Spider House Cafe and Ballroom
2908 Fruth Street
Austin, TX 78705
Spider House Cafe and Ballroom is an iconic, Central Austin bar/restaurant and music venue for all genres for over 20 years, tucked away in North Campus of The University of Texas and close to Historic Hyde Park. Preceding it’s legendary reputation of serving specialty cocktails and artisan inspired menu, Spider House Cafe’s menu is available all day and night. A quirky patio with several different style tables to choose from and complimentary WiFi, this hot spot is perfect for social gatherings or to get a change of scenery to work or study for an exam coming up. Choosing from booths, swings, and picnic tables to park and socialize. The remarkable patio is filled with original antiques and art installations pieces along with many other novelty, eclectic Austin art pieces. You can hide away in many nooks in the inside bar if you need more privacy to work. However, rumored to be haunted, who knows how much privacy you will be able to get. Spider House Cafe offers gourmet coffee with a huge selection of local, craft beers on tap, and a full bar. Also using other local products, such as baked goods from Quack’s Baker and fruity concoctions from JuiceLand. Spider House also share’s its patio with Sideshow Tattoo in case you are feel like being spontaneous with another piece of skin art to add to our wonderful slogan “Keep Austin Weird”.
The Spider House Ballroom hosts a variety of events draped in red velvet curtains and providing a magical venue for music, film, cabarets, dance parties, and more. The event calendar features Austin’s local rising performing artists and musicians. Catch a show, grab a drink, and enjoy a gyros at Souvlaki Creek Original Gyros located right outside the Spider House Ballroom venue on the back patio. Check out one of Spider House Ballroom’s “Poetry Slams”, hosted every Tuesday night, slammers take the stage around 8:30pm. There are three rounds: Round 1 consists of 13 poets, Round 2 has six and, in the third and final round, three poets slam it out for first, second and third places. You can expect the night to last until 11 PM. Here artists can show their work with an effort to express, entertain, and hopefully win the competition!