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Violet Crown Social Club

Dive Bar$$$$
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  • B W.
    "I love this place-- cheap drinks poured strong."(7 Tips)
    Calli R.
    "Great patio, heavy pours."(2 Tips)
    Andrea A.
    "Get the Iron Whip."(2 Tips)
    Morgan S.
    "Same crew that brought you Mugshots, Barflys, Bender & Hideout."(2 Tips)
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  • Mark N.
    The buttery, crispy crust on the Detroit style pizza from the truck outside delivered right to our table was SO good. It made me want to visit the Motor City just to get some slice.
  • Austin Chronicle
    Austin ChronicleFebruary 5, 2013
    With dark lighting, cool air, and the Beach Boys on the jukebox, this is a perfect after-work stop that holds up nicely into the night. The long, L-shaped bar is good for chill TV watching.
  • Whitney J.
    Whitney JardineSeptember 20, 2015
    Great bar. Lots of beers on tab. Heavy pours (be careful) and the always awesome Via 313 pizza trailer. Prefer to sit outside in the patio with my dog where my girlfriend can smoke. Very casual.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 28, 2012
    Some of the best prices in town! Great outdoor patio, Trivia on Wednesday nights. Stop by and have a Tang Pounder, you won't regret it. And say hi to Fish, Steve, Squirrel and Pete for me!
  • Stacy D.
    Stacy DyerJanuary 12, 2014
    Via 313 pizza truck is great! Bring a scarf if you plan to hang on the patio on a chilly night; they have no heaters.
  • Bryan K.
    Bryan KruegerJuly 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Blanche De Brussels, Left Hand Milk Stout, Live Oak Hef, and a ton of other delicious beers! All for $3 a piece whenever the hell you decide it's beer:30 !!! Who need happy hour?
  • Morgan S.
    Morgan SMarch 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Same crew that brought you Mugshots, Barflys, Bender & Hideout. Stiff pour, reasonable prices, good service & respect for you as long as you reciprocate.
  • Monica Rae Y.
    Monica Rae Ybarra-TorresSeptember 3, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Love this place! Been coming here for years, great people, great staff they always make you feel welcomed =))
  • B W.
    B WNovember 18, 2014
    I love this place-- cheap drinks poured strong. Lots of outdoor seating. Dive bar vibe. Via 313 pizza.
  • Brian F.
    Brian FarrisMarch 9, 2015
    Perfect for why it is. No pretense place to grab a drink. Love the Anti-trendy vibe.
  • Mike T.
    Mike TreviñoOctober 7, 2012
    Drinks are poured heavenly and are cheap that's the plus side the downside was the small juke box they had that you could barley hear .
  • Rachael
    RachaelAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Good vibe all around. I like their big deck out back, and reasonably priced beer
  • Rob Z.
    Rob ZaleskiAugust 14, 2014
    Great beer selection and nice bartenders that can give you a worthwhile recommendation.
  • Alex L.
    Alex LathamJune 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The bartenders make them strong and super cheap, so be sure to tip well!
  • Mon G.
    Mon GzaMarch 6, 2015
    I make sure to come here once a week for Via 313 Pizza and some Thirsty Goat draft. So good.
  • Sandra Y.
    Sandra YbarraApril 30, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Relax. Let the bartenders take care of you. Have a pizza. Try the oatmeal stout. Very good.
  • Matt M.
    Matt MalloyApril 6, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Make sure that you stop in for a whip and a smile... Don't just drive by and check in.
  • Andrea A.
    Andrea AllenSeptember 13, 2015
    Get the Iron Whip. It's like an alcoholic flinstone push pop as a drink! Can't go wrong.
  • Clare O.
    Clare OttoMay 21, 2013
    Great drink prices, we were starting to get used to being ripped of..nice change of pace :)
  • Joe F.
    Joe FainaFebruary 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the "Violent Crown", a shot of Crown Royal and a punch in the face. So good!
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WeinsteinMarch 26, 2014
    Get pizza next door (incredibly good) and sit in the back with a pitcher.
  • Stephanie L.
    Stephanie LivingstonAugust 17, 2015
    Laid back bar with a great beer selection of drafts
  • David P.
    David PessahMarch 12, 2014
    Get via 313 pizza delivered to the patio, you wont regret It
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BobulaFebruary 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get that Via 313 pizza and enjoy a beer and a sit while you wait!
  • Andy K.
    Andy KeilMay 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Stuff pours, awesome bartenders and a free drink or two if you don't suck.
  • Abigail A.
    Abigail ArgersingerMarch 22, 2016
    Such a chill place. Worth a visit.
  • Adam W.
    Adam WilkinsOctober 28, 2013
    Friendly staff and a delicious adult orange Julius type drink.
  • Noelle 😎
    Noelle 😎January 5, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The east side version of Bender. Get the Iron Whip!
  • Stephanie L.
    Stephanie L.March 17, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Best bartenders in town and best bang for your buck. Be here or be poor and sober!
  • Ken C.
    Ken CagleNovember 15, 2014
    Love this place. Atmosphere is great
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff MeekerAugust 7, 2014
    Good place to enjoy the pizza from via 313
  • Shawn D.
    Shawn DeinesJanuary 7, 2016
    Great beers on tap for cheap!
  • Matthew C.
    Matthew ConnertonNovember 22, 2011
    If it get's to loud inside, head out back to the porch!
  • Miss D.
    Miss DAugust 16, 2013
    Weekday happy hour special: $2.50 beers and wells.
  • Amy C.
    Amy ChengJanuary 21, 2013
    Orange Whip, worth the extra dollar
  • J Catherine T.
    J Catherine ThompsonOctober 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Terrific, chic red leather booths.
  • Roger W.
    Roger WillisNovember 21, 2014
    Cool bar, nice outdoor area.
  • Matt P.
    Matt ParkSeptember 15, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Fish, Josh, and Pete freakin' rip!! Great place!
  • Matt F.
    Matt FerrariApril 7, 2016
    Good place for a local beer
  • Monica Rae Y.
    Monica Rae Ybarra-TorresOctober 21, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Love this place, best place on E.6th!
  • Joe G.
    Joe GómezJuly 17, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Great place to drink on E. 6th without a bunch of hipster hanging around
  • Calli R.
    Calli RudebuschJanuary 26, 2013
    Great patio, heavy pours.
  • Anna D.
    Anna De MagalhãesFebruary 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    My favorite on the East side. :)
  • Jae S.
    Jae Salinas 🍜December 15, 2011
    Running low on funds? This dive pours 'em stiff and sells 'em cheap.
  • Chuy Z.
    Chuy ZarateAugust 17, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Don't be a douche. If you are on e. 6th, stay here forever.
  • Danielle E.
    Danielle ElliotApril 8, 2015
    Good local beer selection
  • Nora B.
    Nora BensonFebruary 12
    Nice patio and $4 frozen drinks.
  • Monica J.
    Monica JoyMay 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Josh makes the best Long Beaches, ever!!
  • Natarie E.
    Natarie EarfartFebruary 17, 2012
    Bathrooms are always clean.
  • alex h.
    alex hopesMarch 3, 2012
    Cheapest drinks in town? Likely.
  • Gabe P.
    Gabe PiedraFebruary 16, 2014
    Nice place to chill.
  • JasonSeal
    JasonSealFebruary 5, 2013
    Jeff is awesome
  • Matt P.
    Matt ParkNovember 22, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Fish is the man!
  • Tina B.
    Tina BrownJuly 16, 2011
    Ask for koolaid! :D
  • Chris P.
    Chris PullmanJanuary 1, 2013
    WHIP ME!!!
  • Julia R.
    Julia RobersonJanuary 19, 2016
    Cheap drinks
  • Lori P.
    Lori PradoFebruary 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Cheap drinks! Hollaaaa
  • Allyson
    AllysonOctober 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Ladies' room - gross! no tp, no paper towels, booze/pee on floor.
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