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Continental Club

1315 South Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704 (South Austin)
512 441 2444
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Ranked #3 of 158 Nightlife in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Country Western Bars, Blues Bars
Activities: Nightlife, Drinking
Description: Swinging rock 'n' roll bar recalling the music and the attitude of the 1950s.
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Syracuse, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Looking to get a feel for the Austin music scene on the quick? This is a great spot for you. With only a few hours to spare in Austin, I made my way to this quintessential destination for music and drinks. The Continental didn't disappoint. Service was good, the beer was cold, and for those few hours, I was really... More

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Midland, Texas, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I love hole in the wall places even though this one of the most famous holes in the wall in Austin. Still looks very authentic and original. All the greats played there. Very cool.

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Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
115 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

After having rain the whole day and literally only staying in our hotel room, we could finally visiting this blues cafe. it's been told that the entrance is free until 09.00 pm. and after that you have to pay $ 10. "The blues Specialist" was on stage and It's good. Friendly people and reasonable price for the drink. The live... More

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Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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122 reviews 122 reviews
26 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We went here for a double header band. Had good sound system and service. The bar itself however hasn't had any money put into since about 198: I'd guess. Chairs and tables are shot and bathroom was disgusting. Bands were pretty good though and only $10 door charge for bands.

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Denton, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Continental Club has an old-school feel: drapey red curtains on the stage, rows of wooden seats, and space for people to stand in front of the stage. The night we went, there was an older crowd, and we saw the fabulous Alvin Brothers. Cold beer, excellent music, friendly people.

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Huntington Beach, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We were so disappointed in this venue. My husband and I flew all the way from Southern California to experience truly good blues & rock & roll, and were told this was the place to visit. Our friends who are locals brought us by, we ordered a drink, were feeling happy and tipped the bartender very well, and very shortly... More

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Orlando, Florida, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Continental Club has bee great every time. I piece of history in a great area full of things to do. Terrific music and reasonably priced drinks. The Gallery upstairs is also very good.

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Santa Barbara, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We visited the Continental Club on a recommendation and I"m so glad we did. This laidback atmosphere was more our speed compared to the 6th St. shenanigans. The Gallery at the Continental Club is a small venue upstairs from the main bar and did NOT charge a cover. We saw the tail end of a cool acoustic set of mixed... More

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new york city
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This place was awesome. Amazing live music, great dancing, great atmosphere. Definitely would recommend!

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London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This was the 1st music venue we visited on our recent road trip in Texas and probably the best. The atmosphere is perfect and people are there to listen to the bands as well as generally having a good time. Everyone was really friendly and the band even dedicated a number to us as we were from UK. Drink prices... More

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