407 E. 7th St., Austin, Tx 78701

(512) 236-0008

Open: Sunday 6pm - 2am, Monday 7:30pm - 2am,
Tuesday & Wednesday 8pm - 2am, Thursday & Friday 5pm - 2am,
Saturday 7pm - 2am

21↑ Only • Valid ID Always Required

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Happy Hours

Thursdays from 5 - 8pm we're serving $4.50 pitchers of ice cold Lone Star beer.

Fridays from 5 - 8pm not only are we serving $4.50 pitchers of ice cold Lone Star beer, we're grilling $2 Cheeseburgers and $3 Veggie-burgers for you.

Check Out 3 Recent Reviews on Yelp

[Yelp Star Rating] on April 22, 2015

My favorite downtown bar. simple down to earth bar, super low key. I like how dark it is inside. I also like the juke box and the photo booth.

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[Yelp Star Rating] on April 10, 2015

Disrespectful bouncer tonight. Made a point of demanding older guys ID's but let's very young girls in without ID's... I saw it for myself this afternoon....

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[Yelp Star Rating] on February 16, 2015

We went here after spending a fortune at another bar. This place had great yelp reviews and didn't disappoint. It was fantastically divey with cheap drinks...

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Austin's Best Downtown Dive Bar

Established December 13, 2002, MugShots is the best dive bar with the best bartenders Downtown. Our bartenders pride themselves on their friendly service and our drink prices make it feel like it's always Happy Hour. We have one of the best 100 CD-Jukeboxes that you'll find and our photobooth makes it easy for you to leave your very own mugshot on our walls for everyone to see. Our beer selection is second to none, we generally have over 50 different beers to choose from. Whether you are looking for an IPA or a Nicaraguan beer, we have one for you.

MugShots is a great place to escape the chaos of Sixth Street in the comfort of one of Downtown Austin's oldest stone buildings. The building is believed to have been originally constructed in 1872 by Mr. Jeremiah Sheehan, who worked as a contractor and owned a limestone quarry where the Austin Women's Club exists today. Col. B. A. Risher owned the building, which was originally constructed as a house, and it soon became the offices and boarding house for the New Orleans stagecoach, which he operated at 6th and Neches. In 1886 a widow, Fannie Davis, purchased the building and opened a brothel. From 1950 - 1964 the building was known as the Californian Hotel and was a popular place for traveling musicians to stay. Through the years a few people have seen 'The Lady in the Blue Dress' and because of that, we've been featured in a few books and on the Austin Ghost Tour.

We can host your major events, such as: birthday parties, company holiday parties and happy hours, SXSW events and large group gatherings. MugShots has a full bar, pool table, cellphone charging station, smoking patio, a photobooth and accepts major credit cards. Feel free to leave your photobooth pictures on the walls by the bar.