A historic inn built in 1871, Scoot's now an outdoor music venue with two regular bars and an outdoor/tree bar (!), 11 local beers on tap, and space to fit 858 concert-goers (but NOT 859!). Eclectic indie bands frequent the stage and the brews are always flowing. Awesome eats are available as well, like the burger sword, a stake of impaled burgers you hold in one hand while you bust out some weird dance moves with the other.
If you’re looking for some Lone Star state history to pair with your Lone Star beer, this is where to begin. This East Austin venue has lived at the corner of Fourth and Navasota since 1871, which makes it the oldest bar in all of Central Texas. It became the Scoot Inn in 1955—and, since then, has seen countless local and touring bands shuffle through the door, and weathered plenty of change. The semi-shaded outdoor stage has a backyard vibe, great sight lines, and plenty of seating. And, the indoor bar is dotted with leather chairs, velvet couches, worn-in eight-track tapes, and a piano. It’s the perfect place to chat with friends, or make some new ones.