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305 W Fifth St, Austin, TX | Directions 7870130.267846 -97.746110
Yea, Ha! Cowboys!! – Rainbow is a good bar if you like older crowd and cowboys. Great country and western music and lot of tight jeans.
Rainbow is growing in a crowd seen and it still has a couple of more years. But if you are in Austin, and want a cowboy. Rainbow is the bar to be at.
Such a HAPPY atmosphere! – The club has a great vibe, even if you are not into country dancing... fun to watch the line dances, and always entertaining to see the cowboys dancing together!! Non-country music later on is fun too!
Where Are All the Gays? RCC of course! – Saturday night means the gay community is out in full force at the Rainbow Cattle Company. There's a good mix of men and women and the bartenders are attentive and quick. Only drawbacks are that it's a country bar 90% of the time and there is almost always a heavy cloud of smoke from the smokers. If you want to go to the best lesbian night in town, RCC is the place on Thursdays--you can dance to rock, pop, techno, and the occassional country song. But on a Saturday, suck up the country if you want to meet other gays in town. Sadly, it's the best place to be since M&M had the fire.
An Austin Institution – Rainbow Cattle Co. draws very good-sized crowds on the weekend. This is one of its strengths but also a weakness. At times, the bar is so packed that one can't move around without budging someone else.
Drink prices are average. The music is country-western on most nights. Recently, the bar began a lady's night on Thursday nights, including popular dance music and fun games and contests.
The crowds are diverse in terms of gender and age-range. However, I wouldn't necessarily recommend it as a meeting ground for singles. Cattle co. is a place for running into old friends, making new ones and *occasionally* hooking up with that new face on the dance floor.
Girls ARE Plentiful – Why does the editoral reviewer state that girls aren't there? Everytime I've been the mix has been about 50/50... or more women than men. Almost EVERYONE who sings on kareoke night has a great voice.
Friendly and laid-back – Austin's last lesbian bar, Nexus, was where RCC is now. The result is that RCC is rather close to 50/50. Overall, RCC has the friendliest crowd of any of the Austin GBL bars. There is very little attitude from either the staff or the customers. If you're new to Austin, this is a good place to hang out and meet people. Compared to most other bars: Sound volume - reasonable. Crowd size - average, but varies a lot. Smoke levels - average. Lighting - above average. Violence, drug use, and binge drinkers - almost non-existent. Cleanliness - above average. Drink prices - average for the area. If you can't two-step, don't worry. They have lessons on Tuesday nights at 8pm and usually play a half-hour or so of pop/house somewhere around midnight.
Great Bar! – This bar was super friendly and the customers were cool. Good country music, good drink prices & western atmosphere. Kinda male oriented BUT females are very welcome. (HINT: Thurs nite is Ladies Nite - you'll see all ages and types - it's a BLAST!) Boys & girls should drop in for a cold one and relax!!!
low-key – There's not much attitude here. And, it's one of the few places in Austin where gay men and lesbians actually mingle. The two-steppers are cute.
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