Carousel Lounge is a kitschy dive bar that’s operated for over 50 years and perfectly exemplifies the “keep Austin weird” mentality. It’s a unique place to enjoy live music with a mixed crowd full of characters.
Don’t come to this circus-themed venue expecting to find the latest “it” band or amazing acoustics. Carousel Lounge is where folks come to enjoy raw, grassroots music acts that range from honky-tonk to punk rock. The lounge serves inexpensive beer and also offers a nominal setup bar fee so patrons can bring their own liquor and be provided with mixers and ice.