Consistently excellent music is served up at the cozy Saxon Pub seven nights a week. Comfortably worn around the edges, this iconic venue is a haven for local musicians and a must for visitors. Located on South Lamar near nothing in particular, the Saxon is the destination for authentic Austin.

A must see is The Resentments, a Sunday night residency of sorts with a rotating cast of players, including Miles Zuniga, Jeff Plankenhorn, Bruce Hughes, Scrappy Jud Newcomb and many others. Bob Schneider is there most Monday nights, with Walt Wilkins and the Mystiqueros taking the stage on Wednesdays.

You’ll wish you were there every night!

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1320 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin 78704

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Steeped in the authentic Austin music scene, C-Boy’s Heart & Soul is a tribute to Louis Charles “C-Boy” Parks, who was the manager of the legendary Rome Inn Club back in the late 70s. The Rome Inn was the Austin home of such legends as The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Paul Ray’s Cobras and Stevie Ray Vaughan. C-Boy’s is a self-described “neighborhood juke-joint” with a great outdoor patio area and the must see Jade Room lounge upstairs, which transports you back to a 1950 Japanese GI bar. Be sure to like them on Facebook.

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From Amos Lowe’s garage brewery to a premier beer joint with consistently great music, Austin Beer Garden Brewing (better known as “ABGB”) has forged its spot on the Austin music scene. With the slogan “Beer Makes it Better”, ABGB blends beer, music and food to create an Austin authentic experience. Be sure to like them on Facebook.

1305 W. Oltorf Street, Austin 78704






The Continental Club is a South Congress cornerstone that presents a diverse lineup of quality music –  country to blues to rock ‘n’ roll- seven days (and nights) a week. This stage has hosted pretty much everybody in Austin, for decades. Check out the upstairs Continental Gallery for a quieter vibe. A must visit if you are in Austin. Be sure to like them on Facebook.

1315 S. Congress Avenue, Austin 78704

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Mercer Street Dance Hall is a classic Hill Country honky-tonk in downtown Dripping Springs, Texas, a half hour or so from central Austin. Nightly music, mostly country and mostly danceable, in a big ole’ place full of loud and happy people. Lot’s of room, so you’ll likely find a spot. If you’re up for a short drive into the hills, head out to Mercer Street.

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332 Mercer Street, Dripping Springs 78620

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Dating back to 1871, the past lives of the Scoot Inn include neighborhood grocery, chili hut, gambling house and bootleg whiskey depot. This place looks a little like an old red barn, with a creaky indoor saloon and an impressive outdoor stage. Great place for music, a Shiner or two and some tasty Texas pub fare.

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1308 E. 4th Street, Austin 78702

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