A Little About Us

Built in the 1870's, Thirsty Nickel offers a combination of bars, stages, and rooms to guarantee something for everyone. From our 4,500 square foot sprawling entry to our Buffalo Room overflowing with Distressed Hardwood, authentic architectural salvage furniture and a custom handmade bar, Thirsty Nickel truly captures the full essence of Austin.

Located in Austin's Historic Entertainment District, Thirsty Nickel is truly a "must visit" for guests from all over the world. Whether you are here on business or pleasure, take a moment to see what Austin is truly all about.... live music, craft cocktails and private events like nowhere else. Oh, if these walls could talk.....

Happy Hours

Daily at 2pm till 8pm

upcoming events

There always something going down at Thirsty Nickel. Whether it’s our resident DJ's spinning the hottest tracks or one of Austin’s top bands playing our inside stage, you and your crew can get live any night of the week.

Party at one of Thirsty Nickel’s great events or talk to us about throwing your own. We host Birthdays, Private events, Fraternity Tabs, Bachlerotte Parties, and more.
Join us for the best of Austin nightife at Thirsty Nickel.

Check out our Event Calendar