Though the bar is always packed with a mix of old timers and newbies, there's a perpetual Cheers vibe to Ego's that makes this non-pretentious, crammed-underneath-a-parking-garage bar pretty lovable. Maybe it's because everyone is cheering on their friends at Ego's bar none karaoke, or maybe it's the sense of camaraderie one feels at Tuesday night trivia. It doesn't matter who wins or loses, because soon you'll all be drunk-singing Garth Brooks together on the stage anyway.
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Obnoxious place and people!. This place is horrible. I live near by and see and most definitely hear exactly what goes on in there. People who drink there only go for the sad karaoke events that happen EVERY night. The place is dark but you can still see the dirt. They have no security (I think the person checking ID is 12). If you want to hang with people who act like animals from around 11:00pm to 2:00am, then this is the place for you. You too can be falling out of the door screaming unintelligible sentences while staggering around the parking lot as you try to find your car through a drunken haze! You too can have zero respect for the people who live right opposite the door you fall out of! If you aren't a night time person, then why not just pull into the parking lot on your lunch hour and blast out some crap music because everyone living around the bar really wants to hear how sad and disrespectful you are. Maybe one day, the people who drink in this nasty hole, will see the minuscule signs Ego's placed on the walls reminding the drunks to respect their neighbors.
Not perfect, but definitely fun. I think some of the other reviewers need to lighten up a bit on this place. I use to be a regular with my friends and we would do karaoke once (sometimes twice) a week. On the drink side -its not great but they do have good prices and the bartender is sweet and hardworking. The DJ that use to be there, Skip, was perfect and made the whole experience fun. So, I would definitely recommend Ego's for anyone who wants to karaoke without feeling embarrassed. I have an awful voice, but usually the crowd sings along and laughs with you not at you.
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BAD. Imagine Nazi Germany, but a million times worse.
Gone straight to hell.
This used to be one of the best places to play music, hear music and have drinks in Austin. Since it's move to Karaoke, it is just sad and lonely. Made the mistake of going in their a few months ago and I felt I lost a part of my soul... and not in the good way I used to lose my soul there.
Stay away. Don't support this place and hopefully it will either close or the owner will learn his lesson and realize that South Austin doesn't give a damn about Karaoke.
Bring back live music at Egos!
Another one bites the dust.
I didn't believe it until I saw it for myself.
I had heard this Austin institution had went soft so I went there
last night to see for myself. It was a sad, sad, site. I will never go
back Ego's. I loved this place, spent much money here on Lone Stars, saw
many great shows, famous folks, & danced my self silly. It is no more. Just
a cheezy sad place for cheezy sad people to go. It's now a total joke.
South Austin Karaoke Fun. Ego's has undergone many changes recently and although I do miss hearing live music all the time I do not miss paying a cover. That's right NO MORE COVER at Ego's. The Karaoke is a bit of a change but it still has a great atmosphere with friendly bar staff. I have even gotten up and started to sing, something that I swore I would never do, and the funny thing was I had a blast! Although not entirely the same it still has all the qualities I look for in a bar, a comfortable place to relax and have a good time. It is also nice to go in now and be greeted when you walk in instead ignored for 5 minutes before even being approached. The new management has done nothing but good for the place in sales, staff, smell, and over all environment.
Great Place!. Ego's has undergone a major transformation for the better over the last six months. The rude and greedy bartenders have been replaced by much friendlier and able staff. Yes, sadly it's true, no more live music. However, surprisingly karaoke is doing spectacularly well! There are drink specials, superior staff, and finally clean bathrooms! I'll be back!!
Betrayed. The patrons and employees and the musicians who supported Egos for all of these years feel betrayed by the change to Karaoke. Please do not patronize this bar. Even if you like Karaoke, this place does not give a damn about you, they just want your stinking money. Let it die and let something better take it's place.
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