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Mean-Eyed Cat

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Address: 1621 W. Fifth St., Austin, TX
Phone Number: 512-472-6326
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am

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Just a great all-round bar

Great atmosphere, great choice of beers, great owners, great employees, great variety in places to sit. Great jukebox!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Germantown, Maryland
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Germantown, Maryland
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146 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, great choice of beers, great owners, great employees, great variety in places to sit. Great jukebox!

Thank TNmilt
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with a group of friends on a Sunday night. One couple loved the place and are avid regulars because they can bring their dog. The bar is connected to Stubs BBQ which is convenient, but bar staff had no interest helping find a napkin when i realized I'd forgotten them. The decor was trying to hard to be authentic,... More 

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Mercer Island, Washington
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here for the live music and the BBQ. Sadly, the neighborhood is gentrifying and complained too often about loud noise. The music stopped. Still a lively bar with good beer choices, knowledgeable wait staff and amazing Stubbs available on site. YUM! Would recommend it to anyone coming to visit this fun city. Age 21+.

Thank MICheryl
Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Whether you know every word to the song or you just want to sit in a really cool venue, be sure to visit Mean-Eyed Cat. I am a huge Johnny Cash fan, so this place was my dreamland. The walls are covered in Cash memorabilia, images, and lyrics. The women's restroom is an homage to the great June Carter Cash.... More 

Thank mlindseycoates
San Francisco, California
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Came here after a little hike out at the Westcave and was craving some BBQ. After a little hunt for BBQ joints, we decided to come here based on what was closest to us when we got back into the city. Maybe it was because we had a big appetite (especially after driving around before settling on this restaurant), but... More 

Thank illadave
Placentia, California
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

drinks were on the small side, but they were also inexpensive...so that's OK. Stubbs bbq is served on site. It is a Johnny cash bar, all sorts of pics, posters, etc. good music, nioe wait staff. if you want a casual hour or so, a good place to check out.

Thank craig f
Prosper, Texas, United States
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286 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Stopped off here for a drink on a pub crawl. The atmosphere was fun & laid back. And the Johnny Cash memorabilia was amazing. Lots of comfortable spots to sit and visit at, along with lots of great drink choices.

Thank Scott C
Kansas City
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191 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Very cool bar. It's a shrine to the legendary Johnny Cash. If u don't like him ... Well that's just wrong. Great drinks. Great SE vice. Great food at the connected Stubbs. What could be better.

1 Thank travelinlight58
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51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This funky bar was recommended by an Austin resident. We visited for lunch, had the place almost to ourselves (doubt that is the case in the evening). BBQ from Stubbs attached was given a thumbs up, the vegetarian enjoyed the sides. it is the polar opposite from any place we ever frequent which made it fun; well-worn, seemingly held up... More 

1 Thank Bootsie834
Shreveport, Louisiana
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51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Great place to stop by while you're in Austin. Bartenders are entertaining and the "mean margarita" is awesome, with jalepenos and habanero lime syrup. They also have "a drink named Sue". If you're hungry they serve Stubbs BBQ--get the pulled pork nachos!

Thank Pat D

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