Spider House Cafe and Ballroom
115 locals recommend · Estimated price 1 out of 4 ·
About this place
One of Austin’s legendary hotspots since 1995, Spider House Patio Bar & Cafe offers a laid back environment for it’s patrons to meet friends over delicious specialty cocktails and an artisan inspired menu each day and night.
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It's a great place to get a cocktail or coffee anytime of day. It has a true Austin vibe and a range of different entertainment like comedy, music, and a full service arcade ballroom.
Called a "Playground for artists, musicians, and performers," this very hip, very funky venue with fantastical light displays, live music and quirky events has an overall circus-like feel. Definitely something to check out at least once.
You have found Austin’s premiere showcase of slam poetry! We hold a competitive spoken word poetry show every Tuesday night at the Spider House Ballroom on 29th Street!
Quintessential old Austin bar & ballroom before the technies moved in. Favorite haunt of punk and artisty college kids, tattoo artists, your ex who was always cooler than you, burners, and anyone with a taste for the young Austin music scene, or sock hop, or burlesque shows. Board games & bar…
Great north campus hipster bar with Xmas lights extravaganza. Live music, great bar, large courtyard with retro seating and picnic tables.
Everything is here. Drinks, food, music, a vegan ice-cream truck. A beautiful spot to sit and chill and be with good people.
Right next to Spider House. I think it is run by the same people. Art/events space.
Spider House is set on the University of Texas at Austin campus and is marked out by its antique, one-of-a-kind decor. Sit on the outdoor patio, which boasts art installations including garden statues, twinkle lights and swings, and enjoy a drink. The Spider House Ballroom also often features…
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