The Continental Club
"The granddaddy of all music venues," this South Congress club hosts everything from country, rock 'n roll, to R&B and jazz. The 50s' style decor enhances this spot's cool, historic ambience.
This legendary venue has seen some truly remarkable sets such as Robert Plant, Doug Sahm, Wanda Jackson, and The Replacements, just to name a few. The history of Austin’s Continental Club goes back more than 60 years, and owner Steve Wertheimer (who also opened C-Boy’s Heart & Soul) restyled the club in the 1980’s, expanding its live music offerings to include punk, blues, jazz, and more. A night at The Continental is an event, so wear your nice shoes, but make sure you can groove in them. If the energy is right, the dance floor will become a swirl of bodies. It’s definitely a destination heavily frequented by tourists, but more than worth a visit—after all, you never know who will stop by.