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Address: 305 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701-3777
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+1 512-814-0361
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17:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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Established in 1975 by the late Clifford Antone, Antone's is an iconic...

Established in 1975 by the late Clifford Antone, Antone's is an iconic blues and R&B venue located in downtown Austin. Over the past 40 years, Antone's has brought Austin a variety of blues and R&B musicians from across the country including greats like B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed, and Buddy Guy, as well as help develop local talent including Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmie Vaughn, Bob Schneider, Gary Clark Jr. and countless others. In 2015, the historic brand was restored and a new team brought the iconic venue back to the downtown Austin landscape with a renewed focus on once again making Antone's the "Home of the Blues."

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Holy grail of blues bars. Smaller than I expected though

I make it a point to visit as many blues bars as I can in my travels. I visited on 1/9/17 and was only in Austin for for a few hours so I decided to make my pilgrimage to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
boandjill
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Florida
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Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I make it a point to visit as many blues bars as I can in my travels. I visited on 1/9/17 and was only in Austin for for a few hours so I decided to make my pilgrimage to Antones for a couple of beers and a bite to eat. First thing that surprised me was it's not a very... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Really enjoyed Lucille White here and a second act. Good blues (comparable to Chicago, where we hail from!) Decent bar (but don't ask for anything fancy). Lots of space to dance. Reasonable cover.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I want in austin for three days and I religiously went everyday to watch some great live shows. It's for people who live soul music. All legends have played there sometime. Great friendly staff...rightly priced. Highly recommended

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Bamberg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

It was not very busy the night we went there but the blues band was very good. The Service was fast and friendly. The drinks were good and tasty.

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Thank Oeglobal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Just caught Billy Gibbons and Jimmy Vaughan at Antone's. This IS the place to catch the blues in Austin. If this music is your thing, do not miss it.

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Lafayette, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Fun spot for live music. Small room so every seat is good. Chairs on 2 sides, small dance floor, and room for standing. $7 cover charge. $9 cocktails. Fun spot.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Antone's has always been one of my favorite Austin music venues and I like the new location as much as the old one. Great bar and stage area. Highly recommend!

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Horseshoe Bay, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

My husband and I want to see Eric Tessmer at Antone's. Our first experience at the legendary venue downtown Austin. Its a must do is you live or visit here as it has been around since the BB King days. However, be prepared to stand the entire time. Only seating is 10 bar stools on each side of the venue... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough to see Gary Clark,Jr. Here! $20.00 tickets. Had to wait in line, but worth it. Great old club. Limited seating so get there early if you want or need to sit. Recently re-opened. Nice venue. It gets crowded but everyone is having a good time!

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Stopped at Antone's on a Friday evening around 5:00 and they had a $5.00 cover for a blues band which was already playing. They were fantastic. Not a lot of seating anytime and the venue is not huge but it was really entertaining. We sat at the bar and their margaritas were tasty. We really enjoyed the music. Clean and... More 

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