We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mean-Eyed Cat

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Review Highlights
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 2 weeks ago
Toronto, Canada
via mobile
Authentic bar

Awesome Austin bar with a happy hour. Super friendly staff. This cat bar has tables, patio and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
via mobile
Read all 68 reviews
All photos (67)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“johnny cash”(26 reviews)
“cool bar”(4 reviews)
“cat bar”(3 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
See all hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
1621 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78703-4955
+1 512-472-6326
Improve This Listing
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Austin
from $54.13
More Info
from $96.34
More Info
Reviews (68)
Filter reviews
67 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews johnny cash cool bar cat bar cool decor themed bar great dive great bbq live music happy hour beer selection beers on tap brisket cool place sixth street a lot of fun stubbs shrine
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 67 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
1  Thank 453sandraz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Thank 69tomc
Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for a drink or two and had a great time! Walked around Austin, then were referred here, and we are making it our Go-To spot in Austin! SUCH personality! No sour waitstaff, either, they're good guys! Plus food at the other end of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Keyrat04
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 207 nearby hotels
Wyndham Austin
63 reviews
1.09 miles away
Extended Stay America - Austin - Downtown - 6th St.
389 reviews
1.17 miles away
W Austin
1,329 reviews
1.24 miles away
Hotel Ella
469 reviews
1.31 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 4,274 nearby restaurants
Magnolia Cafe
455 reviews
.45 miles away
Cafe Josie
124 reviews
.48 miles away
Clark's Oyster Bar
207 reviews
.48 miles away
Winflo Osteria
93 reviews
.32 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 930 nearby attractions
Austin City Limits Live
295 reviews
.55 miles away
Zilker Botanical Garden
693 reviews
.62 miles away
Austin City Limits Festival
37 reviews
.51 miles away
Austin Nature & Science Center
64 reviews
.55 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Mean-Eyed Cat staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines