The Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.
1305 W. Oltorf, 512/298-2242
Hours: Tue.-Thu., 11:30am-11pm; Fri., 11:30am-12mid; Sat., noon-12mid; Sun., noon-10pm
While the ABGB remains a favorite South Austin pizza and pint hangout, with a large outdoor patio and rotation of on-premise signature brews, its inside stage has become a regular stop for local bands since opening in 2013. Its 270-person inside and laid-back, shared-table vibe provides excellent sound, generous floor space in front of the stage, and a casual, family-friendly atmosphere that can accommodate both fans of the bands or just the beer. The parking lot fills quickly.
Fri., Feb. 22, 9pm
Micah Shalom & the Babylonians
Sun., Feb. 24, 4pm
Lucas Hudgins & the First Cousins
Tue., Feb. 26, 7:30pm
Rabble Rouser w/ Shinyribs, TC Superstar
Fri., March 1, 9pm
Jesse Otis Dalton vs. the State of Texas
Sat., March 2, 9pm
Rickshaw Billie's Burger Patrol, Pelvis Wrestley, Cat Jaguar
Sun., March 3, 4pm
Mitch Webb & the Swindles
A benefit concert and fundraiser for the Texas Observer, an Austin-based nonprofit news organization known for fearless investigative reporting, narrative storytelling, and sophisticated cultural criticism about all things Texan, featuring Shinyribs and TC Superstar. Tue., Feb. 26, 8pm. $30, advance; $35, at the door.
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