The Jackalope

(512) 469-5801

404 E Sixth St, Austin, TX | Directions   78701

30.267301 -97.738935

Open Hours

Daily 11:30am-2am

 
Bars & Pubs, Bars & Clubs, Dive Bars  more

More Categories: Neighborhood Bars

Bar & Club Special Features: 21 & Over, After Work

Bar & Pub Special Features: Bar Food, Happy Hour

Payment Methods: American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Downtown

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The Jackalope

From The Owners of The Jackalope

The random rabble-rousing at this Sixth Street drinking hole suits the mythical mammal it's named for.

Reviews for The Jackalope

The Jackalope
Recommends

Boobs and burgers: Being inside The Jackalope is a little bit like being inside your 15 year-old boy cousin's dimly lit fantasy den, with cleavage everywhere you look and metal blasting from the jukebox. Onto burgers then: There are 13 varieties on the menu and they are HUGE. Go balls out and order the Frito Pie Burger, a tall, messy triumph of chili, onions, and cheddar cheese.

Doesn't Recommend
9 months ago

This place used to be really cool, I knew a lot of people that would go there for fun times, good food. Not the case anymore - the people that work there these days are violent! I've lived here all my life, work off 6th street, and have never been so ashamed of my city. I would not be surprised if they ran drugs out of that place. Message to Jackalope: close your doors -- you're a disgrace of a bar and your staff is trashy.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best dive bar in Texas!!! – Atmosphere is great. Can't wait to go back and eat one of there amazing burgers!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Must look like a greaser to get any service – Of the three times I had been to the jackalope, the majority bartenders have been very rude and unattentive. A bartender friend of mine whome works there warned me that in order to get good service, you must look like a greaser/rockabilly girl. She wasnt kidding.

The last time I went there, I asked for a fat tire. the bartended informed me that they did not carry fat tire and then asked what else i would like. While I was deciding she yelled at me for not having though of a second choice already and then stormed off. I stood there for about ten minutes waiting for her to come back (the bar was empty) but she never did. Every female bartender I have encountered there has been very rude.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Some of my favorite bar food is served here! (in the back, not the pizza.. never the pizza).

The burgers and waffles fries are awesome, the fried pickles are noteworthy and quesadillas rock.

The crowd is always locals, service, music and tattoo industry. Music is (usually) good. Always have great movie flicks goin on in the background.

sometimes the bartenders just dont care enough to serve you immediately.. but i'm low maintenance and patient so dont really worry about it. Since its a popular bar their specials dont usually go on the entire night like a lot of the other crap bars on 6th but thats okay.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

This bar rocks! – I am new to this City Search thing, but me and the band passed through Austin on tour and I wanted to let other musicians and travelers who may not be familiar with Austin where to go eat and drink. The locals already flock to this place, but we were lucky enough to stumble (literally) upon it. The rest of 6th Street pretty much sacks, but this place is worth passing through to get to. In a nutshell: Big bar, cool velvet paintings, nice patio ( you have to smoke outside in Austin), TWO kitchens, hot and really nice bartenders, CHEAP drinks, fast service, tons of beers to choose from. Your money goes a long way here, and the Chipotle Bacon burger is not to be missed. I wish they did not have to close at 2am, but they told me they open everyday before noon, so I guess that is long enough. I will be back, and you should not miss this place when in Austin. Freddy

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

I heart the Jackalope – The Jackalope definitely one awesome bar, with amazing food. The regular kitchen has great bar food, the best burgers around. The pizza place in the front makes a fine thin crust pizza with a fantastic sauce and a some really great and unusual toppings ( pulled pork, blue cheese and bacon, and a chicken caesar salad pie are some I have tried). This place is a far cry from the mostly crappy pizza in Austin. The bar scene at The Jackalope doesn't neatly fit into a single category as most downtown bars do - all sorts of people rub shoulders here. It can get really busy at times, but there are always places to sit, and the drinks are strong and cheap. The staff and owner are really cool and friendly. Me and the girls favorite spot to go out!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

waste of money waste of time – I've never had to wait so long for a drink and it wasn't the volume of customers that was the problem, it was the apathy of the bartenders. They'd walk around looking at the ground as to not make eye contact with anyone. The staff is also very rude.

I'm from a small town and miss real dive bars. This is just a trendy spot with decent music, but nothing dive bar about it. This is Austin- too many good bars to choose from. Not wasting my time at this place ever again.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great food and happy hour – I am from up North, and miss day-time drinking. This bar has it, and really great food as well. The pulled pork pizza is my favorite - nice thin crust, and sounds wierd, but topped with a cold cabbage/slaw. Incredible.....My new home away from home.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Coolest bar around – This place is the real deal. Best bar food and pizza downtown, cheap drinks, great staff, fantastic music. What more could you want? It is a little quirky and edgey, but hey, it is an Austin bar that caters to a crowd that knows what they want, and get it here. Can be a little crowded, even early, but that is kind of why I go out, anyway.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

i'm so over this place – jackalope, i tried. multiple times. but your pretentious, rude wait staff, horrible music and sound system, dirty chairs and tables, and mediocre food just isn't doing it for me anymore. and now you've hired some little dude with the worse napoleon complex and the IQ of a water bottle to take food orders. such an angry little fellow! i guess i would be, too, if i looked like him and made seven bucks an hour. meh. won't be going back.

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