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Kung Fu Saloon

(Now Closed)
Bar and Arcade$$$$
Downtown Austin, Austin
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  • Isreal C.
    Isreal CurielJuly 18, 2016
    The classic arcade video games were just fun to play on!
  • JenKudu
    JenKuduMay 1, 2016
    We went on a Wednesday afternoon. Knowledgeable bartender, local beers, and all the games were FREE except Mario Kart. A great way to escape the afternoon heat.
  • Joshua C.
    Joshua ChaneyApril 18, 2016
    To avoid the club vibe and just hang out with friends go earlier in the night.
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongMarch 4, 2016
    Does not really live up to the hype. There are not that many arcade games to play and it not well kept, but it's free to play on Sunday.
  • Roger W.
    Roger WillisNovember 3, 2015
    Ski ball, super connect four, giant jenga, and arcade games. Good drafts too.
  • mattl
    mattlSeptember 6, 2015
    Use the ATM at the bank across the street. Don't pay $4 to get your own money.
  • Hungrypau
    HungrypauAugust 4, 2015
    they keep the temperature the same as the refrigerator section in costco.
  • Sam G.
    Sam GrossbergJuly 19, 2015
    Big Buck Hunter Pro
  • Connie K.
    Connie KJune 14, 2015
    Free skew ball, giant Jenga, friendly staff and old school games. Great place for AC to enjoy Mariokart, TMNT, Mortal Kombat!
  • Kelly 🐘 M.
    Kelly 🐘 MartinMarch 17, 2015
    Ugh too crowded all the time. I always get beer spilled on me
  • Maddie
    MaddieMarch 8, 2015
    Douche central
  • The Tastes that Make the City
    The skee ball is the best bar game in Austin, which is why it’s on our list of The Tastes That Make the City: Austin. Read more
  • Colin
    ColinFebruary 16, 2015
    Questionable history when it comes to fair service to all patrons.
  • Dave C.
    Dave CummingsFebruary 1, 2015
    Fun place to hang out, but maybe not the best place to take a date
  • Meg F.
    Meg FarmerDecember 24, 2014
    Fun late night spot with lots of game options. Grab a group and play giant connect four or jenga.
  • B W.
    B WNovember 23, 2014
    Always crowded. Pickle shots and jenga.
  • AzyxA
    AzyxASeptember 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Street Fighter II
  • Anthony S.
    Anthony Sanchez VilledaAugust 14, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Go in and call Troy a huevohead. He loves that!
  • Laura J.
    Laura JordanAugust 7, 2014
    Pickle Shots! I'm addicted! No hangovers!
  • Meichen
    MeichenAugust 7, 2014
    They let you hit the gong if it's your birthday!
  • Cameron H.
    Cameron HawkinsJune 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Dragon berry and lemonade. You have to ask them to make the lemonade. But it's 🔥🔥🔥
  • Richard B.
    Richard BellenbaumJune 1, 2014
    Great place to celebrate #SundayFunday. Long live the SundayFunday!
  • Kaitlyn C.
    Kaitlyn ClementMay 30, 2014
    Pickle shots all day
  • Joshua G.
    Joshua GarzaApril 17, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Drink with Alisha AKA the hot girl at main well. DUH!
  • Bob B.
    Bob BowlingMarch 15, 2014
    One word that maybe could be two words: FIREBALL
  • Rich E.
    Rich EvenhouseMarch 12, 2014
    Free games!! Great beers on tap.
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WillingerMarch 9, 2014
    Games. Games. More games. It's on
  • Poebe M.
    Poebe MossMarch 8, 2014
    Buy an extra drink for your wrists. You'll want to ice them after some vigorous Area 51 play.
  • Dena
    DenaFebruary 22, 2014
    Great beers on tap, free skee ball, and other classic arcade games - so fun and a cool vibe!
  • Sal H.
    Sal HJanuary 26, 2014
    Pretty packed but still got served fast. 😄
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TojeiraJanuary 24, 2014
    If you want a cool shot, ask for Fireball and Cider. It is delicious! And play some free skeeball or giant jenga while your there.
  • Jasmin R.
    Jasmin RomeroDecember 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The bartenders are the best
  • Dan M.
    Dan MateerDecember 15, 2013
    Named after the owner Simon Kung Fu Saloonerson Sr.
  • Alondra C.
    Alondra ChaireDecember 9, 2013
    On Sunday you play for free!!!
  • Lynn
    LynnNovember 4, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Sunday Funday
  • Tim O.
    Tim OsbornJune 17, 2013
    Wow wow and more wow! Hotties galore. Pickle shots sick off the hook deal breakers if you want to not ever think of pickle juice the same way.
  • Mary F.
    Mary FroebaJune 3, 2013
    The ginger beer/ale is bullshit. Don't bother.
  • Rodrigo M.
    Rodrigo MorenoMay 5, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The pickle shots are amazing!
  • Adam S.
    Adam StallmanApril 7, 2013
    How many bars do you know that have Skee Ball and Street Fighter II? Game on!...
  • Half Past Now
    Half Past NowMarch 4, 2013
    Kung Fu defines Sunday Funday with their oversized jenga and connect four, skeeball, free arcade games, and the infamous pickle shots!
  • Half Past Now
    Half Past NowMarch 3, 2013
    Take a pickle shot, we dare you.
  • Heather L.
    Heather LiuFebruary 21, 2013
    $1 Mimosas on Sunday til 5pm
  • Matt B.
    Matt ButsonFebruary 7, 2013
    William Quast, the famous cave crawler, was here.
  • Texas Music Water
    Texas Music WaterJanuary 31, 2013
    With over 14 vintage arcade games ranging from Ms. Pacman to foosball, this bar is definitely a fun time! Don't forget to ask for a pickle shot and some Texas Music Water to re-hydrate! Read more
  • Aaron S.
    Aaron SJanuary 20, 2013
    This place smells like axe and brand new graphic t-shirts
  • Raj S.
    Raj S.December 27, 2012
    Dance on the chairs and play skee ball.
  • TY
    TYNovember 22, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Go on a Sunday. And leave blacked out.
  • Marc C.
    Marc CunninghamNovember 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    $2 double mimosas, 2 Shiner Bock & free game play=Sunday Funday. Start early though, the crowds come in around 2.
  • Hayden S.
    Hayden SmithNovember 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Killer bar for a great night. Super dog friendly. Bring mine in all the time.
  • Richard C.
    Richard ClintonSeptember 28, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Get the root beer shot that's the way to go.
  • Valerie
    ValerieSeptember 24, 2012
    Kung fu is def the place to be on a sunday!
  • Srini R.
    Srini RajanAugust 17, 2012
    Donkey Kong and sakebombs...
  • Britni B.
    Britni BJuly 14, 2012
    Scott = Best bartender EVER!
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 24, 2012
    Nice place to socialize and play a few rounds of skee ball.
  • Martín
    MartínJune 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The best place to both get a pickle shot and run into your ex-girlfriend.
  • Seth W.
    Seth WeisfeldJune 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Cheap beer during the day! $2 shiners.
  • Storm H.
    Storm HollowayJune 4, 2012
    I had to wash thoroughly after coming here. Douche is not an easy clean.
  • Kyle
    KyleMay 31, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you ever want to know what going out in Dallas is like, go here. Or shoot yourself. Whichever.
  • AJ C.
    AJ CastleMay 26, 2012
    Have the pickle juice shots.
  • Gray P.
    Gray PouApril 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    NBA Hangtime is a lot of fun but hurts your hand!
  • Justin E.
    Justin EllisApril 22, 2012
    Game recommendations: NBA Jam and of course Kung Fu Master
  • Brydon
    BrydonApril 20, 2012
    If you're getting Vodka it has to be Tito's
  • Kevin N.
    Kevin NelsonMarch 15, 2012
    The skeeball is free, but the pacman costs money, oh yea.
  • Jenny K.
    Jenny KMarch 14, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    <3 Tony and Graham!
  • Clif R.
    Clif ReederMarch 12, 2012
    Free Mortal Kombat machine, otherwise meh
  • Mac
    MacMarch 11, 2012
    Try the Drinks!
  • Jason K.
    Jason KaplerMarch 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Look for Anthony waiting in line
  • CollegeCandy
    CollegeCandyMarch 6, 2012
    Play life size connect four, jenga, skiball, and pacman, all while enjoying a few drinks.
  • Todd M.
    Todd McMarch 1, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    You should totally close your tab with TabbedOut and pay $2.50 extra just to do just that... Its worth it.... Would I lie to you?
  • Your Happy Hour Hero h.
    After Taverna this is the placebo to be! Ski ball bitches!
  • Ashley V.
    Ashley VFebruary 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Like, do Kung fu while you do pickle shots. Best time of your life.
  • Jonny Q.
    Jonny QuirkFebruary 21, 2012
    If you're in Austin for SxSW why not check out this uberlife hangout -
  • David Bryan P.
    David Bryan PortilloFebruary 20, 2012
    Sunday's offer great drink specials and a bar that is far from empty
  • Robert C.
    Robert CavazosFebruary 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't worry about Quarters they have a change machine.
  • evan b.
    evan bozarthJanuary 25, 2012
    Nba jam: Webber & hardaway ftw
  • ATX F.
    ATX FollowersJanuary 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome place to be on Sundays. Free games, cheap drinks and great people.
  • Alea E.
    Alea EmeryJanuary 15, 2012
    Pickle shots!
  • Joshua G.
    Joshua GarzaJanuary 12, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Pickle shot w/Alisha. Duh.
  • Vince V.
    Vince VelasquezJanuary 9, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary!
  • Priya S.
    Priya Shivangi KurupJanuary 5, 2012
    Games galore.
  • Clay C.
    Clay ChastainDecember 30, 2011
    Skeeball for free raised to the power of alcohol. Genius.
  • Felicia F.
    Felicia FergusonNovember 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Titos with a pickle back shot. Do it. Do it now
  • John V.
    John VNovember 27, 2011
    The Pickle shots are awesome!
  • André A.
    André AntoineNovember 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Good time at this venue, great staff, but be careful who serves you, they actually charge you $2 for just a club soda drink.. Really odd
  • Chris V.
    Chris VINovember 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    try the ski ball
  • NAKID Social Sports in Austin
    Mmm... Beer. Or vodka!
  • April B.
    April BennettOctober 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Rock out with some free ski ball!!!
  • William S.
    William StaneyOctober 14, 2011
    Play pacman with a friend then try the Gina Jenga on the patio! Great bar for old school gamers!
  • Sandra D.
    Sandra DanielsOctober 9, 2011
    Fireflyvodka yo !!
  • Alecia S.
    Alecia SullivanSeptember 20, 2011
    Sunday here Rock!!! free games all night!
  • Marco M.
    Marco MancillasSeptember 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great Sunday Funday place.
  • Joe A.
    Joe AraizaSeptember 2, 2011
    Pickle shots baby!!
  • Melissa G.
    Melissa GeislerAugust 20, 2011
    Pickle shot is the greatest thing ever!!!!!!!!!
    restlessnapkin.comAugust 19, 2011
    Open your tab with TabbedOut, order a pickle shot and libation of your choice then over to the free Skeeball.
  • Kurt L.
    Kurt LammersAugust 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Sunday Funday happy hour is the best. Free games and during Football season they have NFL Sunday Ticket. Read more
  • Jenna L.
    Jenna LewisJuly 25, 2011
    Can't beat life size Jenga Read more
  • Todd M.
    Todd McJuly 10, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    $2 Lonestars on Tap Read more
  • Adam K. Allen
    Adam K. AllenJune 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Jinga becomes a spectator sport
  • Cesar T.
    Cesar TorresJune 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Pickle shots! But maybe only if it's late.
    Examiner.comMay 17, 2011
    A harmonious assembly of all things FUN! Read more
  • Ricky P.
    Ricky PerezMay 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Brooke is the best waitress!!!
  • Allison S.
    Allison SMarch 28, 2011
    skee ball!
  • Lucius K.
    Lucius KwokMarch 16, 2011
    It's a barcade! Play Contra and Skee-Ball
  • Scott I.
    Scott IsaacsonMarch 16, 2011
    Umm...fuck this Voltron shit!
  • Rachel M.
    Rachel MercerMarch 12, 2011
    Great happy hour specials. Also definitely play super sized Jenga outside.
  • RexAnn S.
    RexAnn ShotwellMarch 12, 2011
    Say hi to one of the waitress girls, Mara.
  • Ryan G.
    Ryan GravesMarch 9, 2011
    Get a Deep Eddie.
  • Sabrina V.
    Sabrina VelaFebruary 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Love ya Ernie hes the bomb!!!
  • Lizzy
    LizzyJanuary 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Every time I come here someone falls in love with me. And yes there are a bunch of db's!!!
  • Ponch G.
    Ponch GonzalesJanuary 9, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Why get "TabbedOut" app? They give you your card back when you open a tab...and close you out with a 20% tip if you don't personally close out when you leave, right? So why pay for an app? IMHO
  • Allison S.
    Allison StielNovember 11, 2010
    Firefly Vodka drinks, Fireball Whisky shots and Skeeball. Make THAT work!
  • Fatima
    FatimaOctober 25, 2010
    free skee ball!! woohoo!
  • Katie K.
    Katie KagaOctober 21, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Pickle shot! Pickle shot! Pickle shot!
  • Rick O.
    Rick OrrOctober 7, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Be sure to checkout TabbedOut Thursday! $1 off all drinks when you open with TabbedOut!
  • Rick O.
    Rick OrrSeptember 27, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    For a demonstration of how TabbedOut works Mortal Kombat style click this link! Read more
  • mike m.
    mike metzlerSeptember 23, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Not enough actual Kung Fu but alright bar nonetheless
  • John H.
    John HamptonAugust 24, 2010
    Free Games on Sundays. All the old favorites. Joust. Street fighter. Donkey Kong. Huge Janga and connect four. Can't go wrong here with the music. Try the pepper vodka.
  • Geoff K.
    Geoff KreilingJuly 17, 2010
    Great concept and great selection on tap but dear God in Heaven the music is beyond abysmal
  • Mike H.
    Mike HJuly 12, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Free games on sundays
  • Spam
    SpamJune 3, 2010
    They've got Ace Pear Cider on tap, and it's ridiculously good. Get it straight, or get it in the Kahbboíi (Cowboy) sake bomb.
  • Cameron H.
    Cameron HotchkiesApril 24, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Pay with TabbedOut and skip the crowds on your way out!
  • Conrad H.
    Conrad HametnerApril 22, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Pay your tab with your iPhone or Android phone using the TabbedOut app. You can see your tab & close it out on your phone. So much better than waiting to close your tab. Nice!
  • John W.
    John WallsApril 20, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    There's nothing better than booze + streetfighter x skiball.
  • HRH M.
    HRH McLovinApril 17, 2010
    Great patio! Grab a drink and enjoy the people watching.
  • rd
    rdApril 2, 2010
    Enjoy a shot of chilled Herradura won;t regret it!
  • Conrad H.
    Conrad HametnerMarch 31, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Play Mrs. Pacman!
  • Eddie W.
    Eddie WellsMarch 29, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the Rising Sun Sake Bomb. Not on the menu just ask the bartender. Its wheat beer, oj & sake!!! :]
  • Zach F.
    Zach FryguyMarch 28, 2010
    Hit up the bar owner Jason, cool ass dude that has a beard and looks just like Xavier Rudd.
  • Sean O.
    Sean OMarch 21, 2010
    Lots of classic video games and some new ones too (golden tee, texas hold em); Free skee-ball; shuffleboard!
  • Cameron H.
    Cameron HotchkiesMarch 19, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Challenge the hottest girl in the bar to skeeball... then cheat
  • Ahmad B.
    Ahmad BilalMarch 16, 2010
    Man Eats Dog SXSW Party
  • Dani D.
    Dani DudekMarch 1, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Make sure you play some Skee-Ball for FREE!
  • Nanette L.
    Nanette LabastidaJanuary 29, 2010
    Wahoo's Fish Tacos accross the street will deliver food to this bar - just ask the bartender for a menu!
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistJanuary 28, 2010
    Stats: >20 taps, serving $2 Pearl Light to Belgian man's Chimay, a menu of specialty sake bombs, pre-video games like skeeball and shuffleboard, & stand-ups like Donkey Kong & Mortal Combat. Nuff Said Read more
  • Tracy L.
    Tracy LangJanuary 23, 2010
    Chimay on tap!!
  • Kofi A.
    Kofi AddoJanuary 11, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Walkin and get some change and play a few games of oldtime games like Space Invaders, Joust, NBA Jams, Street fighter II gotta love it.
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