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Tarpon Ice House

321 N. Alister, Port Aransas, TX
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Ranked #1 of 8 Nightlife in Port Aransas
Type: Bar/ Clubs
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Hamlin, Texas, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

We stopped to buy cigars across the street and heard some great music coming from this place. Had to go check it out because our toddler was pointing and screaming "this this this!" Glad we did because the band was awesome, beers were cheap ($2 Dos XX), and the atmosphere was great. Reminded me of a Key West dive bar.... More

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Austin, TX
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is a great laid back place when you just want to get out of the heat, have a cold beer, and listen to good music.

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Austin, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Just spent a couple of afternoons/evenings at the Tarpon. Light crowd of locals and a few tourists thrown in for good measure. Cool staff. Air conditioned bathrooms. Arranged a cab for my buddy and I when we decided to err on the side of caution. Bartenders were great. This is a perfect beach bar with open windows, sandy floors. I... More

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San Antonio, Texas, USA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

I started planning a huge birthday bash in January for my husband. I was able to get in touch with Paul (the owner) early on and work with him on bringing in a band for the Saturday night bash in June. Paul was so generous to share his venue with us and our band ROCKED THE HOUSE! We simply had... More

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Im a musician and ive played bars all over Texas but this little place has friendly staff and a great owner... go check em out and come hear me play there sometime! Weston Gentry.com

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Port Aransas, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

The Tarpon Ice House is still going strong...LIVE MUSIC AND NEW....PROFESSIONAL LIVE STAND UP COMEDY SHOWS ON SUNDAYS. Buy a ticket for sit down show for around $7 and help local charity for Island Families w/ Children along with other charities for cancer, etc...Different shows will benefit different charities. Great little bar where the locals go. Met lots of artists,... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012 via mobile

Hungout and listened to live band play some Blues. Met the owner and he was extremely nice and friendly. Would definitely recommend this for a relaxing evening out :) A+ in my book.

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Belton, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

My friends & I went to the Tarpon on my birthday it was the most fun that I could remmember. They even serve Champagne by the bottle with real glasses. What more could you ask for cold champagne & live music with a key west feel - dogs welcomed.

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Kemah, Texas
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196 reviews 196 reviews
30 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

A great place to chill ... cheap booze and live entertainment This place is next door to the VFW. I think they have a small menu, but on weekends I've seen free fish, etc from the locals. Music is cover country rock and some blues.

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Dallas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011 via mobile

Best concerts in town. Friendly staff, local hang out, visitors welcome. I loved the music venue. Dancing highly recommend. Bring your dog and have a cold one!!!

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