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Continental Club

1315 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-2432
+1 512-441-2444
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Great bars to hear local musicians

Great dive bar to hear local musicians. Usually multiple shows each day. Some free some with a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Broadview Heights, Ohio
via mobile
Great music venue

After reading some reviews we decided to visit the club on our first night and it was great. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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Swinging rock 'n' roll bar recalling the music and the attitude of the 1950s.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“cover charge” (20 reviews)
“great music” (27 reviews)
“live music” (28 reviews)
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Hours Today: 16:00 - 02:00
1315 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-2432
+1 512-441-2444
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great dive bar to hear local musicians. Usually multiple shows each day. Some free some with a cover. Sunday afternoon Cajun Fais do do. We saw Jesse Lege

Thank Jscott2800
Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading some reviews we decided to visit the club on our first night and it was great. The music was excellent, staff friendly, the interior is shabby chic with old photos and neon lights, drinks are relatively cheap. All in all a really entertaining...More

Thank poplarkins
Reviewed 9 July 2017

we(me, wife, and two 20+ sons) were in Austin, and got to see one of their favorite sons Dale Watson there. Great honky tonk place. Dale played for 3.5 hours non-stop! All for $ 7 admission - couldn't believe it. Drinks decent price and good!

1  Thank Chris H
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We arrived 45 mins before the the band we wanted to see/hear was to perform. To our surprise, there was a sizeable line out front and I wondered why such a line. Little did I know that Dale Watson is an Austin legend and after...More

Thank CharlesandEM
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Felt the volume level of the first late act was too high and detracted from overall enjoyment. The club staff were welcoming and drinks seemed cheap. The ambience was terrific

Thank David G
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We joined friends at the Continental Club on a Thursday evening with the featured band , Barfield, The Tyrant playing. Fabulous, fun experience. The set was over 2.5 hours long!! Music was fun and danceable with a quirky and talented band. Although the club itself...More

Thank jan10860
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

We went to the Continental Club after someone recommended it to us apparently it's where all Great artists have performed The music & dancing was fabulous to watch There is a small charge to get but more than worth it It's a must do for...More

Thank triciatregunna
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Decided to check out this iconic club while enjoying South Congress. We wouldn't be able to enjoy the club at night, so decided to stop in the later afternoon. Cool vibe, seating pretty full, and the live music was fabulous. Some couples were also enjoying...More

Thank gina2
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Just go. It's Austin in its very facet w/some of the best club acts anywhere at any time. Even better if whose on stage is one of your favorites.

Thank Stephen O
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Stumbled in mid afternoon on a Saturday. Could have stayed the rest of the day. Redd Volkaert on country guitar is a joy to behold and listen to--believe he's a regular on Saturday's. The couples dancing the 2 step are themselves a joy. Authentic Texas...More

Thank Steven C
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Jillian F
7 July 2017|
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Response from Stephen O | Reviewed this property |
Yeah, not naked (please don't interpret that as snarky at all). No, there is not a dress code. Be comfortable.
29 October 2016|
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Response from Rob L | Reviewed this property |
Nothing is cheap in Austin!
Irene B
8 May 2016|
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Response from WishIWasInTexas | Reviewed this property |
No 'real' food. Chips, mebbie. Plenty of food options in the area. You know this is a live music venue that has been in operation since 1957, right? Think black painted walls, a few high top tables, and a small dance... More