Emo's (WE MOVED!)

(Now Closed)
Rock Club, Bar, and Music Venue · Downtown Austin
603 Red River St (at E 6th St), Austin, TX 78701, United States
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Austin's legendary Rock Club. Your favorite bands have probably played here. We still have the stool that Johnny Cash used when he played.


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    Tarah F.
    "Big stage, mostly outdoors, great vibe."(9 Tips)
    Volcom Entertainment
    "... a special acoustic show at Emo's on Feb 8th!"(2 Tips)
    "... the rules: respect the door guys, hydrate at the water cooler between stages..."(2 Tips)
    Holly R.
    "Bar by the indoor stage (tv, johnny cash pic) does credit cards."(2 Tips)
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  • Ross

    Emo's has moved! Now located at 2015 E. riverside! Head to emosaustin.com

    Ross · March 11, 2012
  • Houdah A.

    RIP original Emo's. The Red River District will never be the same.

    Houdah Abualtin · March 8, 2012
  • SoundCloud

    Emo's is an institution. Right on Red River & E. 6th, it is in the middle of the action & the scene there is quite laid back with some rock n roll vibes. Highly recommended.

    SoundCloud · March 4, 2012
  • STA Travel U.S.

    This is a great place to hear indie rock, hardcore, punk, alt-country, or metal. – But, we need to warn you, beware the mosh pit!

    STA Travel U.S. · March 1, 2012
  • kosmar k.

    good memories, huge place

    kosmar kosmar · February 28, 2012
  • Tabbedout

    Pay your tab using Tabbedout!

    Tabbedout · January 24, 2012
  • Do512

    Come to this Austin establishment for some amazing acts during SXSW. Go to do512.com to see what's happening here

    Do512 · January 20, 2012
  • Brenna S.

    R.IP Emo's on 6th!

    Brenna S · November 9, 2011
  • Visit Austin

    An all-ages rock club with legendary status as a venue for local bands and great roadshows.

    Visit Austin · November 4, 2011
  • Andre V.

    The best rock venue in Texas!

    Andre Vieira · October 20, 2011
  • Erin B.

    Best small music venue. I have seen many, many a show at emo's.

    Erin Bach · October 2, 2011
  • Matthew P.

    The current venue is totally dead in 2012. What a drag.

    Matthew Presley · September 27, 2011
  • Dan M.

    Talk to the door guy about your relationship with your dad.

    Dan Mateer · September 23, 2011
  • Brandon B.

    Come see Sleepy Sun // Smoke & Feathers // The St. James Society!!! Monday 9/19/11 at 9pm! Garage/psyche masterminds deep in the grips of an Apache Acid Fever.

    Brandon Burkart · September 15, 2011
  • R.W. R.

    Hank 3 has 18 amplifiers on stage. Wtf.

    R.W. Rushing · September 14, 2011
  • Saundra

    Dirty, grungy and F-in COOL! Whether it's Jr. or the Mainstage - the legendary EMO's always delivers sound the way it should be heard - LOUD and clear

    Saundra · August 29, 2011
  • elizabeth S.

    Dumpy bar with live music and cheap beer. Don't wear white.

    elizabeth Scott · August 27, 2011
  • Iration

    2011-10-01 Iration's Lei'd Back Fall Tour with Tomorrows Bad Seeds and Through The Roots Read more

    Iration · August 16, 2011
  • Lon B.

    On Thur mites act like you smoke and go upstairs for free Camel casino nights

    Lon Bozarth · August 12, 2011
  • Silver Platter E.

    Mickey Avalon is also known as Mr. Right

  • Scion Advisor

    It's one of few all-age venues downtown, has two stages going nightly, and the crowd is as eclectic as it gets. Mingle with people from all walks of life in the courtyard between shows. Read more

    Scion Advisor · July 27, 2011
  • CultureMap Austin

    The men's bathroom doesn't have urinals; instead, it has a trough. Perfect for making friends!

    CultureMap Austin · July 11, 2011
  • Scion Advisor

    on 07/30/2011: Mickey Avalon doesn't exactly sound like a bad-ass rapper name, but his rhymes will tell you otherwise. Head out to see the unlikely rapper put on one hell of a show. Read more

    Scion Advisor · June 22, 2011
  • Scion Advisor

    on 07/18/2011: Rap rock may not exactly be in style anymore, but at least Kottonmouth Kings do it right. Head back to the past a little and thank God it's not Limp Bizkit. Read more

    Scion Advisor · June 22, 2011
  • Scion Advisor

    on 07/01/2011: Foster the People run into town with their pumped up kicks, ready to rock and roll and turn you inside out. Come see what all the fuss is about if you can get in the door. Read more

    Scion Advisor · June 22, 2011
  • Scion Advisor

    06/02-06/05/11: With more bands than you can shake a stick at, Chaos in Tejas, this fest has you covered. From Fucked Up to Youth of Today, we dare you not to find an act that doesn't fit your needs. Read more

    Scion Advisor · June 18, 2011
  • Gregory G.

    Shows galore here. Make sure to check out their schedule.

    Gregory Goodin · April 6, 2011
  • james

    Nice place.

    james · March 22, 2011
  • Tarah F.

    Big stage, mostly outdoors, great vibe. What's not to like?

    Tarah Feinberg · March 20, 2011
  • Jeff C.

    Try the Magic Hat #9 beer. Great taste (maybe a peach undertone) and cheap too.

    Jeff Clites · March 18, 2011
  • Big Red

    Great venue, great staff. This is a great place to catch a day-show during SXSW.

    Big Red · March 17, 2011
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    Mark LaFay · March 17, 2011
  • Brian S.

    Darwin deez right now!

    Brian Spears · March 16, 2011

    Check-in to at least 5 RCRD LBL-approved venues to enter to win an iPad 2! Hint: this is one of them. Head here for deets & more importantly, to discover our favorite SXSW '11 music bit.ly/SXSWRCRD

    RCRD LBL · March 15, 2011
  • Ross

    Welcome to SXSW!

    Ross · March 12, 2011
  • The Wild Honey Pie

    Be sure to check out the Windish Agency free party Friday (3/18) featuring Cults, Foster The People, Toro y Moi, Naked and Famous, Braids, Givers, and more! In the meantime, smoke a cig in the back.

    The Wild Honey Pie · March 12, 2011
  • Steve F.

    Check out a live hip hop show and have a shiner with a friend.

    Steve F. · March 10, 2011

    Know the rules: respect the door guys, hydrate at the water cooler between stages & most importantly, have a blast watching the hottest of-the-moment bands! Playing this stage is a rite of passage.

    RCRD LBL · March 8, 2011
  • Internet E.

    If outdoor venues are your thing, roll by the day Music starts and see some great sets before you head back to your cube.

    Internet Explorer · March 7, 2011
  • Roberto L.

    Don't even dare to have fun at a hardcore/metal show here. The guards will kick you out if you stagedive. LAME. Go to red 7

    Roberto Loredo · February 25, 2011
  • TicketWeb

    Don't be discouraged by the two doors. Enter the outdoor stage on 6th and use the door on Red River to access the indoor stage. If you SXSW, you will no doubt spot us here, so PBR me. TW ♥'s Emo's Read more

    TicketWeb · February 18, 2011
  • Volcom Entertainment

    Legends Scott Wino Weinrich and Scott Kelly play a special acoustic show at Emo's on Feb 8th!

    Volcom Entertainment · February 8, 2011
  • Decibel Magazine

    The Decibel Sponsored North American Retribution tour featuring Death Angel, Lazarus AD, Early Man, Bounded By Blood and Hexen stops here on 2/14/11

    Decibel Magazine · January 27, 2011
  • Sarah T.

    The Get Up Kids! ;) January 22, 2010

    Sarah Tamez · January 23, 2011
  • Volcom Entertainment

    Don't be fooled by the doormen, they are really nice guys. Two stages, "weird" Austin locals, lots of great drinks...what more can you ask for?

    Volcom Entertainment · November 19, 2010
  • Mazda

    They have 2 stages, and one is outdoors. Rock on.

    Mazda · November 5, 2010
  • Big Red

    Grab some Hoeks' pizza (511 E 6th) after a show here.

    Big Red · October 8, 2010
  • Kevin V.

    Don't be lame...stick around. Headliner normally takes stage at midnight.

    Kevin Vasconcellos · September 30, 2010
  • Bryan C.

    Gods Are Ghosts play September 23rd! Read more

    Bryan Canatella · September 21, 2010
  • Charlie M.

    CharlieMcRae.com photography :-)

    Charlie McRae · September 2, 2010

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