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Mean-Eyed Cat

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1621 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78703-4955
+1 512-472-6326
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Best service, atmosphere, personality, indoor/outdoor bar ever!

Stopped in for a drink or two and had a great time! Walked around Austin, then were referred here... read more

Reviewed May 8, 2018
Keyrat04
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Houston, Texas
via mobile
Best bar in Austin.

This is one of the few bars in Austin that isn't overly pretentious or so "divey" that you'll... read more

Reviewed May 5, 2018
clr231
via mobile
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
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“johnny cash” (24 reviews)
“cool bar” (4 reviews)
“cool decor” (2 reviews)
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1621 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78703-4955
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+1 512-472-6326
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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

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Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

This is one of the few bars in Austin that isn't overly pretentious or so "divey" that you'll afraid that you'll be stabbed. It's a Johnny Cash themed bar with a good beer selection, friendly and helpful bartenders and Stubbs BBQ attached. Cool decor and...More

Thank clr231
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Reviewed March 13, 2018

Fun place to hangout with friends, late night eats and beers on tap. Large bar with many areas to sit. loved the pictures and decor!

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Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

We knew we couldn’t miss coming here, as we’re huge Johnny Cash fans. But we were traveling with our 18 month old daughter so we weren’t sure if we’d be welcome - but the bartender welcomed us with open arms (he said as long as...More

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Reviewed November 25, 2017

Great funky casual bar with nachos to die for (includes Stubb's bbq brisket) and many choices of local bottled and draft beer. Photos and portraits of Johnny Cash throughout.

Thank kumtux
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Reviewed November 14, 2017

This place stands out! The area has been over-commercialized around it , but the Mean Eyed Cat still stands its ground. It was an old chainsaw repair factory, so there are a bunch of saw related things around--but it is a Johnny Cash Tribute bar,...More

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Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

We visited the Mean Eyed Cat for a football watch party. The bartenders were very helpful with picking the right draft beers and offered samples to be sure you liked what you were getting. The bar partners with Stubbs BBQ for food and this is...More

Thank Moved2Texas
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Reviewed October 20, 2017

Very neat place if you are at all interested in Johnny Cash. We did not eat, only had a drink, but very interesting to visit.

Thank Mark B
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Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

If you're a Johnny Cash Fan you'll love this bar. It's located west of downtown on fifth street. The place is loaded with everything related to Johnny Cash. Nice outdoor seating area with nice shade trees and the inside is roomie, woodsy and comfortable. Good...More

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Reviewed July 13, 2017

We stopped in for happy hour and had some drinks. The service was great and the place was a lot of fun.

Thank BENJAMIN B
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