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Elephant Room

#295 of 3,152 Restaurants in Austin}
$$ - $$$,
315 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-4032
+1 512-473-2279
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
315 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-4032
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1 - 10 of 53 reviews

Reviewed 3 August 2017

Live Jazz music in a literal hole in the wall (ground) place one story below ground. Crowded and busy on the weekends. The music was fun if a bit disorganized but its live music in Austin.

Thank Alan P
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Great atmosphere, wonderful music! The show starts at 9, there is a cover charge but it's worth it! Get there early or you won't get a seat, there was a line at the door by 9:15.

Thank cindylou2016
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

I love this oasis of jazz in the Austin music scene. The place is small, dank, cold, and a bit creepy according to my wife-- in other words perfect. Although politically incorrect, I sure miss all the tobacco smoke. Nice selection of beers but no...More

Thank Terry S
Reviewed 27 April 2017

If there is a line, it moves very quickly. Be sure to bring your ID. The bartenders and waitresses are very friendly. People sit with folks they hadn't met before because of the limited seating and the crowd. It's fun to meet new folks. The...More

Thank MicheleC106
Reviewed 9 March 2017

walked right down the stairs after having dinner at counter 3,5,7. Listened to some good jazz and drank a couple of excellent Manhattans

Thank jdgvjm
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Nothing is better to drink good beer with good friends and fly away with good master class jazz musik

Thank banjufai
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Cool place, but if your not sitting up by the band your really just in any bar with music playing.. band sounded amazing but without being able to see the band makes live music not so much live...

Thank Jena H
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Great space for drinks and jazz. Loved it. Saw the Ephraim Owens quartet. he and the band are awesome.

Thank btnusa
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Decent beer list, some interesting cocktails but not a lot of sophistication in ingredients for upscale standards. Music amazing. Didn't try the food.

Thank jaz79h
Reviewed 4 November 2016

This place is a real relaxed environment for solos, couples or friends. Great live music and a cozy atmosphere.

Thank AmiSurfari
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Bar, Pub
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
20:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
20:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 315 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-4032
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 512-473-2279
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