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The Bat Bar

Bar$$$$
Downtown Austin, Austin
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  • Bean P.
    "Adam Rodgers and Chris the cello player are spectacular."(2 Tips)
    Colleen C.
    "Great live music and open atmosphere!"(4 Tips)
    Jeremiah J.
    "the DJ is the best."(3 Tips)
    Lauren M.
    "Fun if you like loud music and dancing!"(2 Tips)
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  • Trae F.
    Trae FFebruary 15
    Killer bands play here but avoid the restrooms at all costs.
  • John W.
    John WaycuilisOctober 24, 2015
    psych blues rock
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MacJuly 28, 2015
    Fun if you like loud music and dancing! Check out the Shot Bar at the back, if you can squeeze your way through
  • Colleen C.
    Colleen CarpenterJuly 16, 2015
    Great live music and open atmosphere! Definitely going again next time we are in the area
  • Dave C.
    Dave CummingsMarch 15, 2015
    Bring earplugs
  • Adriana H.
    Adriana HeideFebruary 21, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Boswell playing every Friday!!!!
  • Eddy V.
    Eddy VelazquezNovember 29, 2014
    Bar was quiet. Went to use the restroom and when I came out it was a full blown night club. I was very confused.
  • Adriana H.
    Adriana HeideAugust 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The music! Love Boswell, every Friday from 7 to 10.
  • Michael O.
    Michael OvalleJuly 4, 2014
    I ordered 5 "Bat Shots" and the bartender didn't even fill all of the shot glasses equally. I had to tell him to add more to the last shot. Forget this bar... But good music though.
  • Carrie L.
    Carrie LouiseOctober 12, 2013
    Only following portable toilets, this establishment ranks second in "places I would not wear a maxi hemline." Floors are nasty.
  • Sarah B.
    Sarah BrindleyAugust 25, 2013
    Adam Rodgers and Chris Rains play every Friday and Saturday from 7-10pm - love these guys!!
  • Bean P.
    Bean PowerMay 26, 2013
    Adam Rodgers and Chris the cello player are spectacular. They should have played all night long!
  • Dan S.
    Dan SierraMay 3, 2013
    A duble is nothing in a pitcher!!!!
  • Karen F.
    Karen FewellMarch 17, 2013
    Where else do you see a guitar off in the street? Visited here during #sxsw - brilliant live music, drinks reasonable price, will go back.
  • Sean K.
    Sean KeenMarch 16, 2013
    If you get the chance to go upstairs during a show, keep in mind that the acoustics are best in front of the stage. The view is great upstairs, but the sound is muffled.
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SandersonMarch 12, 2013
    Whatcha out for Bats
  • Darrin W.
    Darrin W.March 11, 2013
    The place is loud and be careful about the bartenders there. Twice i ordered one drink and they tried to switch well drinks and became nasty when u called them out at it. Go somewhere else!!!
  • Brittany S.
    Brittany SherrillFebruary 2, 2013
    Asshole bartender
  • Lisa
    LisaJanuary 6, 2013
    Used to love the bat bar. Then they traded in badass GOGO DANCERS for one slutty girl in a short skirt with her ass hanging out. Bring the talent back!!
  • Jared S.
    Jared SzechyNovember 16, 2012
    Great live music.
  • Mark S.
    Mark ScottOctober 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Amber Lucille Sunday nights 730 to 10
  • 🎀Khara' H.
    🎀Khara' Harris🎀💄💅💇💋September 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    KAYLA KAYLA KAYLA DANI DANI DANI
  • Harmon &.
    Harmon "DJ"June 16, 2012
    Pretty cool light show
  • Nick G.
    Nick GrecoJune 3, 2012
    She is hot
  • Lala
    LalaJune 2, 2012
    Worst bartenders EVER!!!!!!
  • Ian H.
    Ian HoltJune 2, 2012
    Y'all straight clubs got a thing or two to learn
  • Paul E.
    Paul EstradaApril 8, 2012
    Great music no cover
  • Johnny W.
    Johnny WonMarch 14, 2012
    Policia sounds like Florence and the Machine
  • Justin H.
    Justin HurstMarch 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Come see the band every Wednesday.And tip them.
  • Dustin S.
    Dustin SchererMarch 12, 2012
    I like this bar. Don't know why.
  • Orion
    OrionMarch 9, 2012
    Definitely a dancin' sort of bar. Live music during early night and DJ for later. (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Gary C.
    Gary CoxMarch 8, 2012
    Wrecker lee and the shifty show every wed at 8:30 till stop. Awesome place!!!
  • Melissa O.
    They have a drink called the cheap bang
  • Paris W.
    Paris W.February 5, 2012
    Try the Colten special..... Taste the Rainbow! ;-)
  • Carolyn R.
    Carolyn RouschJanuary 7, 2012
    Chris the bartender is awesome!
  • Sam L.
    Sam LaqueNovember 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Freakin laser beams!!!
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CurtisNovember 13, 2011
    Don't forget your glowsticks
  • Jeremiah J.
    Jeremiah JimenezOctober 19, 2011
    This is the most awesome place to go to. go upstairs and chill. where sleeves.
  • Jeremiah J.
    Jeremiah JimenezSeptember 22, 2011
    the DJ is the best. there are dancers there too. and they rock. drink shots.
  • Loralynn W.
    Loralynn WilburSeptember 21, 2011
    A good place for a cold beer after riding the bull at the trophy club
  • Philly C.
    Philly CoryJuly 22, 2011
    Bar that's more like a small club. No covers. Dance floor by the DJ. Good music. Doesn't get going until around 11:30 - midnight
  • Wahyu Catur Suranto
    Wahyu Catur SurantoMarch 29, 2011
    Christopher Mansfield sings with breathy earnestness and hints of sculpted rock ’n’roll . Like This :D
  • stephanie c.
    stephanie christieMarch 19, 2011
    This guy sucks
  • Joshua T.
    Joshua TarioMarch 17, 2011
    Ellie Goulding
  • Bryant T.
    Bryant TranMarch 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    the bathroom is NOT in the back. it's near the staircase.
  • Max M.
    Max MullenMarch 12, 2011
    Kind of feels like a strip club inside.
  • Caleb O.
    Caleb OOctober 8, 2010
    Worst bathrooms ever!
  • Nick F.
    Nick FranceschiniJune 28, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Inexpensive bottle service, cool VIP area great music and drink specials all in all a sweet place to party.... They have "bat shots" that are $2!!
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