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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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Just went for lunch one day, but was delighted with the vibe -- old-timey chairs and tables, and gobs of Elvis paraphernalia. Great jukebox! The food was wonderful: BBQ, of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sashaserena
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Just went for lunch one day, but was delighted with the vibe -- old-timey chairs and tables, and gobs of Elvis paraphernalia. Great jukebox! The food was wonderful: BBQ, of course. We found it a fun experience, and great for people-watching.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lot of fun. Met some locals. Jed and Joey were great bartenders. Lone star light was delish. Great decor! Active Saturday afternoon. Can't beat the weather in Austin in January.

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Thank Mandy M
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

This is clearly a "newer dive" bar. The staff is friendly and the food smelt delicious (we didn't eat it though). It is definitely worth the stop by if you like Johnny Cash and low key atmosphere.

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Thank Katherine R
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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200 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

My wife and I hit this bar up as part of the Austin PubCrawlers stop - very cool Johnny Cash vibe. Drinks were reasonably priced and reasonably strong...definitely a cool vibe and worth checking out.

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Thank Brian L
Germantown, Maryland
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146 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

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

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

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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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

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+.

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Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews
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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 

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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 4, 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 

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Placentia, California
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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.

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