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“Great music bar”
Review of Elephant Room

Elephant Room
Ranked #313 of 3,708 Restaurants in Austin
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Downtown
Pennington, New Jersey
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great music bar”
Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

Dropped in here after dinner for a drink and to listen to some local jazz. It was incredible. Music (including the jamming session that featured high schoolers) was great. We didn't have a problem getting in, but I hear there were long lines in Saturday.

  • Visited June 2013
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Plainview, New York
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144 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Cool tunes.”
Reviewed June 8, 2013

First Austin evperience. Enjoyed the live band. We stopped in for an hour and the music was great. Jazzy, horns,stand up bass, switched to bass guitar on other songs. Good drummer. Nice evening.

  • Visited June 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Old, Tired Bar That Has Lost Its Mojo”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

Once upon a time, there was a delightful and even even classy Belgian Beer bar located in downtown Austin, called Gambrinus; upstairs from the bar was a fly fishing shop owned by Hemingway's grandson and the entire building reeked of class and erudition and good taste . Then, for reasons only known to the former owners, 20 years ago the former management of Gambrinus moved across the street to run The Elephant Room Bar---a reincarnation of Gambrinus with more live music but with a far less interesting beer selection and not nearly the class. Today, the staff of Elephant is tired and uninterested, and the entire place is sorely in need of a makeover, from the bar itself to the bathrooms, to the beer selections to just about everything. Greatr famous old place in need of a young energetic new owner.

Visited April 2013
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Washington DC
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90 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“I'm sure it's good if you get there early....”
Reviewed March 2, 2013

Otherwise you're jammed into the back of the skinny club, not able to see the act at all, with folks around you talking very loudly. Next time we'll go early! The music sounded great, what we could hear....

Visited February 2013
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India
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56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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“Lovely basement bar”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

Good light live music is what greets you in this long basement bar...the autographed post it currency notes are all over :-). Heard it was a pretty old place in Austin. Although i stayed with my coke, my colleagues found the beer to be good!. A must if you are at Downtown Austin!

Visited September 2012
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