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The Highball

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1142 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
(512) 383-8309
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4:30 pm - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Fri 4:30 pm - 2:00 am
Sat 1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Seating

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Fun bar/grill with bowling!

A very hip, happening place to hang out and eat. They often host dancing events and bands in their show area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Tony H
Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been to High Ball many times. I have had dinner there and it was wonderful. But the main attraction for me is the music! They have a big band stage and dance floor. The music is always entertaining and lots of dancing!!!

Thank Emily H
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Highball is a great place for company events or for just a fun date night. The food is great and the bowling can't be beat. You will have a bit of a wait for a lane since they don't have as many as your typical bowling Alley, but it is worth it. They also have some great themed Karaoke rooms.

Thank Ryanphllp
Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very hip, happening place to hang out and eat. They often host dancing events and bands in their show area.

Thank Tony H
Spring Lake, Michigan
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The music was fantastic! A great vibe to the place. Would have been nice to have a bit more room. The booths lined the side of the room and unless you are early, no chance of sitting down. A bit loud for the size of the room unless you on the dance floor. Upbeat and fun. Also upstairs there are... More 

Thank bjhilly
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

We popped in here to check it out after a suggestion from out Lonely Planet guide. It's pretty swanky but you're welcome in shorts with no problem. The bar staff are nice and all hipsters. There's an arcade theme with an entire area devoted to them. They were doing an arcade game competition on stage which didn't make sense. I... More 

Thank otolith
Taishan, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

This place is alright normally. It's a place to have a drink and hang out and it's fine. I wouldn't go out of my way to get there. But man is it fun on Monday nights! Every week they bring in a Motown band and it is a blast. They even give you some basic lessons in dancing before the... More 

Thank Jeffkatz
Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I miss the old one, but this one is cool and a great place for pre- or post- movie cocktail. Trivia night was a lot of fun.

Thank Geauxhike
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

There's so much going on at this awesome bar, attached to the Alamo Drafthouse on south lamar. They host an event every night of the week - live music, dance lessons, bingo, trivia, etc. They also have awesomely decorated karaoke rooms!

Thank ammille
Austin, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I had only been here a few times for drinks and have seen one show there. There show was quite fun, but when I returned just a few weeks ago to have a drink and dinner with friends, I was very disappointed. I arrived at 6:20 and was waiting for my friends to get out of a movie. I sat... More 

Thank HiDef_inATX
Austin, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Went there Friday after Thanksgiving to listen to the band at the 7 PM show. The place is basically a large dance floor with a bar on one side and very few booths on the other and in the back. The place was not crowded although with the very limited seating we were left with only seats in the back... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1142 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: (512) 383-8309

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 am
4:30 pm - 2:00 am
4:30 pm - 2:00 am
4:30 pm - 2:00 am
4:30 pm - 2:00 am
4:30 pm - 2:00 am
1:00 pm - 2:00 am

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