209-A W. Fifth, Austin, 78701, 512/479-7700
Burlesque show or blues band, performances at Maggie Mae’s make for an adventure. Depending on where you’re perched – the pub, courtyard, or rooftop terrace – the experience is unique. Some 2,000 people can cram inside every nook and cranny (hello SXSW!), but you’d never guess. Mike Milligan & the Altar Boyz serve as the stalwart house band, and catch the view from the largest rooftop in Austin. There’s something about dancing as chaos begins to descend over Sixth Street.