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The Highball

1120 S Lamar Blvd , Austin, TX, United States of America, 78704
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4pm - 2am Monday - Friday
1pm - 2am Saturday - Sunday

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About The Highball

Whether it’s our world-famous themed karaoke rooms, dance parties packed shoulder-to-shoulder, our interactive events like Geeks Who Drink quiz, Cards Against Humanity and Tittie Bingo, or the extraordinary country and Motown bands that play our stage… Austin knows there’s always something awesome going on at The Highball.

Austin’s karaoke mecca
The Highball features seven meticulously conceived themed karaoke rooms for your big and small groups to raid. Each room comes with a server who’ll bring you drinks and snacks and one of the greatest songbooks in the United States. Check out what Spin and Io9 have to say.

We’ve got drinks
Our elite bar staff dreams up brand new cocktails seasonally, and our beer czars select our 24 taps super carefully (with an emphasis on local and unusual). Seeing a movie next door at South Lamar? Grab a drink at The Highball and bring it into the theater!

Events that could only happen here
The stage, the screen, the parties... there’s nothing else like it. Our annual celebrations like “Highballoween”, New Years, and 4th of July make headlines and get bigger every year. There’s something special happening seven days a week at The Highball. Check out our calendar to see what’s going down tonight.

Cuisine: American
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Friday, 19 October 2018

We had a great time! Service was awesome!

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Visited On Friday, 19 October 2018

Awesome place for group karaoke!

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Visited On Friday, 12 October 2018

Love the Highball karaoke rooms. We didn't get the room we wanted, but it was still super fun. The food was meh, but our service was great.

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Visited On Friday, 12 October 2018

We had a blast at the Highball! The service was great and everything was ran very professionally. We’re definitely doing it again.

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Visited On Friday, 12 October 2018

My first time ever to a karaoke place with private rooms. I thought it was awesome how each room has a theme. Our group started out in the big top, carnival themed room. It turned out to be so much fun so we rented a different room to stay longer which was a haunted manor theme. Our servers were very attentive and friendly. I would definitely come back to this location.

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Visited On Friday, 12 October 2018

It was great! My friends and I had a blast!

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

So great! We arrived late but called first, and they were so nice about it. My one complaint is that the karaoke search isn't very good. It's hard to find your song, and sometimes searching by artist doesn't bring it up. I much prefer having a paper book and just putting in the song code!

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Visited On Friday, 05 October 2018

We had so much fun. Thank you again for a great night!

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Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

Rented a room on Saturday afternoon for my wife's 50'th bday. Everything, from arranging the reservation to the event itself was difficult and did not meet basic customer service expectations. I should know, I am in the food service industry myself. Also, no manager on duty (!) meant that we could not allow invited guests under age 21 into the room! This, despite us calling the manager to get an exception (which they *can* grant) AND there being children sitting at the bar with parents just outside the room. Ridiculous and hugely disappointing. Worst $450 I've ever spent for 3 hours of "fun". Will never return.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

Atmosphere was mostly down to the people you go with, but we had a lot of fun and will most certainly be back. Music choice could be a little better

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Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

Booked 2 hours in the Black Lodge to just try karaoke out for the first time here and had a black. Just wish I would have booked more time, since it went by quick. The staff was great and song selection was pretty decent compared to some other spots. Definitely will be going back for more time booked!

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Visited On Friday, 28 September 2018

great time. some of the songs didn't match up though. In Da Club was some other song. End of The Road wasn't correct either. Seems like a big task but going through and cleaning up the playlist would be a nice deal. Multiples of the same songs, etc. Great food and drinks though, great service, awesome time. Thanks!

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Visited On Saturday, 01 September 2018

We had a reservation on Saturday September 1 at 11:15pm for the Big Top karaoke room. Upon our arrival some of our guests spoke with the young woman at the door and were told they could not enter the venue. My husband and I made our way to the door and were told we could not go in to use our reservation because the card was not on file. I have an email confirmation that I made the reservation online with that credit card information, so we were confused. The young woman at the door was very quick to give us an "Oh well!" and proceeded inside to talk about the situation with another staff member. They pointed and spoke about us with no clear direction on whether or not anyone was going to help us find the reservation. I would like to mention that this was our wedding night. We chose The Highball because our wedding band, Matchmaker, plays there on Mondays. We enjoy supporting both the band and the Highball establishment. My now husband and I met doing karaoke at a friends birthday party, so you can see why choosing the Highball for some karaoke and dancing with a great band was just going to be the cherry on top of a perfect wedding day. Additionally, we were charged for a service that was never provided, so it is clear the credit card was on file after all. We are very disappointed with the way we were treated by the young lady working on this evening, especially on such a special day for us and our guests at one of our favorite places.

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Visited On Friday, 21 September 2018

Jake was super! We couldn’t have asked for a better person to take care of us. The drinks were quick and tasty.

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Visited On Friday, 14 September 2018

Booking is cumbersome. I should be able to see all of the rooms that are available at any given time. I shouldn't have to select a room and then see if it's available. Ihad to go back and forth several times to find a timeslot that worked. Merge your calendar with your timeslots. Show the customer what they need to see. Also, and this is not based on this one experience, you're staff is very...robotic in the way they address their customers. They burst forth with a very rehearsed and unwelcoming speech. I know they're busy. (I've been a server. ) Nevertheless, several of us felt like cattle.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 September 2018

We love the private room karaoke but I wish we could book for 3 hours instead of 2 online. 2 hours is never enough! We always have a great time and great service.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 September 2018

The karaoke rooms are fun and food and drinks are ok. The prices for the food and drinks is really high.

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Visited On Friday, 14 September 2018

Super fun - quality equipment and sound!

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Visited On Friday, 14 September 2018

Annie was absolutely the best. She’s really good at her job and was consistently attentive. The food was way better than expected and we really appreciated how quick the staff was in and out with water refills and keeping the room clean. We were quite a large and obnoxious group and we are grateful for the exceptional service.

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Visited On Thursday, 06 September 2018

more food options would be good

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Visited On Friday, 07 September 2018

CC info had been provided when making original reservation, so a more secure method should be used to obtain CC upon arrival other than a person hand writing on a piece of paper in a loose binder sitting on a counter with public access. The overall experience was good.

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Visited On Friday, 07 September 2018

I love the highball for group events!

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Visited On Saturday, 01 September 2018

Great for a Bacherlorette Party!

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Visited On Saturday, 01 September 2018

Booked The Highball Big Top Room for a Bachelorette party. SO SO SO much fun. It was the perfect set-up for 13 girls. Service was very prompt and we had lots and lots of song selections. As an added bonus, Zoodust (90's party band) was playing that night so we walked right out of our karaoke room into an AWESOME concert!. Thank you so much for an amazing night!

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Visited On Saturday, 01 September 2018

Kind of strange that were no outlets in the room (that we saw, but otherwise an amazing time!

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