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Mean-Eyed Cat

1621 W. Fifth St., Austin, TX (Downtown)
512-472-6326
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Ranked #5 of 158 Nightlife in Austin
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Most recent review
- Aug 23, 2014
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Pismo Beach, California
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is fun bar with a Johnny Cash theme. The bartenders are really cool. Many of them have interesting beards. You can also order Stubb's BBQ in the back. It's worth a trip just to see the decor.

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Lewisville, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

From the outside this place doesn't look like too much, the patio is enticing though! Then the inside is awesome! Love the decor and atmosphere, open air bar and patio. Friendly staff and great draft selections, they bought my drink since it was my bachelorette party! We were only there for one drink but it was a great and memorable... More

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texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I love this place!! Very rustic and funky decor, great drinks and drink specials as well as super nice employees! Many tributes to Johnny Cash. Would def recommend this bar and plan to go back when I'm in Austin again! Try it you'll love it!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Stopping by this place was the highlight of our recent our trip to Austin. Super nice bartender who makes the best margaritas this side of the rio grande, along with some of the best bbq we've ever tasted. All that mixed up with a whole lot of Johnny Cash...makes this one of my favorite bars ever. We'll definitely be back... More

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Austin, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

They have just remodeled it and I love the new format. The service staff was very friendly and attentive plus the prices where fair. They have a nice inside bar and also a section that is outside. Several rooms inside where you can have a group and you can all be together, or a very nice patio where you have... More

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Austin, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

They have just remodeled it and I love the new format. The service staff was very friendly and attentive plus the prices where fair. They have a nice inside bar and also a section that is outside. Several rooms inside where you can have a group and you can all be together, or a very nice patio where you have... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012 via mobile

This place is very Johhny Cash themed which I love! Band, old time posters and all on a weekday gets my "two thumbs up." Sad to say I never saw that "mean eyed cat."

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012 via mobile

In a town of great bars, all shapes and varieties, MEAN EYED CAT is a stand out. Easy, is the best description. Parking is good, like all the bartenders, and a great owner. Good live music and all around fun. Oh and did I mention, great tributes to Johnny Cash! Check it out!

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Tampa
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62 reviews 62 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

We kept seeing this little dive and had to go and check it out. Our service was awesome; we made fast friends with the staff in this Johnny Cash Tribute bar peppered with locals and charm. Good beer selection but no food. If you want a great experience that is not cookie cutter with live local music this is a... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011

From all things Johnny Cash to the killer music and drink deals, you are bound to lay witness to something special in this shack. I even left with a southern drawl...

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