Best events in Austin

Check out the top events in Austin, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Austin
1. Austin
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10 local reviews
Austin, Austin
LocalityPolitical
John
Have an event in Austin, but can't find a place or don't want to deal with the Austin BS? The Carson Street H…
Jim
Lots of music and wierdness in Austin. Search the web for events and specific things to do in Austin. We lik…
Gisela
The headquarters its big and a foodie heaven.
1. Austin
1. Austin
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10 local reviews
Austin, Austin
John
John
Have an event in Austin, but can't find a place or don't want to deal with the Austin BS? The Carson Street House is right off IH-35 and ca…
Jim
Jim
Lots of music and wierdness in Austin. Search the web for events and specific things to do in Austin. We like the botanical gardens, the b…
Gisela
Gisela
The headquarters its big and a foodie heaven.
2. Spider House
2. Spider House
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23 local reviews
2908 Fruth Street, Austin
Open now
+1 512-480-9562
CafeBarRestaurant
Dan
Local institution bar/coffee shop/music venue with massive & surreal patio under huge pecan trees. Open super …
Kristen
Their deck area is magical at night. Great coffee house to work at during the day, great bar on the side for n…
Kristen
Their deck area is magical at night. Great coffee house to work at during the day, great bar on the side for n…
2. Spider House
2. Spider House
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23 local reviews
2908 Fruth Street, Austin
Open now
+1 512-480-9562
Dan
Dan
Local institution bar/coffee shop/music venue with massive & surreal patio under huge pecan trees. Open super late with awesome food and bev…
Kristen
Kristen
Their deck area is magical at night. Great coffee house to work at during the day, great bar on the side for nighttime events, and yes, that…
Kristen
Kristen
Their deck area is magical at night. Great coffee house to work at during the day, great bar on the side for nighttime events, and yes, that…
3. Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
3. Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
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167 local reviews
1120 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin
+1 512-861-7040
Movie theaterElectronics storeHome goods store
 Paprika
Eat, Drink and Watch a Movie. If you’ve lived in Austin for more than five minutes, odds are you’re aware of …
Stephany
Cold beer, hot movies, and delicious snacks and meals; The Alamo Drafthouse is dinner, drinks, movies and even…
Nancy
Cold beer, hot movies, and delicious snacks and meals; The Alamo Drafthouse is dinner, drinks, movies and even…
3. Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
3. Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
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167 local reviews
1120 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin
+1 512-861-7040
 Paprika
Paprika
Eat, Drink and Watch a Movie. If you’ve lived in Austin for more than five minutes, odds are you’re aware of Alamo Drafthouse. With quote-a…
Stephany
Stephany
Cold beer, hot movies, and delicious snacks and meals; The Alamo Drafthouse is dinner, drinks, movies and events, all under one roof. Our at…
Nancy
Nancy
Cold beer, hot movies, and delicious snacks and meals; The Alamo Drafthouse is dinner, drinks, movies and events, all under one roof. Attent…
4. Esther's Follies
4. Esther's Follies
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38 local reviews
525 East 6th Street, Austin
Closed now
+1 512-320-0553
Point of interestEstablishment
Amy
Esther's Follies is a modern-day vaudeville theatre located on 6th Street in downtown Austin, Texas. The group…
Mimi
Satire, current events, Texas themed fun, they are the funniest skits you can enjoy! Your cheeks will hurt aft…
Jay
Esther's Follies is a modern-day vaudeville theatre located on 6th Street downtown. The acts incorporate magic…
4. Esther's Follies
4. Esther's Follies
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38 local reviews
525 East 6th Street, Austin
Closed now
+1 512-320-0553
Amy
Amy
Esther's Follies is a modern-day vaudeville theatre located on 6th Street in downtown Austin, Texas. The group is named after actress Esther…
Mimi
Mimi
Satire, current events, Texas themed fun, they are the funniest skits you can enjoy! Your cheeks will hurt after the show, you face just mig…
Jay
Jay
Esther's Follies is a modern-day vaudeville theatre located on 6th Street downtown. The acts incorporate magic, juggling, singing, dancing, …
5. Zilker Metropolitan Park
5. Zilker Metropolitan Park
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246 local reviews
2100 Barton Springs Road, Austin
Open now
+1 512-974-6700
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Erik & Kara
Zilker is Austin's most well known park. It hosts many big events throughout the year, including: Austin City …
Anthony & Hayley
Zilker Metropolitan Park is considered "Austin's most-loved park." This 351-acre park is home to a variety of …
Native Hostel
Zilker Metropolitan Park is considered "Austin's most-loved park." This 351-acre park is home to a variety of …
5. Zilker Metropolitan Park
5. Zilker Metropolitan Park
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246 local reviews
2100 Barton Springs Road, Austin
Open now
+1 512-974-6700
Erik & Kara
Erik & Kara
Zilker is Austin's most well known park. It hosts many big events throughout the year, including: Austin City limits in the fall, a Christma…
Anthony & Hayley
Anthony & Hayley
Zilker Metropolitan Park is considered "Austin's most-loved park." This 351-acre park is home to a variety of recreation opportunities and s…
Native Hostel
Native Hostel
Zilker Metropolitan Park is considered "Austin's most-loved park." This 351-acre park is home to a variety of recreation opportunities and s…
6. The Highball
6. The Highball
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31 local reviews
1120 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin
Open now
+1 512-861-7040 ext. 6
BarElectronics storeNight club
Sarah
This bar hosts tons of cool events like karaoke and dance parties--be on the lookout during your stay!
Susan
Colorful cocktail bar known for its private karaoke rooms, with creative bar bites & nightly events (such as 8…
Jaime
A fun, electic place. Adjacent to the Alamo Drafthouse, it features live music and other fun events nightly, p…
6. The Highball
6. The Highball
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31 local reviews
1120 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin
Open now
+1 512-861-7040 ext. 6
Sarah
Sarah
This bar hosts tons of cool events like karaoke and dance parties--be on the lookout during your stay!
Susan
Susan
Colorful cocktail bar known for its private karaoke rooms, with creative bar bites & nightly events (such as 80's night, 90's music video ni…
Jaime
Jaime
A fun, electic place. Adjacent to the Alamo Drafthouse, it features live music and other fun events nightly, plus private karaoke rooms. Cre…
7. The Continental Club
7. The Continental Club
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174 local reviews
1315 South Congress Avenue, Austin
Open now
+1 512-441-2444
BarNight clubPoint of interest
Justin
You really need to catch a show at The Continental Club. The granddaddy of all local music venues, Rockin Sout…
Lauri
You really need to catch a show at The Continental Club. The granddaddy of all local music venues, Rockin Sou…
Molly & Brad
Best place to watch live music and have a few beers. A lot of Austin music history in this club. If you are in…
7. The Continental Club
7. The Continental Club
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174 local reviews
1315 South Congress Avenue, Austin
Open now
+1 512-441-2444
Justin
Justin
You really need to catch a show at The Continental Club. The granddaddy of all local music venues, Rockin South Austin Since 1955, the legen…
Lauri
Lauri
You really need to catch a show at The Continental Club. The granddaddy of all local music venues, Rockin South Austin Since 1955, the lege…
Molly & Brad
Molly & Brad
Best place to watch live music and have a few beers. A lot of Austin music history in this club. If you are in town for Elvis' birthday or d…
8. Irie Bean Coffee Bar
8. Irie Bean Coffee Bar
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20 local reviews
2310 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin
Open now
+1 512-326-4636
CafeFoodStore
Victoria
Has a great out-door area in the back and live music/ mixed events.
Jaime
A low-key but beloved South Austin coffeeshop with a cool, dog-friendly patio in back. Light food, wine and be…
Jaime
A low-key but beloved South Austin coffeeshop with a cool, dog-friendly patio in back. Light food, wine and be…
8. Irie Bean Coffee Bar
8. Irie Bean Coffee Bar
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20 local reviews
2310 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin
Open now
+1 512-326-4636
Victoria
Victoria
Has a great out-door area in the back and live music/ mixed events.
Jaime
Jaime
A low-key but beloved South Austin coffeeshop with a cool, dog-friendly patio in back. Light food, wine and beer. Occasionally music or othe…
Jaime
Jaime
A low-key but beloved South Austin coffeeshop with a cool, dog-friendly patio in back. Light food, wine and beer. Occasionally music or othe…
9. Black Sheep Lodge
9. Black Sheep Lodge
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71 local reviews
2108 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin
Open now
+1 512-707-2744
BarRestaurantFood
Lexie
Fun for sporting events. Good food.
Susan
Over twenty bars on tap along with seventy-five bottled beers selection. A nice porch out front on which to s…
Kristi
Great beer specials, hamburgers, hot dogs and sweet potato fries. Yum.
9. Black Sheep Lodge
9. Black Sheep Lodge
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71 local reviews
2108 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin
Open now
+1 512-707-2744
Lexie
Lexie
Fun for sporting events. Good food.
Susan
Susan
Over twenty bars on tap along with seventy-five bottled beers selection. A nice porch out front on which to sit on a nice day.
Kristi
Kristi
Great beer specials, hamburgers, hot dogs and sweet potato fries. Yum.
10. Stubb's Bar-B-Q
10. Stubb's Bar-B-Q
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51 local reviews
801 Red River Street, Austin
Open now
+1 512-480-8341
BarRestaurantFood
Kristen
Famous for their BBQ and music acts, check their calendar for events. Always a guaranteed great band playing t…
angela
Great Sunday Brunch and Gospel event. Must email them for a reservation.
Heather
Legendary local BBQ joint and amphitheater where everyone from Maroon 5 to Snoop Dogg to Willie Nelson have pl…
10. Stubb's Bar-B-Q
10. Stubb's Bar-B-Q
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51 local reviews
801 Red River Street, Austin
Open now
+1 512-480-8341
Kristen
Kristen
Famous for their BBQ and music acts, check their calendar for events. Always a guaranteed great band playing there in large outdoor venue do…
angela
angela
Great Sunday Brunch and Gospel event. Must email them for a reservation.
Heather
Heather
Legendary local BBQ joint and amphitheater where everyone from Maroon 5 to Snoop Dogg to Willie Nelson have played.
11. The Long Center for the Performing Arts
11. The Long Center for the Performing Arts
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41 local reviews
701 West Riverside Drive, Austin
Closed now
+1 512-474-5664
Point of interestEstablishment
Laurel
Touring musical acts, symphony performances, and more. Wonderful acoustics. Check the website for summer serie…
David & Ellen
Performing arts venue in Austin. Always something good, check out their website for events.
Heather
Check their website for special events. Home of The Nutcracker & Austin Ballet & Symphony.
11. The Long Center for the Performing Arts
11. The Long Center for the Performing Arts
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41 local reviews
701 West Riverside Drive, Austin
Closed now
+1 512-474-5664
Laurel
Laurel
Touring musical acts, symphony performances, and more. Wonderful acoustics. Check the website for summer series on the lawn. Next door to Bu…
David & Ellen
David & Ellen
Performing arts venue in Austin. Always something good, check out their website for events.
Heather
Heather
Check their website for special events. Home of The Nutcracker & Austin Ballet & Symphony.
12. Auditorium Shores at Town Lake Metropolitan Park
12. Auditorium Shores at Town Lake Metropolitan Park
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40 local reviews
900 West Riverside Drive, Austin
Open now
+1 512-974-6700
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Jennifer
Concerts, events, entertainment day and night.
Rick
Includes theater where Ballet Austin performs, as well as a park where events such as Fun Fun Fun Fest are loc…
Anthony & Hayley
Auditorium shores is located on Lady Bird Lake, by Long Center and Palmer Events Center. Town Lake Hike and Bi…
12. Auditorium Shores at Town Lake Metropolitan Park
12. Auditorium Shores at Town Lake Metropolitan Park
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40 local reviews
900 West Riverside Drive, Austin
Open now
+1 512-974-6700
Jennifer
Jennifer
Concerts, events, entertainment day and night.
Rick
Rick
Includes theater where Ballet Austin performs, as well as a park where events such as Fun Fun Fun Fest are located
Anthony & Hayley
Anthony & Hayley
Auditorium shores is located on Lady Bird Lake, by Long Center and Palmer Events Center. Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail passes through the pa…