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Lustre Pearl Bar

Lustre Pearl Bar

(Now Closed)
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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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • NAKID Social Sports in Austin
    Awesome bar for flip cup. Want more flip cup? Join NAKID for kickball, dodgeball, parties and more friends! www.playnakid.com
  • 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.
  • Eric G.
    Eric GJune 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Matt the bartender is the man! Always go to him. Look for black cap.
  • 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)!
  • Willem S.
    Willem SpruijtOctober 18, 2013
    Great backyard to chill with some beers and play some games.
  • 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
  • April B.
    April BennettJune 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Nachos from the taco stand are tasty
  • John R.
    John RayaOctober 3, 2011
    Ideal if you want to put money into the juke box and have them skip your songs
  • Sam R.
    Sam RuizJuly 10, 2013
    Awesome! Love it on Tuesdays
  • Brandon F.
    Brandon F.April 2, 2012
    Drink ghetto Texan beer, people watch and get your foosball on.
  • 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
    http://schedule.sxsw.com/?lsort=venue_all_days&venue=Lustre+Pearl
  • Eric D.
    Eric DriskellMay 6, 2011
    Campechana taco may be the best taco in the world!!!
  • Cole H.
    Cole HMay 17, 2013
    Enjoy Lustre Pearl while you can. She'll be gone soon...
  • Todd M.
    Todd McMarch 23, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    WiFi password is - longhair
  • 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
  • Laura H.
    Laura HarringtonMay 26, 2013
    Get.the.nachos.
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