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Continental Club

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Address: 1315 South Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
Phone Number: 512 441 2444
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6:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Mon 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tue - Fri 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 3:00 pm - 2:00 am

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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Not to be missed!

The classic, must-do, dive-bar, live-music Austin venue since 1957. You just can’t go wrong with the performers here. Don’t miss it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Ormond Beach, Florida
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Ormond Beach, Florida
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375 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The classic, must-do, dive-bar, live-music Austin venue since 1957. You just can’t go wrong with the performers here. Don’t miss it!

Thank Pamgoes
Canandaigua, United States
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78 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a relatively small but very cool old style blues club. This place is decorated VERY eclectic (in a good way) The day we stopped by there was a great band (the Peterson Brothers) who were only teenagers but were awesome. High energy, great fun. Highly recommend.

Thank William S
Longmont, Colorado
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in Austin and want to dance to country music at a landmark attraction, you gotta go. It's a really fun bar with a good crowd right on Congress. You can't help but have a good time.

Thank Tony B
Germantown, Maryland
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146 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You CANNOT go to the Live Music Capital without hitting the Continental Club. The Saturday afternoon was SMOKING, and I stayed an hour longer than I planned. I couldn't drag myself away.

Thank TNmilt
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132 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are lots of different bands apparently that play there in several different venues. We liked that the venue was on the smaller side. The music was good and not too loud. Service was good. Drinks were really inexpensive when we were there for happy hour. Nice place to spend a few hours. You can then go have dinner at... More 

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Southern California
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

This is a must-do in Austin, but do your homework before you go. The cover can be high at times ($15 on Saturday.) Fun, casual atmosphere.

Thank Kristen B
San Antonio, TX
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We love history and places that have withstood the test of time...This place was that! We loved the sensual, dark place that had the vibe and remnants of all the decades past (It opened in 1957). The waitress was really on it, even though I think she was the only one working the room. They were having a benefit, so... More 

Thank KitCat2007
baton rouge, la
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Absolutely loved this homegrown dive with excellent local musicians. Like sitting in one of your musician friend's living rooms and listening to them jam.

Thank StockadeOwner
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

It seems to me that no visit to Austin is complete without visiting South Congress and the Continental Club. Sunday afternoons when Casper Rawls and visiting friends mix some oldies with their recent releases for a delightful afternoon of music, dancing, and beer.

Thank Joneskl09
Los Angeles, California
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51 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We had heard great things about this club and someone suggested we go at 3 pm on a Saturday as we already had other plans for Saturday night. We had no cover charge.The band was bad, it's a rundown club, on the small side. No seats. We were very disappointed. We only lasted about 15 minutes. Perhaps we didn't give... More 

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