The Scoot Inn
1308 E. Fourth, Austin, 78702, 512/478-6200
A constant change of ownership transformed the rightfully “Historic” Scoot Inn from its humble openings in 1871 as a grocery store, to a saloon, a restaurant, and now a live music venue and bar. Inside remains dive-like, with a hint of saloon style. Outdoors, the large backyard-style patio and deck provide great stage views with ample legroom to stroll or dance. Though predominantly booking concerts, from local favorites Wild Child to roadshows like Gwar, the variety of events, such as movies and storytelling nights, draw crowds weekly.
- 2010: Critics Best Use of a Puffy Water Slide (Social Cycling's Landing at the Scoot)
- 2008: Critics Best Bar Interior (Scoot Inn)
- 2005: Critics Best Retro Bar on the Eastside (Red's Scoot Inn)
- 2004: Critics Coolest Patio to Rent for a Party (Red's Scoot Inn)