Speakeasy’s Story

Speakeasy is composed of three levels including the Music Lounge, Bowling 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. Guests can listen to local Austin bands jam live on a nightly basis at 10pm. 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 Bowling Mezzanine offers a lounge setting with antique couches, bar, and two vintage bowling lanes all overlooking the main music stage.

Pass the first floor double doors to the Kabaret Room for an intimate prohibition era vibe complete with pool table, stage, bar, and 1920s inspired lounge furniture.

Take a walk up 59 steps to our most famous outdoor spot in Austin to take in the romantic view of the downtown skyline, Terrace59. 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 located inside the Kabaret room. 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 staircase 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


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

Matthew McConaughey

Owen Wilson

Farrah Fauccett

Luke Wilson

John Legend

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

Mike Judge

Zach Braff -Scrubs

Donald Faison- Scrubs

Robert Rodriguez

Richard Linkletter

Woody Harrelson

Forest Whitaker-Oscar

Ethan Hawk

Uma Thurman

Quentin Tarantino

Mira Sorvino-Oscar

Jon Favreau- Director of Iron Man

Vince Vaughn- Fred Claus

Bill Paxton-Chet from Weird Science

Julianna Margulies-ER & The Good Wife

Carla Gugino-Wife in Spy Kids Movies

Carl Elwes-The Prince in Princess Bride

G.W. Bailey-Police Academy Chief

George Wendt-Cheers

Elizabeth Avellán

Thomas Haden Church

Norah Jones

Echo Johnson

Playmate Talent Search 2000

Johnny Reno

Kenny Dale Johnson-Drummer from Chris Isaak

Adam Duritz-Lead Singer of Counting Crows

Kirk Whalum

Barbara K- Timbuk 3

Joe Ely

Jerry Jeff Walker

Mr. Fabulous

Dave Wakeling-the English Beat

Billy Gibbons-ZZ Top

Clifford Antone

Troy Aikman

Kirk Herbstreet & the ESPN Gameday Crew

Daryl “Moose” Johnston

The Dallas Cowboys training camp

Jerry Jones

Curtis Armstrong-Booger from Revenge of the Nerds

Jeff Foxworthy

Steven Soderbergh

Kevin Smith

Dave Alvin

Chet Butler-Kid Fantastic

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 Lachey

Jessica Simpson’s bachelorette party.

Michelle Rodriguez

Jessica Alba

Danny Trejo

Dennis Quaid

Kid Rock

Roger Clemens

The Bangles

The Local Natives