Antone's
Bars & Clubs • Blues Bars
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12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Monday
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Friday
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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About
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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kimber72761
Siloam Springs, Arkansas99 contributions
Oct 2020
I highly recommend this place and will definitely go back! Small intimate tables very close to the stage. The wait staff was really on their game, and I love the way you write your drink request on paper and clip it to something on the table so that the waitresses know when you need a drink. A most excellent idea! Back to the music, though, which was FANTASIC. Very cool place!
Written 17 November 2020
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jeff j
2 contributions
May 2019
What a great relaxed atmosphere where you can enjoy live music and freindly people. highly recommend Betty Harris to anyone interested in real music
Written 12 April 2020
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Dereleact
37 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Be warned-If it is sold out expect to stand for hours crushed by the crowd. 2 x $35 for the show, website announcing stating arrive early, first come first serve. The show was supposed to start at 8 pm. We were there at 7:10, doors opening at 7:00. Seating, except for “reserved” was for perhaps 25 people. I asked a seated couple when they arrived: A-6:00. There were 400 when the show was to start. $23.50 for two half-filled glasses of plonk white. No seating for us & hundred of others. OK, just tell me in advance. The sound system for electric guitar and base, together with drums, drowned out the named performer. This was the worst venue for such a performance I have been in, bar none. Not sure what the fire regulation limits are, but I saw 2 exits.
Written 14 February 2020
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CalgaryDukefan
Calgary, Canada101 contributions
Feb 2020
Antone's is a funky little spot that is built for the blues. Nothing fancy about this place. Went on a cool February night which impacted the size of the crowd. Too bad for those who missed the Texas Horns. They sounded great with songs from their first two releases. We had purchased tickets in advance, but on this night anyone who arrived would be able to find a table. I imagine that on busier nights most people would be standing. Nice bar, but only food available is premade po boy sandwiches, although you are able to bring in your own food. Long live the blues.
Written 11 February 2020
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work2play_now
San Francisco, CA27 contributions
Nov 2019
Was disappointed that there wasn't a blues band playing when we were in town but the R&B cover band made for fun people watching.
Written 23 January 2020
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betty b
Austin, TX290 contributions
Dec 2019
I love the new Antone's. I recently saw Billy Gibbon's Jungle show there and it was amazing. The club is small but that adds to the charm. If the event/show you attend there has VIP tickets I recommend them. We were able to go upstairs to a large private area and escape the crowd when we needed a break. (They just need a better projector and viewing screen upstairs.) The staff is friendly; which is rare considering how crazy busy they are. Also kudos to the security staff for taking care of everything. Don't miss the gift shop with Antone's items, posters, photos, amps etc. So glad Antone's reopened in it's third location. As a 30 year Austinite I love it that this landmark keeps on going!
Written 12 January 2020
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tbkberg
Andover, MN187 contributions
Dec 2019
Great place to catch some blues no food there Make reservations not many tables to sit at get there early if you want to sit
Written 1 January 2020
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craftingnew
Austin, TX78 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
Nothing like supporting local Austin music in a very open comfortable venue downtown. The dance floor is smooth, the drinks just right and plenty of seating. A great place to bring out of towners. We saw W.C.Clark, fabulous sound system, spectacular singer!
Written 21 November 2019
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David S
Claygate, UK104 contributions
Nov 2019
Visited in November 2019 for a concert by Vintage Trouble. Arrived early and secured seats quite easily. First time I had seen Vintage Trouble and I honestly put them up there with my favourite concerts by Bowie, The Rolling Stones and The Jam. Great to see a really good band in a venue small enough to feel really involved. Drinks seemed a tad expensive when I bought them but less so when my partner did! I definitely recommend a visit.
Written 14 November 2019
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m_lawson90
Kingswells, UK35 contributions
Oct 2019
Great, iconic place to experience an eclectic mix of high quality live music. Good vibe and atmosphere and easy to get drinks from the bar too. Well worth visiting when in Austin
Written 9 November 2019
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  • Sun - Sat 12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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