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Spider House Cafe and Ballroom

Bar, American, Brew Pub, Cafe
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2906 & 2908 Fruth Street, Austin, TX 78705
+1 512 480 9562
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Really cool place to see! Food was awesome, quick service, and very different atmosphere. Very hipster like and low key!

Thank jamierick00
Austin, Texas
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

I was here for a private birthday party. I believe it was $200 to rent out a fairly large covered outside area. We had ~30-40 people. The service was on top of things and prices were reasonable. Cool atmosphere to hang out on any weekend.

Thank Tom P
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

My coworker showed me that place. Service is not that fast, but you don't care that much. We were sitting outside and it was actually really good: nice music, local beer and nachos. Yeah, they have good nachos with killing salsa. Would spend there more time.

Thank Aziz N
St. Petersburg, Florida
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

Our daughter recommended spider house. Great vibe. Service "ok". Nachos amazing. Others have stated the hippie vibe. Decor eclectic and assaults senses. Because of the cool factor we saw many layers of society there. We like that! People watching extraordinaire.

Thank Ricjoyner
Austin, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

The most interesting thing with this beautiful place is the decoration. You have to see it to understand. Don't stick to your table, get up and go walk around the patio, inside the bar, EVERYWHERE! Even in the bathrooms. This place is awesome, I would live across the street if I could.

Thank axellesarrazin
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

This place is all about the ambiance. I came here for an evening to get some work done while on a business trip nearby, and it was nice to settle down in the outside courtyard with a beer and some tacos and use their wi-fi to finish some tasks in a nice setting. However, boy, it was really hard to... More 

1 Thank laur3nb
Denver, Colorado
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107 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

My friends' samba group played there and it's definitely a great space to see music! Lots of different areas. Not great food or a wide variety of drinks. Overall a fun play - super kitschy!

Thank Mia V
Dover, New Hampshire
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

This place is awesome! It was a little out of the way; however we specifically went to hear a band. We were pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere and décor. FOOD was delicious. Highly recommend a visit and catch some music while you are there in the ballroom

Thank Patty M
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Really like the location and the vibe is great. Prices are okay. Beer was cold. We sat on the patio and had okay service. The place was clean. We thought about eating there but then decide not to.

Thank Deborah N
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91 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

I came here with a friend I hadn't seen in nine years for a much needed catch up and the staff didnt push us at all to chose what we wanted, even though it was busy. We sat by a bonfire outside and it was so cozy with that lovely bonfire smell and the flames keeping us warm. They do... More 

Thank Jess W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Bar, American, Brew Pub, Cafe
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2906 & 2908 Fruth Street, Austin, TX 78705
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512 480 9562
One of Austin's legendary hotspots since 1995, Spider House Patio Cafe and Ballroom offers a laid back environment with daily events ranging from comedy, theater performance's, hip hop, rock to punk, weddings to private parties. Offering delicious specialty cocktails and an artisan inspired menu each day and night. Work remotely courtesy of the free Wi-Fi until 2AM every night. The inside bar offers plenty of nooks and crannies for work or pleasure. Our cafe features gourmet coffee with a wide selection of local and 24 craft beers on tap, a seasonal wine list, full bar, as well as refreshing cocktails that feature fruity concoctions from local favorites JuiceLand. The Outdoor Lush Patio blanketed in Christmas lights, underneath a 100 year old Pecan Tree. Spider House cafe and Ballroom has earned itself national attention from travel and destination blogs. It includes one-of-a-kind antiques and art installation pieces, a novelty collection of garden statues, and an abundance of booths, swings, and table tops. The premises includes 5 stages, 2 outdoor stages, including an Outdoor Tented "Chapel" area perfect for outdoor events and film screenings which comes equipped with it's own Tiki Bar, making it perfect for private party rentals!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?