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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 Saturday, 19 May 2018

I think the karaoke system could be better. I always get the same room and the touch screen computer in there is not properly mounted and is often crooked. The actual software itself is adequate, but sort of clunky to use. In addition, the song files are sometimes wrong, which is really annoying when I'm expecting one song and I get a different random one. And not to mention the lyrics are sometimes way off, which is confusing and disrupts the immersion of karaoke. I still love coming here honestly, but there is always room for improvement!

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Visited On Saturday, 12 May 2018

Such a great time! Service was AWESOME and so friendly. I wish we could set up the playlist ahead of time, or at least add a couple songs, so some people could get right to the fun while someone else played DJ! All in all, so great.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 May 2018

I am hesitant to recommend The Highball to friends because of the lack of accessibility for patrons with limited mobility. Most of the private karaoke rooms are not accessible to individuals with limited mobility, and this is not something that I was made aware of when I reserved a karaoke room at The Highball. Luckily, the hostess was able to change my reservation to the only downstairs karaoke room. However, had this room been reserved, we would have been out of luck. I am disappointed that a business with such a high profile in a city like Austin lacks accessibility for inidivials with a disabilities.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 May 2018

Great service, drinks, & food! Will definitely come back in the future!

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 May 2018

We booked a private room for karaoke. I've only done this one other time years ago and it was still a blast. Everyone enjoyed themselves. We didn't eat so can't comment on food but the drinks were great! The server was flexible and even offered to change the time slot for the room since people trickled in a little late. We appreciate your service!

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Visited On Thursday, 26 April 2018

Love Highball!

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Visited On Friday, 27 April 2018

Highball is a good, good, good time!

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Visited On Saturday, 14 April 2018

I would love to see more vegetarian options on the menu. Y'all are awesome. We had a wonderful time!

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Visited On Friday, 16 March 2018

A great experience!

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Visited On Saturday, 10 March 2018

Our server was amazing. The private room was impeccable. We all noticed that the song selection could have been way better. The people working downstairs (bar staff and hostesses) were extremely rude.

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Visited On Friday, 09 March 2018

Really great room karaoke venue with professional staff

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Visited On Friday, 09 March 2018

We had looked forward to being in the Red Room. We had a great time enjoying two hours of singing in a Twin Peaks dream. Here are the only complaints for the evening: some of the floor was wet from a previous party and the strobe light function did not work in the room.

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Visited On Wednesday, 07 March 2018

The best private room in Austin! Who wants a boring old table at which to eat when you could have a cage with a (fake) two-headed baby goat instead? Plus, TWO microphones for hilariously shout-singing at your friends and loved ones!

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Visited On Saturday, 03 March 2018

The experience at Highball is an overall great one. Great atmosphere and staff. However, some things could be improved upon. When you arrive the staff takes your personal credit card number and physically writes it on a piece of paper. The paper is apparently stored for a week. This is an antiquated system that leaves the customers cc number vulnerable. Why doesn't the staff just check the room after one leaves and charge the person who booked the room for damages, or charge the card on file one used to make the reservation? Second, there were a lot of errors on the charges for drinks after we left, to simplify things we just paid for other people's drinks but perhaps something can be done about ensuring the correct people are charge for their drinks as opposed to just charging the person who reserved the room. Aside from those issue, the environment is fun and the experience is well worth it.

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Visited On Sunday, 04 March 2018

The Inferno Room is the go-to room! Always a great time singing with friends. Friendly, attentive staff; amazing garlic aioli to go along with the fries; delicious drinks. What more could you ask for?

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Visited On Saturday, 03 March 2018

I rented out a private room for a Bachelorette party and had a blast. I only reserved the room for 2 hours but everyone in our group would have loved to stay longer!

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Visited On Friday, 23 February 2018

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Visited On Saturday, 24 February 2018

This was a weird experience. I booked a karaoke room two weeks in advance and even received a call the day of the reservation to confirm that everything was going to plan. But when we arrived for the reservation, we were told that there was no server to serve us, so we would have to do karaoke in another room and have no one serve us. It would have been nice to know this at least a little bit in advance. Also, our reservation was from 5-7, but then we had someone walk in at 6:30 and told us we would need to move because another party was coming in. So we just left, because we didn't want to deal with the hassle of moving for just 30 minutes. It was all pretty unpleasant and weird. No one seemed that interested in helping us and seemed to want us not to be there. I've done karaoke in the past and it has been fun and professional. This was weird and made me feel like a burden of a customer.

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Visited On Tuesday, 20 February 2018

A great place for a group outing!

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Visited On Saturday, 17 February 2018

Felt like the service was very meh. Workers took their them to get us set up but got very snippy when we were asked to wrap up our karaoke time

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Visited On Friday, 16 February 2018

This was my second visit to The Highball and both times were wonderful! It is such a fun space, especially for special events like a bachelorette or birthday party.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 February 2018

Everyone in our group had a great time. Highball is a very unique and fun place!

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Visited On Saturday, 03 February 2018

Overall the experience was super fun, but the songs had issues. Some were versions that didn't sync correctly or were too fast/slow. The software is EXTREMELY outdated, as well as the graphics, and one of the monitors in the room didn't work. The room was clean and cute and had a great theme, but for $70, I think it's reasonable to expect the software to be better (it was really outdated), especially since it's karaoke. The food and drinks were great, service was tiny bit slow, but I assume they were just busy and the staff did a great job. Sidenote: I called and emailed several times to get an answer about lighting in the rooms (minor medical thing), I just got a response, the day after our event occurred. Leaving emails and messages for such a minor but important question, and never getting a timely response makes me think customer satisfaction is not a priority. As a result, I might not return. Overall a fun time, but there's other options, especially in that price range.

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Visited On Sunday, 28 January 2018

Booked a Karaoke room and everything was great. Prompt service, good prices and friendly staff.

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Visited On Saturday, 27 January 2018

The only part we didn’t like was having to go to our room through the crowd. One of my friends got elbowed when trying to squeeze through.

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