Todd V. Wolfson

Best 'If You See the Lights on, Come on In'

Victory Grill

Dropping by to hear a sizzling set of blues at this legendary club can be a hit-or-miss prospect these days. Sometimes it's open, sometimes it's not, or sometimes just for special events. Though a new mural – honoring Lavelle White, Austin's own queen of soul, and Johnny Holmes, who founded the Victory Grill in 1945 – has recently appeared on the west wall, the Victory seems threatened by development all around it. So catching it open can be rare – like finding a diamond glittering in the sand.

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