Brown Bar

★★★★★
  • 201 W Eighth St

    Austin, TX 78701

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  • 512-480-8330

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Hours
Mon-Thur 4-Midnite Fri 4-2am Sat 530-2am
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Back in the day,the Brown Bar was a sophisticated high end cigar bar. It had mini-meatballs in balsamic vinaigrette served in a martini glass. Servers wore black slacks and blacks corsets and tasteful makeup. It was a classy place to take business contacts as well as a great place to network. These days it's pretty much like every other bar on Sixth Street. The last time I tried to take someone there I was assaulted by too, laud music, and a complete lack of culture and sophistication. Come on Brown Bar, bring back the good old days!

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Back in the day,the Brown Bar was a sophisticated high end cigar bar. It had mini-meatballs in balsamic vinaigrette served in a martini glass. Servers wore black slacks and blacks corsets and tasteful makeup. It was a classy place to take business contacts as well as a great place to network. These days it's pretty much like every other bar on Sixth Street. The last time I tried to take someone there I was assaulted by too, laud music, and a complete lack of culture and sophistication. Come on Brown Bar, bring back the good old days!

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Took a friend there Saturday night, half expecting the place to be awesome and disappointing at the same time. Perfectly tucked away on 8th street, you could pass by it without even noticing if you're not looking closely. Once inside

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Took a friend there Saturday night, half expecting the place to be awesome and disappointing at the same time. Perfectly tucked away on 8th street, you could pass by it without even noticing if you're not looking closely. Once inside

Pros: Awesome martinis, great bartenders, mature crowd

Cons: location is a little hidden

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Only went there to have a place to wait while waiting for a table at Gumbo's... But it was a pleasent surprise, Friendly staff, Strong yet tasty drinks... & a fun crowd... Will go again very soon!

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Only went there to have a place to wait while waiting for a table at Gumbo's... But it was a pleasent surprise, Friendly staff, Strong yet tasty drinks... & a fun crowd... Will go again very soon!

Pros: Drink, Staff, & Crowd

Cons: Don't think I have any...

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I like The Brown Bar. I like the laid-back lounge feel. Some of my girlfriends and I went there for Happy Hour after work just before the holidays and it was great. Cool low key vibe, good music but we could still hear each other. The

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I like The Brown Bar. I like the laid-back lounge feel. Some of my girlfriends and I went there for Happy Hour after work just before the holidays and it was great. Cool low key vibe, good music but we could still hear each other. The

Pros: Great vibe, good service, great food & Drinks

Cons: I wanted to plan a Happy Hour on Monday but they are closed on Mondays.

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I loved the Brown Bar! The atmosphere is awesome and the DJ, Bill, was incredible! He played chill music that was very catchy and nice to listen to...Everyone is friendly and the staff is very attentive... the Wedding Cake Martini was my

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I loved the Brown Bar! The atmosphere is awesome and the DJ, Bill, was incredible! He played chill music that was very catchy and nice to listen to...Everyone is friendly and the staff is very attentive... the Wedding Cake Martini was my

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This is a great bar with the BEST martinis in Austin. My favorite are the wedding cake martinis. They are like dessert! The bar is filled with late 20s to early 30s crowd. A lot of the Brown Building residents hang out there. It's upscale

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This is a great bar with the BEST martinis in Austin. My favorite are the wedding cake martinis. They are like dessert! The bar is filled with late 20s to early 30s crowd. A lot of the Brown Building residents hang out there. It's upscale

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This is my first post. Hadn't been to the Brown Bar in a while so I stopped by with some friends, we were all amazed at how much it had gone down in service and quality. It seems they've forgotten the basics...the waitstaff was slow (20

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This is my first post. Hadn't been to the Brown Bar in a while so I stopped by with some friends, we were all amazed at how much it had gone down in service and quality. It seems they've forgotten the basics...the waitstaff was slow (20

Cons: Lack of service, over priced, and noisy.

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I have frequented the Brown bar for many months now. I have noticed that there are a couple of fine female dancers on the floor regularly. They really jazz the palce up and make it worth checking out. The DJ, Steven, is the bomb! Keep

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I have frequented the Brown bar for many months now. I have noticed that there are a couple of fine female dancers on the floor regularly. They really jazz the palce up and make it worth checking out. The DJ, Steven, is the bomb! Keep

Pros: Dj and dance floor

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Brown Bar is consistently wonderful. Their drinks are by far the greatest. (Cable Car, Wedding Cake Martini, etc) The staff is always nice and very attentive. The bar is almost never too crowded, and the crowd is always fun. Definitely

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Brown Bar is consistently wonderful. Their drinks are by far the greatest. (Cable Car, Wedding Cake Martini, etc) The staff is always nice and very attentive. The bar is almost never too crowded, and the crowd is always fun. Definitely

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I have been to the Brown Bar quite a few times recently. Being a downtown resident I cant express what a plus it is to have the Brown Bar as part of our neighborhood! The management and wait staff Ive had the pleasure of meeting are

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I have been to the Brown Bar quite a few times recently. Being a downtown resident I cant express what a plus it is to have the Brown Bar as part of our neighborhood! The management and wait staff Ive had the pleasure of meeting are

Pros: Patio, Friendly Service, Drinks

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charming sexy waitresses in black corsets . Great atmosphere. Very upscale. Owner is very nice and friendly.

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★★★★★

charming sexy waitresses in black corsets . Great atmosphere. Very upscale. Owner is very nice and friendly.

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The Brown Bar is the best bar in Austin. It is urbane and upscale without being the least bit stuffy. The drinks are unique and wonderful, the music is terrific and the service is simply outstanding. Do not miss the food and order

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The Brown Bar is the best bar in Austin. It is urbane and upscale without being the least bit stuffy. The drinks are unique and wonderful, the music is terrific and the service is simply outstanding. Do not miss the food and order

Pros: Drinks, Service

Cons: , A bit expensive

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The martinis here are good and the service is hit-or-miss, usually pretty good. But the place really isn't that great. The clientele think they are way cooler than you and way more important than you. If I am going to wait in a line to

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★★★★★

The martinis here are good and the service is hit-or-miss, usually pretty good. But the place really isn't that great. The clientele think they are way cooler than you and way more important than you. If I am going to wait in a line to

Pros: good drinks, decent service

Cons: , cooler-than-you crowd

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My boyfriend and I would come here before dates. Very nice crowd, pre-professional, and no college kids. This is the closest thing you'll find to a NYC bar in Austin. When I was single, the Brown Bar was the only place that I wouldn't

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My boyfriend and I would come here before dates. Very nice crowd, pre-professional, and no college kids. This is the closest thing you'll find to a NYC bar in Austin. When I was single, the Brown Bar was the only place that I wouldn't

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The best thing about this place is the austin powers style circle couch. It is too much in the business district - attractive ladies - cool DJ's.

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The best thing about this place is the austin powers style circle couch. It is too much in the business district - attractive ladies - cool DJ's.

Pros: Good space

Cons: Hotty Toddy People

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This is a spectacular bar with the most personable and professional bartenders in the city.It's always nice to have someone remember your name and smile when waiting on you. Contrary to popular belief the patrons are warm and humble as

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This is a spectacular bar with the most personable and professional bartenders in the city.It's always nice to have someone remember your name and smile when waiting on you. Contrary to popular belief the patrons are warm and humble as

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Great atmosphere. Live DJ live people and greta drinks. Hands down the best after work spot in Austin!

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Great atmosphere. Live DJ live people and greta drinks. Hands down the best after work spot in Austin!

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THE BAR IS MUCH BETTER THAN MOST IN AUSTIN BUT IT STILL LACJS THE FRILLS THAT WOULD ATTRACT MORE MONEY CUSTOMERS. IT SIMPLY NEEDS CHARACTER.

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THE BAR IS MUCH BETTER THAN MOST IN AUSTIN BUT IT STILL LACJS THE FRILLS THAT WOULD ATTRACT MORE MONEY CUSTOMERS. IT SIMPLY NEEDS CHARACTER.

Pros: UPSCALE

Cons: ATMOSPHERE

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I wouldn't say very New York, but great for Austin. Yes, the crowd is a bit yuppy, but friendly. Drinks have been perfect every time. They put an interesting twist on the cosmos that gives their version a unique flavor...I won't complain,

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I wouldn't say very New York, but great for Austin. Yes, the crowd is a bit yuppy, but friendly. Drinks have been perfect every time. They put an interesting twist on the cosmos that gives their version a unique flavor...I won't complain,

Pros: great martinis, friendly bartenders, quaint

Cons: doorman, seating

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Great atmosphere, music was a little obnoxious, a whole lot of yuppies.. good cocktails (pricey) and nice waiters (good looking waiters, also). If it weren't for the yuppiness I'd give it a 10.

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★★★★★

Great atmosphere, music was a little obnoxious, a whole lot of yuppies.. good cocktails (pricey) and nice waiters (good looking waiters, also). If it weren't for the yuppiness I'd give it a 10.

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This is the best place to go and I had a blast doing it. thanks so much again.

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This is the best place to go and I had a blast doing it. thanks so much again.

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this place is amazing. i am there at least 3 times a month!
the people are so friendly and you feel like you have known the people there your whole life.
it's just the best.

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★★★★★

this place is amazing. i am there at least 3 times a month!
the people are so friendly and you feel like you have known the people there your whole life.
it's just the best.

Pros: friendly service, prompt service, friendly faces

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me and my co workers had a great time last night it had great people great music and great drinks! i plan on going there once a week!

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me and my co workers had a great time last night it had great people great music and great drinks! i plan on going there once a week!

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this is the best bar i have evr been too. i enjoy going there after a hard day of work and i just feel like relaxing. great drinks and food i recoimmended it to all my coworkers.

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★★★★★

this is the best bar i have evr been too. i enjoy going there after a hard day of work and i just feel like relaxing. great drinks and food i recoimmended it to all my coworkers.

Pros: customer service, quality, beer

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You want the best martini in town? Well you will find it only at the Brown Bar. Straight up, dirty, sour apple you name it they will make it and they make it very tasty! Sit back on one of the plush couchs or snuggle in a dark corner and

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★★★★★

You want the best martini in town? Well you will find it only at the Brown Bar. Straight up, dirty, sour apple you name it they will make it and they make it very tasty! Sit back on one of the plush couchs or snuggle in a dark corner and

Pros: martinis, atmosphere, the crowd

Cons: parking, price

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GREAT PLACE TO HANG OUT, GOOD ENVIRONMENT AND FRIENDLY STAFF.

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GREAT PLACE TO HANG OUT, GOOD ENVIRONMENT AND FRIENDLY STAFF.

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It is a fashionalbe bar for Austin. A very New York bar. I like it because you see all walks of life dressed from jeans and boots to upscale attire. You never know who is a multi-millionare. They do a WONDERFUL dirty martini as well. I

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★★★★★

It is a fashionalbe bar for Austin. A very New York bar. I like it because you see all walks of life dressed from jeans and boots to upscale attire. You never know who is a multi-millionare. They do a WONDERFUL dirty martini as well. I

Pros: Great Drinks, Great Atmosphere, Great People

Cons: None, None, None

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I have to disagree with the previous two reviews. I think this bar is a great place to congregate with friends if you're trying to stay away from the college kids and enjoy a drink. My vote is two thumbs up!

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I have to disagree with the previous two reviews. I think this bar is a great place to congregate with friends if you're trying to stay away from the college kids and enjoy a drink. My vote is two thumbs up!

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A bit of a throwback to the .com boom, the Brown bar remains a fine place to begin an evening. The late-night crowd can get a bit too fancy.

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★★★★★

A bit of a throwback to the .com boom, the Brown bar remains a fine place to begin an evening. The late-night crowd can get a bit too fancy.

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A friend suggested me meet at a bar a little off the beaten Sixth street path one night. That bar was The Brown Bar. It is a pretty strange name for a place that is not overly brown in color or in any other real fashion, but it is still

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A friend suggested me meet at a bar a little off the beaten Sixth street path one night. That bar was The Brown Bar. It is a pretty strange name for a place that is not overly brown in color or in any other real fashion, but it is still

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This street-level lounge in the refurbished downtown Brown Building condo complex is known to typically house politicos, lobbyists and successful, single, 30-something professionals during business hours. The Turkish marble bar top,…

 

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