Nightlife in Austin

When the sun sets in Austin the city comes to life. No matter what it is that you enjoy you will find it here and since this is the live music capital you can be sure that there will be music involved.

219 West

If you are looking for an upscale bar and restaurant in the Warehouse District of Austin you can’t do better than 219 West. They have an eclectic menu, or I should say menus. They have menus that go along with their many and varied libations. From the beer menu you can order mini bacon cheeseburgers, corn dogs and cheese fries and a fried Twinkie for dessert. These are just the perfect things to go along with their extensive selections of beers on draught and in bottles both domestic and imported.

If you want to go a little more upscale, The martini menu is a tasty delight. You can nosh on mini onion burgers, a quesadilla of spinach and artichoke or a chicken fried yellow fin tuna. The specialty martinis include the chocolatini, blackberry and Georgia peach.

They also offer a mint julep menu, scotch menu, tequila menu and wine menu. The menu here never gets boring. There is always a reason to come here; there is happy hour pricing, daily specials and entertainment on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

The whole concept of 219 is unique. The space is divided into five areas upstairs and one, the wine bar is in the cellar and each has their own vibe. The menus match the area. This is a great place to meet up with your friends and enjoy an after work drink or to come for a romantic evening with your special someone.


When you are looking for the best dance club in Austin, the local voters have named Elysium. They have been voted the best dance club for the last six years. They host live bands and other events on Thursdays and Friday evenings. On Wednesday and Sunday evenings you can dance the night away to the hits from the 80’s. There is a DJ to keep things lively.

You must be over 21 to enter here. There is a cover charge most evening and there is no dress code but you might not want to be a flower child on Goth night but anything goes could be their motto. Whatever is happening on any given evening you can be sure that it will be cutting edge and “A Haven from the Everyday”.

Dogs and Ducks Pub

When you want a taste of the quintessential British pub experience, the Dog and Ducks Pub is the perfect location to give you just that. Whether you are looking for a Bass Ale or a pint of Guinness along with your bangers and mash or shepherd’s pie you will be able to enjoy them here.

You can play darts, play a game of pool, listen to the jukebox or just chill out on the deck. Pubs are made for hanging out and this one is the perfect place to do just that. There is occasional live entertainment as well, after all this is Austin.

When the sun goes down in Austin, you don’t have to think about sleeping, there is plenty of nightlife to keep you entertained into the wee hours.