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The Mean Eyed Cat

1621 W 5th St, Austin, Texas 78703 USA

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Open Now
Mon 11a-2a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
  • Outdoor
    Seating
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“paying homage to Johnny Cash”

This bar/museum pays homage to the man from the same area, Johnny Cash. Get a drink while watching the live music entertainment playing mostly blues and folk, or enjoy a game of pool with the locals. Voted one of the country's best bars by Esquire Magazine.

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Reviewed by
Shawn & Linda Henry

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
January 31, 2016

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Reviewed by
Tatiana Danger

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  • 1,169 Reviews
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September 30, 2014
Rated 4.0

This place was closed when I drove by but that actually made for a pretty rad photo op. It's such a cool joint, even just from the outside.

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Reviewed by
JJ

  • 4 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 04, 2021
Rated 4.0

Had a nice time here getting out of the mid day heat/sun. Some reviewers on some sites noted that the bartenders were not particularly nice, I personally would disagree, the staff were all pleasant and welcoming. If staff were unpleasant, I can understand though, since it seems like the crowd was a mix of tourists and locals, and the tourists clearly made themselves known, many tables were rowdy, dropping glasses, spilling items, and just being obnoxious. We were also tourists and had a fun time but we were polite to the staff and they were polite back.

BBQ was good, brisket was a tad dry, but the sausage and smoked turkey were great. The mixed drinks were perfect and reasonably priced. Definitely worth a visit, especially mid-day when you have a chance at snagging a table.

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The Mean Eyed Cat

1621 W 5th St
Austin, Texas
78703 USA

Hours

Open now until 2:00 am
  • Sun - Sat: 11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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  • Takeout
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