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Thirsty Nickel

Bar and Pub$$$$
Downtown Austin, Austin
  • Pete D.
    "Home of the Austin-Chicago Bears and Blackhawks watch parties."(2 Tips)
    "Parker is my favorite door guy! Gets the job doneeee"(2 Tips)
    "Pay your tab using Tabbedout."(2 Tips)
    NAKID Social Sports in Austin
    "Kick back, have a beer and chill with friends!"(4 Tips)
55 Tips and reviews
  • blackhawks
  • door guy
  • lively
  • Fireball Whisky
  • music
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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!
  • 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' 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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