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A good thing about being on vacation is that every day can be a weekend day. Wanting to hit the coolest spots in the area is only natural. That’s why we wanted to showcase this area’s vibrant nightlife.

Below you’ll find a list of the most trendy and interesting places to check out while you’re in town. Whether you’re new to the area, looking for something different to do, or just visiting, we’re sure you’ll find something you’ll love.
Cap City Comedy Club
Cap City Comedy Club

(512) 467-2333

11506 Century Oaks Terrace Ste 100
Austin, TX 78758   Directions Website

Bring your best belly laugh to the Cap City Comedy Club, where they showcase cutting-edge, uncensored, and the best up-and-coming talent shows as well as seasoned comic professionals from around the world.

The club is part of a consortium of venues called "Rooftop Comedy" which shares videos and performers to promote live stand-up comedy shows across the country and is known as the go-to club for laughs in the Austin area. The club also serves a full grill-style menu.

Esther's Follies
Esther's Follies

(512) 320-0198

525 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701   Directions Website

Keep the laughs going at Esther's Follies, a comical tour de force, where they showcase variety shows, musical comedies, and magical performances that encompass political satire, innuendos, and vaudeville showmanship.

Enjoy the must-see improvisational performances filled with singers, poets, dancers, mimes, musicians, and comics, where everyone laughs under one roof.

FRIENDS
FRIENDS

(512) 320-8193

208 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701   Directions Website

Encounter old friends and new friends, and experience the true essence of Austin at FRIENDS, where they are a part of what makes Austin the live music capital of the world.

Filled with live music, spirits, and food, FRIENDS has become a favorite spot for locals, SXSW, ACL, F1, and convention center visitors.

Parker Jazz Club
Parker Jazz Club

(512) 394-6003

117 W 4th St Ste 107B
Austin, TX 78701   Directions Website

Step into the basement lounge, where you will be transported into a timeless atmosphere richly resonating with the sounds of live music at Parker Jazz Club.

A gorgeously ambient room illuminated by soft candlelight and mood lighting, you won’t be able to resist the pull of the spectacular stage.

A jewel box of glittering instruments and dazzling performances, the Parker stage hosts acclaimed musicians bringing premier jazz music to the Live Music Capital of the World.

Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar
Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar

(512) 472-7383

421 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701   Directions Website

Are you ready for heart-pumping and high-energy entertainment? Then head to Pete's Dueling Piano Bar, the quintessential sing-along, clap-along, drink-along, have-one-helluva-good-time-along bar.

From the moment you step into Pete's, you will immediately be taking in 100% pure entertainment, where you can make new friends, and new memories and have a new favorite place to be.

Their piano players are all family, and they continuously train new, energetic talent that exudes incredible energy and creativity, making sure their show is the best.

Speakeasy
Speakeasy

(512) 477-2789

412 Congress Ave D
Austin, TX 78701   Directions Website

Enjoy your evening at Austin’s original swanky joint, the Speakeasy, featuring three levels of unique entertainment.

The Music Lounge, with its roaring 20s vibe, is ready for you to listen to local Austin musicians live on a nightly basis. The Bowling Mezzanine offers a unique lounge setting with antique couches, a personalized bar, and two vintage bowling lanes overlooking the main music stage.

The Ballroom has a 700-person capacity for events and a concert room for private parties. The Kabaret Room has a prohibition-era vibe with a pool table, stage, bar, and 1920s-inspired lounge furniture.

The Continental Club
The Continental Club

(512) 441-2444

1315 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704   Directions Website

Get ready to join the granddaddy of all local music venues, the Continental Club, where they have enjoyed a coast-to-coast reputation as the premiere club for live music in Austin.

This historic live music destination opened its doors as a swanky private supper club, but in the decades since, it's become a mecca for roots, rockabilly, country, swing, rock, and blues music every night of the week.

The classic neon sign flashing above the entrance is a landmark on South Congress, and vintage cars and hot rods often line South Congress Avenue in front of the dimly lit club.

The Summit
The Summit

(702) 743-7051

120 W 5th St
Austin, TX 78701   Directions Website

Take in the scene at Austin’s largest and most prominent rooftop venue, The Summit, which boasts a unique interior design and has a rooftop deck equipped with a state-of-the-art sound system and stunning LED wall.

Enjoy the lively atmosphere that is complimented by extraordinary views of Austin’s skyline, creating the perfect backdrop for any formal or casual event.

Whether you are celebrating a special event or reserving a private space for one of the live performances, there is a table reservation system that takes care of everything.

The Velv Comedy Lounge - The Velveeta Room
The Velv Comedy Lounge - The Velveeta Room

(512) 766-8358

521 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701   Directions Website

Are you brave enough to try out your comedic talent in front of an audience? Then try out your humorous material at the Velveeta Room, where you'll be in an intimate, laugh-filled room where local and touring comics can let their hair down on and off stage.

Best of all, this club is run by and built for comics, so enjoy your night with a slew of cheesy jokes from amateurs and professionals featuring live, uncensored comedy.

The Venue
The Venue

(512) 415-3112

516 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701   Directions Website

Sporting a sleek look with an abundance of amenities, an open and spacious floor plan, and a lust-worthy stage, The Venue is the perfect location to enjoy Austin's nightly events.

The Venue boasts the largest balcony on 6th St, where guests can appreciate the vibrant city lights and the spirit of Austin.

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