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Lustre Pearl Bar

Lustre Pearl Bar

(Now Closed)
Downtown Austin, Austin
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  • Brooklyn United
    Brooklyn UnitedMarch 6, 2012
    Step inside to grab a drink but head right back outside to mingle with others, enjoy the lounge chairs, or hit up the picnic and Ping-Pong tables. Oh, and there's typically a taco truck. No brainer.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 30, 2012
    If you're looking for beer on tap, this isn't the bar for you. Instead, come here for delicious mixed drink specials. Try Bar 96 across the street for good local, draft beers and cornhole.
  • Austin Chronicle
    Austin ChronicleMarch 12, 2013
    There’s plenty at Lustre Pearl to stimulate you if your company doesn’t. With ping pong tables, hula hoops, taco trucks, and roomy-by-room choice of decor, expect to be entertained… just not to park.
  • Robert B.
    Robert BurkhalterFebruary 6, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    This is my absolute favorite bar in Austin. $2 Coors Original and the BEST taco truck I have ever been to. I've tried almost everything on the menu at this point and it's all frakking delicious.
  • Libby B.
    Libby BrennanSeptember 8, 2011
    the carne asada tacos from the taco truck are killer. let inhibitions loose and try a hula hoop.. or two if you dare. super chill vibe with great drinks, atmosphere and playlist
  • exfm
    exfmFebruary 23, 2012
    Walking in to the Lustre Pearl is like coming home. Probably because it's a repurposed house, but great idea. You'll never want to leave especially when you can pick your own tunes on the jukebox.
  • Allison K.
    Allison KaminskiJanuary 7, 2016
    One of my favorite bars in Austin!! Love the vibe and cocktails. Great outdoor area in the back with food trucks and games
  • CJN
    CJNFebruary 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    One of my favorite bars in the world, hands down. Have a Victoria, one of mexicos oldest beers. Delicious paired with carnitas.
  • Saundra
    SaundraFebruary 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get up close and personal to your favourite bands in this patio space. Best bartenders in Austin in my opinion.
  • Tarah F.
    Tarah FeinbergMarch 20, 2011
    1 of my favorite places in Austin. Feels like a house party. Find a small room to hang with your friends or play ping pong in the backyard.
  • Kyle B.
    Kyle BunchFebruary 24, 2013
    Complex and their 'Douchiest Bars' list be damned, this is a great spot to play ping-pong, hula hoop, or just enjoy a beverage on the oversized back patio.
  • Tammy G.
    Tammy GordonSeptember 9, 2011
    Love this bar. The beers come with koozies. Amazing back yard with lights, tables and usually a food truck.
  • STA Travel U.S.
    STA Travel U.S.March 1, 2012
    You should challenge a friend to a game of ping pong, then stop by the taco truck on your way out!
  • Craig F.
    Craig ForsterAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great relaxed outdoor area, and one of the best taco trucks in Austin serving up delicious treats.
  • Kyle B.
    Kyle BunchMarch 7, 2012
    Great spot to play ping-pong, hula hoop, or just enjoy a beverage on the oversized back patio.
  • Stephen P.
    Stephen PangSeptember 21, 2013
    Big outdoor garden to drink your beer in and watch passers-by.
  • CollegeCandy
    CollegeCandyMarch 6, 2012
    Definitely a more chill place. Drink beer and play ping pong. Or try to play ping pong, depending on where you are in your night.
  • Wendy H.
    Wendy HidenrickJuly 21, 2010
    Best tacos I've ever had out of a bus/van! The guy shows up around 6:30pm and is set up by 7pm. Check him out!
  • Do512
    Do512March 27, 2012
    You aren't only limited to sitting down and drinking at this bar... You can also hula hoop and play ping pong!
  • GOOD
    GOODMarch 4, 2010
    Cool idea: new bar made from repurposing an old house in an worn industrial area. It spurred 3 other lounges around it. Check out the many benefit events hosted here too.
  • Indira V.
    Indira VaidyMarch 12, 2011
    Might be my fave bar in Austin: ping-pong, taco truck, big backyard & dancing in an old swampy shack, does it get any better?
  • NAKID Social Sports in Austin
    Awesome bar for flip cup. Want more flip cup? Join NAKID for kickball, dodgeball, parties and more friends!
  • Eric G.
    Eric GJune 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Matt the bartender is the man! Always go to him. Look for black cap.
  • Willem S.
    Willem SpruijtOctober 18, 2013
    Great backyard to chill with some beers and play some games.
  • Y B.
    Y BJanuary 27, 2012
    Try the apple pie cocktail! It comes with a cinnamon stick :)
  • The Wild Honey Pie
    The Wild Honey PieMarch 12, 2011
    Hipsters and hula hoops means we'll be there. So will Givers, The Head and the Heart, Phantogram, and more on Thursday (3/18)!
  • Chad S.
    Chad SwanzySeptember 4, 2011
    Bistec Taco at the Taco Cart parked at Lustre is awesome.
  • April B.
    April BennettFebruary 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    On Sunday's, all-you-can-eat crawfish for $12. Cash only.
  • STA Travel U.S.
    STA Travel U.S.February 17, 2012
    Try the "Long Hair Don't Care" - a Lonestar tallboy with a shot of whiskey.
  • Mark Y.
    Mark YawnOctober 3, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Put 3 dollars in the jukebox and check out this play list, 8508, 8609, 5002, 5201, 4302, 4501, 3101, 2101, 0501!!!
  • Annie
    AnnieApril 14, 2013
    The ping pong table and hula hoops are playful touches.
  • Tammy G.
    Tammy GordonMarch 12, 2010
    Love this joint. Outdoor ping pong, patio, disco ball, cold beers in koozie = bar heaven for me.
  • MRM // McCann
    MRM // McCannFebruary 21, 2012
    Grab an ice-cold bottle of Pearl and an order of fried pickles and help Keep Austin Weird.
  • @iamkhayyam
    @iamkhayyamMarch 18, 2011
    The most belligerent staff I have come across during #sxsw. They get a staff shirt and think they own the place. Not cool.
  • Deborah A.
    Deborah Au-YeungMarch 8, 2014
    Free tacos and beer...
  • Elliott L.
    Elliott L.March 19, 2013
    Awesome venue! One of the best at SXSW
  • Sam R.
    Sam RuizJuly 10, 2013
    Awesome! Love it on Tuesdays
  • April B.
    April BennettJune 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Nachos from the taco stand are tasty
  • Brandon F.
    Brandon F.April 2, 2012
    Drink ghetto Texan beer, people watch and get your foosball on.
  • John R.
    John RayaOctober 3, 2011
    Ideal if you want to put money into the juke box and have them skip your songs
  • Rye C.
    Rye CliftonJune 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best bar to take someone from out of town. Read more
  • Dave S.
    Dave SurganMarch 19, 2011
    Get some cheap Pearl beers at the prettiest bar in Austin.
  • Happy M.
    Happy MercadoNovember 23, 2009
    Try the food trailer there and order the Spinach Quesadillas. Delicious.
  • Pinyo™
    Pinyo™February 22, 2013
  • Eric D.
    Eric DriskellMay 6, 2011
    Campechana taco may be the best taco in the world!!!
  • Todd M.
    Todd McMarch 23, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    WiFi password is - longhair
  • Cole H.
    Cole HMay 17, 2013
    Enjoy Lustre Pearl while you can. She'll be gone soon...
  • AustinPixels
    AustinPixelsDecember 20, 2010
    Good at ping pong? They have tables for you to prove it.
  • Todd M.
    Todd McOctober 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Wifi password : longhair
  • Chris F.
    Chris FerryMarch 15, 2013
    Staff working security here are rude. You buy a $9 beer and they kick you out. Not even nicely. Uncool. #sxsw
  • Laura H.
    Laura HarringtonMay 26, 2013
  • Chelsea R.
    Chelsea ReganJuly 8, 2012
    Complimentary bug spray!
  • I Realty C.
    I Realty ConnectMay 19, 2013
    you won't regret it
  • Pinyo™
    Pinyo™February 20, 2013
  • Robert T.
    Robert TimbrookJanuary 19, 2010
    Go to Lustre Pearl and have an al pastor taco from the Bomb Taco truck. Read more
  • Morgan R.
    Morgan RandolphAugust 19, 2013
    Some of the rudest staff I have ever encountered!
  • Oz N.
    Oz NathanMarch 5, 2013
    Network between beers with the Bizzabo app.
  • keith l.
    keith largoOctober 21, 2012
    Good tasting drinks
  • Casey S.
    Casey SlaterNovember 29, 2010
    Trailer has delish fried pickles!
  • Ward C.
    Ward ChandlerMarch 9, 2012
    SeeMail your Beer :) Read more
  • Christina
    ChristinaJanuary 29, 2012
    Cool dog.
  • Elisa
    ElisaJanuary 5, 2010
    Challenge a stranger to a hula hoop contest. I hear it's a great way to pick up a date! :)
  • Tom B.
    Tom BrandtOctober 31, 2011
    Fried pickles and hula hoop!
  • Jon R.
    Jon ReynoldsFebruary 17, 2013
    Hell yeah!!!
  • Alaina Y.
    Alaina YepezJanuary 18, 2010
    Great atmosphere and a neat location.
  • J. T.
    J. TilzSeptember 25, 2011
    Great place.
  • Big Boi
    Big BoiMarch 9, 2011
    If you want me you can find me… on the jukebox.
  • Joseph A.
    Joseph AuerAugust 27, 2011
    I hear they serve alcohol here.
  • Alexis N.
    Alexis NealMarch 11, 2012
    Door guy is a ______ **fill in the blank with nothing nice
  • Nina N.
    Nina NinaNovember 17, 2010
    Al Pastor taco please!
  • Sssss :.
    Sssss :)March 4, 2014
  • Berkah B.
    Berkah BernferdJuly 10, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is..... amazing.
  • Nina N.
    Nina NinaNovember 17, 2010
    Fried pickles please!
  • Jenny C.
    Jenny CookApril 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Long Hair Don't Care... order it.
  • Haley W.
    Haley WeasleyJuly 17, 2011
    Dude city!
  • Maggie
    MaggieAugust 4, 2012
    This place can't even make a whiskey coke.
  • Christina B.
    Christina BurkeSeptember 18, 2010
    Makers on the rocks...
  • Brooke-Lynn L.
    Brooke-Lynn LuatMarch 13, 2010
    Sit outside under the starrrrsssss.
  • brian s.
    brian schultzMarch 11, 2011
  • Levi W.
    Levi WeaverMarch 20, 2010
    Seats: stage far left.
  • Heather M.
    Heather MilliganSeptember 3, 2009
    Hula hoop and play ping pong at the same time.
  • Keenan
    KeenanMay 10, 2013
    Don't go here.
  • Brooke-Lynn L.
    Brooke-Lynn LuatMarch 13, 2010
    Hula hoop!
  • Tarun N.
    Tarun NimmagaddaAugust 14, 2009
    play PingPong
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