Austin >Arts & Entertainment > Club de Ville
900 Red River St, Austin, TX | Directions 7870130.269484 -97.736167
Austin's Version of the Senfeld Soup Nazi – While sitting below the limestone cliff, under the Spanish style dangling lights makes for the best outdoor bar scene in Austin, the bartenders and wait staff of this groovy joint are renown for their terribly rude treatment of customers. Be ready to feel like customer service is not required for their employees. No soup for you!
Love DeVille – Oh yeah. It's sexy. It's sexy like... watching someone with perfect lips tell a great joke. It's dark on the inside and bright outside. The seating is limited and consists mostly of metal outdoor chairs. Most of the seating is outside so bring a jacket if it's cold out. The bar staff is great and cute. The drinks are strong so take it easy and tip well.
The best staff in Austin – DeVille has the best damn staff in Austin. Lana, Dan, Joe, John et al remember everything and always have my drink ready by the time I get to the bar. Also, the staff controls the music and they have the best taste in the city. The regulars are friendly and entertaining. If I had to take one Austin bar to a desert island with me, this would be the one.
Wunder-Bar – Deville is what I think of when I try to imagine the unholy offspring of David Lynch and Lawrence Welk, if their recombinant DNA were injected into the same spermshake, then allowed to ferment in the surroagte womb/playpen of Mimi VanDoren. With infernal red lighting, truly eclectic music, and Captain Hook drinks at Cabin Boy prices, it's unapologetically designed to inflame the senses. Ground zero for the best margaritas in Austin, it's where you want to be. And, like a crack-addicted lot lizard, you'll come crawlin' back for more.
.....I LIKE..... – Liked it. Tried it. Liked it. I want more. Bartenders were especially convivial and what an interesting scheme of things. Will be going often while I am in town.
BEST BARTENDER ON EARTH! – Lana....she's absolutely fabulous. She cannot make a drink I wouldn't like! At least she hasn't yet. She's welcoming and warm and terribly cute. The other tenders at the bar are nice, too! The set up is interesting with the "rock wall" out back. I have been all over the globe and I really enjoy my time spent at DeVille. Males me glad to be in Austin. GO SEE LANA....SHE'S WONDERFUL!
Cool but Classless – I like Club de Ville and all, but with all the fashion shows and trendy things that go on there, it looks pretty pathetic having these "hip" events going on with a mounted swordfish hanging over the crowd...not very classy. They need to redecorate with a hip and trendy edge seen in other hip cities like LA and NYC. Austin has enough "average joe" bars and clubs, so it would not hurt a bit to redesign this one for the trendy crowd.
De Ville is Real – This place is very good. Great atmosphere in the courtyard and good drinks make it perfect for taking a date or meeting new people. Check this place out for sure. Props to the fisherman.
Perfect place for music – Though they don't utilize it enough, this is the perfect place for live music. Outside with the limestone backdrop, I saw some of the best shows including the Supersuckers and Spoon. But usually, the patio is just used for mingling less the live music. This is not a bad thing, though, because it truly is one of the best places in Austin to have a drink outside at night.
fun patio – One word: Karaoke. Live it, love it, sing it. I like the huge limestone wall that encloses the large patio. Inside can get mighty congested and smoky and the bartenders are very busy. But they are quick too and the drinks are always good. I also like this location because if the crowd is lame, you can keep walking along Red River until you find something to your taste.
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