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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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Tips from locals

Adam
Adam
October 23, 2019
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.
Lauren
Lauren
December 11, 2017
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.
Jessica
Jessica
November 27, 2018
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!
Sophia
Sophia
November 2, 2016
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…
Felicity
Felicity
September 16, 2019
Great north campus hipster bar with Xmas lights extravaganza. Live music, great bar, large courtyard with retro seating and picnic tables.
Kathleen And Nick
Kathleen And Nick
December 9, 2019
Everything is here. Drinks, food, music, a vegan ice-cream truck. A beautiful spot to sit and chill and be with good people.
Bailey
Bailey
August 30, 2019
Quirky bar with patio and live music performances. Super fun.
Sonia
Sonia
March 5, 2013
Right next to Spider House. I think it is run by the same people. Art/events space.
Hilary
Hilary
February 5, 2014
Tuesday night poetry slam!
Candice
Candice
January 27, 2020
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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Location
2908 Fruth Street
Austin, TX 78705
Phone+1 512-480-9562
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens 10:00 AM
Credit cards
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor seating
Yes
Music
Live music
Wifi
Yes
Menus
Happy hour
Drinks
Beer, full bar, cocktails
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