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Elephant Room

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Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Address: 315 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-4032
Phone Number:
+1 512-473-2279
16:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 16:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 20:00 - 02:00

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Good place, came in to hear some music. Enjoyed the Jazz, Sat at the bar and took it all in. Will be back the next time I'm in town.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Joe M
Detroit, Michigan
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Listened to some jazz and had a nice "adult" lemonade. Service was fast, music was great. A little crowded, but that just shows how popular it is.

Thank Chloe N
Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place, came in to hear some music. Enjoyed the Jazz, Sat at the bar and took it all in. Will be back the next time I'm in town.

Thank Joe M
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well we got checked in and asked where we could grab a bite to eat and he sent us to the elephant room. It's a differant scene, punk like live music. It's in a basement and it's dirty with a smell like old building mold. Idk it's just a bar. We had a beer then bounced.

Thank Okiefam7
Lewiston, Maine
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is very specific. True jazz bar! No food just drinks. AC is always on, bring a jacket with your own food. Suggest getting their early to get a seat....otherwise stand. Weekends, this place packed like sardines and even has a line to get in. However, it's worth the wait.

Thank Artem S
Evanston, Illinois
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299 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Great band here, although hard to hear it with people talking. If you're hear for the music, sit as close to the band as possible (seems like folks talk less up there). Lots of beers on draft. Not a lot of sophisticated cocktail options, but a few. Fun to be in a basement space with dollar bills posted everywhere.

Thank jaz79h
Reynosa, Mexico
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Totally amazed by the band and place the people super friendly ! Try it you will love it if you like jazz music!

Thank Dayane-gomez
San Antonio
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Stopped by for to see some jazz, but got there about 10 minutes too late. Grabbed a drink and enjoyed just hanging out. Will certainly return

Thank X3485KWjamesm
Austin, Texas
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59 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Im an "Austinite" and I was born here. I love the Elephant Room. It is a low key, quaint, hole in the wall (basement) venue. If you are lucky enough to be in Austin and can schedule yourself around a performance you need to see Kevin Lovejoy. He is a pianist and has a couple of other people on stage... More 

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Westminster, Maryland, United States
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were in Austin to soak up local color and music. In downtown Austin, everyone we spoke to steered us to the Elephant Room. Some had been there and many locals had only known it by its reputation for being a legendary part of the Austin Scene. The music started at six and was listed on the Austin music website... More 

Thank Ron Z
Longboat Key, Florida
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461 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

A hole in the wall? Actually a hole in the basement. Really a fun way to enjoy Austin on any afternoon. We weren't there late enough for the dynamite live music, but we still got a "feel" for the place through our friendliest of bartenders, Jeff. He is the best, and he introduced us to everyone that walked through the... More 

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