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Elephant Room

Open Now: 4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Open today: 4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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I will NEVER FORGET The Elephant Room.

When a below ground level jazz bar calls to you, you go down the stairs. Thats the rule. I found a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Patti H
Atlanta, Georgia
Legit underground jazz bar!

Live jazz every day of the year, down to earth vibe, literally in the basement. The Brew was... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2019
Alameda, California
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Hours Today: 4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
315 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-4032
+1 512-473-2279
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When a below ground level jazz bar calls to you, you go down the stairs. Thats the rule. I found a lucky empty seat at the bar and ordered a gritty dirty martini to match my first impression; both made me smile. You'll find a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The band had some sound/mix issues that didn't resolve as the night went on. I wonder if they tried to compensate by just being loud?

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed September 3, 2019

Live jazz every day of the year, down to earth vibe, literally in the basement. The Brew was playing the night I went and it was awesome. Cover charge is cash only ($5 when I was there), so come with cash or be prepared to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed July 27, 2019 via mobile

Excellent music and a great way to end an evening. The service is very good and the staff is so nice. People are friendly and everyone is having a great time.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 1, 2019 via mobile

Every night is a great night at the elephant room. They have to talent and a very fun atmosphere. I try to go often.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Melissa G
Reviewed June 9, 2019

What can I say? This is the way a Jazz club SHOULD feel! Intimate, unpretentious, great sound acoustics, and they often don't even require a cover charge (though shame on you if you don’t leave a little something for the command performance you are privileged...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed June 7, 2019 via mobile

If you like jazz you must know the Elephant Room. It lives up to its long running reputation for the best jazz in town. The venue is jazz-like and service is very good, but go for the jazz.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 28, 2019

Exactly what you want in a dive bar. Cheap, but very good $4 drafts. Live quality jazz playing for tips. Good service. Happy hour was 6-8.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Peter B
Reviewed May 5, 2019 via mobile

Someone is dishonest there. I tipped, but not 110%. They can keep my money and their thieving server. I will not return.

Date of experience: April 2019
4  Thank Gordon A
Reviewed April 17, 2019

We happened on this bar and had a great experience. We were lucky to get there early and grab a seat. It filled up fast and is a small space. Good drinks and great Jazz.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank tigerlilykelly
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June 26, 2018|
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Response from melaniecA8907OE | Reviewed this property |
They have sodas and water for sure.
Paige T
February 24, 2018|
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Response from Precious89 | Reviewed this property |
I think the age limit is 21. They serve alcohol, and the bouncer was strict about checking ID's at the door when I was there last month.
Margaret M
June 18, 2016|
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Response from Zainab A | Reviewed this property |
plenty of parking close by, u can park at the street and pay 3 $ for 3 hours and there is a parking garage the street before but u have to pay cash
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