Music season is in full swing and we are so happy about it! There’s been so many shows happening for the last couple of months, that even we’ve been bouncing around to make it to all the hype ones. If you’re wondering how you can be in the know on who’s playing where then be sure to check out our weekly music guide. And if you’re on the east side, you can most likely just pop into any of the venues playing live music every week. Here’s 5 of our favorite music venues in East Austin.
Right in the center of East 6th Street. Hotel Vegas is quite the experience for locals and tourists. It may look like a hotel, but it’s more of a music venue and hopping patio bar. It’s basically like a retro speakeasy!
On almost every evening that they’re open, you’ll find Hotel Vegas’ patio packed with people enjoying having a drink under the Texas skies. They also have food to keep everyone fed. But on special nights, they also have trivia night, comedy night, and bands or DJs come out to play some tunes.
It doesn’t get more historic than this. Historic Scoot Inn was established in 1871! It’s literally the oldest bar in central Texas.
They expanded their outdoor patio in recent years to cater to all the music fans that frequent the venue. Some pretty big shows come through so be sure to catch at least one and take in a part of Texas history.
Have a little staycation at Native Hostel. You won’t even need to leave the whole time.
This unique hostel has it all. Rooms to snooze in, multiple bars, a big patio with food trucks, and spaces where you can hear some jams. From DJs to exceptional keyboard players, you can hear some pretty talented people play through the day and night. And if you happen to go on a DJ night, prepare yourselves to have an out of this world experience. It’s like an underground rave, but right in their bar!
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If you know Sahara Lounge, you know Sahara Lounge. The building has been around for over 50 years!
The venue is very unique in the sense that their live music range goes international. If you’re looking to hear African music or jazz, or even Brazillian music, this is the place to go! It’s definitely eclectic, and you can grab some drinks too when there’s no live music and you just want a laid-back atmosphere.
The last location we have on our list is the furthest, only a tad bit down Cesar Chavez, but it also packs the biggest punch. Central Machine Works outdoor patio and indoor brewery space is h-u-g-e. It’s a machine works location turned into a beer hall.
They don’t often have live music, but when they do it’s a great show to come out to. Keep an eye on their Instagram for announcements. Because it’s always a packed patio, you’ll feel like you’re at an outdoor festival. We see their music lineup building into the future.