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Saxon Pub

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Address: 1320 S. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Phone Number: 512 448 2552
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2:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 2:00 pm - 2:00 am

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Great Local Music Venue

If you want to see legendary music, either already created or being created, come here. How cute that some reviewers mentioned their uncomfortableness with gray bearded old guys... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Christine A
Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you want to see legendary music, either already created or being created, come here. How cute that some reviewers mentioned their uncomfortableness with gray bearded old guys. It's the gray bearded old guys and women (who may or may not have gray beards) who put Austin on the map 40 years ago. It's very laid back and people you... More 

Thank Christine A
Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ordered a chicken sandwich with fries and the sandwich was about the size of a McDonald's cheeseburger. Come on guys..this is Texas!! There are better options for eating at this airport. Needless to say, I won't be visiting this place again!

2 Thank davidsantacruz
Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Recently visited Austin with college roommates & ended up here at the recommendation of an earlier tour driver. It didn't disappoint. We were looking for a relaxed, local atmosphere with great live music. That's exactly what we got. Would totally go back again.

Thank Kim P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

This pub may be great for music and food in town but the airport location doesn't make it. I waited for a very long time for my food after ordering - at least 30 min. Not good for an airport. The grilled cheese wasn't grilled. It was tasty on a ciabatta but not what one would expect. When asked for... More 

2 Thank lotsotripsneedsleep
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

If you truly want to experience the essence of live music, that reflects the Austin scene, this is it. So many tourist end up on 6th street, but the music there is average to below, it's a circus. Get out and see the mainstream clubs, it's there that you will find the true Austin music.

Thank ShanghaiDenny2013
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Very fun experience; the music was terrific, the sound system was excellent, and Saxon Pub has a really nice atmosphere in which to watch music.

Thank Gerry L
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

A long established staple of old Austin. Want to see what real music is about ? Then go here before it disappears. So much of what Austin has really been about is going away - and even the Saxon is due to move in a few years they say as this location is redeveloped like so much of the area.... More 

2 Thank GE1Texas
Bowie, Maryland
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38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

We booked a live music crawl while visiting Austin. This was the second of three venues that we were to check out. The music and atmosphere was so awesome here that we decided to stay and not go to the last club. Bought the musician's CD. I would definitely recommend this place to get a taste of what Austin offers... More 

Thank BJinBowie
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39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Great local music, some of the best Happy Hour music events in Austin. Go on Wednesdays and see Johnny Nicolas. It feels like a local place and has a good vibe. Parking can be a nightmare, though, so drive around the back, behind the gas station, to park on the streets behind the Saxon. Well worth the time. And order... More 

2 Thank knrolo
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

The music was good here, but it was difficult finding a seat. There was no dance floor, which made the place even more crowded with people wanting to dance. Drinks were good. Bartenders were on top of it!

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