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All about the music

Not big on atmosphere but you are there for the music. A fairly large venue with a long bar, a few... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2018
RochesterTacky
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Rochester, New York
Pure Blues talent!

who cares if it's a "hole in the wall" bar...great specialty drinks and they allow outside food... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
JohnOmaha_Nebraska
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

Not big on atmosphere but you are there for the music. A fairly large venue with a long bar, a few tables and a large stage up front. We were there mid-week. I do not think there is table service, you go to the bar...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RochesterTacky
Reviewed 20 August 2018

who cares if it's a "hole in the wall" bar...great specialty drinks and they allow outside food in.Great staff.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank JohnOmaha_Nebraska
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We stopped by in the afternoon and there was a great band playing. They played an awesome cover of my favorite blues song upon request! The bartender made a delicious mule for me and prices are reasonable. This place is no frills, and the scene...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Just stopped in for a drink and was pleasantly surprised that a white Russian was the same price as a beer.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank jbaum64
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Packed house so stood outside. Dude was playing some Stevie Ray, and doing a good job with it. At least four bands were on schedule for the day. Not a hipster place.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Really should have been here all night. The band was over the top and prices were fair. Great place to go to see a band but don't expect more than that.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank 854glenm
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Like a lot of other reviewers, we were drawn in by the music and great band they were too. Stayed for a couple of beers sat at the bar enjoying the set from this accomplished live act - The Conquistadors. They play bluesy rock and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank markfT3842SX
Reviewed 5 January 2018

As a group of us were starting our night out in the historic downtown Austin, Tx, we heard a great band coming out of Friends Bar. With no cover charge, we just had to check it out. I believe it was The Conquistadors, but they...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank indsum22
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Best night out at Friends Bar! No cover, great atmosphere, and one of the best blues/rockers I have seen ever when Sam Pace took the stage. Have got to see him and his band again. The venue has a great balance of openness and intimacy...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank travmav00
Reviewed 7 November 2017

I was in Austin for 3 nights and spent over 6 hours at Friends during our evening visits on 6th Street. My favorite place regarding their talent pool. Zach Person "and crew" packed the place on Saturday and Gasoline Boots were equally as good on...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank CocoaBeachFoodEE
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