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Address: 1315 South Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
Phone Number: 512 441 2444
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3:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tue - Fri 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Activities: Nightlife, Drinking
Description: Swinging rock 'n' roll bar recalling the music and the attitude of the...
Swinging rock 'n' roll bar recalling the music and the attitude of the 1950s.
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Rockabilly on South Congress live music

I rate this excellent because it is excellent in the type of club that it is. It is a live music venue on South Congress, rockabilly back in the 70s style.no fancy drinks mostly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Lissa R
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San Antonio, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Sort of a hole in the wall type place, seemed pretty dated with rips in chairs etc. Dale Watson was very good, we enjoyed seeing him; Shiner bock $5.25, they did have a special on lonestar light since Dale was playing.. I would probably go again to see an entertainer I was interested in. Dance floor was small and very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

I rate this excellent because it is excellent in the type of club that it is. It is a live music venue on South Congress, rockabilly back in the 70s style.no fancy drinks mostly standing room only

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Madison, NJ
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137 reviews 137 reviews
38 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

What a great old time club/bar. Saw a bunch of bands here for SXSW. You could feel the history here. Great dive bar/club.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Yes The Continental Club is a bit of a dive. Unfornately anyone who is anyone as a muscian has played on that stage. It could be cleaned up some but needs to keep some original savy. You cannot ever be disappointed in seeing live music here very samll and intimate.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The Continental Club on South Congress is nothing fancy or frufru, which is what we were looking for. A what you see is what you get bar with great music and a great, real feel atmosphere. Austin is growing and changing daily, and getting sadly glossy. This place is a classic dump in the best sense of the word. You... More 

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New York City, New York
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156 reviews 156 reviews
110 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The Continental Club has a reputation for great music, which is true. Unfortunately the place is a colossal dump located in a great part of Austin. The bar is the size of Norton's lip, the décor is old and dated ( pre 1840 ). The club is tiny and seats around 12 and a half patrons and that's the best... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

While in Austin, many locals steered us towards the Continental Club. We were not disappointed with their suggestions. We took in the early act which started at 6 pm and were very pleased with the woman belting great songs backed by three young men who were "tight" musically as a band. We had a blast; the cocktails and wine were... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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64 reviews 64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

What the hell, asked to leave for no apparent reason. Ridiculous. If we came back to Texas, we would not come back to this club, Ever.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We wondered into this place looking for some live music on SoCo. The music, I believe, was a house band, and they were good. Their was a birthday party there that seemed to be regulars so the band was playing to them a lot. The drinks were average and the prices a little on the higher end. Once the band... More 

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NJ
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Had such a great time at this funky little club. We caught the end of a jazz/blues band, but stayed for two more fantastic eclectic bands, Chris Watson and Soul Track Mind. Both are such talented bands, especially Soul Track Mind-man, can those guys put on a show! We had never heard of either band before, but they sure made... More 

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