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Thirsty Nickel

Bar and Pub$$$$
Downtown Austin, Austin
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  • Pete D.
    "Home of the Austin-Chicago Bears and Blackhawks watch parties."(2 Tips)
    τhμmbεliηα💎
    "Parker is my favorite door guy! Gets the job doneeee"(2 Tips)
    Tabbedout
    "Pay your tab using Tabbedout."(2 Tips)
    NAKID Social Sports in Austin
    "Kick back, have a beer and chill with friends!"(4 Tips)
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  • Jenny Jem G.
    Thirsty Nickel is quickly moving up on my list of favorite places to see a band during SXSW too! I haven't even drank there yet... go figure! It's bright and easy to take pics at! Read more
    Jenny Jem George · March 20, 2010
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  • Pete D.
    Home of the Austin-Chicago Bears and Blackhawks watch parties. If you are a Chicago sports fan this is the party in town.
    Pete D. · May 28, 2015
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  • Rachel D.
    Live music Friday nights starting at 4. Leave work early and come enjoy a drink. Tell your boss its beer thirty!
    Rachel Dunlap · July 29, 2011
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  • André A.
    Whenever it is $3 you call its these bartenders are not going to short pour.... They will get your moneys worth
    André Antoine · September 9, 2011
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  • Alli C.
    If you are a pretty girl, come early around 11 and they will give you free shots ;)
    Alli Chung · January 26, 2013
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  • SecondMarket
    SecondMarket is throwing it down at SxSW at the Thirsty Nickel. Join our hangover lounge, great panels, and open bar parties! https://www.secondmarket.com/discover/events/secondmarket-house
    SecondMarket · February 27, 2012
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  • elizabeth S.
    Fun and dumpy divebar. Check out the upper level for some solid people watching.
    elizabeth Scott · March 16, 2011
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  • Christopher B.
    Mike Britton is the best mayor ever. He once passed a law that allowed me to gain monetary status here. MIKE BRITTON 2015 FOR MAYOR. Vote for mike
    Christopher Britton · May 9, 2014
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  • Elizabeth R.
    Great bar service. Great music and plays all the favs.
    Elizabeth Roam · August 24, 2013
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  • Taylor H.
    $3 u call it's on Monday and Thursday nights...including H bombs and Jäger bombs!!
    Taylor Harper · May 20, 2011
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  • Jess P.
    The bartenders are super cool. Love the music videos above the bar.
    Jess Pendleton · June 1, 2012
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  • Roger W.
    Pretty decent bar for dirty 6. There was some dood dancing for like an hour by himself. I may or may not know him.
    Roger Willis · October 30, 2015
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  • Spam
    Take advantage of great "U-Call-It" drink specials on some nights of the week.
    Spam · June 3, 2010
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  • Samantha S.
    Only have liquor on tap. Fireball among the options.
    Samantha Smith · September 23, 2014
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  • André A.
    ask if Aaron is working and get his "Cucumber Summer" as a shot or martini!!!
    André Antoine · December 6, 2011
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  • gabby b.
    I forgot about this gem in the rest room. lol priceless
    gabby b · July 4, 2012
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  • Alexa
    Great place, awesome bartenders, good atmosphere!
    Alexa · February 16, 2013
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  • Vítor P.
    Lenee is the cutest bartender around. Great smile!
    Vítor Porto · September 25, 2012
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  • Sean M.
    The mayor here has a Nixon watch and is a duche bag. He is a Ronnie D wanna B! ;)
    Sean MacDonald · May 26, 2012
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  • CJ A.
    Use Tabbedout to open, review and pay your tab.
    CJ Adame · August 1, 2012
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  • Off The Quad
    $2 U-Call-It's on Thursday's....no better place to be.
    Off The Quad · April 5, 2011
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  • Miriam G.
    The bartenders are beyond nice.
    Miriam Goldman · June 18, 2015
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  • Christopher G.
    If you don't know the mayor but him a drink or gtfo! 😜
    Christopher Gerardo · May 14, 2014
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  • Aaron M.
    Nappy Roots tonite @ 1030..get here early its gonna be a full house!!!
    Aaron McBride · March 19, 2011
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  • τhμmbεliηα💎
    Parker is my favorite door guy! Gets the job doneeee
    τhμmbεliηα💎 · February 27, 2013
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  • Connie K.
    Watch a Blackhawks game here with some friendly fans!
    Connie K · June 14, 2015
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  • Dharmesh M.
    Come here when it's your birthday for a good birthday gift!!
    Dharmesh Mithal · June 21, 2011
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  • Krista P.
    I love my Tinas!!!! Give them hugs ... And panties
    Krista Palmer · May 26, 2012
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  • amanda r.
    Cody is the best bartender...Will always hook ya up.
    amanda register · April 29, 2012
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  • Tabbedout
    Pay your tab using Tabbedout.
    Tabbedout · March 7, 2013
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  • NAKID Social Sports in Austin
    Kick back, have a beer and chill with friends!
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  • Marcus F.
    Dj lingo is a killer on Friday's!
    Marcus Ferron · July 27, 2013
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  • Charles E.
    Grab yourself a $3 beer!
    Charles Edge · January 29, 2012
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  • Mandy M.
    Steve is the best! And a cutie
    Mandy Mooney · January 25, 2014
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  • Katie M.
    Great Friday night specials
    Katie M · November 11, 2012
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  • Matthew K.
    Band on Saturday is awesome.
    Matthew Kamen · September 25, 2011
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  • Larissa T.
    Guilty Pleasures ROCK!!!!
    Larissa Talpash · December 30, 2012
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  • Zach R.
    It's a dive but a lot of fun.
    Zach Rand · January 22
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  • Aaron D.
    Black Out EVERY TUESDAY 9-12
    Aaron Davis · July 11, 2012
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  • Gabe O.
    Be aggressive at the bar.
    Gabe Orvis · March 12, 2012
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  • David H.
    Awesome band
    David Hambrick · May 19, 2013
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  • Mark V.
    Fuck the thirsty nickel. They throw people out for dancing
    Mark Victory · September 3, 2011
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  • Steve F.
    Get a vodka tonic. Get rowdy.
    Steve F. · March 10, 2011
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  • Chuck C.
    Talk to Cody - he's the man
    Chuck Canning · March 13, 2013
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  • Lindsay S.
    Say Hi to Justin for me!!!
    Lindsay Saunders · September 18, 2013
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  • Jason C.
    Tell Frosty you are a Lakers fan
    Jason C · May 9, 2012
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  • Rahim H.
    Heather is freaking awesome!
    Rahim Hemani · February 24, 2013
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  • Wes T.
    Shots of Patron, the best!
    Wes T · November 15, 2011
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  • Lindsey B.
    Serving sake bombs!
    Lindsey B. · February 17, 2012
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  • Rob N.
    Two fisting it!
    Rob Nicholson · March 11, 2012
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  • John K.
    Big. Beery.
    John Kreicbergs · March 13, 2013
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  • Joseph C.
    Pinch Frosty's ass for me
    Joseph Culver · October 21, 2011
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  • Sean M.
    I'm just kidding about the door guy
    Sean MacDonald · May 26, 2012
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  • Aaron M.
    #thethirstynickel
    Aaron McBride · March 12, 2011
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