Located on the historic 6th Street in downtown Austin-Texas, Beale Street Tavern is a tribute to the "King of Rock and Roll", Elvis Presley. A dimly lit joint offering a full American menu with appetizing delicacies, such as the Deep Fried Peanut Butter & Banana sandwich, an Elvis favorite.
The seven-member nuclear family of Flogging Molly has been sating musical appetites with its scorching soufflé of classic Celtic folk cooked in a punk-fueled oven since 1997. Always playing with passion, Flogging Molly pied-pipers their dedicated legion of fans into jaunty jigs and sing-along euphoria with an ample supply of hits drawn from their extensive catalog. Touting the forthcoming album Speed of Darkness, the all-ages show on March 11 promises to be packed with inescapable, infectious energy as Flogging Molly splatters the spacious Congress Theater with their raucous repertoire of crowd-pleasers. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with opening support from The Drowning Men and Moneybrother.
The Continental Club isn’t shy about embracing its past, claiming to be Austin’s first true burlesque club. Since opening in 1957, the elevated stage has showcased some of the finest blues, rockabilly, country and swing music in the city. Vintage signs and posters of past performers line the perimeter, meaning burlesque dancers like Candy Barr share wall space with musical legends like Mojo Nixon. By the bar, a chalkboard lists the week’s musical lineup, while the back is filled with packed-together tables, encouraging visitors to trade their seats for the dance floor. Couples twirl and two-step while the bands play, lit ever-so-slightly by the red curtain sporting the club’s name behind them. In a separate room behind the stage, guests play pool while admiring the motorcycle that hangs from the ceiling.
The Cedar Street Courtyard is a performance venue/restaurant located in Austin’s warehouse district. The building contains four bars and a courtyard and outdoor stage for nightly live music. There’s food, there’s dancing, and there are, of course, the bars. The courtyard has two bars that typically have short lines. The cover charge is reasonable, if not downright cheap by Austin standards. Lots of musical genres are represented and the logistics of the alley make for an intimate viewing experience. Cedar Street also offers hosting of special events such as corporate get-togethers, fundraisers, receptions and happy hours. The entire venue is available for large events, while the Lido Room and VIP veranda are available for smaller groups. Contact the Cedar Street Courtyard for more details.
What is Ginny’s Little Longhorn Saloon exactly? One thing’s for sure -- it’s an experience like no other. It’s something you have to see to believe. First, Ginny’s Little Longhorn is an Austin institution. The place is small and the dance floor is tiny. But that doesn’t stop some amazing live country, honky tonk and rockabilly music, seven days a week. Get there early as the place fills up quickly. And bring your lawn chair since if the saloon is full, the party extends to the parking lot, where patrons sit and enjoy the music. All different ages frequent the saloon where beer and wine are sold but no hard liquor. Come on Sunday for free chili dogs and play a unique game of bingo found only at Ginny’s. This is definitely something you’ll only find in Austin.
Flamingo Cantina is Austin’s venue for reggae, Latin, ska, and world beat music. They also host groups that play other music, such as rock or hip hop. The intimate venue provides a welcoming location for both performers and fans. Come in for the music, but enjoy dancing, drinks and a great atmosphere for hanging out with friends. The nightclub serves unique drinks and has an upstairs deck that is a favorite of visitors. Visitors describe the Flamingo Cantina as “awesome,” “funky” and “grooving.” The owners call it a respite from the day-to-day. Whatever your motivation for going out is, Flamingo Cantina is ready to help you celebrate it.