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2022 › Readers › Nightlife ›

Cheer Up Charlies

... loungey and dance party spaces. But the clincher is the way they actively and thoughtfully support the community." – Lora Blackwell

2022 › Critics › Nightlife ›

Best Neon Labyrinth
Coconut Club

... names like Y2K, Shared Frequencies, Peligrosa, and Joaqu.n helped build the mystique. Co-owners and former Cheer Up Charlies bartenders Brian Almaraz and Cole Evans expanded their neon-lit labyrinth to include on-site ...

2021 › Readers › Nightlife ›

Cheer Up Charlies

"Cheer Ups is building a bigger table for all kinds of queer folks to sit at." ...

2019 › Critics › Nightlife ›

Best Party for Lovers of Steers ’n’ Queers
Neon Rainbows

... and dance ’til you can’t no more at Neon Rainbows. DJ GirlFriend’s semiregular hoedown at Cheer Up Charlies has two-stepped into many a queer’s heart with both DJ sets and live ...

2019 › Critics › Food & Drink ›

Best Bite Out of the East Coast
Nervous Charlie's

... to the Austin masses. Using dough from the Big Apple, the duo (and crew) serve up an array of breakfast (try the wonderful Alexa) and lunch sandwiches (go for the Empire). ...

2019 › Readers › Nightlife ›

DJ GirlFriend

“Does life get better than Neon Rainbows Nineties country night at Cheer Up Charlies with DJ GirlFriend?” – Mandy Gauld

2018 › Readers › Nightlife ›

Intimate Live Music Venue
Cheer Up Charlies

Cheer Ups is a great place to play, from a musician's perspective, and is a really ...

2016 › Readers › Nightlife ›

Best LGBTQ Club
Cheer Up Charlies

More than any other queer bar in Austin, everything about Cheer Ups says, "You're welcome here no matter who you are." – Evan Garza

2015 › Critics › Entertainment ›

Best Way to Lose Your Voice
Karaoke Underground

... whose song you’re singing. John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats once went next door to Cheer Up Charlies after playing a show at the Mohawk to join a lucky fan onstage ...

2015 › Critics › Entertainment ›

Best Pseudo-Healthy Cocktail
The Golden Ticket at Cheer Up Charlies

... It pairs perfectly with a night of dance partying or parking garage protesting, making this cheerful and effervescent cocktail one of many reasons to visit this precious Red River hang-out.

2015 › Readers › Entertainment ›

Best Scenester/Mover and Shaker
Maggie Lea

... Cinema East movie series to throwing the best parties (typically featuring the coolest bands) at Cheer Up Charlies, Lea is a massive force about town. Austin’s social scene may be rapidly ...

2015 › Readers › Entertainment ›

Best Bar
Cheer Up Charlies

Cheer Ups continues to top "Best of Austin" each year. Maybe it's something to do with ...

2015 › Readers › Entertainment ›

Best LGBTQ Hangout
Cheer Up Charlies

Cheer Ups continues to top "Best of Austin" each year. Maybe it's something to do with ...

2015 › Critics › Media ›

Best "i love you so much" Sequel
"teen fags run this hood"

... the heinous plywood boards (of yet another development) which now cover the glorious rock-wall behind Cheer Up Charlies, this tag gives us hope for the teen fags of the future. They ...

2014 › Readers › Food ›

Best Food Trailer
East Side King

... is the apt take on roast beef au jus, the "Beef Pho' Boy" at the Cheer Up Charlie's location) and continues its lifelong mission to reform brussels sprout/beet haterz. Each location ...

2013 › Readers › Entertainment ›

Best LGBTQ Hangout
Cheer Up Charlie's

... drink a kombucha cocktail, chill outdoors, or eat some delectable (with vegan options!) food-trailer grub. Cheer Up Charlie's is a queer little gem on East Sixth with just the right amount ...

2012 › Critics › Entertainment ›

Best Indescribable Rakish Crooner

... halls, dirty dance nights, and more recently, his very own "Show & Tell" nights at Cheer Up Charlies (think Skillshare on a small scale), this troubadour's vocal diphthongs (and we assume, ...

2012 › Readers › Entertainment ›

Best LGBTQ Hangout
Cheer Up Charlie's

Remember when a ragtag group of kids got together to save the community center in Breakin' 2? We feel the ...

2011 › Readers › Entertainment ›

Best LGBTQ Hangout
Cheer Up Charlie's

... to have a field day with this one. In what can only be called an upset victory, Cheer Up Charlie's, that scraggly, charming upstart, has dethroned queen of the gay bars, ...

2010 › Readers › Entertainment ›

Best LGBTQ Hangout
TIE: Rain on 4th; Cheer Up Charlie's

... inner coterie? We can dream! If we keep going, maybe one day! Lesbihonest, across town, Cheer Up Charlie's transition from food-cart heaven to fully functioning bar and party space couldn't have ...

2009 › Critics › Food ›

Best Cart of Vegan Luv
Cheer Up Charlie's

... old avenue, the overarching affect teeters on the precious, not to mention the precariously gentrificarious. Cheer Up Charlie's, however, a fabulous vegan food cart situated on a lot that you'd swear ...

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