Speakeasy Austin
Speakeasy's Story

Speakeasy's Story

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!

George Clooney-Oscar

Ron Howard-Oscar

Kevin Spacey-Oscar

Jodie Foster-Oscar

Bono

Adam Clayton-U2

Larry Mullins Jr.- U2

Gwen Stefani-No Doubt

Sandra Bullock

Patti Griffith

Shawn Colvin

Jimmy Vaughn

Harry Connick Jr.

Jessica Biel

Russell Crowe-Oscar

Renee Zellwenger-Oscar

Annie Cusack

Mathew McConneghy

Owen Wilson

Farrah Fauccett

Luke Wilson

John Legend

R. Lee Emry-Mail Call on History Channel & Texas Chain Saw

Mike Judge

Robert Rodriguez

Richard Linkletter

Woody Harrelson

Forrest Whittacker-Oscar

Ethan Hawk

Uma Thurman

Quinton Tarrantino

Mira Sorvino-Oscar

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

George Wendt-Cheers

Elizabeth Avellán

Thomas Haden Church

Norah Jones

Echo Johnson

Playmate Talent Search 2000

Johnny Reno

Drummer from Chris Isaak-Kenny Dale Johnson

Lead Singer of Counting Crows- Adam Duritz

Kirk Whalum

Barbara K- Timbuk 3

Joe Ely

Jerry Jeff Walker

Mr. Fabulous

Dave Wakeling-the English Beat

ZZ Top – Billy Gibbons

Clifford Antone

Troy Aikman

Kirk Herbstreet & the ESPN Gameday Crew

Daryl Johnston

The Dallas Cowboys training camp

Jerry Jones

Booger from Revenge of the Nerds-Curtis Armstrong

Jeff Foxworthy

Steven Soderbergh

Kevin Smith

Dave Alvin

Kid Fantastic-Chet Butler

Jack Black- Tenacious D

Kyle Gass-Tenacious D

Judy Arnold

Vincent D’Onofrio

Skeet Ulrich

Gena Rowlands

Tommy Lee Jones

Tony Award Winner-Stew

W C Clark

Eddie Griffin

Seymour Cassel

Nick Lachay

Jessica Simpson’s bachelorette party.

Michelle Rodriguez

Jessica Alba

Danny Trejo

Dennis Quaid

Kid Rock

Roger Clemens

The Bangles

The Local Natives