Cheer Up Charlie's

Raw, Vegetarian/Vegan

900 Red River
Austin, 78701
Hours: Tues-Sun, 11am-2am
This vegan bar could be described as a colorful cabin, with a large outdoor music venue behind it. The staff is fun, and in addition to kombucha on tap, they serve amazing organic juice blend cocktails, local beers, biodynamic wines, and organic cold teas. It’s a great place to have a drink and talk in the afternoon under the parachute-shaded patio, but also a serious music venue on the weekends, and often has movie screenings on other nights.


  • 2014: Readers Best Scenester/Mover and Shaker (Maggie Lea)
  • 2014: Readers Best New Club
  • 2014: Readers Best LGBTQ Hangout
  • 2013: Readers Best LGBTQ Hangout
  • 2012: Readers Best LGBTQ Hangout
  • 2011: Readers Best LGBTQ Hangout
  • 2010: Readers Best LGBTQ Hangout (TIE: Rain on 4th; Cheer Up Charlie's)
  • 2009: Critics Best Cart of Vegan Luv

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