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Cactus Cafe

Austin, TX
+1 512-475-6515
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Great beers and music

I hadn't been to the Cactus for a long while. What an Austin gem! I was there on a Saturday night... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2017
via mobile
Excellent music venue

Very nice, intimate music venue in the heart of UT campus. It's historical and legendary. If you're... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2016
Cedar Park, Texas
via mobile
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The Cactus is an intimate live music performance venue, and since the Cafe opened in February 1979.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average0%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
17 Jul 2017
“Great beers and music”
8 Sep 2016
“Excellent music venue”
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Austin, TX
Austin, TX
+1 512-475-6515
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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

I hadn't been to the Cactus for a long while. What an Austin gem! I was there on a Saturday night. Great folk music. Bartenders knew their beers, and the draft selection was full of good local brews. I had a Berliner Weise for the...More

Thank Petethekid
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice, intimate music venue in the heart of UT campus. It's historical and legendary. If you're in the area, come check it out.

Thank capsmom
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Got a last minute invite to go and what a great decision... Very much an Austin institution established in 1979 with great ceiling and the bar staff was fun. It is great settings on the UT campus and pretty private shows even sold out. No...More

1  Thank Alexandra K
Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

Actually on the campus and a theatre with beer and wine served outside. My son loves live music but at age 16 can't get into a lot of the venues so this was a fun alternative.

Thank rdkflk
Reviewed 26 October 2014

On the UT campus in the student union, this bar venue hosted Jim Lauderdale. Great intimate location. Holds about 125 folks.

Thank golem67
Reviewed 10 October 2013

Cactus Cafe at UT is my probably most favorite music venue in Austin. The place is not too big, but that's just right: they don't often serve crowds with the pop-music scene. They serve quality music, sometimes a bit niche, to the people who can...More

Thank Lucie_tx
Reviewed 17 September 2013

We Saw Trace Bundy (an amazing guitarist) here at Cactus Café. on the campus of UT. a great intimate venue to see awesome and talented artists. every seat is "front row" perfect. the entire student union area is a great place to meet and hang...More

Thank HEBtraveler
Reviewed 26 June 2013

Nice staff, nice venue for intimate show. Came in town for Carrie Rodriguez, and we loved it! Hoping for a reason to come back soon!

Thank tjk1085
Reviewed 26 April 2013

Inside the Student Union Bldg. Holds about 100 or so folks. Good bar inside. Come early and get in line and you can sit right up front at the artist's stage. Good acoustics and a mellow appreciative crowd. Check the line-ups and you can hear...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 14 April 2013 via mobile

Tucked into the Student Union building of University of Texas is a coffee/tea and alcohol serving bar that hosts musicians. Great concept! Good acoustics but everyone is packed in without tables. So font expect much ambiance. With no reserve seating, folks arrive almost 2 hours...More

Thank luvsun28
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