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Hole in the Wall

#1,167 of 3,135 Restaurants in Austin
#1,292 of 3,361 Places to Eat in Austin
American, Bar, Pub
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2538 Guadelupe St, Austin, TX 78705
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3:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night

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Great place

Great place for live music, and good and friendly service. A bit away from the city centre (the 6th Street) but well worth a visit!

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2015
Fuengirola, Spain
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

After visiting the LJB Presidential Library and Museum we walked over to the university community looking for a bite for dinner. There are a string of restaurants along this roadway. We went into one but when we looked through the back window we saw another restaurant that appeared to have outdoor dining with a string of picnic tables lined up... More 

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Fuengirola, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Great place for live music, and good and friendly service. A bit away from the city centre (the 6th Street) but well worth a visit!

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Colorado Rockies
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Didn't eat, just did a Memory Tour for my husband who used to have lunch here with Willy Nelson oh so many years ago when he was a student and worked in the area. He insists it's added on but otherwise looks almost just as it did 35 years ago, so nice to see some things don't change too much.... More 

Thank DineRight4
Austin, Texas, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

After tipping an amount that recieved a thank you and being courteous enough to pay an unneccesary erroneous 2nd cover charge outside... I was lucky enough to be verbally assaulted and chastised with profanity until physically threatened, forced to leave, luckily managing to charm my way into getting my card back to close my tab prior to guys trying to... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Order the first 4 items on their menu for an amazing feast! The beets and chicken are taste sensations! I tried this during SX from their trailer in East Austin but the restaurant behind Hole in the Wall on the Drag (Guadalupe) is an excellent (building) location.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

It's definitely a hole in the wall, but in a good way. I had Thai Chicken Kara-age and I really don't eat rice, but I downed it all covered in some sriracha!! Amazingly good with cilantro, basil and onions. You've gotta try this!

Thank DeAunderia
Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We were on a spring break quest for the perfect dive bar in Austin, and after three days and two visits here we think we've found it. We went Tuesday at mid-day, and we were the only drinkers there. Most of the patrons were there eating lunch at the adjacent East Side Kings. There are picnic tables outside for both... More 

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Lecce, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Best Austin bar ever. Spending time at the Hole in the Wall is like being in a big, friendly and..well, alcoholic and good-music-addicted family. The place is very big, has two stages for your daily portion of good live music, and an open backyard with also a juke box and a pool table. The people working here are the coolest... More 

Thank FrancesLe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2011

Great music, great, easy-going staff, and cheap drinks..... the bathrooms are a work of art...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2008

good booze and fried food. what else do you need?

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2538 Guadelupe St, Austin, TX 78705
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: 512-477-4747

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Pub
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?