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Mean Eyed Cat

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Bar and Dive Bar · Old West Austin
1621 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78703, United States
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    Tonic Music
    "... Cash bar…only play the man in black, decked out with JC art & gear, cheap beer."(3 Tips)
    Gina S.
    "Love it--we saw the best Johnny Cash tribute here."(2 Tips)
    Austen T.
    "Put a few coins in the jukebox."(2 Tips)
    "fascinating beer blend."(3 Tips)
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  • James S.

    Pretty snazzy Pseudo Hipster Bar. Oh yeah did I mention Johnny Cash, he lives here. One of the best times for a "regular" Saturday night in Austin.

    James Schindler · February 19, 2013
  • Spike

    A great place if you are interested in the Austin music scene as much as the local beer scene.

    Spike · February 11, 2013
  • Austen T.

    Put a few coins in the jukebox. You won't regret it!

    Austen Trimble · March 9, 2012
  • Tonic Music

    Johnny Cash bar…only play the man in black, decked out with JC art & gear, cheap beer.

    Tonic Music · March 9, 2012
  • Do512

    This is a Johnny Cash bar... so bring cash (seriously, that's all they take.) Check out the happenings here during SXSW on

    Do512 · March 2, 2012
  • Miguel P.

    Best bar in Austin! Don't bring your guns to town son, leave your guns at home bill ...

    Miguel Portamos · January 22, 2012
  • Priya S.

    Johnny Cash tribute.

    Priya Shivangi Kurup · January 5, 2012
  • Karen B.

    Cool little laid back bar with a funky, cool vibe.]

    Karen Brantley · December 11, 2011
  • Lizzy L.

    Ask the bartender for a cab company # or have one handy for this out of the way hot spot.

    Lizzy Lapp · July 22, 2011
  • AustinPixels

    Drink a Man in Black. Johnny Cash would.

    AustinPixels · May 17, 2011
  • Lydia D.

    Tasty Michelada! Surprisingly!

    Lydia DLG · May 11, 2011
  • Tiffini B.

    They have cold sake! It's a secret though :)

    Tiffini Brock · May 5, 2011
  • Esquire

    Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Now, listen to some Johnny Cash while drinking a pitcher of Lone Star and munching on wasabi peanuts. Read more

    Esquire · February 3, 2011
  • Gina S.

    Love it--we saw the best Johnny Cash tribute here. Great vibe.

    Gina Sigillito · January 11, 2011
  • Chris

    Look elsewhere for a true dive bar. Not bad but just feels like it was created by Disney for one of their theme parks.

    Chris · December 27, 2010
  • Katie G.

    Canjun trail mix is addicting!

    Katie Gebhart · November 21, 2010
  • Reggie W.

    If the bartender tells you to leave, head across the street to Donn's Depot.

    Reggie Wegner · October 11, 2010
  • Kara S.

    Reid Wilson And His So Called Friends ever 1st and 3rd Thursday night. NOT to be missed!!!!

    Kara Snyder · September 3, 2010
  • Drizzten

    The Man In Black isn't just a great song, it's also a fascinating beer blend.

    Drizzten · August 20, 2010
  • Chris W.

    If you're hungry for more than the small snax they've got, head across to El Arroyo and bring stuff back to M-E-C.

    Chris Wooster · July 26, 2010
  • Amy D.

    Love this place! Hungry? Go next door to Sushi Zushi

    Amy D · July 17, 2010
  • lauren a.

    kori has some pipes on her. i heart mean eyed.

    lauren atkinson · July 15, 2010
  • Dani D.

    Crank some Cash on the jukebox and grab me a new MEAN sticker for my car while you're there.

    Dani Dudek · March 1, 2010
  • Krisana

    Wasabi peanuts nom

    Krisana · February 17, 2010
  • David J. N.

    Drink in the atmosphere and go check out the ditch across the street.

    David J. Neff · January 23, 2010
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    Somchai Rojana · June 19, 2013

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