The Highball

1120 S Lamar Blvd (at Treadwell St.), Austin, TX 78704, United States
Closed until 4:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 4:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 1:00 PM–2:00 AM
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  • karaoke
  • bowling
  • tittie bingo
  • trivia
  • cocktails
  • happy hour
  • heirloom martinis
  • dancing
  • old thyme lemonade
  • DJs
  • fancy
  • pancakes
  • ribs
  • beer
  • whiskey
  • margaritas
  • scrabble
  • brunch food
  • tequila
  • skee ball
  • IFC

    Austin: Highball Bowling is a kitsched-out 1950s bowling alley and karaoke palace. The Disco-themed karaoke room even comes with leg warmers, polyester shirts and chest hair. Fever! - IFC Staff

    IFC · July 6, 2010
  • Mazda

    Welcome to The Highball, the best diner this side of 1960 featuring eight lanes of bowling with rental by the hour; seven different themed karaoke rooms; four lanes of skee-ball with ticketed prizes.

    Mazda · October 26, 2010
  • Charles E.

    Check out the karaoke!

    Charles Edge · February 2, 2012
  • 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
  • Do512

    Win gift cards & free bowling at The Highball from Do512. Visit to enter to win!

    Do512 · May 31, 2011
  • CultureMap Austin

    If this is your first time about Highball and you're on the fence about your karaoke skills, you're lucky enough to have your own private room to entertain - or torture - your friends.

    CultureMap Austin · July 11, 2011
  • Coral

    Bring a flask!

    Coral · July 10, 2011
  • AustinPixels

    Going to bowl, you manually score, buy the iPhone app, so much better!

    AustinPixels · July 22, 2010
  • Morgan S.

    The Heirloom martini is smashing.

    Morgan S · October 14, 2009
  • 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
  • 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
  • Do512

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

    Do512 · February 17, 2012
  • Mike D.

    Great Fun and a Great Place.

    Mike D · November 19, 2009
  • Scott W.

    Although not particularly expensive, this place is a little bit classy. Behave accordingly.

    Scott Weinberg · August 4, 2011
  • Evan C.

    The happy hour rocks! 4:30 - 7. 2 dollar most pints, 4 dollar wells and complimentary private karaoke room.

    Evan Castillo · January 7, 2011
  • Jess

    Variety of music every night, and a fantastic dance floor! Read more

    Jess · June 13, 2010
  • Tom T.

    These bowling lanes are the same type as seen in The Big Lebowski, meaning you have to keep score yourself. Turkey! Also try the (erratic) skee-ball machines!

    Tom Thornton · October 13, 2009
  • 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
  • Sam S.

    Download the karoke app for your group outings.

    Sam Schak · November 11, 2011
  • Blake R.

    Checking in is creepy.

    Blake Roth · September 6, 2010
  • Chris T.

    Win at least 10 tickets with a "Thai One On" in one hand!

    Chris Trew · November 22, 2009
  • IntelWiMAX

    You're in a WiMAX hotspot. So hop online and check out The Highball's official website for the latest news and event info: Read more

    IntelWiMAX · September 27, 2010
  • Alexis P.

    Saturday Jazz Brunch with $1 mimosas!

    Alexis P · August 7, 2010
  • John W.

    If you're karaoke-ing upstairs, make sure to ask your server to unlock the secret songs, like "Bad Romance" and "I'm On A Boat." Read more

    John Walls · April 20, 2010
  • Andrea G.

    Order the martini with the tomato and basil. So delish.

    Andrea Grimes · March 6, 2010
  • 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
  • Evan C.

    All day happy hour and geeks who drink trivia on wednesdays. What's not to like?

    Evan Castillo · August 31, 2011
  • Alyson R.

    One Saturday a month they have shopping! Local vendors with cool things

    Alyson Rodgers · July 23, 2011
  • Katie K.

    Their limes suck. Ask for 2 or 3...

    Katie Kaga · May 28, 2011
  • Shelley B.

    Ummm karaoke room is strictly 21+ they don't care if you're almost 21. Kinda weird if you ask me.

    Shelley Baker · February 28, 2011
  • mindi s.

    Happy hour all day on Wednesdays. $2 fox barrel pear cider

    mindi spencer · October 8, 2010
  • Alyson R.

    order the glacier

    Alyson Rodgers · September 24, 2010
  • Katie K.

    Try the heirloom martini - it's delicious!!

    Katie Kaga · July 22, 2010
  • Beth K.

    John is a totally friendly and great bartender. May you order drinks from him early and often.

    Beth Krauss · July 22, 2010
  • Dave F.

    Order the shrimp plate. It's fantastic.

    Dave Floyd · February 21, 2010
  • Aimee M.

    it's back!

    Aimee Millangue · August 14, 2014
  • 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
  • Kaileigh S.

    Titty Bingo every Tuesday at 10pm!

    Kaileigh Smith · July 25, 2012
  • 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
  • Michelle H.

    Dr. Pepper Ribs are delish but really quite spicy.

    Michelle Hermark · January 23, 2012
  • 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
  • Joshua W.

    Check out the daily calender. There is always something cool going on here!!

    Joshua Warner · August 16, 2011
  • Samantha S.

    Ross + martini

    Samantha Shanks · August 6, 2011
  • Holly R.

    This place is amazing if you like jazz, bowling, and stiff drinks. I'll take d.) for all of the above.

    Holly Robertson · May 31, 2011
  • Jessica M.

    Dr. Pepper Ribs Yum!

    Jessica M. · May 27, 2011
  • Fox B.

    The Fox Barrel Pacific Pear is fantastic! Fermented using 100% pure pear-juice and Gluten-free!

    Fox Barrel · May 12, 2011
  • Gabe O.

    Heirloom Martini tastes like leaves.

    Gabe O. · March 1, 2011
  • Karrie L.

    Service sucked. The menu is trying WAY too hard. The prices are ridiculous. I won't go back. Too bad. We could have been something.

    Karrie Leyva · December 14, 2010
  • Brock L.

    I rent all my shoes from here every day because I don't own any shoes.

    Brock LaBorde · October 30, 2010
  • Chad W.

    Half price drinks for the Mayor of The Highball. Limit is four drinks per day every time you come to the Highball during your reign! Sample our amazing cocktail menu, or that fine, fine list of scotch

    Chad Willis · July 30, 2010

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