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Cactus Cafe

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Great little place for an intimate concert

There were only 150 people (maybe) at the concert we attended. Plenty of room, good view of the... read more

Reviewed May 2, 2018
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Great beers and music

I hadn't been to the Cactus for a long while. What an Austin gem! I was there on a Saturday night... read more

Reviewed July 17, 2017
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  • Poor6%
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May 2, 2018
“Great little place for an intimate concert”
Jul 17, 2017
“Great beers and music”
The Cactus is an intimate live music performance venue, and since the Cafe opened in February 1979.
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Austin, TX
+1 512-475-6515
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Reviewed May 2, 2018

There were only 150 people (maybe) at the concert we attended. Plenty of room, good view of the musician, good quality sound for an acoustic musician, and they sell beer, wine, and spirits. Can't go wrong with attending a concert at Cactus Cafe. Could, however,...More

Thank SRidggreen
Reviewed July 17, 2017 via mobile

I hadn't been to the Cactus for a long while. What an Austin gem! I was there on a Saturday night. Great folk music. Bartenders knew their beers, and the draft selection was full of good local brews. I had a Berliner Weise for the...More

Thank Petethekid
Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Very nice, intimate music venue in the heart of UT campus. It's historical and legendary. If you're in the area, come check it out.

Thank capsmom
Reviewed May 17, 2016

Got a last minute invite to go and what a great decision... Very much an Austin institution established in 1979 with great ceiling and the bar staff was fun. It is great settings on the UT campus and pretty private shows even sold out. No...More

1  Thank Alexandra K
Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

Actually on the campus and a theatre with beer and wine served outside. My son loves live music but at age 16 can't get into a lot of the venues so this was a fun alternative.

Thank rdkflk
Reviewed October 25, 2014

On the UT campus in the student union, this bar venue hosted Jim Lauderdale. Great intimate location. Holds about 125 folks.

Thank golem67
Reviewed October 10, 2013

Cactus Cafe at UT is my probably most favorite music venue in Austin. The place is not too big, but that's just right: they don't often serve crowds with the pop-music scene. They serve quality music, sometimes a bit niche, to the people who can...More

Thank Lucie_tx
Reviewed September 16, 2013

We Saw Trace Bundy (an amazing guitarist) here at Cactus Café. on the campus of UT. a great intimate venue to see awesome and talented artists. every seat is "front row" perfect. the entire student union area is a great place to meet and hang...More

Thank HEBtraveler
Reviewed June 26, 2013

Nice staff, nice venue for intimate show. Came in town for Carrie Rodriguez, and we loved it! Hoping for a reason to come back soon!

Thank tjk1085
Reviewed April 25, 2013

Inside the Student Union Bldg. Holds about 100 or so folks. Good bar inside. Come early and get in line and you can sit right up front at the artist's stage. Good acoustics and a mellow appreciative crowd. Check the line-ups and you can hear...More

Thank Michael S
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