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Best Club Candidate for an AARP Membership: Victory Grill

Best Club Candidate for an AARP Membership: Victory Grill Turns 60
PHOTO BY Todd V. Wolfson

Bobby "Blue" Bland. B.B. King. Chuck Berry. Aside from the blues, these three have a couple of other things in common. They're all in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ... and they all got their start at the legendary Victory Grill. The Victory Grill is a place where time stopped, but the music continues 60 years later. Opened on VJ day in 1945 for the returning servicemen of WWII (hence the "Victory" in its name), very little has changed about it. The tables are the same, the booths are the same, and the music is the same ... almost. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the Victory Grill turned 60 this year – the grand old man of the club scene, and Austin's true home of the blues. Happy birthday to you!

Victory Grill
1104 E. 11th, 512/291-6211,

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