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The Highball

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American, Bar, Pub
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1142 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
+1 512-383-8309
16:30 - 02:00
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Sun 10:00 - 02:00
Mon - Fri 16:30 - 02:00
Sat 13:00 - 02:00
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st joseph
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159 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Highball is located in a modern complex next to a movie theater. We used a GPS to find the location. I'm not from the area but I believe Highball was an older establishment that has been relocated. There is a free parking garage across the street. The main bar area is fairly large with booths on one side, a... More 

Thank sightseesylvia P
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Came here for karaoke at a bachelorette party. We were a little early for our reservation but we were happy to have walked in during a lip sync competition. Not only were we entertained by the other participants, but the bride decided she wanted to join in as well and her moments on stage have become the most hilarious of... More 

Thank Lauren S
Straffan, Ireland
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72 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

One of the best bands in Austin performs here regularly. Dale Watson band. We were recommended this location and it is fantastic. If you are visiting Austin and want to check out the local country music scene then this is the place. It is a big bar with a reasonably sized dance floor which is pack with expert country and... More 

Thank John F
Austin, Texas
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Went for the dancing (Dale Watson's band). Easy free garage parking down the street. Bar staff knows how to make drinks. Huge selection of draft beers, and only criticism is that it was too loud (live band) to ask for a description of each one -- maybe there was a written list with details, but I didn't see it. Will... More 

Thank Carl K
Austin, Texas
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

I'd gone to the old Highball but not since the rebuild, So We went to celebrate my bday. it was 90s night . it was so much fun!! Drinks are good. parking is free if u can find a spot ( we had no problem) CONS.. they play videos so if they cant find the video You aren't going to... More 

Thank Mevette
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

We came for the karaoke. It was epic. We sang out hearts out in the Fifth Dimension room (Twilight Zone themed). They have a GREAT music selection (anyone with Flight of The Conchords is good by me). My one problem with the server is that you could NOT hear him. There is music blasting and six girls screaming. He just... More 

Thank Elizabeth C
Austin, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

I have been to High Ball many times. I have had dinner there and it was wonderful. But the main attraction for me is the music! They have a big band stage and dance floor. The music is always entertaining and lots of dancing!!!

Thank Emily H
Austin, Texas
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

Highball is a great place for company events or for just a fun date night. The food is great and the bowling can't be beat. You will have a bit of a wait for a lane since they don't have as many as your typical bowling Alley, but it is worth it. They also have some great themed Karaoke rooms.

Thank Ryanphllp
Austin, Texas
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610 reviews
341 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

A very hip, happening place to hang out and eat. They often host dancing events and bands in their show area.

Thank Tony H
Spring Lake, Michigan
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

The music was fantastic! A great vibe to the place. Would have been nice to have a bit more room. The booths lined the side of the room and unless you are early, no chance of sitting down. A bit loud for the size of the room unless you on the dance floor. Upbeat and fun. Also upstairs there are... More 

Thank bjhilly

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
13:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1142 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-383-8309

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?