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Donn's Depot

1600 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78703-4738
+1 512-478-0336
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Never EVER leave your credit card at the bar

Never, ever leave your credit card with the bartenders. I was there last night and one of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Doc199
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Houston, Texas
Wow this place was awesome! Great find.

Walked past this place during the day and thought it was closed down. What a mistake. Spent a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
MJN63
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Zionsville, Indiana, United States
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Overview

  • Excellent64%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“two step” (2 reviews)
“dance floor” (3 reviews)
“all ages” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 14:00 - 02:00
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1600 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78703-4738
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+1 512-478-0336
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never, ever leave your credit card with the bartenders. I was there last night and one of the bartenders, Jonathan, accidentally gave my credit card to another customer and she left with it. Yes, errors do occur, but his attitude and the way that he...More

Thank Doc199
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walked past this place during the day and thought it was closed down. What a mistake. Spent a Saturday evening here and was treated to great music by Frank Cavitt and the Honky Tonk doctors. Wonderful evening in a very comfortable, friendly place. Old train...More

Thank MJN63
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

Apparently, this is an Austin institution and I can see why. It's an old-fashioned dive bar with great entertainment. The cover charge and drinks are reasonable and the band was good. It had a great mix of customers, people of all ages and types.

Thank Brittaney B
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

My husband and I were visiting from the D.C. area in order to see our son and his girlfriend. They are in their 20s and headed to the bars on 6th one Saturday night. We looked for a place we would feel comfortable (we're in...More

Thank Nancy T
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Old Austin at it's finest. I love Donn's Depot for a casual night with friends. You can two step to your heart's content. There is popcorn to snack on and any type of drink you might want. Some of the best Austin musicians play here...More

Thank Christine A
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

Great place to dance to live music and visit with friends. Beverages are good and the service is excellent!

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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Dive bar with great music/dancing! There was a $5 cover the night we went, but worth it for the live music.

Thank JacqConn
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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Loved the multi-generational, kicked back Texas vibe at Donn's Depot. GREAT place to experience local Austin nightlife. Good music and dancing for all. Donn's was decorated with oodles of Christmas lights, but it's possible the lights are up for more than the holiday season!

Thank Lisa B
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

A local pub. More a drinking and visiting place. Ask manager to call me a cab and they said to go stand on street and was never down. Not he same place as it was in the 70's and 80's

Thank Sidney S
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Reviewed 25 May 2016

We accidently found this place during the day while driving around the area! It's an old Train Station refurbished to a local Bar. Nothing very lavish, but the Entertainment & Service Staff were AWESOME! We stayed the entire night here, it was THAT much FUN!!!!...More

Thank vnarf
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Judi S
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Response from Christine A | Reviewed this property |
I have seen kids there before but it's not really a restaurant. It's a bar and dance hall.
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