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Spider House Cafe and Ballroom

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Brew Pub, American, Pizza
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2908 & 2906 Fruth Street, Austin, TX 78705
15124809562
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Bar scene
Description: One of Austin's legendary hotspots since 1995, Spider House Patio Cafe and...
One of Austin's legendary hotspots since 1995, Spider House Patio Cafe and Ballroom offers a laid back environment for it's patrons to meet friends over delicious specialty cocktails and an artisan inspired menu each day and night. Work remotely courtesy of the free Wi-Fi until 2AM every night. The inside bar offers plenty of nooks and crannies for work or pleasure. Our cafe features gourmet coffee with a wide selection of local and 24 craft beers on tap, a seasonal wine list, full bar, as well as refreshing cocktails that feature fruity concoctions from local favorites JuiceLand. The Outdoor Lush Patio blanketed in Christmas lights, underneath a 100 year old Pecan Tree. Spider House cafe and Ballroom has earned itself national attention from travel and destination blogs. It includes one-of-a-kind antiques and art installation pieces, a novelty collection of garden statues, and an abundance of booths, swings, and table tops. The premises includes 5 stages, 2 outdoor stages, including an Outdoor Tented "Chapel" area perfect for outdoor events and film screenings which comes equipped with it's own Tiki Bar, making it perfect for private party rentals!
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    Very good
  • 8
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very nicely atmosphere

We just stopped in for an evening beer. Sit outside and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere. Once the sun goes down and the lighting comes on it is great! Service was very good and they had a nice selection of brew. The Pecan Porter was excellent!

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 29, 2015
William D
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Rockaway Beach, Oregon
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Boston, Massachusetts
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741 reviews
575 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quirky little bar and cafe with outdoor seating. Like most of Austin, this place is also dog friendly! Outdoor seating during the winter has a fire pit and is well lit.

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Odessa, Texas
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124 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

This is not really my scene BUT the food and service was good. Our waitress was nice and the frito pie and nachos were excellent. Eccentric atmosphere but again not for me.

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Thank stepgonz
Rockaway Beach, Oregon
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199 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We just stopped in for an evening beer. Sit outside and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere. Once the sun goes down and the lighting comes on it is great! Service was very good and they had a nice selection of brew. The Pecan Porter was excellent!

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Thank William D
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I have been travelling across the U.S. for the past 6 weeks and this was the worst experience in terms of customer service! (And this is my first negative TA review) It really ruined what could have been a great experience as the coffee was the best we had in weeks and it was a great little... More 

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Thank KatrinaOnTravels
Trondheim, Norway
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

This is a weird Austin place. Friendly service. Board games. You are permitted to bring food on to their patio seating from the food trucks outside. Bathrooms leaves something to be desired.

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Thank AlfSt
Monterrey, Mexico
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

The general atmosphere of the space was very relaxed and kind of hipstery, with rock music in the background. Would definitely recommend if you're looking for a delicious meal, good music and relaxed place to hang out for the evening.

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Singapore
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

I came here a couple of times during the Couchsurfing events in Austin. I personally preferred the daytime atmosphere in here where it is more laidback and you're just sipping your coffee while reading a book. The service staff was extremely friendly and my friend had brought a dog in but this was not a problem at all. Definitely recommended!

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Thank Rilien
falmouth, ma
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Hate to pan a place but dirty, awful service, smokers, just gross. Maybe if you are in college and have no money or choices this place is cool. But life is too short and the delights of Austin too large to endure this place. Get out. There is a whole world of places with good food and happy people.

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Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

A very nice coffee house with a warm ambiance usually packed with young people by age or by heart. UT graduate students are among the frequents here, so it is normal to see them socializing and studying.

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Thank adgirak
Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Went during Austin Sketch Fest, see all the local actors perform. Small venue, no bar, sitting in folding chairs very close to others

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2908 & 2906 Fruth Street, Austin, TX 78705
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: 15124809562

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9
  • Cuisine: Brew Pub, American, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

One of Austin's legendary hotspots since 1995, Spider House Patio Cafe and Ballroom offers a laid back environment for it's patrons to meet friends over delicious specialty cocktails and an artisan inspired menu each day and night. Work remotely courtesy of the free Wi-Fi until 2AM every night. The inside bar offers plenty of nooks and crannies for work or pleasure. Our cafe features gourmet coffee with a wide selection of local and 24 craft beers on tap, a seasonal wine list, full bar, as well as refreshing cocktails that feature fruity concoctions from local favorites JuiceLand. The Outdoor Lush Patio blanketed in Christmas lights, underneath a 100 year old Pecan Tree. Spider House cafe and Ballroom has earned itself national attention from travel and destination blogs. It includes one-of-a-kind antiques and art installation pieces, a novelty collection of garden statues, and an abundance of booths, swings, and table tops. The premises includes 5 stages, 2 outdoor stages, including an Outdoor Tented "Chapel" area perfect for outdoor events and film screenings which comes equipped with it's own Tiki Bar, making it perfect for private party rentals!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?