Donn's Depot

Dive Bar and Music Venue
1600 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78703, United States
Hours:
Open until 2:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 2:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 6:00 PM–2:00 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Drinks:
Beer, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
8.5/10

Based on 63 votes

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Total Visitors
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    Diane L.
    "Tammy is THE best waitress!!!"(3 Tips)
    Esquire
    "Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America."(2 Tips)
    Spike
    "tasty beer and of course country dancing"(5 Tips)
    Rachel M.
    "GREAT live music"(3 Tips)
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  • David P.

    The owner literally plays with the band, good sized dance floor and an ok beer selection. They'll sure pour you a shot or two if you ask though.

    David Pitts · February 6
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  • TV Food Maps

    Check out Donn's Depot as seen on Best Bars in America Read more

    TV Food Maps · September 4, 2014
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  • Sylvia M.

    😎 the bathrooms

    Sylvia Miller · August 10, 2014
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  • Michael M.

    Live music and an ambiance that takes you to a simpler time

    Michael Muse · May 16, 2014
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  • Richard G.

    Great hangin place

    Richard Gabaree · February 9, 2014
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  • Nicole

    Expect an older crowd (40s-80s) but as a group of 27ish tourist females we got some local flavor of true live music & dancing in Texas! Loved the sweet older people having the time of their lives!

    Nicole · February 2, 2014
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  • Alex C.

    So... Evidently Duffy blows dudes (Dbd.) how many can you find?

    Alex Chapman · December 5, 2013
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  • Brad M.

    Off-beat and off the beaten path. Where the only thing stronger than the drinks are the Aqua Velva and Hai Karate. Just do it.

    Brad Mays · November 3, 2013
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  • Zena B.

    Michelle #FTW. Love her!

    Zena Burns · October 3, 2013
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  • Cassandra S.

    Great waitress & I love the pole in the bathroom!!

    Cassandra Schloser · August 28, 2013
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  • Eryn K.

    Coolest bathroom in Austin

    Eryn Kohlenberg · June 27, 2013
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  • Will

    Really OLD school. Regretfully they can't make Old Fashioned cocktails because they don't have oranges. WTF.

    Will · May 6, 2013
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  • Spike

    If you're into a mixed social scene, tasty beer and of course country dancing, Donn's is your spot.

    Spike · February 11, 2013
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  • Beniamino

    Happy New Year, 2013!!!

    Beniamino · January 1, 2013
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  • Stephanie K.

    Snowflakes hang from ceiling beams in this old converted Missouri-Pacific railroad depot. With the ladies loo serving as an actual caboose, Donn’s Depot is, yes, a trippy full-throttle good ol’ time.

    Stephanie Klein · June 16, 2012
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  • Caitlin J.

    Make friends with the bartender, sit outside and enjoy a pitcher with friends. A guaranteed good time, dance floor and all.

    Caitlin James · June 7, 2012
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  • Evan M.

    Michelle and Tammy are the best!! Favorite place for post-work cocktails :)

    Evan McKnight · May 20, 2012
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  • Lisa G.

    Thursdays with Murphy's Inlaws rule!

    Lisa Gargas · April 29, 2012
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  • Do512

    Ladies - check out the women's restroom. You will want to hang out in there all night. You can spy on the crowd from a secret window. Find out for yourself!

    Do512 · March 27, 2012
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  • Rachel M.

    One of the best dive bars in Austin. Friendly waitstaff, GREAT live music, and there's dancing every Friday.

    Rachel Mercer · March 14, 2012
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  • Beniamino

    With the best bar staff in the world, this is the Cheers of Austin! :-)

    Beniamino · February 3, 2012
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  • Dave F.

    Come on a Friday when Donn & the Station Masters are playing.

    Dave Floyd · January 14, 2012
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  • Raif R.

    Dive bar for sure!

    Raif Raiford · December 12, 2011
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  • Dave F.

    Come on Wednesday nights for Frank Cavitt's awesome old school country music

    Dave Floyd · October 29, 2011
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  • CultureMap Austin

    Donn's Depot was originally started by Donn Adelman, a staple of the Austin music scene since 1961, as a piano bar with revolving acts and performances each week by his own band.

    CultureMap Austin · July 8, 2011
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  • Natalie G.

    The mothership!

    Natalie Geshwilm · May 14, 2011
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  • Jason K.

    Great music, free popcorn and my favorite spot when I want to lay low.

    Jason Kapler · March 9, 2011
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  • Esquire

    Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. We've heard good things about the women's bathroom. Not that we've been inside it, oh no, not us. Read more

    Esquire · February 3, 2011
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  • Kristen S.

    If you are a female, be sure to take a trip to the plush women's bathroom. Deep thought and convo can be had in the elevated seating.

    Kristen Sussman · January 28, 2011
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  • Casey R.

    Talk to Tammy, she is the empress of Donn's.

    Casey R · December 24, 2010
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  • Diane L.

    Tammy is THE best waitress!!!

    Diane L · December 17, 2010
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  • Katie G.

    The women's bathroom is awesome! Bring a camera

    Katie Gebhart · November 21, 2010
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  • Dave F.

    Don't forget to stop by the popcorn machine.

    Dave Floyd · May 5, 2010
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  • Travis K.

    Read the walls and laugh laugh laugh.

    Travis Kelldorf · April 30, 2010
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  • Carl G.

    Great session music jams

    Carl Gambrell · March 18, 2010
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  • Carl G.

    Donn's Depot.

    Carl Gambrell · March 18, 2010
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  • Travis K.

    Bring a guy to see the girl's bathroom. Read the walls. Laugh. Read more

    Travis Kelldorf · March 6, 2010
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