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Saxon Pub

Neighborhood: Zilker Park
Bar/ Clubs, Nightlife
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Address: 1320 S. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Phone Number: 512 448 2552
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For Music, it did not disappoint!

It was our first visit to Austin and we were after bar-b-q and music. We were referred to Saxon Pub by a couple of locals. I had read about it on TA, so it was already on my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 17, 2014
jpDills
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La Habra, California
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La Habra, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

It was our first visit to Austin and we were after bar-b-q and music. We were referred to Saxon Pub by a couple of locals. I had read about it on TA, so it was already on my list. We visited on a Sunday evening, paid a small cover, walked in and wondered what we had gotten ourselves into. This... More 

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Austin, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I love this bar - wait, Toby Keith already said that. But, I do love this bar - a total little dive bar that has been in Austin forever. Many local musicians play here regularly. My all time favorite: The John Gaar Band, and my second fav: Patrice Pike. John plays free on Sunday nights from 5:30 - 7.

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Homer Glen, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Great place to chill and catch some great Austin Music. Went here on a recommendation at a hotel and the band was great as well as the pub.

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Lakeland, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I was at South Austin Music looking at guitars. Went over to The Saxon Pub to have a drink. Talked with some of the best bar staff I've ever met and some local folks. We talked like we had been friends for ever. Then they tell me David Grissom is the resident Tuesday night musical act!!!!!!!!!!! They reserved a table... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Best live music in Austin. Lots of fun and good drinks. Friendly staff Always a very good show and you never know who might show up, like Bonnie Raitt or Willie Nelson.

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159 reviews 159 reviews
30 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Went here on a recommendation. Glad I did. Great place for live local music. Service good. People very friendly. If The Whiskey Sisters are playing, you'll get a real treat.

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

On a local recommendation, went out on a Monday night to hear Bob Schneider and the place was packed (at $10 a head) for an 8-10:30 show. The music was eceletic and the crowd was diverse (guessing average age was 35 or so, I'm 56). Service was outstanding and people were friendly. We're really glad we went....a good time was... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Super place to hear great music! They have an early show and a late show. When we were in Austin for a week, we went here 3 or 4 times --- musicians were awesome.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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73 reviews 73 reviews
19 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

A great live music seen. It was a low key night and the music was great. Good prices for drinks. The bartender was meticulously cleaning everything in sight. Didn't have food. Worth a visit if you are looking for good live music.

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Austin, Tx
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Very loud, dark & hot but it's an Austin institution so it's totally bearable. There is enough room to back away from the crowd in a little better lit area.

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