Top Choice Live Music in Austin

Broken Spoke

George Strait once hung from the wagon-wheel chandeliers at the wooden-floored Broken Spoke, a true Texas honky-tonk. Not sure of your dance moves? Take a lesson. They're offered from 8pm to 9pm Wednesday through Sa…
Top Choice Live Music in Austin

Continental Club

No passive toe-tapping here; this 1950s-era lounge has a dance floor that's always swinging with some of the city's best local acts. On most Monday nights you can catch local legend Dale Watson and his Lone Stars (1…
Live Music in Austin

Stubb's Bar-B-Q

Stubb's has live music almost every night, with a great mix of premier local and touring acts from across the musical spectrum. Many warm-weather shows are held out back along Waller Creek. There are two stages, a s…
Performing Arts in Austin

Long Center for the Performing Arts

This state-of-the-art theater opened in late 2008 as part of a waterfront redevelopment along Lady Bird Lake. The multistage venue hosts drama, dance, concerts and comedians. Also known for its gorgeous view of the …
Cinema in Austin

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Easily the most fun you can have at the movies: sing along with Grease, quote along with Princess Bride, or just enjoy food and drink delivered right to your seat during first-run films. Check the website for other …
Live Music in Austin

Saxon Pub

The super-chill Saxon Pub, presided over by 'Rusty,' a huge knight who sits out the front, has music every night, mostly Texas performers in the blues-rock vein. A great place to kick back, drink a beer and discover…
Comedy in Austin

Esther's Follies

Drawing from current events and pop culture, this long-running satire show has a vaudevillian slant, thanks to musical numbers and, yep, even a magician. Good, harmless fun.
Live Music in Austin


A key player in Austin's musical history, Antone's has attracted the best of the blues and other popular local acts since 1975. All ages, all the time.
Theater in Austin

Paramount Theatre

Dating from 1915, this old vaudevillian house has staged everything from splashy Broadway shows to stand-up comics to classic film screenings.
Live Music in Austin

Cedar Street Courtyard

Forget the dark and crowded club scene; this sophisticated courtyard venue serves martinis along with jazz and swing.