Donn's Depot

Row 1

1600 W 5th St
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 478-0336
Dive Bar, Music Venue
Mon: 2:00 PM–Midnight Tue–Fri: Midnight–2:00 AM Sat: Midnight–2:00 AM

This is the kind of dive bar you have to experience to understand. Communal picnic tables, swing dancing couples, and prompt service. This bar is perfect for cheap drinks in a cool vibe.

Foursquare Tips

  • Ladies - check out the women's restroom. You will want to hang out in there all night. You can spy on the crowd from a secret window. Find out for yourself!
  • Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. We've heard good things about the women's bathroom. Not that we've been inside it, oh no, not us.
  • Expect an older crowd (40s-80s) but as a group of 27ish tourist females we got some local flavor of true live music & dancing in Texas! Loved the sweet older people having the time of their lives!
  • Talk to Tammy, she is the empress of Donn's.
  • Come on a Friday when Donn & the Station Masters are playing.
  • Come on Wednesday nights for Frank Cavitt's awesome old school country music
  • Donn's Depot was originally started by Donn Adelman, a staple of the Austin music scene since 1961, as a piano bar with revolving acts and performances each week by his own band.
  • If you are a female, be sure to take a trip to the plush women's bathroom. Deep thought and convo can be had in the elevated seating.
  • Tammy is THE best waitress!!!
  • Don't forget to stop by the popcorn machine.
  • the bathrooms
  • Off-beat and off the beaten path. Where the only thing stronger than the drinks are the Aqua Velva and Hai Karate. Just do it.
  • Michelle and Tammy are the best!! Favorite place for post-work cocktails :)
  • Thursdays with Murphy's Inlaws rule!
  • One of the best dive bars in Austin. Friendly waitstaff, GREAT live music, and there's dancing every Friday.
  • Dive bar for sure!
  • Micheladas are a must in summer & Holiday Decor is a must in Winter. Diverse crowd w/ long time regulars who love Matt, Tammy, Michelle Donn ++. True Austin bar that caters to locals not tourists
  • Peep into the ladies room to see the great cozy spot with a weird pole and a high view of the bar. the staff are okay with it but just make sure no ones doing their stuff in there
  • The owner literally plays with the band, good sized dance floor and an ok beer selection. They'll sure pour you a shot or two if you ask though.
  • Check out Donn's Depot as seen on Best Bars in America