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Austin's 4 top dance clubs (that won't break the bank)

Austin's 4 top dance clubs (that won't break the bank)
Elysium. | Photo: Michelle W./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on November 18, 2019.

Looking to try the top dance clubs around?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable dance clubs in Austin, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture next time you're on the hunt.

1. Donn's Depot

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Topping the list is Donn's Depot. Located at 1600 W. Fifth St. in Old West Austin, the dive bar and dance club is the highest-rated low-priced dance club in Austin, boasting 4.5 stars out of 138 reviews on Yelp.

The site has lots more information on Donn's Depot.

"Since 1961, Donn Adelman has been a fixture on the Austin music scene," it states on Yelp in the section explaining specialties. "Donn plays piano and sings, often accompanied by a bass player and a drummer. He has played in various clubs around Austin as well as playing in Las Vegas, until permanently establishing Donn's Depot in 1972."

2. The Iron Bear

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Next up is downtown's The Iron Bear, situated at 121 W. Eighth St. With four stars out of 79 reviews on Yelp, the gay bar, dance club and karaoke spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an inexpensive option. 

If you're hungry for more, we found these details about The Iron Bear, which opened in February 2011. 

Regarding signature items, the business notes in the specialties section of its Yelp profile: "We have a great staff serving great cocktails. Happy Hour daily 3- 9 p.m. Monday... [On] your Music Monday, bring your music and we play it! Tuesday Texas Hold 'em Poker night."

3. Elysium

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Downtown Austin's Elysium, located at 705 Red River St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the low-priced dance club and karaoke spot four stars out of 108 reviews. 

Yelper Bernadette D. wrote, "I like the layout of Elysium. One big stage with a dance floor in one room and the other room with a bar, pool table, pinball machines and places to sit. There's also a patio. I went here for KPOP. I went here for KPOP night. The atmosphere was awesome!"

4. Plush

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Plush, a dance club located downtown, is another affordable go-to, with four stars out of 72 Yelp reviews. Head over to 617 Red River St. to see for yourself. 

The site can tell you a thing or two more about Plush. "Intimate venue with top local DJs," according to the specialties section of its Yelp profile. 


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