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Swan Dive

Swan Dive

Dive Bar and Music Venue$$$$
Downtown Austin, Austin
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    Cecy C.
    "Check out hipster karaoke on Tuesdays!"(2 Tips)
    Chris A.
    "The cocktails may be in plastic cups, but they are still..."(5 Tips)
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  • Austin Chronicle
    Austin ChronicleMarch 12, 2013
    Done up in white on antique white, Swan Dive is the place for all things piquant. Specializing in the eccentric, atmospheric, and anachronistic, they book music that marches to a different off-beat.
  • Austin 360
    Austin 360March 29, 2012
    Swan Dive is the closest thing Austin has to a vintage speakeasy. Inside the powder-white boutique bar, you'll find a selection of hipster cocktails and a good spirits selection.
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    Kristina TassellJanuary 2, 2016
    Good vibes, music variety, great people and plenty of atmosphere. One hell of a place to spend NYE. Thanks for the awesome evening y'all.
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    Jeremy TeelDecember 11, 2015
    Since it's connected to the bar next-door. You get two for the price of one. Make sure to go in here on Tuesday night to skip the line at barbs
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    Kyle JamesJuly 19, 2016
    If the line at Barbarella is long, go through here - they're connected in the back!
  • Y B.
    Y BJanuary 27, 2012
    Greatest new bar in Austin! The atmosphere is old school and just right for a night out.
  • AbusedGrayMatter
    AbusedGrayMatterMarch 20, 2011
    GGAllen played here when it was the Cavity Club. First time I went to the "rest room" someone was shooting up. That was the early 90s. Amazingly clean now!
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    ChrisMarch 20, 2015
    Intimate live music venue
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    Jackie MannSeptember 4, 2017
    A cool place but not totally my vibe, most of the music was alternative.
  • Chris A.
    Chris ApplegateApril 6, 2012
    The cocktails may be in plastic cups, but they are still mighty delicious.
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    Kaustubh ThirumalaiJanuary 21, 2017
    Cheap drinks and good bands! Took me by surprise.
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    Dianey SandovalMarch 23, 2015
    Free shows for sxsw!! Great bar and great live music!!
  • Katy G.
    Katy GentryJanuary 2, 2013
    I've seen it all at this speakeasy... swing, gypsy jazz, Balkan stomp, punk-jazz-mardis-gras-parade music, and other, um, weird stuff.
  • Do512
    Do512January 20, 2012
    This band has a great atmosphere and fun cocktails! Check out what's going on here during SXSW at do512.com
  • Chad S.
    Chad SchaeferMay 6, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    This is probably the only reason I willingly go downtown. The drinks are pricey, but the music is always super interesting.
  • Jared R.
    Jared RobertsonJanuary 27, 2012
    This place feels like it was regal sometime in the 1910s and has since been haunted by style-ghosts.
  • Cecy C.
    Cecy CorreaJuly 10, 2013
    Check out hipster karaoke on Tuesdays!
  • Steven M.
    Steven MontoyaAugust 23, 2014
    Tiny Purple Fishes
  • Scott W.
    Scott WittDecember 14, 2013
    The North Williamsburg of the South.
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    Courtney CorcoranDecember 16, 2021
    The live shows
  • David B.
    David BlackmanMarch 20, 2011
    Great sound and pretty interior.
  • Pinyo™
    Pinyo™February 22, 2013
    http://schedule.sxsw.com/?lsort=venue_all_days&venue=Swan+Dive
  • Josh C.
    Josh CastilloAugust 4, 2013
    Tell Maggie that she's amazing!!!
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    Amanda RoseAugust 10, 2014
    Great music
  • Priya S.
    Priya Shivangi KurupJanuary 5, 2012
    Moscow Mule to die for!
  • Pinyo™
    Pinyo™February 20, 2013
    http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_MS22736
  • David M.
    David MccormickJuly 10, 2013
    Well, it is a dive~
  • Chris V.
    Chris VINovember 20, 2011
    try the alcohol
  • AbusedGrayMatter
    AbusedGrayMatterMarch 20, 2011
    It's cute now but not worth $6 beers. Get over yourself
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