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Mean-Eyed Cat

1621 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78703-4955
+1 512-472-6326
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This is an institution dedicated to Johnny Cash

Great funky casual bar with nachos to die for (includes Stubb's bbq brisket) and many choices of... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2017
Vancouver, Washington
What a fantastic, historic, dive!

This place stands out! The area has been over-commercialized around it , but the Mean Eyed Cat... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2017
South Portland, Maine
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  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
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“cool bar” (4 reviews)
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1621 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78703-4955
+1 512-472-6326
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

Great funky casual bar with nachos to die for (includes Stubb's bbq brisket) and many choices of local bottled and draft beer. Photos and portraits of Johnny Cash throughout.

Thank kumtux
Reviewed 14 November 2017

This place stands out! The area has been over-commercialized around it , but the Mean Eyed Cat still stands its ground. It was an old chainsaw repair factory, so there are a bunch of saw related things around--but it is a Johnny Cash Tribute bar,...More

Thank KRiSTeN R
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

We visited the Mean Eyed Cat for a football watch party. The bartenders were very helpful with picking the right draft beers and offered samples to be sure you liked what you were getting. The bar partners with Stubbs BBQ for food and this is...More

Thank Moved2Texas
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Very neat place if you are at all interested in Johnny Cash. We did not eat, only had a drink, but very interesting to visit.

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

If you're a Johnny Cash Fan you'll love this bar. It's located west of downtown on fifth street. The place is loaded with everything related to Johnny Cash. Nice outdoor seating area with nice shade trees and the inside is roomie, woodsy and comfortable. Good...More

Thank Aerowing
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We stopped in for happy hour and had some drinks. The service was great and the place was a lot of fun.

Thank BEN B
Reviewed 29 June 2017

We went here because I was looking for filming locations for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, and this used to be the chainsaw shop where Dennis Hopper purchased his chainsaws. Now a bar, it's oozing with atmosphere. It's filled from top to bottom with everything...More

2  Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

There is more Johnny Cash memorabilia in this bar than any place I've ever seen. So cool if you are a Cash fan like me. We ordered the pork nachos and they were amazing. Covered in the house barbecue sauce and cheese with lots of...More

1  Thank AmberJoBo
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We couldn't leave Austin without having a BBQ. We were recommended Mean-Eyed Cat by local friends of ours. I'd say this was better than other BBQs - and you don't need to wait in line for hours...

2  Thank Steeeel
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Headed there as we are johnny cash fans and whilst yes there are plenty of references to him we were disappointed. Stubbs BBQ was delicious and their service was quick and food was pretty tasty. The bar staff... not nearly as welcoming or interested in...More

Thank chantelle p
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