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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, 16 February 2019

The waitress to our black lodge was wonderful BUT the host downstairs was SLOW our reservations weee for 2:45 and she finally got there and then had problems with computer. Made me anxious because we are paying by the hour and wanted the host to do this BEFORE our time. I would have LOVED being at our room at 2:45. Of course the bartender and other workers couldn’t help us we had to wait for the Host which was also waiting on tables. There were 2 people sittin at the bar that used to work there and were trying to get help for us before waiting for the host

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Visited On Friday, 15 February 2019

Came here to help celebrate a bachelorette weekend in Austin and this place was so much fun! It’s definitely money well spent! Give it a chance if you love karaoke!

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

Your song selection was limiting. Almost no musicals. No hamilton??? I need way more Broadway. And either get a book or supply another monitor or iPad for quicker song selection. I love your place. Love your staff. Love the vibe.

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

Alexa was great highly recommend!

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Visited On Friday, 08 February 2019

We enjoy the Highball and love to rent the karaoke rooms. Sometimes scheduling a room can be a bit tricky without advanced planning. The last time we went it was cold outside and the rooms smelled a bit mildewy. Also, it is a bit annoying that the bathrooms are all the way downstairs. Otherwise, we enjoy the Highball and love when they are having themed videos in the main area.

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Visited On Thursday, 07 February 2019

Great time had by all. Highly recommend and will be doing it again!

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Visited On Saturday, 09 February 2019

Had issues with the karaoke machine and the waiter was a real buzzkill.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 February 2019

The karaoke room was a great way to celebrate! The service was great, the prices reasonable and I would do it again for the next celebration.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 February 2019

Service was particularly amazing this time around! Super nice bearded gentleman!

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Visited On Saturday, 09 February 2019

Had a great time

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Visited On Thursday, 07 February 2019

We had a blast! Our server was fantastic.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 February 2019

My Cuban sandwich was delicious! The margarita was on point. The karaoke is always great and we had excellent service from downstairs to upstairs.

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Visited On Friday, 01 February 2019

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

I love highball. I have visited your karaoke rooms many times. One problem is that you do not allow people to book a room for three hours. This has always been a disappointment, because every time I have visited, we have always wanted to add a third hour and we have been told that we could not. The song database is honestly terrible. Every time I come prepared with a list, all of them major pop hits. Barely 1/4 of the songs are available for us to karaoke. Your website states that we can submit a song request to be added to your database. But I tried doing this three weeks before our date, and on the day of our reservation, still none of them were available in your database. What is the point of telling people that they can submit a request for a song to be added to your karaoke database? Finally, we were very disappointed that we had to struggle with placing a food order at the bar. I came with a group of 15 ladies, and we really needed a server to come to our tables and take orders. Many of the ladies felt like it was too much of an inconvenience to try and get some food, and we were hungry when we arrived. It shouldn’t be so difficult to place a food order, pay for it and get the tab split up. I would like to come back to HighBall again soon. Will you please let us book karaoke for three hours, add songs to your database, and allow servers to take orders from customers sitting at the tables?

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

Great service and food but not the best mixed drinks.

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Selection of songs to be expanded to Spanish songs?

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

It took our server a while to get to us. Since we couldn’t figure out the mics without his help we got started later and lost some of the two hour karaoke time waiting for mic help. Drink service was pretty slow too. The room smelled a little funky, but we got over it. Overall though, we had a fun time.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

We only get to book 2 hour blocks, and during that time both our mics died (at different times) and the computer system failed twice requiring assistance from the staff to reboot it two different times. It felt like our light switch to call the staff was just set to on the entire time because of these things, which then felt like a constant interruption of staff in our celebration. In addition, the wait staff dropped a few glass drinks in our room, which caused more interruption of her cleaning the glass up from all over the floor. However, the liquid itself wasn’t fully cleaned up so we all used napkins to try and clean it up which turned into a bigger mess. Overall, it wasn’t the experience I was hoping for when celebrating a bachelorette and birthday party.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 January 2019

We had some tech issues in the original room I reserved and the staff were so helpful and accommodating! They first tried to fix the screens and, when that didn't work, they moved us to a different room. They also gave us an additional 15 minutes for free to compensate for the time spent trying to fix the tech. I really appreciated the high level of service and will definitely be back!

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Visited On Saturday, 19 January 2019

We had a great time! Service was prompt and equipment was easy to use. Thanks!

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Visited On Friday, 18 January 2019

We rented a karaoke room (Big Top) and it was great. Everyone loved the atmosphere and our server (Alexis) was so helpful. The only thing I will say is that the room is not built to fit 18 (MAX). I would say closer to 15 (MAX)--keep that in mind when booking. Either way, we enjoyed ourselves and always have a good time at High Ball. Thank you!

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Visited On Friday, 18 January 2019

We came to The Highball for a bachelorette and we had a great time. All 14 of us fit comfortably in the joystick room. The server was friendly and helpful. The time flew by as we sang. We do wish there was some more music available to us to sing but overall, we enjoyed our experience.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 January 2019

I have rented and been part of other room rentals from Highball Karaoke and they're the best! The song selection is vast and searching for songs is very easy and fast so the tunes keep going without interruption to look through thick binders. I WILL go back again because there are still two rooms I haven't been in yet and I want to sing in all of them!

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

This is a review just for karaoke at Highball, not the bar downstairs in Highball. Karaoke song library is limited, drinks are pricey, karaoke system kept crashing in 1 of the 2 rooms we rented (in the 2 hour room reservation, probably 30 or more min were spent waiting on someone to come restart the system multiple times), service was very slow - need more servers, themed rooms are a fun idea, karaoke is fun in general so we had a great time overall but might try out another place next time.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

We had such a fantastic time! Great music and we loved the karaoke room.

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