the place has the best dance clubs. Standup comedy performances will have you laughing till your ribs ache. Bars and taverns dot the place and a lot of the live action can be caught there.

Here is a guide to the best places to can catch Austin nightlife –

Mean-eyed Cat – Located at 1621 W Fifth St

When it comes to nightlife spots there is no place like the Mean-eyed Cat. As you walk into this well illuminated bar you get transported into a bygone era with vintage decor dominating the ambience. Numerous mementos of country singer Johnny Cash are on display enhancing the appeal of the place.

Enjoy a night-out here playing at the pool table. Though the place does not serve hard liquor you can guzzle a variety of beers and finest wines and order some snacks. Bring in coins when you visit to listen to the jukebox.

Esther’s Follies – Located on 6th Street

Visit this place for some good rib ticking humor. Esther’s Follies is a comedy club which has the best standup comedians performing on any given night. The place has been in business for 33 years and is the most famous theater in Austin. It must be on your itinerary when you visit for you can enjoy some great music and magic shows as well.

Blue Moon Rock N Blues – Located on bend at 6th and Neches

This place is set in the open where you can sit back, relax and sip your favorite drink listening to rock and blues. Interestingly this is the only place you can watch blue and rock performances around the year. Pool games can make your evening memorable.

Cactus Cafe and Hyde Park Theater are within one mile radius from the City Centre. The former is a bar cum club with the best live music shows while Austin nightlife can be enjoyed in the latter.

Live concerts are presented at Texas Performing Arts, which is 1.5 miles from city center. Other happening joints worth a mention are; The Frank Erwin Center, Capital City Comedy Club, 6th Street, Paramount Theater, Austin City Limits,  Ego’s Bar, Beverly S Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theater, Antone’s, Carousel Lounge, The Parish @ Jazz Kitchen, and Stubb’s Bar-B-Q

About: Max Kilgar has experience in all things travel. He was in the Austin Limo business for many years. He has traveled around most of the U.S. but has focused more on his home state of Texas. He loves to take road trips all around his home state, and most of all he loves to share his adventures with all of the folks out on the internet!



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