Austin >Food & Dining > Marq
422 Congress, Austin, TX | Directions 7870130.266975 -97.743224
Great place, Great Staff, Great Owner, Great Music – I booked the green booth for my roommates 21st birthday, even though we reserved the largest booth and only got one bottle of grey goose our server was great, sweet, and energetic. We did get drinks from the bar and had great service there as well. It was a little crowded trying to get t the bathroom but that is my only con. The music was perfect to dance too. We even spoke to one of the owners Brad Womack who was nothing but kind and gracious. the crowd was mid 20s on up and was upscale without being pretentious. It was our first time there and we will definitely return.
former door guy – I used to work for the bar as a door guy. The owners seem to be nice but very fake. They tell you one thing and mean another.. very confusing!.. and the GM repeatedly told us to keep ghettto colored people out and to not let it get too "dark" in there! He said it in a kidding manner but i know he meant it. The bar is nice and it was fun working there the few times that I did because the door staff and the rest of the staff were always plastered.
One of the Top Ten in Austin – The positives
Respectful doormen (How many do you know of who smile and say "Thank you" upon returning your ID?)
Great Bartenders (friendly, efficient, and not wasted)
Good crowd (put together well without trying too hard...no ears tucked into caps)
THE MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!You have 2 speeds to choose from...1. Random corny music that only junior high school girls would dance to (in their little circle of course, purses in the middle)...and 2. Poory, poorly "remastered" pop songs mixed by their local DJ-the second something decent begins to play, he is already mixing something in that TOTALLY KILLS IT. Trust me-if multi platinum award winning artists with millionaire producers wanted Jay Z rapping over a Cindy Lauper song it would have already happened...know your role and play either popular (not MY choice) or good, rare stuff that makes me have to ask...but I guess this IS Austin and its good enough for the majority...
Overall a classy place that still feels friendly...
Best Bar in Austin – The Marq is my new favorite bar in Austin!! The line was a little long, but once we got in we never left. The bartenders were cool and fast, and the girls were hot! It was so busy, but we got our drinks right away. We stayed until 2, and will be back again next weekend.
Best Service in warehouse district – This bar is not only beautiful, owned by "The bachelor" and his brother and long time friend, but it has some of the nicest bartenders I have ever encountered! Even though it was busy in there, they were all so nice and I never had to wait very long for a drink. There were 2 blonde bartenders that really stuck out as being pretty and very classy and fast at what they do. Definately a good place to meet attractive people, but it seemed like everyone in there was hot!
It's ok. – Nice place, nice ambiance. Good music, enormous drinks. But I would't exactly amp it up to be the next great thing as first review. It's more of a young-person-trying-too-hard scene. Then again, I would't exactly take advise from someone who goes by "Astyle2nv"--sounds high schoolish to me. I'd recommend this place, if every other was closed.
Best Place To Go On Thursday Nights..And Friday Nights.. – Forget The Bachelor (who owns the place), there's plenty of bachelors running around up in hea! It's filled with young hot looking people including the bouncers and busboys! Bartender hooked it up with a round of drinks! Fun atmosphere, played really good music (was definitely impressed). One of the hottest spots in ATX!
Stylish college kids and 20-somethings groove at this upscale club, complete with both private booths and seats in the spotlight. – In Short
Lined with plush booths and tables, the low-lit venue provides a variety of spots for groups to lounge. Amongst red drapes and dark woods, friendly hosts and hostesses tend to the discreet and the high-profile tables, offering beer, wine and exotic cocktails. Groups looking for an incognito evening can reserve one of the three enclosed, padded soundproof booths overlooking the small dance floor.
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