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Antone's

305 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701-3777
+1 512-814-0361
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Beware: Standing room only!

If you have bad knees or hips, this isn't your venue. It's standing room only, except for roughly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
BloggeristaBabe
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Washington DC
Great venue for small acts - mostly standing room only though

I would give this 5 stars if it didn't require standing room only. I understand the difficulties... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2017
PKDenton
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Denton, Texas
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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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  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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305 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701-3777
Downtown
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305 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701-3777
+1 512-814-0361
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have bad knees or hips, this isn't your venue. It's standing room only, except for roughly 20 seats, half of which are usually reserved. Even if you were to get a seat, your situation would be less than ideal, because you can't see...More

Thank BloggeristaBabe
Noël B, Guest Relations Manager at Antone's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. For most shows we have 60 chairs and 20 stools available. A table is usually easy to get at smaller shows or if you arrive early. When we have a full house you can expect people to be standing and...More

Reviewed 22 November 2017

I would give this 5 stars if it didn't require standing room only. I understand the difficulties of this and Antone's is a relative institution in Austin. There are limited seating and tables available so if you do want a seat - be prepared to...More

Thank PKDenton
Reviewed 2 November 2017

In town for a Mule concert at the Moody, we were in search of some more music and stumbled upon Antone's, which happened to be in the same block as our hotel. Then we found out that the Tommy Shannon Band was playing early that...More

Thank MuleHead2
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We went to Antone's on Halloween night to see Son Little. Cover charge was $17 per person. The place was crowded as one might expect. The have very limited seating and we stood for the better part of an hour before we could find a...More

Thank Gordon C
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Have been to Antone's several times recently, & obviously there is always Great Music, like Red & the Hot Horns & Whitey Johnson, etc. But the thing I really noticed & liked a lot was how Friendly all the Staff was. That's not always the...More

1  Thank markinaustintx00
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Antone's has been around since 1975 and some of the greatest blues artists have performed here. It's a great performance space, has an excellent bar and still features rocking good music.

Thank Kathleen M
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Yes, if you even think you like Blues, Zydeco, Rock, or just about any kind of great music, you must see a show at Antone's. Although known as Austins home of the Blues, last Friday's event with The Peterson Brothers and C J Chenier and...More

Thank VegasHopper
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Best place to go for great live music shows. Some of the best blues musicians come through this club. Nothing like live blues. Wish some shows could start earlier. More seating availability would make it 5 star!

Thank 2bluescats
Reviewed 16 June 2017

The acoustics are terrible, It is nothing more than a concrete box. They are trading only on the name from the original venue, which had character and decent acoustics. The band that we saw depended on excessive volume to make up for talent and musicianship....More

Thank Gina A
Noël B, Guest Relations Manager at Antone's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Gina, We are sorry to hear you had a bad experience and were unimpressed with our venue. We are located in a 102 year old brick building and pride ourselves on having one of the best sound systems in town. Our team takes the...More

Reviewed 11 May 2017

I rolled into historic Antone's for Cinco de Mayo. It was a first time, and for all of its hype, it is not a bad place to be! Darkened atmosphere. Polite employees. Good times for music, dancing, and any celebration to be had.

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mikesabirder
2 April 2017|
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Response from boandjill | Reviewed this property |
There's a parking garage about a block away.
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Kimberly S
27 January 2017|
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Response from Noël B | Property representative |
Hi Kimberly! At this time we only offer Zapp's chips. You are welcome to bring in your own snack and there are many great restaurants in the area.
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