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Mean-Eyed Cat

1621 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78703-4955
+1 512-472-6326
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Johnny Cash bar with GREAT food and drink!

There is more Johnny Cash memorabilia in this bar than any place I've ever seen. So cool if you are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Saint Louis, Missouri
via mobile
Great little place

We couldn't leave Austin without having a BBQ. We were recommended Mean-Eyed Cat by local friends... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2017
London, United Kingdom
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  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“johnny cash” (17 reviews)
“cool bar” (3 reviews)
“great drinks” (3 reviews)
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1621 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78703-4955
+1 512-472-6326
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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...

Thank Steeeel
Reviewed 11 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
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Go to Mean Eyed Cat the next time your in Austin!! Amazing atmosphere!! Warm and friendly staff.. great food and drink. Dario, Evan and the rest of the staff make you feel like family!!! Not to be missed!!

Thank Ingrid B
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Don't know what Johnny Cash and the mean eyed cat have in common but great beer selection and great staff

Thank Sexybeastintheeast
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Very good barbecue sandwiches. They were quite tender and great tasting. Unique atmosphere for a bar. It was quite smokey in the outdoor area.

1  Thank Lesaepp
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Visiting friends in Austin who took me bar hopping and stopped at the Mean-Eyed Cat. Fun place with nice decor. Have no idea how close it is to anything else but if you are in the area, check it out. Fun place!

Thank ThenTryThis
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Was disappointed when we arrived at MEC, which was written up for having live music, but had nothing going on, when we got there around 1030pm, on a Wednesday evening. It was an expensive 20$ cab ride, from the Skylark lounge, we'd been listening to...More

1  Thank pseudoboy
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This is a go-to spot for me in Austin, they have a great beer selection of mostly Texas beers, friendly bartenders, good Austin music, and Stubbs BBQ in the back. On nice days they have a large outdoor area that's quiet and good for groups....More

Thank justinmiller186
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Bouncer wouldn't let me in because I have a temporary paper ID issued by the state of Texas 2 days ago. Changing my license from my home state of Louisiana to Texas where I now live, you are issued a paper ID while waiting 2...More

Thank Taylor B
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