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Oil Can Harry's

Gay Bar · Downtown Austin
211 W 4th St (Btwn Colorado St & Lavaca St), Austin, TX 78701, United States
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People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 10:00 PM–Midnight
  • Tue
    • 10:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Wed
    • 10:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Thu
    • 8:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Fri
    • 6:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 8:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 2:00 PM–2:00 AM
Happy Hour
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Oilcan Harry's is Austin's longest running gay bar. We are gay owned and operated and have been serving our community for over 20+ years. We serve great drinks, have the friendliest staff in town, and play some of the hottest music and videos around.


Based on 295 votes

People like this place

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    James Y.
    "The best gay bar in Austin!"(2 Tips)
    David T.
    "sporting events at the Score sports bar"(3 Tips)
    Irvin B.
    "Good dancing."(5 Tips)
    Ann Marie B.
    "$2 mimosas on Sunday."(2 Tips)
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84 tips and reviews.

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  • dancing
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  • sports bars
  • mimosas
  • karaoke
  • good for singles
  • happy hour
  • trendy
  • great value
  • outdoor seating
  • good for a late night
  • burgers
  • circuses
  • casual
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  • beer
  • music
  • vodka
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  • good for special occasions
  • Dustin H.

    One of the less crowded (sometimes) and more down to earth bars on 4th. Great for a casual drink with a friend rather than a hard night on the town.

    Dustin Haley · January 3, 2015
  • Do512

    One of our favorite spots to get our dance on any day of the week! During SXSW, it's gonna be nutty this year! Check out to find out what's going on!

    Do512 · February 20, 2012
  • Luke H.

    want to know more about life@seggr...find Kim or Scotty at the Mashable party on Monday 14th and learn more. First 10 will be in the running for a Texan Makeover! Read more

    Luke Harvey-Palmer · March 14, 2010
  • @LorenzoAgustin ☆

    You must be desperate or dumb to sneak your own liquor. The bartenders do that heavy pour in yo cup here. Yup. #drunktweet

    @LorenzoAgustin ☆ · March 25, 2013
  • Marq R.

    It kinda sucks! I wish the gay bars in Austin would learn how to cater to ALL types of people! not all gay people like techno and dance all the time!

    Marq Ross · June 26, 2012
  • Isaac S.

    Had a great time during Fat Tuesday (2-21-12) with Deejay Chi Chi LaRue and all of the people I hanged out with. Check out my photos on Face book as always. AYE MIRA!!

    Isaac Sanchez · February 26, 2012
  • Isaac S.

    Special Thanks to Larry Davis & fabulous staff for giving me a birthday party (hosted by them) on 9-21-12. We all had a great time!! Aye Mira!!

    Isaac Sanchez · September 24, 2012
  • Thomas A.

    Everything about this place is great! The staff especially!! Get to know them and visit often!!

    Thomas Allen · March 13, 2014
  • Jacob M.

    Go see steve at the sports bar, strongest long islands in town that still taste amazing!!

    Jacob Martin · May 22, 2012
  • Isaac S.

    They have great music and also have lots going on, including the ONLY gay sports bar in town.

    Isaac Sanchez · October 13, 2010
  • Isaac S.

    Temptation Tuesdays with Kelly Kline are Off the Wall. Come one, come all and join in the fun. Who knows, even compete and WIN some easy cash! Read more

    Isaac Sanchez · October 12, 2011
  • Mark H.

    Lisa T P did the most outstanding Drag King--EVERYONE thought she was a real guy trying to punk then. She won $500 that night. Almost covered her bar bill.

    Mark H · January 16, 2013
  • Alberto P.

    The bartender with the glasses and greyish facial hair is charming. And he pours well. Seek him out. :)

    Alberto Paez · September 21, 2012
  • Rodrigo M.

    If you like gross, ugly, old people this is your place. The STUPID door staff is super stupid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!stupid door people no

    Rodrigo Moreno · January 18, 2012
  • Brandon P.

    Even tho I don't feel good, haaad to come out and meet Pearl tonight at @oilcanharrys

    Brandon Pollard · August 17, 2015
  • David T.

    Love to watch sporting events at the Score sports bar in OCH come have a drink and watch the Colts beat the Jets!!!

    David Torres · January 9, 2011
  • Koty Y.

    Loud inside, but quieter on the patio. Decent service, good value.

    Koty Yell · February 22, 2015
  • Heath C.

    A great bunch of guys (and gals) work at OCH. Everyone should stop in for a drink and show them some love and support.

    Heath Castor · June 18, 2010
  • princebot

    By a pretty boy drink. Odds are no one else has from sheer cowardice, and you could get lucky.

    princebot · December 21, 2011
  • Jason D.

    Classy bartenders, friendly atmosphere, and hot boys--everyone is welcome anytime

    Jason Dent · April 2, 2010
  • Will

    Not so great Monday. Sad karaoke night. Weirdo crowd. Visiting from DC I definitely didn't fit in at all.

    Will · May 6, 2013
  • Irvin B.

    More EDM played here than Rain. Better music than Rains Top 40 radio you're tired of. Good dancing.

    Irvin Bursiaga · July 22, 2012
  • Elizabeth G.

    If you're lucky, you can catch Persana Shoulders from New Orleans hosting a show!

    Elizabeth Grinton · January 17, 2011
  • Isaac S.

    Stripper Circus is on Thursday's. Lots of fun! Aye Mira!

    Isaac Sanchez · February 10, 2015
  • Zach R.

    A "double" drink is literally twice the price. Not worth it.

    Zach Rand · February 26
  • Josh M.

    Follow @getjosh27 or @ bobbycook for all the latest happenings in the Austin scene !! Or @patchboots if ur a whore

    Josh Martinez · November 23, 2011
  • Ryan T.

    This establishment appears to be the main bar in this gay corner of town

    Ryan Tamares · November 22, 2014
  • Murrah N.

    The Karaoke on Mondays is THE place to be!

    Murrah Noble · March 20, 2013
  • Larry D.

    Tuesday's $1 drinks! Wednesday $2 drinks and Thursday $3 drinks! Can't beat that!

    Larry Davis · June 3, 2012
  • Joshua G.

    The owner, Larry, is a sweetheart. Don't be a cunt....BC I said so!!!!

    Joshua Garza · July 22, 2014
  • Steve G.

    If you can't finish your twink they have doggie bags.

    Steve Gorman · May 14, 2012
  • James Y.

    The best gay bar in Austin! Great for dancing!

    James Young · March 22, 2015
  • Rodrigo M.

    If you like stupid door people this is your place.

    Rodrigo Moreno · January 18, 2012
  • Matt E.

    Great Happy Hour. Class act bartenders.

    Matt Eichler · March 14, 2010
  • Michael B.

    This is a nice place 2 go 2 and have a drink in Austin.

    Michael B. · September 3, 2012
  • Bert T.

    Dude, that's the new Three Olives just brought memories of 'Dude Where's My Car' movie...

    Bert Trevino · August 27, 2011
  • Dan N.

    friendly atmosphere but a bit of a sausage factory

    Dan Nelson · November 21, 2010
  • Isaac S.

    Cazwell was great. He deejayed and performed to a packed house at OCH.

    Isaac Sanchez · October 24, 2010
  • princebot

    Talk to a beautiful stranger. It can work out better than expected

    princebot · December 21, 2011
  • Joshua K.

    Good strong drinks, no pretensions.

    Joshua Kirk · December 2, 2012
  • eric c.

    There's going to be a kick ass gay bachelor party here on April 24. We're gonna get so f*cking trashed :P

    eric c · April 16, 2010
  • Felipe C.

    Ranked as one of Out Magazine's top 50 Greatest Gay Bars in the World Read more

    Felipe Campos · November 24, 2009
  • Joseph H.

    A good night is how you make it not where your located. So I had a blast!

    Joseph Henry · December 5, 2012
  • Henry P.

    Here's a tip. LEAVE A TIP. :-)

    Henry Perkins · November 26, 2013
  • Brandon P.

    Back again after crawling around the Pecan Festival! X)

    Brandon Pollard · May 2, 2015
  • Ann Marie B.

    $2 mimosas on Sunday. Enough said.

    Ann Marie B · June 9, 2013
  • Jesse S.

    Go see Dane in the afternoons, sassy sweetheart.

    Jesse Stafford · August 24, 2012
  • Shelby H.

    Go see Dane. He's the best.

    Shelby Hall · June 5, 2012
  • John W.

    Shots, shots, shot-shot-shot, shots, shots, shot-shot-shot

    John Walls · April 20, 2010
  • Alexandria M.

    One of the best show bars in town

    Alexandria McKing · November 23, 2015

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