The Highball

Cocktail Bar, Lounge, and Karaoke Bar
1120 S Lamar Blvd (at Treadwell St.), Austin, TX 78704, United States
Hours:
Closed until 1:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 4:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 1:00 PM–2:00 AM
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Dinner
Drinks:
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
8.8/10

Based on 137 votes

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    Emily B.
    heirloom martinis, quail hot wings & karaoke(5 Tips)
    Holly R.
    This place is amazing if you like jazz, bowling, and stiff drinks.(15 Tips)
    E C.
    All day happy hour and geeks who drink trivia on wednesdays.(3 Tips)
    Kit O.
    Try an old thyme lemonade, sweet and good!(2 Tips)
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  • karaoke
  • bowling
  • titty bingo
  • trivia
  • cocktails
  • happy hour
  • heirloom martini
  • dancing
  • old thyme lemonade
  • DJs
  • ribs
  • whiskey
  • infused vodka
  • beer
  • fancy
  • board games
  • brunch food
  • tequila
  • pancakes
  • onion rings
  • Ryan J.

    Get the Heirloom martini.

    Ryan Joy · 5 days ago
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  • Jay H.

    Live music, karaoke and Shishito Peppers!

    Jay Hartwig · April 14
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  • Stephanie M.

    if your movie is about to start, no need to slam your drink. take into the theater with you.

    Stephanie Moreno · February 2
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  • Quirino S.

    I like the remodel. Great service, fun atmosphere, tasty appetizers and booze

    Quirino Silva · January 23
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  • Dianey S.

    Great place with live music...So you can chill at the bar while you wait for your picture to start.... They make great margaritas!! ✌️

    Dianey Sandoval · January 17
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  • Jennifer

    Make a karaoke reservation online; have two hours of rocking out in the metal Inferno Room.

    Jennifer · November 23, 2014
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  • Traci R.

    The new Highball no longer has a bowling alley, but they have karaoke, craft beer and craft cocktails. Yup, it's awesome.

    Traci Reston-Householder · November 9, 2014
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  • Kyle B.

    If you're gonna karaoke, the Super Mario room is the way to go.

    Kyle Bunch · August 31, 2014
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  • Bert M.

    Main room is karaoke on Sundays and there are eight additional karaoke rooms that can be reserved

    Bert Minten · August 18, 2014
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  • Ajay W.

    The Jailbreak gang. Don't even bother ordering anything else. (Just kidding, but it's pretty good.) this bar will always have a special place in my heart. And KARAOKE!!

    Ajay Waghray · August 17, 2014
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  • E C.

    The new karaoke rooms are where it's at!

    E C · August 16, 2014
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  • Bert M.

    Their list of specialty drinks is huge with flights and more

    Bert Minten · August 14, 2014
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  • Aimee M.

    it's back!

    Aimee Millangue · August 14, 2014
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  • Kevin S.

    A bit smaller than the old place but still has plenty of charm.

    Kevin Sullivan · August 13, 2014
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  • Justin D.

    Being that this place has been closed for two months "Brandon K's" mayorship is void and proof that he doesn't know jack shit

    Justin Day · January 19, 2013
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  • Mike B.

    Goodbye Highball.

    Mike Black · November 17, 2012
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  • Taylor M.

    Lots of fun! Make sure to call ahead on weekend nights to book a lane for bowling! Also you can borrow board games to play! Try Dirty Scrabble!!

    Taylor Martin · November 10, 2012
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  • Diana O.

    Getting the FREE app to find karaoke songs is SO worth it!

    Diana Ogaard · October 28, 2012
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  • Matt L.

    Try the Queso Fresco Stuffed Avocado - #avocado

    Matt Lee · August 29, 2012
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  • Red Bull

    80's sheek with a score your own bowling alley……..oh yeah and it is the best Karaoke bar in the city.

    Red Bull · August 6, 2012
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  • Deborah C.

    Try the Onion Rings - Yummo!

    Deborah Coley · August 2, 2012
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  • Kaileigh S.

    Titty Bingo every Tuesday at 10pm!

    Kaileigh Smith · July 25, 2012
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  • Social N.

    The best deal there: Wednesday night trivia is free to join and is during their happy hour. Also, a fun jazz band plays afterward!

    Social News Network · June 29, 2012
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  • Social N.

    In my opinion, having a private room at Highball is the only way to Karaoke. You get your own personal waiter, and don't have to worry about embarrassing yourself in front of strangers.

    Social News Network · June 27, 2012
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  • Anthony B.

    Try the 78704 cocktail even if you don't like gin.

    Anthony Begnoche · June 21, 2012
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  • Anastasia X.

    All in one place. Dancing, bowling, karaoke...

    Anastasia X · June 14, 2012
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  • Lorena R.

    The dj for titty bingo is so hot

    Lorena Reyna · May 23, 2012
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  • Enrique E.

    Try out the "Avengers" drink specials, limited time only...Avengers Assemble!!

    Enrique Escalante · May 18, 2012
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  • Sheritta N.

    John and James are awesome. If you haven't been here for trivia, check it out. Lots of nerds and lots of fun.

    Sheritta Nesbitt · May 13, 2012
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  • Jenn K.

    Overpriced for not great food. The food is probably worth a fourth of its actual cost.

    Jenn K · May 4, 2012
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  • Jordan H.

    Pancakes are really good. And, infused vodka...yum!

    Jordan Hammond · April 28, 2012
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  • ScioniQCity

    Raise your City iQ: The bowling lanes are made of equipment from the legendary Rock ‘N’ Bowl, New Orleans’ oldest bowling center,. Read more

    ScioniQCity · April 28, 2012
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  • Valdo P.

    Hang out at the bar with Gypsy!

    Valdo Perales · April 20, 2012
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  • Sara P.

    Try the Corpse reviver - The Corpse Reviver: Gin, lemon, orange liqueur, lillet blanc, and a bit of absinthe. #Yum

    Sara Peralta · April 6, 2012
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  • Do512

    You don't just have to bowl here, they also have karaoke! And if you come during happy hour, you will find out they have great drink prices and free karaoke!

    Do512 · March 27, 2012
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  • Michelle E.

    Sing with David Gregory he's morrrisey incarnate

    Michelle Excell · March 13, 2012
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  • Max G.

    GO THERE! seriously, drop everything and just go there! it's such a fun and very classy 50s bowling alley. a must visit.

    Max Gemeinhardt · March 11, 2012
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  • Laughing Squid

    Swankiest joint in town. Get the amazing buttermilk-battered fried chix but be sure to save room for the (flaming) Highball Jubilee dessert. Also, say hi to the delightful waitress, Sam! Oh and bowl!

    Laughing Squid · March 10, 2012
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  • Rusty B.

    Put an egg on it!

    Rusty Blazenhoff · March 10, 2012
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  • Kyle B.

    Looking for drinks in a great retro environment? Check. Perhaps some karaoke? Check. Top it all off with great food and bowling? Check and check.

    Kyle Bunch · March 7, 2012
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  • Casey H.

    Jazz brunch on Sundays is the best! Ask what the pancakes of the day are and order a Mariposa.

    Casey H. · February 19, 2012
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  • Do512

    Highball is always poppin', and SXSW is going to be no exception! Hoedown at The Highball, Free entry with RSVP on do512.com!

    Do512 · February 17, 2012
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  • Meredith K.

    Get a karaoke room... have the time of your life!

    Meredith Kelman · February 2, 2012
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  • Charles E.

    Check out the karaoke!

    Charles Edge · February 2, 2012
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  • Michelle H.

    Dr. Pepper Ribs are delish but really quite spicy.

    Michelle Hermark · January 23, 2012
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  • Randy S.

    Get a drink

    Randy Solis · January 7, 2012
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  • The Austin Grand Prix

    This place is always as busy as a 1950's Drive-In! Rightfully so, as you can bowl, dance or rent out a private karaoke room. Skip the food; order drinks preparedly; service can be vacant at times.

    The Austin Grand Prix · December 30, 2011
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  • Andrew D.

    Closed on Sunday...

    Andrew Del Preore · December 18, 2011
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  • Jae S.

    Brunch and cocktails are delish, but avoid the Jazz brunch if you are hungover!

    Jae Salinas 🍜 · December 15, 2011
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  • Sam S.

    Download the karoke app for your group outings.

    Sam Schak · November 11, 2011
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