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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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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 02:00

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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Highway Concert!

This was our first visit to Antone's and we arrived early and wondered where we had ended up. It was a closed garage type door with posters plastered all over it. They opened it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Trent H
New Braunfels, Texas
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New Braunfels, Texas
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83 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to Antone's and we arrived early and wondered where we had ended up. It was a closed garage type door with posters plastered all over it. They opened it at 7PM and we wandered deeper into the building. We were surprised at how far it went and how big it was though it was not... More 

Thank Trent H
Murrieta, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw Miss LaVelle White and it was a terrific show. She is an icon in the blues scene. The club has a nice dance floor, quite a few tables and a bar area. The restrooms are nice too.

Thank Alexandra T
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by on a mid week night and was pleasantly surprised by the house band playing an early show. No cover that night so we lucked out. We enjoyed it so much we stayed for set with the next band. Great place full of history. The only problem was finding a place to park.

Thank just1backpack
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Antone's is one of Austin's classic live music venues. The interior isn't pretty though there are a fair number of tables to sit at while you take in the music. Many jazz, blues and rock legends have played here and earlier in the week (we visited on a Tuesday) there was no admission charge and the band was excellent -... More 

Thank John B
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

need I say more? yes i do 100 character minimum. Texas Hill Country's own Bobby Mack - real blues - great night.

Thank BigHUGEfun
Brewster, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The nights that we went seemed more like a jam session than a show. I think they cobble together musicians some nights. I have to say, based on the hype, I expected better performances.

Thank Cynhoff
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

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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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.

Thank jaz79h
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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

Thank Abbas A
Bamberg, Germany
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Reviewed 22 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.

Thank Oeglobal

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