East Austin Entertainment

Hotel Vegas is always putting on a great show and serving Texas’ national beer (Lone Star). Kitty Cohen’s, a Palm Springs-style spot with a patio pool and frosé on tap, offers a unique experience. The Vortex’s artsy Butterfly Bar, with its large deck, mismatched chairs, eclectic performances, and craft cocktails, is a must-see. The best blues and soul in Austin can be found at Skylark Lounge. On nice days, there is near-nightly music, and the large open patio is ideal for drinking.

“Live Music Capital of the World”

 The music of Austin, Texas, USA has gone beyond 6th Street and now includes other areas such as Red River, the University of Texas, the Warehouse District and Downtown, South Lamar, South Austin, East Austin and the Market District where bars and clubs of every kind can be found. Every night over one hundred venues stage live music. Austin’s official motto is the “Live Music Capital of the World”

East Austin Entertainment Destinations:

Austin’s Park and Pizza,
North IH-35 at Grand Avenue Parkway
Phone: 512-670-9600

Gattiland  www.gattiland-rr.com

Austin Duck Adventures www.austinducks.com

Texpert Tours www.texperttours.com

Natural Bridge Caverns www.naturalbridgecaverns.com

Windy Point Park www.windypointpark.com

Texas Tubes www.texastubes.com

Lake Austin Riverboats www.austinriverboats.com

Austin Party Cruises www.austinpartycruises.com

Capital Cruises www.capitalcruises.com

Lone Star Riverboat www.lonestarriverboat.com

Peter Pan Mini-Golf (512) 472-1033

Volente Beach Waterpark (512) 258-5109

Wired for Youth Centers www.wiredforyouth.com

Putt-Putt Golf and Games (512) 454-8644

Austin Overtures www.austinovertures.com

Blazer Tag Adventure Center www.blazertag.com

Dino Pit (512) 327-8180 www.tmm.utexas.edu/sponsored_sites/dino_pit

Austin Children’s Museum www.austinkids.org

Bats in Flight www.batcon.org

Main Event www.maineventusa.com

Skate World Austin (512) 258-8886

Ramp Ranch www.austinskatepark.com

The Candle Factory www.thecandlefactory.com

Vanishing Texas River Cruise www.vtrc.com

Bluff Creek Ranch www.bcrwarda.com

Austin Film Society www.austinfilm.org

Austin Zoo, www.austinzoo.org

Austin Steam Train, Storybook Special Trains,
Phone: ( 512) 477-8468

MYEC  Skating, Bowling, and Theater Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex,
1156 Hargrave St., Austin, TX 78702
Phone: 512.472.6932
Catch a Movie for $1.50 at www.myec.net


Wonder World  www.wonderworldpark.com

Schlitterbahn Water Park Resort

Butler Park Pitch & Putt
201 Lee Barton Drive, Austin, TX 78704
(512) 477-4430

Kiddie Acres Mini-Golf
4800 W Howard Lane, Austin, TX 78728

Peter Pan Mini-Golf
1207 Barton Springs Road, Austin,TX 78704

Pinballz Arcade
8940 Research Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78758
Phone: 512-420-TILT (8458)



  • Austin’s R & B 96.3
    Streaming Live
  • Community Radio  KAZI 88.7     www.kazifm.org
  • KOOP 91.7
  • Austin’s Independent and Alternative Internet Radio
  • KMFA 89.5
    Classical Austin


  • KLRU Public Television

East Austin Unique

  • Independence Brewing Company
    Locally Brewed Beer, monthly brewery tour and free beer tasting
    3913 Todd Lane #607, Austin, TX 78744
    Phone: 512-707-0099
  • Blue Starlite Drivein
    Urban Drive-in
    1001 E. 6th St.
    Austin Tx. 78701

East Austin Music Stores

  • Musicmania
    3909 N I H 35 # D1, Austin, TX 78722
    Phone: (512) 451-3361
  • Switched On
    Music and Electronics
    1111 E 11th, Suite 150, Austin, TX 78702
    (512) 782-8806
  • Snake Eyes Vinyl
    1101 Navasota St, Ste 3, Austin, TX78798
    Phone: (512) 220-7019
  • Trailer Space Record Shop
    1401 A Rosewood Ave, Austin, TX78702
    Phone: (512) 542-9001

East Austin Movies

Galaxy Highland
6700 Middle Fiskville Rd, Austin, TX 78752

  • Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
    320 E 6th Street
    Austin, TX 78701
    (512) 476-1320
    plus other locations
  • The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
    The IMAX 3D Experience
    1800 N. Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
    Daily, 9:00 am- 6:00 pm
    (512) 936-8746
  • Cinemark Dollar Theater, Round Rock, TX
  • Flix Brewhouse by Galaxy Theatres
    2200 S. Interstate Hwy 35 Suite B1, Round Rock, TX, 78681
    (512) 242-3549
  • Galaxy Highland
    6700 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX 78752
    Phone: (512) 467-7305
  • MYEC  Theater Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex,
    1156 Hargrave St., Austin, TX 78702
    Phone: 512.472.6932
    Catch a Movie for $1.50 at www.myec.net
  • Tinseltown South
    5501 S I H 35
    Austin, TX 78744-2740
    (512) 416-5700
  • Violet Crown Cinema
    434 W 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701
    Violet Crown Cinema is a locally owned and operated cinema with four screens devoted to art, independent, documentary and international films.
    Violet Crown offers modern amenities including state-of-the-art digital sound and projection, comfortable seating, and stadium auditoriums with unobstructed sightlines. All seats for all shows are reserved and can be purchased at the cinema or on-line


East Austin Theater

  • Austin Circle of Theaters: East Austin
    701 Tillery St
    Austin, TX 78702
    (512) 247-2531
  • The Blue Theater, East Austin
    916 Springdale Rd
    Austin, TX 78702
    (512) 927-111
  • Boyd Vance Theater
    1165 Angelina Street
    Austin, TX 78702
    Phone: (512) 974-4926
  • Center Stage Texas
    2826 Real St., Austin, TX  78702
    Center Stage Texas is a non-profit theater for kids
    Phone: 512-836-5437
  • City Theatre
    3823 Airport Blvd. – east corner of Airport Blvd. and 38 ˝ Street
    Phone: 512-524-2870
  • ColdTowne Theater
    4803-B Airport Blvd
    Phone: 524-2807
  • The New Movement
    1819 Rosewood Ave, Austin, Tx 78702
    A comedy theater and training center with shows 4 nights a week.
    Phone: 512-788-2669
  • Paramount TheatreThe Paramount Theatre
    713 Congress Avenue
    Phone : (512) 472.2901
  • play! Theatre Group
    1204 Cedar Ave, Austin, TX  78702
    Phone: 512-891-7100
  • Salvage Vanguard Theater, East Austin
    2803 Manor Road, Austin, Texas 78722
    Phone: (512) 474-7886
  • State Theater CompanyState Theatre Company
    719 Congress Avenue
    Phone : (512) 472.2901
  • The Vortex, East Austin
    2307 Manor Road, Austin, TX, 78722

Butterfly Bar at the Vortex
2307 Manor Road, Austin, TX, 78722

  • The Zach Theater
    ZACH’s Arena Stage and Business Office
    1510 Toomey Road


ZACH’s Kleberg Stage
1421 W. Riverside Drive
(512) 476-0541 ext. 1

East Austin Entertainment Venues

Frank Erwin Center
1701 Red River, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 471-7744

  • Austin 360 Amphitheater
    9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd., Austin, TX 77380
    Tickets through Ticketmaster – 800-745-3000
  • Austin City Limits Live
    310 Willie Nelson Blvd, Austin, TX 78701
    Venue: (512) 225-7999
    Tickets: (877) 435-9849
  • Cedar Park Center
    2100 Avenue of the Stars
    Cedar Park,TX
  • The Compound
    1300 E 4th St
    Austin, TX 78702
    1156 HARGRAVE
  • Fiesta Gardens
    Fiesta Gardens features a large open-plan room of approximately 4000 square feet, with a generous outdoor patio, fountain, and accommodating bandstand all overlooking the quiet lagoon of Lady Bird Lake.
  • Longbranch Inn
    1133 E 11th St
    Austin, TX 78702
    (512) 472-5591
  • Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex
    1156 Hargrave St., Austin, TX 78702
    Phone: 512.472.6932
  • Rude Mechs
    The Off Center
    a performance warehouse
    2211-A Hidalgo St., Austin, TX  78702
    Phone: 512-476-7833
  • Scoot Inn
    1308 E 4th St
    Austin, TX 78702
    (512) 478-6200
  • Space12
    3121 E 12th St
    Austin, TX 78702
    (512) 524-7128
  • Trailer Space Record Shop
    1401 A Rosewood Ave
    Austin, TX 78702
    (512) 542-9001

East Austin Live Music Venues

  • Antone’s
    213 W 5th St Austin, TX 78701
    (512) 320-8424
  • EMOS
    2015 E Riverside Dr.
    Austin, TX 78741
    For ticket inquiries, contact Front Gate Tickets 1-888-512-7469
  • Empire Control Room & Garage
    606 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701
    One venue making music magic w/ 3 stages and love on 7th + Red River
  • Skylark Lounge
    Best Live Music Venue & Blues Bar in Austin
    2039 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78722
    (512) 730-0759
  • Victory Grill
    1104 E. 11th St
    * East Austin Historic landmark *

Victory Grill is a historic music venue located at 1104 E. 11th St, Austin, Texas. The nightclub was on the Chitlin’ Circuit and hosted famous African American acts such as Bobby Bland, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, W. C. Clark and B. B. King when Austin was legally segregated. Victory Grill was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 16, 1998.

East Austin Music Performers and Music Societies

  • Austin Jazz Alliance
  • Austin Jazz Workshop
  • Austin Traditional Jazz Society
  • Twink Records

Entertainment Programs/Bands/Resources/Production and Promotion

  • Austin Detours
    At Austin Detours, we give locals and visitors a taste of the best Austin has to offer. We have themed tours featuring art, music, food, sports, history, culture, crafts and more. We also offer public and private events. Get your Austin tour started today!
  • AZTLAN Dance Company
    @ Santa Cruz Theater Center
    1805 East Seventh Street
    Austin, Texas 78702
  • BE Entertainment & Productions
    P.O. Box 5236, Round Rock, TX 78683
    BE Entertainment & Productions is a business dedicated to producing entertaining & quality work. We are in the business to showcase amazing and talented artists and entertainers.
  • JazzEvents & Entertainment
    Complete event design, planning and destination management paired with entertainment
    Phone: 512-686-0438
  • The Jeff Lofton Group (jazz)
    2200 S. Pleasant Valley Rd. #209
    Austin, TX 78731
    Phone: 512.906.2360
  • JOY Photo Booth
    7901 Cameron Road Building 3 Unit #336, Austin, TX 78754
    Joy Photo Booth brings extra life and shine to your weddings, birthdays, and private or corporate events!

  • Launch 787
    606 East 3rd Street, Austin, TX 78701
  • LoudMouth Rentals
    5207 Airport Blvd, Austin, Texas 78751
    LoudMouth Rentals offers a huge selection of quality music equipment rentals for the Austin area. From electric guitars to complete PA system rentals, LoundMouth Rentals is sure to have the music rental gear you need for your next event or party. DJ equipment, sound equipment, recording gear, wireless mics, amps, speakers, lighting equipment, and more. The best rates and service in Austin. Delivery and set up is available. Rent your music gear in person or online today!
  • Lyons Entertainment
    12321 Innes View, Manor, TX  78653
    Entertainment Company
    Phone: 512-964-2423
  • Margarita Planet
    420A W. Palm Valley Blvd. #211, Round Rock, TX 78664
    Margarita Planet offers margarita machine rentals for your party, wedding, or corporate event.
    Phone: 512-541-2535
  • Media Arts & Literacy Institute
    P.O.Box 42188, Austin, TX 78704
    M.A.L.I uses media and communication to reduce stereotypes, cultivate expression and teach media literacy that produces and promotes cultural interaction in the arts.
  • Mooreasys
    11O4 E 11TH ST, Austin, TX  78702
    The link between the recording artist/act and the record label, generally to help with the artistic and commercial development of the label’s artists.
    Phone: 512-584-3834
  • Premiere Inflatables
    9600 Great Hills Trl Ste150W, Austin, TX 78759
    Premiere Inflatables® is the answer to all your inflatable party rentals ranging from dry and water slides, bounce houses and obstacle courses, etc. All the rentals are latest and wholly manufactured in the USA. They are environmentally friendly (no chemicals are used while cleaning), and reach you in time (that’s our guarantee)! All the slides, bounce houses, moonwalks, jumpers, and other party rentals are clean, hygienic and checked for safety before we send them over to you.
  • Positivity for Purpose (P4P)
    1600 Wickersham Lane Suite 2067, Austin, TX 78741
    1071 Clayton Lane #1406, Austin, TX  78723
    Positivity for Purpose is a hip-hop activity involved preventive programs geared towards teens and young adults.
    Phone: 512-437-1564
  • ProArts Collective
    1009 E. 11th Street, Austin, TX  78702
    Phone: 512-236-0644
  • She Smiles Entertainment
    701 Center Ridge Dr, Austin, TX 78753
    Plays, singing, dance, motivational speaking, hosting, promoting, poetry, skits, monologues.
  • Sum 1 Productions
    PO Box 142393, Austin, TX 78714
    Theatre Company
    Phone: 512-850-6874
  • The Simplifiers Event Planning
    Phone: 512-695-7744
  • Women in Jazz Association
    P.O. Box 200576, Austin, TX  78720
    Concert production and singer workshops
    Phone: 512-258-6947
  • 501 Studios
    501 I-H 35, Austin, TX 78702
    Phone: 512.485.3000
    Commercial Real Estate for production companies and creative

East Austin Weddings

  • Barr Mansion
    Wedding Venue, Event Venue
    10463 Sprinkle Road, Austin, Texas, 78754


East Austin Dance Classes

  • Dancin’ Jazzi Dance Studio
    7901 Cameron Rd. Bldg. 3 Suite 140, Austin, TX 78754
    Children’s Dance Studio, We teach ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical and contemporary
  • EsquinaTango Cultural Society of Austin
    209 Pedernales St.
    Health, Dance and Cultural activities: yoga, tango, Spanish conversational group, salsa aerobics, salsa, folk and more!
    Phone: 512-524-2772

Austin TX Museums/Galleries

  • Access Gallery
    3701 Guadalupe St., Suite 103, Austin, TX 78705
    VSA Texas is pleased to introduce a new art gallery in Austin, Texas dedicated to promoting the creative power in people with disabilities.
    Phone: 512-323-6626
  • African American Cultural & Heritage Facility
    912 East 11th Street
    Hours: 10 am – 6 pm Monday through Friday (after hours by appointment)
    Phone: (512) 404-4411
  • Austin Children’s Museum
  • Austin Fire Museum featuring the Firefighters of East Austin
    located at the Central Fire Station, 401 East 5th Street, 78701
  • Texas Music Museum
    1009 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702
    Phone: 512-472-8891
  • The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
    1800 N. Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
    Daily, 9:00 am- 6:00 pm
    (512) 936-8746
  • Capitol Visitors Center
  • Creative Research Laboratory
    (512) 322-2099
  • Davis Gallery
    (512) 477-4929
  • Elisabet Ney Museum
  • French Legation Museum, an East Austin Landmark
    802 San Marcos Street, Austin, TX 78702
  • George Washington Carver Museum Library
  • The Goodwill Computer Museum
    1015 Norwood Park Blvd.
    Austin, Texas 78753
  • Harry Ransom Center
    University of Texas at Austin
    Enjoy Collections of Literature , Film , Photography , Art , and The Performing Arts
    Free Admission
    Harry Ransom Center
    21st and Guadalupe Streets
    Austin, Texas 78712
    Phone: 512-471-8944
  • La Pena
    (512) 477-6007
  • Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum
  • Mexic-Arte Museum
  • Mexican American Cultural Center
    600 River Street, Austin, TX 78701
    (512) 478-6222
  • O. Henry Museum
  • Oswald Gallery
  • Texas Memorial Museum
    The University of Texas at Austin
    Dinosaurs, Fossils , Texas Wildlife , Gems , Minerals Evolution
    Free Admissions
    Monday – Friday 9am -5pm
    Saturday 10am – 5pm
    Sunday 1pm – 5pm
    2400 Trinity Street, Austin, Texas 78705 |
    Phone: 512-471-1604
  • Texas State Cemetery
  • Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum

East Austin Nightlife

  • Historic Victory Grill
    Austin’s Premier Blues Club
    Nourishing the Soul Since 1945
    1104 East 11th Street
    Austin, Texas 78702-1909
    (512) 474-7440
  • Big Red Sun
    1102 E Cesar Chavez
    Austin, Tx 78702
    1308 East 4th @ Navasota, Austin, TX  78702
    Phone: 512-478-6200
  • The Peacock Lounge
    515 Pedernales St, Austin, TX  78702
    Phone: 512-276-8979
  • Uncorked Tasting Room and Wine Bar, LLC
    900 East 7th Street, Austin, TX, USA 78702
    Phone: 512.524.2809

Groups and Clubs

  • Divas Turning Pages
    A book club for busy “women of color”.