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Austin Nightlife

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  • 1621 W. 5th St. Map It
  • Central Austin, Downtown and Capitol Area
  • Bars/Pubs

Updated 12/18/2014

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Now overshadowed by a towering condo project, this little shack of a bar owes its name to the Man In Black. It may look more like a lean-to, but this dive is an Austin cult favorite, with worn barn-wood walls covered with tattered Johnny Cash memorabilia, a shabby-chic patio with a random assortment of tables and chairs, and a very impressive beer selection. While not in the downtown mix, this legendary dive bar will be sure to showcase a variety of Austin-esque acts during SXSW.

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1621 W. 5th St., Clarksville, Austin, Texas, 78703, United States

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Updated 12/18/2014


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