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Spider House Cafe and Ballroom

) #487 of 3,127 Restaurants in Austin £ , American,
2908 Fruth St, Austin, TX 78705
+1 512-480-9562
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“nachos” (3 reviews)
“fun decor” (2 reviews)
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Bar, American, Brew Pub, Cafe
2908 Fruth St, Austin, TX 78705
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

Went to see a Play and had a few drinks before the show started. Chips with Hot Sauce, Guacamole, and Queso was good but VERY spicy. Couldn't even eat the Hot Sauce.

Thank Vince C
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

I've never seen a bar like this before! It's a very cozy and laidback bar. I loved to sit on the patio and drink a cold cider. You'll totally forget the time...

Thank Meliihaa
Reviewed 16 May 2017

I visited Spider House for a Mortified Nation event and stayed after for dinner and drinks. The ballroom was great for the event with a separate bar behind the room where the speakers were. The drinks were great. Lots of craft beers and unique cocktails....More

Thank Nicole S
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Consistently voted one of the best patios in Austin, TX. Located close to the UT campus, it always attracts a great artsy eclectic crowd. The Ballroom always wide variety of entertainment options. Music, Comedy, & Poetry just to name a few.

Thank Michael E
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Awesome place, coming from Europe I really liked the "laissez-faire" feeling. Very colourful and at the same time cozy place. Looks like food trucks but there was only one place. Food was delicious, service was slow but in the end we didn't pay for the...More

Thank Dreea
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Really fun decor, good staff, good choices of beer and drinks. Can spend an afternoon here easily with friends or with your laptop. Really enjoyed this place.

Thank kajack
Reviewed 28 March 2017

I happened to be shopping at Buffalo Exchange and had read about this place. I walked across the street to their fairly new Vintage Boutique. After shopping the owner asked me a question and then showed me around. It is unique and the collectibles (if...More

Thank Carrie C
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a very cozy and laidback bar. I think there were a lot of students with their laptops working hard on some projects. But the atmosphere in general is very laid back and we totally forgot the time around us. They have a nice...More

Thank Andrew_Swiss
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Grabbed a quick iced coffee to go and it was really good. Glad we explored the area a little and found Spider House

Thank DancersDaddy
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I saw Trae Crowder in the Ballroom last weekend. This is a small venue which was perfect for him. Afterward we went to the Cafe and had a snack. Everyone was pleasant. The place totally has the Austin weirdness vibe. Will be taking my next...More

Thank Kay S
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Jason F
Is there a dress code
15 September 2016|
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Response from Conrad B | Property representative |
Hello Jason, Is this a trick question? We are very lay back Austin vibe. or dress up! Your choice. Thanks Conrad
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Restaurant Details

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Bar, American, Brew Pub, Cafe
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2908 Fruth St, Austin, TX 78705
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-480-9562
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One of Austin's legendary hotspots since 1995, Spider House Patio Cafe and Ballroom offers a laid back environment with daily events ranging from comedy, theater performance's, hip hop, rock to punk, weddings to private parties. Offering delicious specialty cocktails and an artisan inspired menu each day and night. Work remotely courtesy of the free Wi-Fi until 2AM every night. The inside bar offers plenty of nooks and crannies for work or pleasure. Our cafe features gourmet coffee with a wide selection of local and 24 craft beers on tap, a seasonal wine list, full bar, as well as refreshing cocktails that feature fruity concoctions from local favorites JuiceLand. The Outdoor Lush Patio blanketed in Christmas lights, underneath a 100 year old Pecan Tree. Spider House cafe and Ballroom has earned itself national attention from travel and destination blogs. It includes one-of-a-kind antiques and art installation pieces, a novelty collection of garden statues, and an abundance of booths, swings, and table tops. The premises includes 5 stages, 2 outdoor stages, including an Outdoor Tented "Chapel" area perfect for outdoor events and film screenings which comes equipped with it's own Tiki Bar, making it perfect for private party rentals!
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