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Last Updated: March 20, 2017 - links checked on January 13, 2017

Note: music venues come and go seemingly overnight; please phone ahead for confirmation as some websites outlive the venue. Also verify their location before you drive out.

All venues local to Austin area unless otherwise specified.

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  • 11th Street Cowboy Bar, 307 11th St Bandera TX (830) 796-4849
  • 888 Pan Asian Restaurant, 2400 E Oltorf St. (512) 448-4722. A menu with all things Asiani, plus a buffet. Live music 1st & 3rd Friday/Saturday
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  • The ABGB - Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company, 1305 W. Oltorf, 512-298-ABGB (2242). A variety of live music; often free, with good room for dancers. Fine craft beers, brewed on site.
  • Angel's Icehouse, 21815 Hwy. 71 W., 512 264-3777. South side of hwy at top of the hill between Crawford Rd and Hazy Hill's Drive.
  • Anhalt Hall, 2390 Anhalt Road, Spring Branch, TX 78070 (830) 438-2873 - Germania Farmer Verein
  • Auditorium Shores. City park on the south side of Lady Bird Lake just west of S. First St.
  • Ausländer Biergarten & Restaurant, 323 E. Main, Fredericksburg, 78624 (830) 997-7714
  • Austin Convention Center, 505 E. Cesar Chavez, (512) 476-5461 and (512) 478-0098
  • Austin Farmer's Markets run by the Sustainable Food Center at 5 locations. Live music at various times and dates.
  • Austin Music Hall, 208 Nueces, R.I.P.
  • Austin Street Live, 109 N. Austin St, Seguin, (830) 379-0286
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  • Baby Alcapulco's, 1628 Barton Springs Rd., (512) 474-8774 (3 other locations)
  • The Backyard, 13101 West Highway 71, (512) 263-4146 Outdoor stage.
  • B B Rover's Cafe and Pub, 12101 Jollyville Road, 335-9504. Take Oak Knoll exit off 183N, turn left (south), turn right on Jollyville Road, go ~1 block and it is on the right.
  • The Boathouse Grill, 6812 N 620, (512) 249-5200. One block south of 2222. Food and beer.
  • Botticelli's South Congress Italian Restaurant, 1321 S. Congress, 512.916.1315 - Live music line up on Facebook
  • Boulder Springs Event Center - 1723 Herbelin Rd., New Braunfels, TX 78132-1838 Phone: 512.585.5899
  • Broken Spoke, 3201 So. Lamar, (512) 442-6189 - Old time Texas dance hall with concrete dance floor; serves food, too.
  • Buddy's Place, 8619 Burnet Rd. (512) 459-4677 Never a cover. Beer/wine. Over 21
  • Buster's Bar-B-Que, Hwy 620 about a mile north of Hwy 71 junction on SE side of road. Look for the VFW Hall sign, 512 266-1524.
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  • Cabaret Dancehall, 801 Main St., Bandera 830-796-8889
  • Cactus Café in the Texas Union, 23rd & Guadalupe, (512) 475-6515 Quality listening experience. Full Bar. Yes, they are still open.
  • Carousel Lounge, 1110 E. 52nd. St., (512) 452-6790. Live Music Monday - Saturdays. Do not park in private lots. Beer/Wine & set-ups.
  • C-Boys Heart & Soul, 2008 South Congress Ave, (512) 215-0023. A smaller cooler Continental Club, same owner, with similar music; rapidly becoming overly-discovered.
  • Cedar Hall, 1721 S. Commerce St, Lockhart
  • Cedar Street Courtyard, 208 W. 4th (it's below street level, folks), (512) 495-9669
  • Central Market Westgate, 4477 So. Lamar (south of Ben White, east of Westgate Blvd), (512) 899-4300. Indoors, great food, interesting bands, good dance venue, no cover.
  • Central Market Lamar, 40th & No. Lamar, (512) 206-1000. Covered outdoor venue or open stage for larger shows. Family friendly with adjacent playgrounds.
  • Cheatham Street Warehouse, 119 Cheatham St., San Marcos, 512-353-3777
  • Chisholm Trail Ballroom, Lockhart (event rental space)
  • Club 21 - Destroyed by Fire
  • The Continental Club, 1315 So. Congress, (512) 441-2444 Full bar
  • Conway's, 262 W. Jahn St. New Braunfels, 830-620-5376. Live music, food, dance floor, full bar, beer garden
  • The Cotton Club, 512 859-0700. It is 16 miles east of Georgetown on Hwy 971. Once in Granger, The Cotton Club is east at the blinking light and two blocks down on the right, next door to City Hall.
  • The Country Cabaret - 839 FM 467, Seguin 830.379.2995 An older established dancehall and bar with the only wood floor in the area. Live country music every Saturday night from 9pm to 1am.
  • Coupland Dancehall - see Old Coupland Dancehall.
  • The Cove, 606 W. Cypress, San Antonio, 210-227-2683
  • The Cowboy Bar, (Burned down, reported closed) 12952 Bandera Rd, Helotes (210) 695-8049
  • Cowboys Dancehall, 3030 NE Loop 410 @ I-35, San Antonio, (210) 646-9378
  • Crider's Rodeo and Dancehall, 3.5 miles west of Hunt, TX on Hwy 39, 830-238-4441. Dance at 9 p.m. Every Saturday night from Memorial Day thru Labor Day
  • Curra's Grill, 614 E. Oltorf, (512) 444-0012 Delicious food.
  • Cypress Creek Cafe, Wimberley, (512) 847-2515
  • Cypress Grill, 4404 W.  William Cannon Dr., Suite L, (512) 358-7474
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  • Dance Across Texas, 2201 E Ben White Blvd, (512) 910-4000, open Thurs - Sunday, large dance floor
  • Da Ponderosa Dance Hall, 51 New Wehdem Rd., Brenham, TX. (979) 308-6696 Large dance floor, big stage. Beer, wine, set-ups
  • Deep Eddy Cabaret, 2315 Lake Austin Blvd., (512) 472-0961
  • Dirty Martin's Kum-Bak Place, 2808 Guadalupe Street, (512) 477-3173
  • Donn's Depot, 1600 W. Fifth, (512) 478-0336 - Look for a train depot and rail-road cars. Eclectic mix of music nightly.
  • Down South Railhouse, 107 E Center St, Kyle, TX , 512-256-5082
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  • The Elephant Room 315 Congress (downstairs), 473-2279. Austin's best jazz venue for decades.
  • El Mercado, 1302 S 1st Street, (512) 447-7445. Delicious Mexican food, live music at the Backstage.
  • El Sol y La Luna 600 East 6th Street (at Red River), (512) 444-7770. Excellent food from south of the border.
  • Emo's 603 Red River, (512) 477-3667.
  • Evangeline Cafe, 8106 Brodie Lane (512)-282-2586. South of Wm Cannon. Eclectic music mix, often with a Louisiana flair.
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  • Fadó Irish Pub, 214 W. 4th, (512) 457-0172
  • Farm To Market Grocery, 1718 So. Congress, (512) 462-7220
  • Flipnotics Coffeespace Cafe - RIP
  • Floore's Country Store, Helotes, Texas (210) 695-8827. Northwest of San Antonio on Bandera Road, just off I-10.
  • Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River, (512) 471-7744 Big venue with poor acoustics.
  • Freddie's Place, 1703 South First,(512) 445-9197 Outdoor music and dining under the oaks.
  • Freiheit Country Store in lovely downtown Freiheit, Texas approximately 1 1/2mi. North of New Braunfels on FM 1101.
  • Freyburg Hall Between LaGrange, Schulenberg, Flatonia << still open?
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  • G&S Lounge 2420 S 1st St, (512) 707-8702 Two performance rooms with excellent, improved sound systems
  • Giddy Up's, 12010 Manchaca Road, (512) 280-4732 (just south of the Texican Cafe)
  • Gingerman Pub, 301 Lovaca Street (512) 473-8801
  • Ginny's Little Longhorn, see The Little Longhorn Saloon, below.
  • Green Mesquite Bar-B-Que 1400 Barton Springs Road, (512) 479-0485, one short block west of S. Lamar. Music on the patio.
  • Gruene Hall, Gruene, Texas - Old wooden dance floor! No cover usually week-nights and weekend days. Minimal air conditioning.
  • Guero's Taco Bar , 1412 So. Congress , (512) 447-7688. New music space is now outside on north side of building.
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  • Hangin' Tree Saloon, 18424 2nd St., Bracken, (210) 651-5812 located two miles north of Rolling Oaks Mall; take FM 2252 north, take first right past railroad tracks, go four blocks turn left. Second building on the right.
  • The Hideout Theater, 617 Congress Ave, (512) 443-3688.
  • The Highball, 1142 S. Lamar, (512) 383-8309. Remodeling - open 2014.
  • Hill's Café , 4700 S. Congress, (512) 851-9300 Patio for music and dining.
  • The Hole in the Wall, 2538 Guadalupe, 512-477-4747, All Shows 21 and over
  • Hondo's On Main, 312 W. Main, Fredericksburg, 78624 (830) 997-1633
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  • Jo's Hot Coffee, 1300 S. Congress, (512) 444-3800. Coffee, baked goods, occasional music is in the parking lot.
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  • Kendalia Halle, 1135 FM 3351 North, Kendalia. 45 miles south of Austin, down 281 south then west 7 miles on RR 473. Dances once a month, usually on the 3rd Sat of the month. Family friendly; free BBQ.
  • Kerbey Lane Café,(Six Austin locations) South Location: 3003 South Lamar.
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  • La Palapa, 6640 Hwy 290 (at Cameron Rd.), (512) 459-8729.
  • Lambert's BBQ, 401 W 2nd Street, (512) 494-1500
  • Lemon Lounge, 500 San Marcos St (at 5th near Brew & Brew), 512-522-1548 - a renegade pop-up venue featuring listening room style shows and community events.
  • Leon Springs Dance Hall, 24135 Interstate Highway 10 West, San Antonio, 210.698.7072 (Now reopened under new management)
  • The Little Longhorn Saloon, (formerly Ginny's), 5341 Burnet Rd., (512) 524-1291. Beer, wine & set-ups. Chicken Shit Bingo Sundays!
  • Lone Star Opry, held the 1st Monday of every month featuring Guest Performers backed by an outstanding 8 piece house band. The show is held at the Giddings High School Cafetorium, 2337 N. Main Street (Hwy 77) in Giddings, Texas. Show time is 7:30 PM. Produced by the Rotary Club of Giddings, a non-profit organization.
  • Luckenbach Dancehall, 412 Luckenbach Loop, Fredericksburg, 830-997-3224
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  • The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N. IH-35, in Lincoln Village across from Highland Mall, 512 454-2000
  • Maria's Taco Xpress, 2529 So. Lamar, (512) 444-0261
  • Mercer Street Dancehall, Dripping Springs TX. Cash only. Full bar. Open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 6pm. Dance lessons Saturdays at 7:30pm (Dance lesson included in Ticket Price)
  • Mercury Hall, 615 Cardinal Lane, Austin, 512.236.1226 (events rental location)
  • Midnight Rodeo, 2201 E. Ben White Blvd, <= closed. See Dance Across Texas, above
  • Midway Food Park - FB link, in SE Austin on Loop 360, a.k.a, 1905 S. Capital of Texas Hwy. It's a pleasant outdoor venue, very family-oriented. About 8 food trucks," and the longest wait-in-line-for-grub we've ever experienced", reports a fan. No alcohol, but you can bring your own.
  • Mozart's Coffee Roasters, 3825 Lake Austin Blvd., (512) 477-2900
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  • Nasty's, 606 Maiden Lane,Tel. 512-453-4349 West of Guadalupe; S. of 37th St.
  • New World Deli, 4101 Guadalupe St., (512) 451-7170
  • North By Northwest, 10010 Capital of Texas Hwy., (512) 467-6969. Outdoor venue.
  • Nutty Brown Cafe, 12225 Highway 290 West (at Nutty Brown Road), Austin, 512-301-4648. Outside stage; concrete dance floor; good food.
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  • The Oasis, 6550 Comanche Trail (off 620 at Lake Travis), (512) 266-2442
  • The Old Coupland Dancehall, 101 Hoxie Street, Coupland. 512 856-2226
  • Old Number 9 Roadhouse, Waring 830-995-4413 << still open?
  • Old Settlers Park,, 3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock
  • Ole Moulton Bank, 101 Main, Moulton, 361 596-7499. Midway between Houston & San Antonio & 60 miles south of Austin
  • One-2-One Bar, 1509 S. Lamar Blvd. Suite 600. A variety of live music.
  • One World Theatre, 7701 Bee Cave Road, Austin (512) 329-6753.
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  • Paramount Theater, 713 Congress, 472-5470. Converted old movie theater. Lovely building. Limited leg-room in old wooden seats.
  • Patsy's Cowgirl Cafe, 5001 E. Ben White Blvd, 512 444-2020
  • The Phoenix Saloon, 193 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels 830-299-4150
  • Poodie's Hilltop Bar & Grill, 22308 Hwy 71 West, (512) 264-0318. Coming from Austin it is almost 10 miles past the Hwy 620 intersection on the right, a little ways past RO Barbeque.
  • Posse East, Duval & San Jacinto Streets, (512) 477-2111 Outdoor venue.
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  • Quihi Gun Club, Downtown Quihi, TX. Dances are still held every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month! Visitors from all over the world enjoy dancing on one of the best wooden dance floors ever.
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  • Radio Coffee and Beer, 4204 Manchaca Road, (512) 394-7844 - coffee, beer, food, and live music.
  • Rattle Inn, 610 Nueces St, (512) 373-8306 - beer pub, full bar, live music
  • Riley's Tavern, 8894 FM 1102, Hunter, 512 - 392-3132. Between San Marcos and New Braunfels. Exit #196 off I-35, then go west 1 mile.
  • Rita's on the River, Riverwalk San Antonio, Rio Plaza - Crockett & Navarro 210-227-7482
  • River Road Ice House, 1791 Hueco Springs Loop Road, New Braunfels, (830) 626-1335
  • Ross' Old Austin Cafe, 11800 N. Lamar, (512) 835-2414
  • Ruta Maya, has closed its retail locations and now just sells its excellent coffee beans online & wholesale
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  • Salt Lick Barbeque, 18001 FM 1826, Driftwood,
  • Sam's Burger Joint, 330 E. Grayson St., San Antonio 210-223-2830
  • Saxon Pub, 1320 So. Lamar, (512) 448-2552 Full Bar
  • Scenic Loop Cafe & Bar, 25615 Boerne Stage Road, Boerne, 210.687.1818
  • Scholz Garten, 1607 San Jacinto, (512) 474-1958
  • Schroeder Dance Hall, 12516 FM 622, Goliad, TX
  • Scoot Inn, 1308 East 4th St., 512 320-0004
  • Sengelmann Hall, 115 year old refurbished Texas Dance Hall at 531 N.Main, in Schulenburg Texas. 979.743.2300
  • Shady Grove, 1624 Barton Springs, (512) 474-9991 - Good food. Home to outdoor spring and autumn free concerts on Thursday nights.
  • Shoal Creek Saloon, 909 N. Lamar, (512) 474-0805.
  • Sisterdale Dance Hall, 1211 Sisterdale Rd Boerne TX (830) 324-6767
  • Ski Shores, 3907 Pierce, Take City Park Rd. off of 2222 and follow the signs! (512) 346-5915 Music on weekends during the summer season.
  • Smoke'N Hops, 3799 290 W, Dripping Springs, (512) 655-3069
  • Stardust Club, 11940 Manchaca Road, (512) 280-8590. It's 2 miles south of Slaughter Lane, in the Manchaca Plaza shopping center. Dance floor, neighborhood bar.
  • Strange Brew - Lounge Side ¡Currently closed! May reopen, but unlikely. 5326 Manchaca Rd in South Austin, Texas 78745. Phone: 512-828-7636
  • Stubbs Bar-B-Q, 801 Red River, (512) 480-8341. Outdoor amphitheater and indoor stage.
  • Swiss Alp Hall, 6940 N. Hwy. 77, Schulenburg, (979) 247-4536. << closed; looking for new ownership
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  • Tavern in the Gruene, 830 Gruene Road, Gruene, 830-608-0438
  • Texas Bar & Grill, 14611 Burnett Road, (512) 255-1300
  • Texas Folklife Resources, 1317 S. Congress, (512) 441-9255. Special Events only.
  • Texas Music Museum, 1009 East 11th. Street, (512) 472-8891 The Texas Music Museum collects and preserves artifacts, documents and reference material surrounding diverse traditions of Texas music, and utilize these collections in the presentation of exhibits, educational programs, and performances.
  • Texicalli Grill - RIP
  • "The Grande" Dance Hall, a.k.a, Swing Junction, Milltown Historic District (next to 540 Porter St.), New Braunfels, (512) 393-1622. Hot Texas Swing Band every Tuesday. Free dance lessons with admission. No partner needed.
  • Threadgill's Old No.1, Original location, 6416 N. Lamar, (512) 451-5440. Live music.
  • Threadgill's World HQ, a.k.a. Threadgill's Biergarten, Barton Springs Rd. and Riverside Dr, (512) 472-9304. Live music on either outdoor stage or inside.
  • Twin Sisters Bakery and Cafe, 6322 North New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio (210 )822-0761
  • Twin Sisters Dance Hall, 6720 Hwy 281, Blanco, 830-833-5773 - dances 1st Saturday of every month for over 140 years.
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  • The Water Tank, 7309 McNeil Rd, 512 331-9831
  • The Watering Hole Saloon, 1390 Old McQueeney Road, New Braunfels, 78130, 830-625-7700
  • Waterloo Park, 12th and Red River. Free and convenient parking during non-business hours in the State garages along Trinity St.
  • The White Horse, 500 Comal St. (off E. 5th St.), Austin (512) 553-6756. Live music, dancing, bar, pool, tacos!
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  • Yard Dog Folk Art, 1510 S. Congress, (512) 912-1613. Occasional music in rear courtyard, say for NotSXSW for example.
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  • Zilker Hillside Theatre, Zilker Park just past Barton Springs Pool. Trees and grass are very nice.
  • Z'Tejas, 1110 W. 6th Street (512) 478-5355