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Spider House Patio Bar & Cafe

2908 Fruth St., Austin, TX 78705
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Ranked #388 of 3,115 restaurants in Austin
Price range: $5 - $9
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Spider House patio bar and cafe is an Austin staple. We have been open for 15 years and have continued to please each patron that comes through our doors. We have perfectly brewed iced coffee as well as tasty drip coffee! Spider house has a delicious selection of snacks and sandwiches and offers a wide variety of local beers as well as popular draft picks! We also have a full bar and a spectacular list of specialty drinks. We have daily special as well that are as followsMonday: MARTINI MONDAY $5 specialty martinisTuesday: $2 Lonestars and $3 DraftsWednesday: $5 Mexican Martinis!Thursday: $3 Margaritas!Sunday: Bloody mary and sangria specials!29th Street Ballroom at Spider HouseSunday: 10pm-2am $1 Drinks!Wednesday: 10pm-2am $1 Drinks!29th street ballroom is the music venue attached to spider house. 29th street offers a wide variety of shows featuring local and touring bands as well as events such as a weekly poetry slam on Tuesdays from 7:30-10pm. 29th street is a great place to meet friends, enjoy music and experience the local food trailer parked on the outside patio called Love balls. Love balls serves an eclectic Japanese cuisine and is a great snack for a low price. Come visit us!!
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Nederland, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My son took me there for cocktails. The patio is decorated with picnic tables and interesting artwork like the statue of a headless boy peeing water into a bath tub. The waiter took several minutes to take our orders. I ordered the House red wine, which was less expensive. He returned a few minutes later and told me that they... More

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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

When someone said we are meeting at the Spider House, I wasn't sure what we were getting into. But it turned out to be a delightful conglomeration of interesting furniture, atmosphere and people. I loved it! This was definitely one of the highlights of my trip to Austin thus far. Many bars in Austin are not into good wines. They... More

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Paris, France
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88 reviews 88 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Bring your mates here & chase the sun! Awesome staff, drinks, & food. Lovely place with live music! A must return to.

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Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

My favorite place to take outsiders to have a nice drink and just relax... Always a fun hangout and good drinks!

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Austin, Texas
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209 reviews 209 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
480 helpful votes 480 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Spider House is a great place to experience an unpretentious dose of Austin's famed "weirdness" and "hipster" scene. Located just north of the University of Texas campus, it is one of the better places around town for sitting back, relaxing and people-watching. When you first enter Spider House and see all the rusty patio furniture and all the tattooed people,... More

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Hollywood, FL
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Even if you're not in the UT crowd (and you're over 35), still go to Spider House for some coffee or beer. Sit on the patio and enjoy the day (or the people watching). Friends took us, and we sat for hours playing a card game. Really. It is consummately Austin.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Amazing music, amazing patio, excellent for staying outdoors hanging out with your friends.... Even if it's cold! Try the Irish coffee it's amazing!!!!!!! It's an excellent place for a date, have lunch or hang out with friends or studying! Loooove it!!!!

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Palmetto, Florida
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84 reviews 84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

I've been here many times during the past ten years. I've always loved the outdoor seating area with the statues, vintage furniture, and lights strung across. Good beer, coffee, drinks (this is where I learned to drink bourbon for brunch). Occasional live music makes it even better!

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Arlington, Texas
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163 reviews 163 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

service was non-existent. We wound up walking out and went to another place. Yuck. The decor is creepy- which is their intent, but once inside, there was nothing good to be said for the place.

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Hewitt, Texas, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Over the 4th of July weekend I took an over night trip to Austin to visit my daughter and ended up at the Spider House in Austin, Texas. I really enjoyed the cool and hip atmosphere that the Spider House offered. The interior was nice but everything took place outside on the large garden and veranda, where they had fairy... More

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