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 Sunday, 15 September 2019

We had a party of 18 for my birthday for karaoke. Five of my family members/friends had never been to the venue and they had such a blast! Our server was very attentive and professional. It would be nice to see some other food items on the menu that have been discontinued like the cheese board. More keto options for people that follow a low carb way of eating. Overall, I always enjoy events at The Highball and we had a fantastic experience!

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

Our server Alexa was amazing! She made sure we had everything we needed. Thanks for being awesome!!

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Visited On Sunday, 08 September 2019

I love the Highball!

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Visited On Saturday, 07 September 2019

The Highball was absolutely fabulous!! The 8 of us had a great time singing! The food was delicious and so were the drinks. They probably could have used one more person to help with service and microphones that last longer than an hour. Overall, AMAZING time. Thank you so much Highball for offering your services!

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Visited On Saturday, 07 September 2019

Had a great time!!!

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Visited On Thursday, 29 August 2019

Well done, good vibes and nice service. Thank you!

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Visited On Saturday, 31 August 2019

Everything was great, especially the service:) only recommendation I have is to update your karaoke list. It was a bit outdated and difficult to search through the music. Otherwise, everything was perfect. We had a great time for my sister’s bachelorette party!!

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Visited On Saturday, 24 August 2019

Fun place!

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Visited On Saturday, 17 August 2019

Our server was spot on with keeping us fed and drinkified, and has a great demeanor for the gig. The song selection was a bit limited, but our group was still able to find plenty to keep us busy.

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Visited On Sunday, 18 August 2019

Booking process is not straighforward.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 August 2019

We had a great time. Booking was a pain that you had to wait until 2 weeks before. Our waitress was very rude and offended a few of our guests. We had a microphone go out 2-3 times in the two hours there.

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Visited On Monday, 12 August 2019

Songs seemed to be weird recreations of the songs rather than the actual songs. This is really my only big gripe. Sometimes it was just a terrible off tempo cover with cover vocals in the background. Really weird and annoying to be honest . Also, I paid with a 20 bill and a card and got back a 10, 5, and 5 1 bills with everything charged to the card. Not exactly what I wanted, but it was nothing beyong an inconvenience. Also I was given the receipts in the reverse order with the tip receipt first. Very odd and confusing, but not a big deal. Food was good.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 August 2019

$75 for a 2hr room rental felt a little spendy but overall, a positive experience. Wish the song server was a bit less clunky... easy enough to use but not exactly swift. A drag and drop set up would be awesome.

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Visited On Friday, 09 August 2019

We usually like to have the room for 3 hours, but seems like the reservation system is only setup for 2 or 4 hour reservations. Is there a way to do 3 hours?

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Visited On Sunday, 04 August 2019

Our room that we reserved 2 weeks in advance wasn’t available. The room that we were put in smelled funny and the floor was sticky. The program for the computer shut down and we had to Tepic the songs from the menu

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Visited On Saturday, 03 August 2019

The inferno room has a very weird smell. Very unpleasant as each of our party mentioned as soon as they walked in. The room was not clean when we arrived. Still had food on the floor/seating area. Also, one of our microphones kept going out. Overall a good experience being our first time but felt for $50/ hour, these issues shouldn't be an issue.

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Visited On Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Great staff and experience

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Visited On Friday, 26 July 2019

The themed rooms are always amazing, and renting out a couple has become an annual tradition. It would be fantastic if there was a feedback form or something so newer songs, and songs that are not as well known, could be added to the available selection list as well.

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Visited On Friday, 26 July 2019

The themed rooms are always amazing, and renting out a couple has become an annual tradition. It would be fantastic if there was a feedback form or something so newer songs, and songs that are not as well known, could be added to the available selection list as well.

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Visited On Friday, 26 July 2019

The themed rooms are always amazing, and renting out a couple has become an annual tradition. It would be fantastic if there was a feedback form or something so newer songs, and songs that are not as well known, could be added to the available selection list as well.

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Visited On Friday, 19 July 2019

We had such a wonderful time with our bachelorette party at the Highball! Our server for our private room was attentive and friendly. The song choices were great, and we all had a fun time. We stayed around after karaoke to watch the band at the bar, a lot of energy and a fun atmosphere at the bar too!

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Visited On Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Drink specials and free karaoke...best deal out there!!!

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Visited On Thursday, 18 July 2019

My favorite place to enjoy Karaoke

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Visited On Sunday, 14 July 2019

Had a great time in the Karaoke rooms. Service was great and so was the drinks!

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

Lots of fun. Wish you had the opportunity to extend your reservation from the get go, especially for the bigger rooms with bigger parties.

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