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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

If you're looking for a good laugh, the Cap City Comedy Club in downtown Austin presents a show every night at 8 p.m., with additional shows at 10:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

The shows are cutting-edge, uncensored and feature the best up-and-coming talent as well as seasoned comic professionals from around the world. Bring your best belly laugh: The crew at Cap City Comedy Club record every show and distribute them on YouTube and other online video-sharing sites.

The club is part of a consortium of venues called "Rooftop Comedy" which shares videos and performers in an effort 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

Esther's Follies is a comical tour de force and a cornerstone of the downtown Sixth Street entertainment district that gives the city of Austin its unique and offbeat vibe.

Part variety show, musical comedy and magic show, Esther's Follies has been splitting sides since 1977. The show folds together political satire, innuendo and vaudeville showmanship - to rave reviews from residents and visitors alike. Huge windows at the back of the stage look out on Sixth Street, and the bar hoppers and revelers outside are unwittingly part of the show each night.

The venue seats 280 people and seating is general admission. Reserve seating is available for select seats.

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

(512) 472-7383

421 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701   Directions Website

When you are ready for energy to bristle all over your space, then it's definitely time to visit Pete's Dueling Piano Bar, born and raised in Texas and 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 jump into their world of 100% pure entertainment and a place to make new friends, new memories and a new favorite place to be.

Their piano players are all family and continually train new, energetic talent and with a combination of seasoned veterans and new talent. You will soon find out that the shows at Pete's exude incredible energy and creativity making sure their show is the best. It will be obvious to you that their piano players and staff will do everything they can to bring back old memories and help create some new ones in the process to have the time of your life.

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

Enjoy a slew of cheesy jokes from amateurs and the pros at the Velveeta Room, featuring live uncensored comedy since 1988. If you're brave enough (and funny enough) you can even try out your own material at open-mic night.

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