There’s no night out quite like one with live music, and there’s no hotter place to catch a band than Austin. Check out these sound environments for the best audio pleasure Austin can bring you.
The Elephant Room
So maybe you don’t think “jazz” when you think about Austin, but you should. And when you do, think of it at the Elephant Room, a cozy basement of a club with brick walls, low ceilings, and perfect seating.
The White Horse
Prefer tattoos and rockabilly to jazz? You know Austin has you covered. The White Horse is unapologetically dark and unadorned, apart from the glowing ruby-colored stage. This is the hub of Austin’s country music scene, and any band that plays to what would consider itself a honky-tonk crowd. White Horse also draws an older Tejano crowd, keeping in touch with the neighborhood’s more traditional roots.
Sometimes you don’t know what you’re in the mood for. So why settle for a place with just one kind of music. Sahara Lounge features everything from blues and indie rock to African and world music. And somehow it all fits perfectly in this roadhouse-style place. It’s not the prettiest girl at the dance, but Sahara Lounge is certainly the one you’ll fall for.
Hole in the Wall
As college bars go, Hole in the Wall has been the best one in town since the 70s. In its time, this bar has seen some major music history from some great artists ‒‒ Stevie Ray Vaughan, Shawn Colvin, and Lucinda Williams, for example. It’s the place to catch the great small-venue acts that pass through Austin, and it probably still will be when the 70s become cool again.