Austin >The Firehouse Lounge
Once the stomping grounds of fratty UT dudes, Firehouse is now a classy craft cocktail lounge (and soon to be hostel) after a lovely facelift. Goodbye licked body shots; hello libations. Goodbye booty-grinding to Ludacris; hello mint-muddling to Frank Sinatra. And goodbye, oh goodBYE to nasty draft beers from would-be-frat-suitors; hello Moscow Mules! We've all grown up over the past few years, and by george Firehouse -- you're looking better than ever.
It's under new management and they've completely revamped the feel of the bar. The old firehouse was pretty grungy, but the new one is really cool and has got to be one of my favorite bars in austin.
They have GREAT cocktails, live jazz music on the weekends, a very non-dirty 6th ambiance, and there's always a really friendly crowd in there. I would highly recommend stopping by for a drink...try the el diablo!
Best Late Nite spot i have found so far. I finally found a place to party! It seems to get started off a little later than the rest of 6th street. I love the chilled out hours before the DJ gets going. good time to meet up with friends and catch up on gossip. The bartenders are always smiling and helpful, really good shots and an awesome selection of my favorite spirits. After the DJ gets started the people slowly start wandering in and the party really gets buzzing. Birthdays, Bachelorette parties, very well dressed ladies, and lots of good looking guys. Such a cool little joint. The bartenders know my drink and name, door guys are fun and friendly, DJs are rocking, and the owners are spoken highly of by the staff. Good drink prices or specials. BUT THE BARTENDERS ARE TRULY WONDERFUL AND THE REAL REASON I WILL CONTINUE DROPPING MY PAYCHECK THERE
BEST BAR/CLUB IN AUSTIN, GUARANTEED TO HAVE A GREAT TIME!. I think you were in the wrong spot, if you voted less than 5 stars. Yes, the bar opens at 9, but honestly who wants a hyped up scene right at 9. The reason why I love this bar so much, is because after work I can go to a happy hour with the team from work, and if a few of us want to go somewhere after happy hour, we'll head over to Firehouse. It's clean, it's cozy, at 9 it's not too loud, the bar staff is friendly and hot, and on a couple of occassions I've gone there alone. I don't mind heading there alone, because I know the barstaff will keep me company until my friends get there, or I meet new ones. It's an awesome place to be yourself at. Single, Married, Dating, Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Confused/Straight, it doesn't matter. It's a very mature 21+ bar, with a healthy, fun, and beautiful environment. Everyone I bring into Firehouse is always impressed with the bartenders, because they shake your hand, they greet you by name, and they don't forget it, another reason why I like to arrive early. They even remember what you drink, and as the night picks up, they don't push anyone aside or go over anyone. They serve the prepared and the unprepared, the known and unknown equally. The weekend bartenders at Firehouse, Charmai and Paul, are so good that when multitasking, they don't lose the quality of service when serving the quantity, or losing the fun behind the bar. Closing out tabs is never an issue, you don't have to wait long. Walking up to the bar, ordering, receiving and payment exchange never takes more than 2 minutes. Amy's an amazing waitress, if you don't want to head to the bar. The ladies room has free "things" for those emergencies. The DJs are perfectly picked for each night of the week. It's never a dull moment. The bar is full of friendly, happy, pretty people, never violent, or ugly, with a barstaff that always treats me like I own the bar. Try to get that somewhere else. Go meet my friends Sarah, Amy, Jeff, Raf, Charmai, and Paul.
Excellent chill spot!. The atmosphere is awesome, bartenders polite, dj's put you in the mood! This place is always fun! Its pretty small but nice to go for a few drinks or all-night long. The owner is awesome and always makes sure everyone is having fun!
this place is lame. loud, expensive, not very consistent crowds. dead scene, really. it may look crowded when you walk by, but that's only because people are standing outside smoking.
A piece of architectural history transforms into a modern, well-designed bar..
The Firehouse Lounge sits tucked just off Sixth Street in a former fire station built in 1885. The subtle entrance leads into a dimly lit, terra-cotta-toned room. Like hip bars in the Warehouse District, the mood implies stylish indulgence for the hip, laid-back clientele. Taller-than-normal bar stools offer seating, as do inviting booths lining the opposing wall. Chic, sheer draperies, decorative pillows and mod chairs add a Middle Eastern feel.
Can't Miss. Well located, across the street from the Driskil Hotel port coche, it seems like there is always someone you know there. Some of them are even famous. As hosts extraordinaire Stix, Raf and Amir approach their third anniversary they have had to reupholster the sofas so you know that business has been good. They enter the no smoking era with fresh leather to lounge on and an ever widening fan base.
This place is Definetly one of my Faves!. Firehouse is one Fantastic nightclub. Great location off the old & tired 6th St. path, awesome bartenders and it brings in the best House DJ's in Austin. If you are looking for somewhere you and your friends can spend a fun-filled night this is for sure the place to be. Tuesday nights are always packed for Resident DJ Toddy B's good beats & crazy antics. The regular party-goers who frequent this club have become like one big family and are always welcoming to new faces.
Great Bartenders & DJs. I love Firehouse! It's more upscale than a lot of the other boys on 6th and seems to cater to a slightly older crowd than those who have just turned 21. The bartenders are always friendly and make some great drink and shot recommendations if you are undecided. The dance floor is small but never over crowded and they have lost of places to sit and talk if you don't feel like crowding around the bar....great place for a private party or to celebrate a friend's birthday.
mr. Great atmosphere, good looking and freindly staff, door guys were polite and freindly unlike most places in the warehouse district. You have to check out "the chair". It seems like everytime I am there, I run into a big time celebrity, maybe thats why the place is always full of great looking women. If you feel like you have outgrown sixth st and are tired of all the pretentiousness in the warehouse district, you have to check this place out.
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