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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews
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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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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 

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Placentia, California
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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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Prosper, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 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.

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Kansas City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 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.

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Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 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 

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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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!

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TX
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We decided to eat lunch at the restaurant section of the Mean Eyed Cat while in Austin. This place calls itself a "Bar and Restaurant." After our lunch, we'd say the emphasis is definitely on the "Bar." The dining area is substandard, and the meal which consisted of brisket with white packaged bread, potato salad, and coleslaw left a lot... More 

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Pismo Beach, California
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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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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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