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Farewell For Now to The Highball
A personal look back at the sweetest gin joint on South Lamar
"...So The Highball has closed and shut up I just have something..."

Nov. 21, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Alamo S. Lamar & Highball Redesigned
The future is now, in the third quarter of 2013
"...the Alamo and its neighboring watering hole/bowling alley/karaoke-freakout-zone The Highball will be temporarily closing while extensive renovations progress. The..."

Sept. 18, 2012 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Ladies and Gentlemen (and Deer) ... The Highball!
Highball opens
"...screening of Zombieland and the grand opening of The Highball, bowling alley/bar/karaoke heaven/Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar adjunct, and --..."

Sept. 23, 2009 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Luv Doc Recommends: Fantastic Fest Michael Jackson Dance Party
The HighBall, Sunday, September 27, 2009
"...night at the Alamo's new bowling alley/karaoke bar/lounge, the Highball, where boy band sensation Henri Mazza will be holding..."

Sept. 25, 2009 Column by The Luv Doc

Fantastic Arcade: Day 1
As the airhorns sounded, the indie game onslaught commenced
"...The Fantastic Arcade triumphantly returned to the HighBall and Alamo South Lamar with no shortage of cutting-edge..."

Sept. 19, 2014 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Luv Doc Recommends: Gagarazzi: A Lady Gaga Burlesque and Variety Show
The HighBall, Friday, September 30, 2011
"...Lindsay Lohan? You betcha! This Friday night at the HighBall is your chance to do some flashing of your..."

Sept. 30, 2011 Column by The Luv Doc

Wheel! Of! Fish!
Weird Al. In Austin. How did that take so long?
"...The Highball has been getting a pretty good reputation for its..."

May 25, 2010 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest Parties On
Time to plan your FF drinking, plus two sneak announcements
"...of Tim Burton's latest, badge holders head to the Highball as it becomes the good Dr Frankenstein's lab for..."

Sept. 10, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The New Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
"...newly renovated Alamo South Lamar theatre and the relocated Highball cocktail bar and karaoke lounge, opening this weekend. The..."

Aug. 14, 2014 Photo Gallery

The HighBall
If this is diner food, then it's from the best diner in the universe
"...The HighBall1142 S. Lamar, 383-8309 Monday-Friday, 4:30pm-2am; Saturday-Sunday, 1pm-2am"

April 23, 2010 Food Review by Kate Thornberry

RoboCop Is Alive and Well and Kicking Ass Onstage
Eighties blockbusters and a 'cardboard aesthetic' courtesy of the Old Murder House Theatre
" the Old Murder House Theatre crew at the HighBall on South Lamar...."

June 17, 2011 Screens Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

World Cup Cocktails
A drink for each of the 32 teams in the tournament
"...Fernet and Coke A riff on a highball, this signature drink combines bitter Fernet Branca and Coca..."

June 8, 2018 Food Post by R.T. Frank

Avant Glam Into the Future
Sassy Delure on Austin's newest burlesque troupe
"...and Moxie used to hold their Lowbrow at the Highball nights at the old Highball. She said, "The Highball..."

Aug. 8, 2013 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

Game Changer
How Austin's indie gaming scene got cooking as Juegos Rancheros
"...The applause at the HighBall rings a bit too polite following a trailer for..."

Nov. 18, 2011 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

Welcome to the Machine
2014-15 Austin Music Industry Awards results
"...8) The Highball..."

March 13, 2015 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Austin Music Industry Awards Winners
KUTX named Best Radio Station, Strange Brew Best Venue
"...Up Charlies 6) Indian Roller 7) Sweetwater 8) The Highball 9) Radio 10) Hard Luck Lounge LIVE MUSIC VENUE..."

March 9, 2015 Music Post by The Music Staff

Trivia Pursuit
Competing in Geek Bowl is no trivial matter
"...about three years ago after hanging out at the HighBall. "Once we started playing at one place, we would..."

Jan. 24, 2014 Screens Feature by R.U. Steinberg

Fantastic Mr. League
Alamo Drafthouse honcho Tim League on debates, distro, and the change in venue
"...Lamar location, from the drinking parties at the nearby HighBall, to repainting the building facade for 2012's Frankenweenie premiere...."

Sept. 20, 2013 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Bite Into Fantastic Fest
Black-and-White Dogs, Monster-Themed Vodka Cocktails, and more
"...specials planned, as well, and he told us the HighBall will feature a build-your-own Tito's Vodka Bloody Mary bar..."

Sept. 21, 2012 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Whipping Gamers Into a Frenzy
A taste of the Fantastic Arcade
"...The Juegos Rancheros indie game meetup at the HighBall was more crowded than usual this past weekend. There..."

Sept. 7, 2012 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

Let the Games Begin
Fantastic Arcade
"...too lazy to make the harrowing journey from the HighBall, or they assumed that listening to people talking about..."

Sept. 23, 2011 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

New spirits wizardry at the Alamo Drafthouse, a food court recovery at Highland Mall, and more food news
"...Circle C later this year) as well as the HighBall to develop a distinctive new beverage program. "I've been..."

July 15, 2011 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Joystick Junkies Unite
Pixelated panels and tourneys with no save point in sight
" another in the back parking lot of the HighBall. That is, when they aren't putting on their professional..."

Sept. 24, 2010 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

Off the Record
Another progress report from Red River, the return of Sixteen Deluxe, and Papa Mali's American beauty
"...The Highball (1142 S. Lamar)..."

Dec. 4, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

Fantastic Fest First Wave Films Announced (Finally)
Fantastic Fest 2009, Round One
"...Many of the parties will be held at "The Highball," a brand new entertainment mecca adjacent to the Alamo..."

July 13, 2009 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Qmmunity: Making It Ourselves
Examples of queer creativity abound in Austin, Texas
"...of 2023's Fantastic Fest. Fri., Sept. 22, 10pm. The Highball, 1120 S. Lamar."

Sept. 22, 2023 Column by James Scott

Qmmunity: Sporty Spice
Wherever you fall on the sporty spectrum, Austin's queer scene has a place for you
"...but even more fun to play. Tuesdays, 8-10pm. The Highball, 1120 S. Lamar."

July 21, 2023 Column by James Scott

The Ritual of Itchy-O
The Fantastic Fest house band returns, and goes Far Out
"...Wolf's Convergence Station, or the crammed environment of the Highball (and the surrounding area, into which they will inevitably..."

Sept. 19, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

What Makes This Cocktail Party So Different?
What sets this spirited shindig aside from so many others?
"...Pour ingredients in a highball glass, add ice, and stir; garnish with a fresh..."

July 18, 2022 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Election Day Watch Parties
Because you'll need a drink when this is over
"...Election Day Viewing Party: In Hecklevision The Highball 7-10pm. Enjoy election coverage in Hecklevision, where you text..."

Nov. 4, 2016 Events Post by Morgan Menendez

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