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Saxon Pub
Ranked #15 of 193 Nightlife in Austin
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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
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“Love it!!!”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

Love this place....great music from some of the best local talents. The live bands and the highly unpretentious crowd make for a fantastic place to hang out, have a few drinks and enjoy your friends and Austin's musical offerings!!

Visited July 2012
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fits the bill”
Reviewed February 2, 2012

I wanted to listen to some local music while on travel in Austin and a coworker of mine suggested the Saxon Pub. I asked what kind of music they had there and she said that they always had good bands. I was not disappointed. The South Austin Moonlighters were the attraction for the night and what a tight band they were. The ambiance just fits the scene with just enough grit just to affirm the local authenticity.

Visited February 2012
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Oregon
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134 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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“Best Little Dive in Texas”
Reviewed December 13, 2011

The Saxon Pub is a great place to hear live music in the live music capitol of the world; the crowd tends to be of mixed ages, unlike a lot of the places on 6th St, which tend to cater to the under 30 crowd. The Saxon has seating, and offers free music almost every night from 6PM-8PM, with some excellent local performers. Bar prices are reasonable and the crowd tends to be listeners rather than the rude pseudo-music-buffs who show up, elbow their way to the front of the house and then talk during the entire show. Too much of that sort of behavior in Austin and it makes me wonder why such folks pay a cover charge for what amounts to background music. Anyways, the Saxon crowd is generally polite, a bit older and a lot interested in what the artists have to say.

Visited November 2011
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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
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“Excellent venue”
Reviewed April 24, 2010

Reminiscent of the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, this pub has terrific music. The waitstaff are a bit overextended so you may have to 1)wait for your drink or 2)get off your lazy butt and go to the bar. Arrive early for best choice of seats. Would definitely recommend this to anyone visiting Austin who enjoys music.

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Florida
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50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great Place for Music”
Reviewed October 17, 2009

Great place to hear some good music in a small, well run settting. Joe, the owner and his staff do it right!! We we fortuate enough to be there the night two country songwriters did their own songs. One of thebest nights of music in a long time. The list of guest appearing there is impressive. Saxon Pub is a must- a litttle away from the 6th Street clubs but worth the time and effort to get there. Besides, two great Mexican Restaurants are within easy walking distance. Saxon Pub is a must when in Austin for really enjoyable music.

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