Nightlife in Austin

Austin Nightlife

Austin’s official title of "Live Music Capitol of the World" is not self-appointed—it's earned. Long known as a playground for late night revelers, the city brought Texas country music to the forefront years before the emergence of mega-venues and craft cocktail lounges. Dance Halls and Honky Tonks once ruled the roost, and down and out drifters played for their wages. The music scene now pulls

a sophisticated and cosmopolitan crowd while sticking true to its roots. Music lovers will find a variety of options every night of the week that span genres, all with a unique and soulful edge. It’s not surprising that the city plays host to several of the most significant music festivals in the country, like SXSW and the ACL Fest. New bars open almost daily in Texas’s ever-evolving and always-hospitable capitol city.

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Central Austin, Downtown, and Capitol Area 27

Sixth Street District 10

East Austin 8

South Austin 5

North Austin 5

University of Texas 4

South Congress District 3

Greater Austin 2

West Austin and Zilker Park 1

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Bars/ Pubs 31

Brewpubs/ Beer Gardens 2

Cafes–Nightlife 6

Comedy Clubs 3

Dance Clubs 5

Music Clubs 17

Wine Bars–Nightlife 2

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