Hours of Operation
4pm - 2am Monday - Friday
1pm - 2am Saturday - Sunday
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.
The karaoke computer system could use an update (it glitched from time to time), but that's par for the course with just about every karaoke place I've ever been too. There also seemed to be more songs on the system than were on the app, so that was confusing at times. Overall, fun afternoon, my group and I definitely enjoyed ourselves and will probably be back soon.
Heather the host was awesome and our waitress was awesome too. Give them a raise.
great place for fun
My server in the keraoke room was very attentive and polite!
I originally booked the “Truly Outrageous” room from 9:15PM to 11:15PM for 6 guests with a maximum capacity of 14 guests on Saturday, but received a phone call two days prior to our reservation from Highball asking if they could change our room. I didn’t want to change rooms since I booked the “Truly Outrageous” room for my friend’s birthday and she has an affinity for all things shiny and glitter-covered, but the gentleman who asked my permission to switch rooms said they needed our reserved room for a guest with a wheel chair. I wasn’t going to say no to that..we ended up confirming for a party of 7 in “The Black Lodge” room. Day of her birthday, a few of the birthday girl’s relatives wanted to join as well to surprise her, but we had to turn away the 4 of them as the room was switched to could only accommodate 8 guests (which was a tight fit). The check-in process was a bit difficult and the two hostesses were overwhelmed with the amount of people checking in which is not at all their fault. I was a bit uneasy providing my credit card on a piece of paper attached to a clip board behind their podium, didn’t seem secure enough or PCI compliant, but I did it anyways to get the ball rolling. The karaoke rooms are pretty neat, and have large portholes to peek inside so I did just that, I peeked inside the “Truly Outrageous” room on our way to our smaller room, and a few times throughout the night only to discover that nobody in the group who received our original room had a wheelchair, but did have a few more people. This definitely upset us since we were told they needed it for someone with special mobility needs. Honesty is the best policy, and I’d like to give them the benefit of the doubt and think that whoever had a wheel chair cancelled, but I’m disappointed with the way that was handled. I understand that our 4 additional guests were last-minute, but they could have joined our group if we were able to keep our original accommodations. The dedicated server we were assigned was friendly, attentive, and patient with our group. We were happy to have him there. I don’t know if I’d recommend this to any of my friends or hotel guests visiting Austin as our experience was overshadowed by the fact that we weren’t able to get the room we originally booked under what I presume were false pretenses.
We rented the truly outrageous room for a bachelorette party and had absolute BLAST! We loved every second and sang until we lost our voices. Jason was our server and he was amazing. He dealt with 12 women singing Spice Girls/Shania Twain/Whitney Houston with ease/grace. Our experience with the Highball was incredible. Thank you so much!
Thanks to Jason! Great service. Fun atmosphere.
Went on Friday night had a blast. Loved the atmosphere. I wish they would mix the music up more but outside of that. IT WAS A FUN NIGHT!!!
The fries were amazing. Very fun room themes the atmosphere was really cool. Service was great everyone was friendly. Great value for money.! I love this place next time I’m in Austin I’d definitely come back
I wish the website would make adding time clearer--we hoped to stay longer and I didn't realize we only had two hours. Totally possible I missed it but the booking site can definitely be better. Everything once we were there was perfect!
We booked a karaoke room for my wife's birthday and had an absolute blast! Service was fantastic and the room was perfect for our group. Can't wait to do it again!
The Big Top karaoke room was absolutely amazing. It was clean and well kept and spot on for the theme of our party. The bar service was quick and easy in the room. After our rental time there was a fantastic jam band playing that kept our party going. 11 / 10 would recommend.
Our server was fantastic!!
Service was outstanding and we had a wonderful time!
Karaoke at the Highball is always a great time, especially when you go for happy hour since it's free!
The Highball has ruined me for any other karaoke experience; it's simply the best!
Love the rooms and different themes and sizes!
Awesome servers! Great time! They were very accommodating of our group.
Wonderful time at karaoke in the Big Top room!
Had my 30th birthday party here and it was a huge hit! Drinks and service were great. Would definitely recommend.
We booked a private karaoke room for a bachelorette party and the group LOVED it! The service was excellent and the themed room was awesome!
We had a blast! Everything was perfect from the atmosphere to the service to the song selection! Thanks for making our birthday celebration such a hit!