Donn's Depot

Dive Bar, Music Venue
$
1600 W 5th St
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 478-0336
Monday
2:00pm - 12:00am
Tuesday
12:00am - 2:00am
2:00pm - 12:00am
Wednesday
12:00am - 2:00am
2:00pm - 12:00am
Thursday
12:00am - 2:00am
2:00pm - 12:00am
Friday
12:00am - 2:00am
2:00pm - 12:00am
Saturday
12:00am - 2:00am
6:00pm - 12:00am

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.

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

Nearby places

1620 W 5th Street
2304 Lake Austin Blvd (at Upson St.)
1624 W 5th St (at Campbell)