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Emo's (WE MOVED!)

(Now Closed)
Rock Club, Bar, and Music Venue
Downtown Austin, Austin
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  • SoundCloud
    SoundCloudMarch 4, 2012
    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.
  • Scion Advisor
    Scion AdvisorJuly 27, 2011
    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
    Scion AdvisorJune 22, 2011
    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
  • TicketWeb
    TicketWebFebruary 18, 2011
    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
  • Scion Advisor
    Scion AdvisorJune 18, 2011
    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
  • VH1
    VH1July 21, 2010
    After the show, walk across the street to Casino El Camino and order a burger from the window inside. You may be waiting a while, but it’s the best burger in Austin. – Robert F.
  • Volcom Entertainment
    Volcom EntertainmentNovember 19, 2010
    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?
  • STA Travel U.S.
    STA Travel U.S.March 1, 2012
    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!
    RCRD LBLMarch 15, 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
  • Scion Advisor
    Scion AdvisorJune 22, 2011
    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
    RCRD LBLMarch 8, 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.
  • Jeff C.
    Jeff ClitesMarch 18, 2011
    Try the Magic Hat #9 beer. Great taste (maybe a peach undertone) and cheap too.
  • Big Red
    Big RedMarch 17, 2011
    Great venue, great staff. This is a great place to catch a day-show during SXSW.
  • Visit Austin
    Visit AustinNovember 4, 2011
    An all-ages rock club with legendary status as a venue for local bands and great roadshows.
  • Internet E.
    Internet ExplorerMarch 7, 2011
    If outdoor venues are your thing, roll by the day Music starts and see some great sets before you head back to your cube.
  • Saundra
    SaundraAugust 29, 2011
    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
  • Brandon B.
    Brandon BurkartSeptember 15, 2011
    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.
  • Erin B.
    Erin BachOctober 2, 2011
    Best small music venue. I have seen many, many a show at emo's.
  • Alexis S.
    Alexis SmithApril 14, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Indoor bar has an earplug vending machine ($1.00 in quarters, totally worth it), but it steals your quarters sometimes.
  • Tarah F.
    Tarah FeinbergMarch 20, 2011
    Big stage, mostly outdoors, great vibe. What's not to like?
  • elizabeth S.
    elizabeth ScottAugust 27, 2011
    Dumpy bar with live music and cheap beer. Don't wear white.
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel LuceroApril 17, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Outside bar is cash ONLY. So, make sure you stop at a ATM before you go, or pay the fee at the ATM right outside the door.
  • Do512
    Do512January 20, 2012
    Come to this Austin establishment for some amazing acts during SXSW. Go to to see what's happening here
  • Decibel Magazine
    Decibel MagazineJanuary 27, 2011
    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
  • Scion Advisor
    Scion AdvisorJune 22, 2011
    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
  • Holly R.
    Holly RichApril 3, 2010
    Don't have cash? Bar by the indoor stage (tv, johnny cash pic) does credit cards. Much longer to get a drink tho. Not willing to wait, get cash to use at the several bars outside.
  • Iration
    IrationAugust 16, 2011
    2011-10-01 Iration's Lei'd Back Fall Tour with Tomorrows Bad Seeds and Through The Roots Read more
  • CultureMap Austin
    CultureMap AustinJuly 11, 2011
    The men's bathroom doesn't have urinals; instead, it has a trough. Perfect for making friends!
  • Jayce B.
    Jayce BeasleyMarch 18, 2010
    Best place to see a show in town. I even find it hard to leave during SXSW. Read more
  • Jesse M.
    Jesse MorenoNovember 21, 2009
    Bring cash!! The only time I could use my check/credit card at that place was at the merch table. Also, there's free parking under the I-35 bridge just two streets down.
  • Drew M.
    Drew MattkeNovember 23, 2009
    quirky, grungy atmosphere, decent drink prices EXCELLENT bands play here. Not to be missed
  • Paul B.
    Paul BanksFebruary 14, 2010
    Recommended: The Young Republic (touring act from Berklee/Nashville) across the street at Club DeVille Feb 17, 2010. With songstress Lindsay Rae Spurlock and others.
  • Steve F.
    Steve F.March 10, 2011
    Check out a live hip hop show and have a shiner with a friend.
  • Gregory G.
    Gregory GoodinApril 6, 2011
    Shows galore here. Make sure to check out their schedule.
  • Andre V.
    Andre VieiraOctober 20, 2011
    The best rock venue in Texas!
  • VH1
    VH1July 21, 2010
    Wait for the ink to dry before you do ANYTHING. This sounds silly, but Emo's stamps are the inkiest in town by far. – Vidhisha B.
  • Houdah A.
    Houdah AbualtinMarch 8, 2012
    RIP original Emo's. The Red River District will never be the same.
  • Lon B.
    Lon BozarthAugust 12, 2011
    On Thur mites act like you smoke and go upstairs for free Camel casino nights
  • Mazda
    MazdaNovember 5, 2010
    They have 2 stages, and one is outdoors. Rock on.
  • Felicia
    FeliciaApril 8, 2010
    Awesome concerts, great intimate setting, just make sure you don't go alone.
  • David W.
    David WeaverJanuary 17, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't be a jerk. Don't start fights. Chill and have a good time...oh yeah...let me take your pic.
  • Roberto L.
    Roberto LoredoFebruary 25, 2011
    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
  • Big Red
    Big RedOctober 8, 2010
    Grab some Hoeks' pizza (511 E 6th) after a show here.
  • Samantha P.
    Samantha PosinApril 16, 2010
    Check for shows regularly. I just saw The Temper Trap there for $15.00 and they were AMAZING!!! Read more
  • kosmar k.
    kosmar kosmarFebruary 28, 2012
    good memories, huge place
  • Dan M.
    Dan MateerSeptember 23, 2011
    Talk to the door guy about your relationship with your dad.
  • Matthew P.
    Matthew PresleySeptember 27, 2011
    The current venue is totally dead in 2012. What a drag.
  • Volcom Entertainment
    Volcom EntertainmentFebruary 8, 2011
    Legends Scott Wino Weinrich and Scott Kelly play a special acoustic show at Emo's on Feb 8th!
  • Silver Platter E.
    Mickey Avalon is also known as Mr. Right
  • Ross
    RossMarch 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Emo's has moved! Now located at 2015 E. riverside! Head to
  • Kevin V.
    Kevin V.September 30, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't be lame...stick around. Headliner normally takes stage at midnight.
  • Chris C.
    Chris CleverMarch 19, 2010
    Get 1 dollar off all mixed drinks when you say foursquare
  • eric m.
    eric marquesMarch 20, 2010
    Atm by the restroom! 5 and sum change though..
  • Brian S.
    Brian SpearsMarch 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Darwin deez right now!
  • Brook S.
    Brook ShelleyMay 1, 2010
    Possibly the worst bathrooms in Austin. Also popular with the "talking loudly over the music" set
  • Brenna S.
    Brenna SNovember 9, 2011
    R.IP Emo's on 6th!
  • james
    jamesMarch 22, 2011
    Nice place.
  • Ross
    RossMarch 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Welcome to SXSW!
  • R.W. R.
    R.W. RushingSeptember 14, 2011
    Hank 3 has 18 amplifiers on stage. Wtf.
  • David D.
    David DJanuary 22, 2010
    Great music venue Read more
  • Mark L.
    Mark LaFayMarch 17, 2011
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley SteelMarch 14, 2009
    We were at Emo's Earlier for the Pastries and Pasties. Super Fun!
  • Anthony M.
    Anthony MiskulinAugust 28, 2010
    Sup sup......emos......babe
  • Robert T.
    Robert TimbrookJanuary 19, 2010
    Go to Emo's and do a shot of Jaegermeister. Read more
  • Bryan C.
    Bryan CanatellaSeptember 21, 2010
    Gods Are Ghosts play September 23rd! Read more
  • Charlie M.
    Charlie McRaeSeptember 2, 2010 photography :-)
  • Sarah T.
    Sarah TamezJanuary 23, 2011
    The Get Up Kids! ;) January 22, 2010
  • Jason P.
    Jason PrattJanuary 26, 2010
    Rock out with your cock out!
  • David B.
    David BetancourtMarch 18, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    3 dollar heinekens!
  • Ana C.
    Ana CarmonaMarch 13, 2010
    Stalk the bands. Take pictures
  • Patrick J.
    Patrick JonesApril 2, 2010
    Ew. Too many minors.
  • Sarah W.
    Sarah WulfeckMarch 15, 2009
    Burlesque and boobs!!
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