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The Highball

1142 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
(512) 383-8309
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Ranked #1,255 of 3,115 Restaurants in Austin
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Fri 4:30 pm - 2:00 am
Sat 1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Dallas, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I had been to the old location a few times & loved it! Visited the new place and although it is nice, I was very disappointed with the menu. They have a couple of "finger foods". Nothing really filling. They charge you for bar nuts too. I had the Frito pie which was good & spicy. My friends had the... More

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Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Went to the Highball for their 80s night with a couple friends. I had never been here and I really enjoyed it. Of course, it has more to do with the company than the location, but still it was a great place. I like that they are showing the music videos and not just playing the music on the sound... More

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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

This is a letter I wrote to management regarding a party reservation last week. It describes our experience in detail. I have since received an apology from the Highball management and promise to have $100 in gift cards sent for future use, but I am still posting this as a cautionary tale: "I booked my husband's birthday party for Saturday... More

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Austin TX
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

I will start by saying that I have been a devotee and a strong advocate of this place since a couple months after they opened. So much to love, right? The early-sixties bowling alley atmosphere was not a facade -- the Highball has a fine kitchen, REAL bartenders, good service, a sweet set of bowling lanes, an (until now) unwavering... More

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Virginia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

One of the best bars I visited in Austin, the Highball features an awesome menu and fantastic cocktails and other bar offerings. The bartender, Gypsy, was particularly welcoming and although extremely busy, took time to get the name of each of her customers and to provide super service. This place has a whole lot goin' on, from music to themed... More

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Austin, Texas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Put on your get ready for a surprise shoes, the Highball is a fun place! We went expecting the unusual, having been drawn there by a local poster for a live theatre re-enactment of South Park, the comedy cartoon show. Arriving about 6:30 PM on a weeknight, we were seated right away, but the tables soon filled up. (Happy hour... More

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Round Rock, Texas
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87 reviews 87 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

Wow - this place truly has it all - bar, restaurant, bowling, and private karaoke rooms! Drinks were so-so, karakoe rooms could use a little updating, bowling looked very cool. Great place for a social event.

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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012 via mobile

Reserved lanes for group bowling in advance...we had a blast! Great music...good food & drinks! Highly recommend going.

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New York City, New York
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122 reviews 122 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

I went here a Friday night with some Friends. It was 80s night, not really my dancing music, but still fun. The place is very large with one side as a bowling area and the other a dancing area. The place has some creative and expensive drinks and then the normal drinks. I would definitely go back to this place.

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Austin, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

I love the karaoke, the bowling and the service. These are the old bowling lanes from rock and bowl from new orleans pre-katrina.

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