Speakeasy is composed of three levels including the Music Lounge, Mezzanine over-looking the stage, the Kabaret Room and the Rooftop Lounge Terrace59. The Music Lounge is comprised of stunning hardwood finishes and a roaring 20's vibe. It is where guests can listen to local Austin bands jam live on a nightly basis at 9:30pm. Enjoy a comfortable yet classy atmosphere at one of our candlelit tables or dance the night away on the dance floor right in front of the live band of the evening.
The Mezzanine offers a lounge setting with antique couches, bar, and pool table - all over looking the dance floor.
Wander back on the first floor to the Kabaret Room where on weekend nights DJ's are spinning the latest top 40 and dance songs. If you are looking for a place to grab a seat with a large group of friends you can find comfort in our swanky red couches or booths.
Terrace59 is the most famous outdoor spot in Austin to take in the romantic view of the downtown skyline. With lit palm trees, full service bar and hip music it is a chic and elegant way to spend an evening or host a private event. The cover lends the opportunity to spend an evening with us rain or shine.
Thanks for choosing us, enjoy your evening at Austin's original "swanky joint."
A Moment in History
During Prohibition, the bootlegging business was so immense that customers could easily obtain alcohol by simply walking down almost any street. Illegal "Speakeasies" replaced the saloons that were quickly shut down. Secretly operating in places as basements, office buildings and abandon buildings, alley way entrances were used to let patrons in. Though you needed to whisper the pass word of the night, knock three times or have a membership card to gain access. An owl behind the bar meant it was the place to be. (Look above our bar!).
A Ghostly Factoid
Speakeasy is registered as part of the Haunted Austin Tour. On July 26, 1916, the building burned to the ground killing a fireman and two women who were trapped in the now antique elevator that is suspended in our 2-story hallway. Several people have claimed to see the woman's apparition in the elevator; as well as screams, slamming doors and footsteps running up and down the 59 step stair case to Terrace59.
Speakeasy Celebrity Guests
There is never a dull night at Speakeasy and if you are out to try and catch a glimpse of celebrities that are passing through town in Austin, you have a really good chance here!
Larry Mullins Jr.- U2
Gwen Stefani-No Doubt
Harry Connick Jr.
R. Lee Emry-Mail Call on History Channel & Texas Chain Saw
Director of Iron Man-Jon Favreau
Fred Claus-Vince Vaughn
Chet from Weird Science-Bill Paxton
Chick from ER-Julianna Margulies
Wife in Spy Kids Movies- Carla Gugino
The Prince in Princess Bride-Carl Elwes
G.W. Bailey-Police Academy Chief
Thomas Haden Church
Playmate Talent Search 2000
Drummer from Chris Isaak-Kenny Dale Johnson
Lead Singer of Counting Crows- Adam Duritz
Barbara K- Timbuk 3
Jerry Jeff Walker
Dave Wakeling-the English Beat
ZZ Top – Billy Gibbons
Kirk Herbstreet & the ESPN Gameday Crew
The Dallas Cowboys training camp
Booger from Revenge of the Nerds-Curtis Armstrong
Kid Fantastic-Chet Butler
Jack Black- Tenacious D
Kyle Gass-Tenacious D
Tommy Lee Jones
Tony Award Winner-Stew
W C Clark
Jessica Simpson’s bachelorette party.
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