Thirsty Nickel

Bar and Pub
325 E 6th St (Trinity St), Downtown Austin, Austin, TX 78701, United States
Hours:
None listed (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 7:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 6:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Mon
    • 10:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Tue
    • 9:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Wed–Thu
    • 8:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Fri
    • 6:00 PM–2:00 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
No
7.8/10

Based on 112 votes

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  • What you need to know
    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)
    CJ A.
    "Use Tabbedout to open, review and pay your tab."(2 Tips)
    NAKID Social Sports in Austin
    "Kick back, have a beer and chill with friends!"(4 Tips)
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  • blackhawks
  • door guy
  • Fireball Whisky
  • music
  • happy hour
  • beer
  • Jäger bombs
  • lively
  • casual
  • dancing
  • staff
  • inexpensive
  • drink specials
  • lounges
  • cucumbers
  • liquor
  • gifts
  • Miriam G.

    The bartenders are beyond nice.

    Miriam Goldman · June 18
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  • Connie K.

    Watch a Blackhawks game here with some friendly fans!

    Connie K · June 14
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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
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  • Samantha S.

    Only have liquor on tap. Fireball among the options.

    Samantha Smith · September 23, 2014
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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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  • 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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  • Mandy M.

    Steve is the best! And a cutie

    Mandy Mooney · January 25, 2014
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  • Lindsay S.

    Say Hi to Justin for me!!!

    Lindsay Saunders · September 18, 2013
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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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  • Marcus F.

    Dj lingo is a killer on Friday's!

    Marcus Ferron · July 27, 2013
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  • David H.

    Awesome band

    David Hambrick · May 19, 2013
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  • John K.

    Big. Beery.

    John Kreicbergs · March 13, 2013
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  • Chuck C.

    Talk to Cody - he's the man

    Chuck Canning · March 13, 2013
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  • Tabbedout

    Pay your tab using Tabbedout.

    Tabbedout · March 7, 2013
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  • τhμmbεliηα💎

    Parker is my favorite door guy! Gets the job doneeee

    τhμmbεliηα💎 · February 27, 2013
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  • Rahim H.

    Heather is freaking awesome!

    Rahim Hemani · February 24, 2013
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  • Alexa

    Great place, awesome bartenders, good atmosphere!

    Alexa · February 16, 2013
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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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  • Larissa T.

    Guilty Pleasures ROCK!!!!

    Larissa Talpash · December 30, 2012
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  • Katie M.

    Great Friday night specials

    Katie M · November 11, 2012
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  • Vítor P.

    Lenee is the cutest bartender around. Great smile!

    Vítor Porto · September 25, 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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  • Aaron D.

    Black Out EVERY TUESDAY 9-12

    Aaron Davis · July 11, 2012
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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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  • Jess P.

    The bartenders are super cool. Love the music videos above the bar.

    Jess Pendleton · June 1, 2012
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  • Krista P.

    I love my Tinas!!!! Give them hugs ... And panties

    Krista Palmer · May 26, 2012
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  • Sean M.

    I'm just kidding about the door guy

    Sean MacDonald · May 26, 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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  • Jason C.

    Tell Frosty you are a Lakers fan

    Jason C · May 9, 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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  • Gabe O.

    Be aggressive at the bar.

    Gabe Orvis · March 12, 2012
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  • Rob N.

    Two fisting it!

    Rob Nicholson · March 11, 2012
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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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  • Lindsey B.

    Serving sake bombs!

    Lindsey B. · February 17, 2012
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  • Charles E.

    Grab yourself a $3 beer!

    Charles Edge · January 29, 2012
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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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  • Wes T.

    Shots of Patron, the best!

    Wes T · November 15, 2011
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  • Joseph C.

    Pinch Frosty's ass for me

    Joseph Culver · October 21, 2011
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  • NAKID Social Sports in Austin

    Kick back, have a beer and chill with friends!

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  • Matthew K.

    Band on Saturday is awesome.

    Matthew Kamen · September 25, 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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  • Mark V.

    Fuck the thirsty nickel. They throw people out for dancing

    Mark Victory · September 3, 2011
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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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  • Dharmesh M.

    Come here when it's your birthday for a good birthday gift!!

    Dharmesh Mithal · June 21, 2011
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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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  • 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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  • Aaron M.

    Nappy Roots tonite @ 1030..get here early its gonna be a full house!!!

    Aaron McBride · March 19, 2011
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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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  • Aaron M.

    #thethirstynickel

    Aaron McBride · March 12, 2011
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  • Steve F.

    Get a vodka tonic. Get rowdy.

    Steve F. · March 10, 2011
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