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Mean-Eyed Cat

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Best Texan Birthday Ever!!

Visited this place because my step mum is obsessed with Jonny Cash. But best decision ever to make... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Austin, Texas
via mobile
Cool place

Mean Eyed Cat is a cool place, we though it would me more of a dive bar but we were plesently... read more

Reviewed January 2, 2019
Toronto, Canada
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  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this place because my step mum is obsessed with Jonny Cash. But best decision ever to make that 30 min walk! The friendliest place ever (and the two bar tenders were easy on the eye too). Thanks all for making my 32nd bday one...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

Mean Eyed Cat is a cool place, we though it would me more of a dive bar but we were plesently surprised. Happy hour was good, service also very good. They have a great selection of their own themed t-shirts and my husband and i...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

Awesome Austin bar with a happy hour. Super friendly staff. This cat bar has tables, patio and couches for a really cool atmosphere.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TomZ1109
Reviewed December 22, 2018 via mobile

Love love love this place. Great people, solid booze selection, ambience galore. If u don't immediately fall in love with this place there is something wrong with you.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank slappy42
Reviewed December 20, 2018 via mobile

An authentic Austin original inspired by Johnny Cash. This Ultra hip dive bar right on the edge of downtown Austin is a great way to start or end the night. They have great cocktails and craft beers and the atmosphere cannot be compared.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MichaelsAustinTX
Reviewed November 29, 2018 via mobile

We were staying at an airbnb just west of Lamar, and Yelp showed this place as one of the closest as well as highly rated. Decided to walk along 6th and it took about 15 minutes. Felt safe but kind of dark. Turned down a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Martha D
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

I went here with a friend to have a couple of beers and talk. The big room is noisy and boisterous, but the smaller room is conducive to quiet conversation. It’s convenient to downtown, but off 6th street. I’ll go back here when I’m back...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DaleP276
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Had some great BBQ and drinks, hard to spot from the road, and looks real run down, but that is part of it's charm. Extremely friendly staff made our lunch visit great!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ScottM3572
Reviewed July 23, 2018

This is our spot whenever we come to Austin. We actually visit 2 or 3 times during our stay. Staff is amazing, drinks are awesome, and OMG Stubbs brisket nachos are ridiculously good. Definitely check it out.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank James340
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

This place is really cool. Live acoustic music and Wade and Kara pour a “mean” drink. Well done here.

Date of experience: July 2018
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