As an apartment dweller in Austin, your options for what to do on a night on the town are endless, so where will you go when you trudge out from your apartment and on the streets of Austin's downtown? Why not go to one of Austin's oldest and most popular nightclubs, The Continental Club? It has a long history of being on the best clubs in Austin, and has features some of the most fantastic performers in the country.
Starting out in 1957, The Continental Club is the father of all of Austin's music clubs, and over the years has gained wide renowned nationwide, featuring such famous artists as Glenn Miller, Stevie Ray Vaughan and even the Butthole Surfers . Even today it keeps things rolling, winning numerous awards, including almost yearly winning a 'Best n Austin Award'. Major bands still make it a point to play the place whenever they're in town, many considering it the best place to play in Austin.
The Continental Club has become famous for the various events it holds as well. Every year they hold a huge celebration in honor of the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, which has to be seen to be believed. Other big events include The Buck Owens Birthday Bash and numerous CD releases throughout the year. Also, the place is famous for its Tuesday Happy Hippy Hour, featuring Toni Price, an event that should not be missed. Also, keep your eyes pealed, because the Continental Club is the popular spot for celebrities jetting through town, so don't be surprised if you find yourself sitting right next to your favorite Hollywood star.
One of the most famous spots in Austin, and one of the most well-loved, The Continental Club is one place every Apartment-ite in Austin or visiting Austin should make it a point to check out. It may not have the flashing lights and banging music of so many famous Austin clubs, but it makes up for it with country charm and classic style.