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Mean-Eyed Cat

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Address: 1621 W. Fifth St., Austin, TX
Phone Number: +1 512-472-6326
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11:00 - 02:00
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 October 2016
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New York, New York, United States
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New York, New York, United States
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!!

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Shanghai, China
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Covington, Indiana
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Lesaepp
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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North Chicago, Illinois
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189 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 a Jazz trio, before that. We went in, and it had really good Johnny Cash... More 

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Thank pseudoboy
Austin, Texas
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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. If you're in town and want somewhere in the downtown area, but don't want to... More 

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Thank justinmiller186
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 weeks for your hard copy. Employee told me that they couldn't accept it as a... More 

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Thank Taylor B
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33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

OK, I should be upfront and let you know that I am from NC, so it is going to be hard to impress me with BBQ. My son had the chopped sandwich and my daughter and I had the ribs. All were good, but I will stick to NC for chopped and Memphis for ribs. The bar was quirky and... More 

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98 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

This place is absolutely unbelievable. The decor is funky, cool, weird, rustic, fun and fabulous. The "Man in Black" is truly the quest of honour here. Great memorabilia of Johnny Cash--pics, posters, imagines, lyrics. Magnificent place if you are a Johnny Cash fan. Have a drink "named Sue"

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Thank olderthandirt42
Charleston, South Carolina
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I was in Austin recently for a business trip, and I Googled "BBQ Restaurants in Austin" and the closest one to my location was the Mean-Eyes Cat Bar. I was skeptical about entering, because of it's rustic/folk/biker hang out exterior, but in I went anyway. The interior is decorated with old-timey furniture, and it reminded me of a smaller version... More 

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