1110 E. 52nd
Sixth Street and Red River haunts get all the press, but let’s face it: Austin’s really about the dive bars. None boast more casual revelry than the Carousel Lounge. Come in, order a beer or a set-up for your brown bag, and enjoy a rotating roster of local acts, most of them gratis. No lace, no steampunk themes, and no more than 100 seats to fill, its elephant decor matches the forget-me-not standards on the jukebox. Not the place for kiddos, unless you plan on leaving them in the car. Cash only.
Butch County plays with Luna Tart. All that's missing is the cotton candy. Sat., March 4, 7pm-12mid. $5.