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Hands down coolest music venue in Austin. Head outside to the main stage or up the stairs to the rooftop deck that looks over the stage. If you want a more intimate experience head to the back stage.
The bathrooms here are startlingly pristine compared to most other concert venues in the city, so don't hesitate at your first chance of relief.
With it's Native American theme, they play host to friends, musicians, and staff that represent all music tastes and walks of life. All are welcome at the Mohawk Austin.
To access the secret VIP lounge, knock 12 times on the wall by the restroom. If no one answers that means it’s full.
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Stand on the balcony for a great view of the band and the city. Grab some BBQ from the Shed while you're here.
Not only great for seeing live shows; they also have a great Happy Hour (funk & soul fridays, anyone?!). Grab some drinks & don't feel bad sitting in the corner...big bear makes great company!
Two levels of concert stages, and one inside. If you see a line outside, wait, it's worth it. Friendly staff and fun times!
A multi-level, indoor/outdoor venue featuring some of the best up-and-coming musicians around. Be sure and visit The Green Room - it's open 'most' of the time.
You should watch Anarchy Championship Wrestling.
Make sure to see the view from the rooftop patio.
The balcony is where it's at for the best stage views - and the best company. Plus, you can keep your finger on the Red River pulse without missing a beat from the talent.
Go to the bar and order a house drink (Tomahawk, Beertuni, Mohawk Mojito). It will make you part of the family.
Geeks are rockin'
The coolest midsized venue in town hosts the cream of the indie crop with two stages, multiple bars, and a wrap-around balcony and patio outside.
Too old for rock n roll, too young to die
Hands down...MY FAVOURITE PLACE TO SEE A BAND IN AUSTIN!!
The upstairs green room and the inside bar below have quite possibly my favorite bar decor in Austin... Don't miss the portraits hanging above the bar :)
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A neat multi-level music venue that features some great artists. Go for happy hour on a "Funk and Soul Friday" from 5pm-8pm and enjoy some good tunes. On these days, there is no cover, but it is 21+.
A local favorite, and with two balconies, indoor and outdoor stages, and a diverse and consistent lineup of extraordinary local bands, there’s no question as to why.
Definitely try to grab drinks & a better view on the roof bar. Fun fact: Michael Cera pwnd that Big Buck Game Hunter in the upstairs lounge.
This place has/had an awesome gallery of bearded photos inside. Take a pic with one.
Some sick shows here during ACL—the rooftop bar is a great place to enjoy live music!
Skinny jeans and cut off sleaves a rocker does not make
Make sure you go to the roof top deck; the dressing room is beyond the glass windows so you might get a peek at an artist or two. Saw the guys from Friendly Fires last night, they killed!
Head to the upper level for a great view of both the bands on stage as well the good looking people in the audience.
Easily one of the most badass venues in the city, the staff is professional and the layout is superb.
If you're here during SXSW, check out the world-famous Laptop Battle.. a brainchild of Seattle's Fourthcity tastemakers.
An awesome outdoor venue for concerts and booze, especially during SXSW. We enjoyed the Ning party in 2011 and will be back for sure!
Great music can always be found at this bar - it is a bit off the beaten path by about two blocks, but make sure to check it out when you are in town!
The best venue in Austin to watch a show. Great views, good music, and even better people.
Best venue for shows. Best bar staff. Best vibes. My favorite in Austin!
Hipsters vs. punks on Red River. He who wears deodorant wins!
Always a rocking venue, one of our favourites.
Check in @ VEVO/NikeFuel Station and show your check in to VEVO staff @ the VEVO stations 11am-noon on Thurs, Fri & Sat for a chance to win VIP access to VEVO's shows. Must be 21+ to win.
Notice the rather serious structural issues.