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Best nightclubs in Austin

Rock Club
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“It's hard to imagine South Congress without the Continental Club there. For decades it's been the place to go to for down-home, authentic music. From the ever-present Dale Watson and his Lonestars to a weekly roster of local, regional and touring artists, Continental Club is one of the things that makes South Congress a destination for late-night entertainment. ”
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Dive Bar
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“Bar; teaches two stepping on Friday and Saturday nights and swing dancing on Wednesday nights; check website first”
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Dive Bar
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“Decades ago the Broken Spoke was located on what was formerly the southern "edge" of the Austin area -- which has since grown roughly 25 miles further out! Most of its legendary old-music venues from past eras are gone, but the Spoke remains largely unchanged from its appearance 50 years ago ... well, except for the minor detail of it now being surrounded by recently built apartments around half of it, but you get the point. Every weekend night, along with many weekday nights, features bands performing live music (mostly of the country bent - after all, Willie Nelson spent many a night playing here earlier in his career) and a variety of old-timers performing old-timer dance moves.”
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Mexican Restaurant
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“Excellent elevated interior Mexican food, and the most expensive taco on this list.”
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Cocktail Bar
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“A short walk. Creative cocktails, karaoke rooms, dance parties, and all sorts of other shenanigans. Attached to Alamo Drafthouse.”
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Night Club
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“My number one spot to drink a Shandy on a hot day. I lovely little courtyard bar in the middle of the hotel.”
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Jazz Club
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“A traditional Jazz club that has launched many big names in the Jazz world.”
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Bar
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“The fact that C-Boys is owned by the same great people that operate the Continental is just one of this neighborhood bar's attractive qualities. Aside from that, cheap drinks, good music, and most curiously, a Japanese-American bar upstairs. If you've never been, you really ought to. ”
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Cocktail Bar
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“They open at 10am for Coffee and Also make great drinks. This is a classic Austin bar. ”
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Nightclub
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“If you want to dance away from Dirty Sixth, this is the place. It also stays open to between 2:30 a.m. and 3:00 a.m., as long as you're in the door by 2:00 a.m. Popular with college students, but there's a really diverse crowd here every weekend. It also connects to Swan Dive, a bar next door that specializes in showing live local rock bands. Pro tip: if the line is longer at Barbarella, just get in the line at Swan Dive and you'll pay the exact same cover to get the exact same access. Also, there's no cover before 11 p.m. Cover after 11 p.m. is always $5 -- cash only.”
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American Restaurant
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“Posh fine-dining icon featuring upscale New American cuisine in a tony setting plus an active bar.”
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Bar
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“Brian Scartocci is called "Mr. Monday Night" - he was a second place winner on a season of the voice and puts on a great show.”
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Coffee Shop
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“This is in walking distance of the loft and is a great spot to chill and get a drink (they have both alcoholic beverages and coffee and tea). It's open early and late. A good meeting spot or place to get work done. More of a social scene late at night on the weekends. ”
63local recommendations
Dive Bar
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“How to describe Donn's ... hmmm. It's in a boxcar that features Christmas lighting year-round, along with live music and dancing most nights - as well as a decidedly eclectic crowd, both young and old. It's not far from Deep Eddy, so if you're in the mood to hit some old-school Austin dive bars where actual locals go, both are highly recommended.”
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Bar
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“Austin's best kept secret with local acts most nights. Funky vibes and free chile and beans will make you feel like you are in Texas heaven.”
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Bar
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“It's walking distance from the apartment, it's a great neighborhood bar with lots of themed nights including 'geeks who drink' pub trivia every Thurs at 8pm. ”
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