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Mean-Eyed Cat

1621 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78703-4955
+1 512-472-6326
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Very Cool Bar

If you're a Johnny Cash Fan you'll love this bar. It's located west of downtown on fifth street... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Monee, Illinois
via mobile
Fun place

We stopped in for happy hour and had some drinks. The service was great and the place was a lot of... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“johnny cash” (20 reviews)
“cool bar” (4 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 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're a Johnny Cash Fan you'll love this bar. It's located west of downtown on fifth street. The place is loaded with everything related to Johnny Cash. Nice outdoor seating area with nice shade trees and the inside is roomie, woodsy and comfortable. Good...More

Thank Aerowing
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We stopped in for happy hour and had some drinks. The service was great and the place was a lot of fun.

Thank BEN B
Reviewed 29 June 2017

We went here because I was looking for filming locations for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, and this used to be the chainsaw shop where Dennis Hopper purchased his chainsaws. Now a bar, it's oozing with atmosphere. It's filled from top to bottom with everything...More

2  Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 13 June 2017 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

1  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...

2  Thank Steeeel
Reviewed 10 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
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