If you live in Austin, Texas or are visiting the city and enjoy country music and a real hometown feel, then you need to know where the Honky Tonk Bars are. Austin has a few Honky Tonk bars but it can be hard to determine which one you should go to. This article will detail five Honky Tonk bars in Austin, Texas.
Honky Tonk Bars in Austin, Texas #1: Donn’s Depot
Donn’s Depot (old Missouri-Pacific train depot) is located at 1600 W 5th St Austin, TX 78703 and is an Austin favorite. They have live music and are very laid back. There are no pretenses here, come as you are, kick back and have a good time. If you are a smoker, they have outside seating where you can enjoy a drink and smoke at the same time. There is a dance floor so don’t be afraid to get out their and boogie or you can sit back with a drink, listen to the music and watch others dance. Donn’s Depot has affordable prices (though you will want to bring a few extra bucks for the cover charge. They don’t always have one but you want to be prepared just in case). Donn’s brings in a variety of ages so you don’t have to be afraid that you won’t fit in and be surrounded by the all young or all older crowd. Donn’s has free parking and free snacks. Donn’s Depot is opened Monday through Saturday, 2 PM to 2 AM. They are closed on Sundays. For more information, call (512) 478-0336.
Honky Tonk Bars in Austin, Texas #2: Ginny’s Little Longhorn Saloon
At Ginny’s Little Longhorn Saloon, there is never a cover charge and everyone is welcome. They have live music several nights during the week. They have a small dance floor and a pool table. Smoking is not permitted at Ginny’s. The Owner, Ginny has some steadfast rules which are displayed at the bar for everyone to see. They are “”No Cussin’, No Fussin’, No Hasslin’, No Wrasslin’!” This is a beer only bar and they only accept cash. Ginny’s Little Longhorn Saloon is open Tuesday through Saturday 10 AM to 2 PM. They are located at 5434 Burnet Rd Austin, TX 78756 and their phone number is (512) 458-1813.
Honky Tonk Bars in Austin, Texas #3: Broken Spoke
Broken Spoke brags that they are the last of the true Texas dance halls. Broken Spoke is located at 3201 S. Lamar Blvd, Austin Texas. There is sometimes a cover charge that ranges from $5 to $15 dollars. They are open Tuesday through Saturday, opening at 10:30 AM and closing at 1:30 AM. They have live music so if you are going for the music, you’ll want to get there about 9 PM so that you’ll be able to get a seat (it gets crowded after 10 PM). Their prices are low to moderate. To find out more, call (512) 442-6189.
Honky Tonk Bars in Austin, Texas #4: Trophy’s Sports Bar
Don’t let the name fool you. Trophy’s Sports Bar is considered to be a honky tonk bar that plays a mixture of country and classic rock music. They sometimes have live music and the rest of the time you can hear music playing on a Jukebox. This bar is for the gay and lesbian community, although everyone is welcome. Trophy’s is located at 2008 S Congress Ave Austin, TX 78704. For more info, call (512) 447-0969.
Honky Tonk Bars in Austin, Texas #5: The Continental Club
The Continental Club has two bar locations, one in Austin and one in Houston. They have had live music in Austin since 1957. Their music is usually country and rock, so there is something for everyone who attends. The cover charge ranges from $5 to $20 dollars. The Continental Club Prices run from moderate to high and they have a pool table and dart board for added entertainment. They are open Monday through Sunday. The Continental Club is located at 1315 S Congress Ave Austin, TX 78704 and their phone number is (512) 441-0202.