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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Monday is Trivia Night

Stump! Trivia has teamed up with us to start your week off right. Choose your own teams of up to five people and compete against other teams for prizes. You can win bar tabs from MugShots & The Violet Crown Social Club and even free Kebabalicious for your whole team!

Trivia starts at 7:30pm and be sure to check our Facebook or Twitter for the Bonus Question.

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

on August 21, 2014

One of the best dive bars in Austin. The bartender is amazingly friendly - I wanted a sweet tea Vodka / lemonade Arnold Palmer type thibg but he didn't have...

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on December 5, 2014

Really interesting bar. $4.50 pitchers of Lone Star before 8pm. Watched a weird Keanu Reeves samurai movie followed by Fast Times at Ridgemont High for a...

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on December 8, 2014

Best dive bar in Austin hands down. If you're looking for a chill atmosphere with bartenders that actually care about you this is the place to go.

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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.