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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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  • Mixxula
    MixxulaJune 3
    All awesome everything! #PartyStarter
    Upvoted Jun 3
  • Zachary R.
    Zachary RandJanuary 22
    It's a dive but a lot of fun.
  • Roger W.
    Roger WillisOctober 30, 2015
    Pretty decent bar for dirty 6. There was some dood dancing for like an hour by himself. I may or may not know him.
  • Miriam G.
    Miriam GoldmanJune 18, 2015
    The bartenders are beyond nice.
  • Connie K.
    Connie KJune 14, 2015
    Watch a Blackhawks game here with some friendly fans!
  • Pete D.
    Pete D.May 28, 2015
    Home of the Austin-Chicago Bears and Blackhawks watch parties. If you are a Chicago sports fan this is the party in town.
  • Samantha S.
    Samantha SmithSeptember 23, 2014
    Only have liquor on tap. Fireball among the options.
  • Christopher G.
    If you don't know the mayor but him a drink or gtfo! 😜
  • 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
  • Mandy M.
    Mandy MooneyJanuary 25, 2014
    Steve is the best! And a cutie
  • Lindsay S.
    Lindsay SaundersSeptember 18, 2013
    Say Hi to Justin for me!!!
  • Elizabeth R.
    Elizabeth RoamAugust 24, 2013
    Great bar service. Great music and plays all the favs.
  • Marcus F.
    Marcus FerronJuly 27, 2013
    Dj lingo is a killer on Friday's!
  • David H.
    David HambrickMay 19, 2013
    Awesome band
  • Chuck C.
    Chuck CanningMarch 13, 2013
    Talk to Cody - he's the man
  • Tabbedout
    TabbedoutMarch 7, 2013
    Pay your tab using Tabbedout.
  • τhμmbεliηα💎
    τhμmbεliηα💎February 27, 2013
    Parker is my favorite door guy! Gets the job doneeee
  • Rahim H.
    Rahim HemaniFebruary 24, 2013
    Heather is freaking awesome!
  • Alexa
    AlexaFebruary 16, 2013
    Great place, awesome bartenders, good atmosphere!
  • Alli C.
    Alli ChungJanuary 26, 2013
    If you are a pretty girl, come early around 11 and they will give you free shots ;)
  • Larissa T.
    Larissa TalpashDecember 30, 2012
    Guilty Pleasures ROCK!!!!
  • Katie M.
    Katie MNovember 11, 2012
    Great Friday night specials
  • Vítor P.
    Vítor PortoSeptember 25, 2012
    Lenee is the cutest bartender around. Great smile!
  • CJ A.
    CJ AdameAugust 1, 2012
    Use Tabbedout to open, review and pay your tab.
  • Aaron D.
    Aaron DavisJuly 11, 2012
    Black Out EVERY TUESDAY 9-12
  • gabby b.
    gabby bJuly 4, 2012
    I forgot about this gem in the rest room. lol priceless
  • Jess P.
    Jess PendletonJune 1, 2012
    The bartenders are super cool. Love the music videos above the bar.
  • Krista P.
    Krista PalmerMay 26, 2012
    I love my Tinas!!!! Give them hugs ... And panties
  • Sean M.
    Sean MacDonaldMay 26, 2012
    The mayor here has a Nixon watch and is a duche bag. He is a Ronnie D wanna B! ;)
  • Jason C.
    Jason CMay 9, 2012
    Tell Frosty you are a Lakers fan
  • amanda r.
    amanda registerApril 29, 2012
    Cody is the best bartender...Will always hook ya up.
  • Gabe O.
    Gabe OrvisMarch 12, 2012
    Be aggressive at the bar.
  • SecondMarket
    SecondMarketFebruary 27, 2012
    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
  • Lindsey B.
    Lindsey B.February 17, 2012
    Serving sake bombs!
  • Charles E.
    Charles EdgeJanuary 29, 2012
    Grab yourself a $3 beer!
  • André A.
    André AntoineDecember 6, 2011
    ask if Aaron is working and get his "Cucumber Summer" as a shot or martini!!!
  • Wes T.
    Wes TNovember 15, 2011
    Shots of Patron, the best!
  • NAKID Social Sports in Austin
    Kick back, have a beer and chill with friends!
  • Matthew K.
    Matthew KamenSeptember 25, 2011
    Band on Saturday is awesome.
  • André A.
    André AntoineSeptember 9, 2011
    Whenever it is $3 you call its these bartenders are not going to short pour.... They will get your moneys worth
  • Mark V.
    Mark VictorySeptember 3, 2011
    Fuck the thirsty nickel. They throw people out for dancing
  • Rachel D.
    Rachel DunlapJuly 29, 2011
    Live music Friday nights starting at 4. Leave work early and come enjoy a drink. Tell your boss its beer thirty!
  • Dharmesh M.
    Dharmesh MithalJune 21, 2011
    Come here when it's your birthday for a good birthday gift!!
  • Taylor H.
    Taylor HarperMay 20, 2011
    $3 u call it's on Monday and Thursday nights...including H bombs and Jäger bombs!!
  • Off The Quad
    Off The QuadApril 5, 2011
    $2 U-Call-It's on Thursday's....no better place to be.
  • Aaron M.
    Aaron McBrideMarch 19, 2011
    Nappy Roots tonite @ 1030..get here early its gonna be a full house!!!
  • elizabeth S.
    elizabeth ScottMarch 16, 2011
    Fun and dumpy divebar. Check out the upper level for some solid people watching.
  • Steve F.
    Steve F.March 10, 2011
    Get a vodka tonic. Get rowdy.
  • Spam
    SpamJune 3, 2010
    Take advantage of great "U-Call-It" drink specials on some nights of the week.
  • Jenny Jem G.
    Jenny Jem GeorgeMarch 20, 2010
    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
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