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Saxon Pub

Neighborhood: Zilker Park
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Address: 1320 S. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Phone Number: 512 448 2552
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The first music club you should visit.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Shanghai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

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.

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Chicago, Illinois
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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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 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 

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Bowie, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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 

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Ri
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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 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

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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Anaheim Hills, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

While they serve no food here, the pizza house next door will deliver. The beer was great and the "old man" band was the best. Stayed for under an hour but the visit was real Texas.

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Clearwater, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Got there very early for happy hour. Had margaritas that were not that tasty, plenty of tequila, but not great margaritas by any stretch of the imagination......but patio was wonderful, had fun sitting there soaking in the sun and there were flowers in bloom around the fence. Finally we went inside to get a seat for the free show, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Was in town and had to stop, IF THIS is not the coolest spot in Austin I'd be VERY hard pressed to find it.

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La Habra, California
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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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