Venue Spotlight | Old School Bar & Grill

Old School Bar & Grill

Old School Bar & Grill (Old School) is one of Austin’s historic landmarks and has undergone a transformation from the old Cotton Exchange building on 6th St (Sixth St) to a piece of history that pays homage to the rich musical heritage that the city is known for.  In an effort to preserve a piece of Austin’s musical heritage, the owners of Old School Bar & Grill salvaged the dance floor of the famous Armadillo World Headquarters, where famous acts such as Willie Nelson, Frank Zappa, Janis Joplin, & ZZ Top frequented, and had it fabricated into the east wall of the inside of the 6th & Trinity Location.  To learn more please go to

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Old School is known for having one of the best patio’s on 6th St (Sixth St).  Their patio gives you one of the best views of the iconic Ritz Theater which is right across the street. The upstairs/patio area boasts a 3,000 sq. ft. music/party venue attached to a 1,500 sq. ft. wraparound patio. Old School was an official venue of SXSW and hosted Stubhub Live at Old School which featured the bands Fitz And The Tantrums, The Airborne Toxic Event and The Black Lips.

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Old School is also known for their food which features a entirely homemade menu. Their Burgers are unreal not to mention the Steaks and the Club Sandwich.  They also serve fresh Salmon and Salads with homemade dressings.  Old School is a solid 4 ½  stars with Trip Advisor:

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Old School is flexible based on your event and allows any vendors vision to become a reality.  Old School hosted the launch party for Storage Wars TX andMicrosoft for SXSW Interactive.

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For more information about Old School please call 512.722.6351 or 972.415.8227 or email

This Old School Bar & Grill Venue Spotlight review was created by, The Simplifiers , Austin’s top event planning and personal concierge firm, offering full service event planning for corporate events, weddings, social events and beyond. For more information, visit or call 512-695-7744.

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