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Donn's Depot

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1600 W 5th St Austin TX 78703
Phone
(512) 478-0336
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Toll Free
(866) 319-0648
Fax
(512) 420-0551

Business Hours

Status: Closed

Sunday
Closed
Monday
2:00pm-2:00am
Tuesday
2:00pm-2:00am
Wednesday
2:00pm-2:00am
Thursday
2:00pm-2:00am
Friday
2:00pm-2:00am
Saturday
6:00pm-2:00am

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Live music, laid-back patrons and cold beer bring in all sorts to one of Austin's old-school, honky-tonk gems.

Housed in an old Missouri-Pacific train depot, some of Austin's most talented musicians play at Donn's Depot six nights a week. Enjoy live music from music acts including Murphy's Inlaws, Earl Poole Ball, and Donn Adelman among others. Real train cars serve as seating areas, and the ladies restroom is a real caboose. Attracting students and retirees, this piano bar and saloon bridges the generation gap with its diverse range of musicians and musical genres, from swing, country, modern folk and pop.

* Austin's largest piano bar
* Great date place
* Dancing and live music

Since 1961 Donn Adelman has been a fixture on the Austin music scene. 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. He has a very large repertoire so ask him to play your favorite song. Chances are...he'll know it.

All aboard! One of Austin's most unique nightspots is housed in an old Missouri-Pacific train depot. Real train cars serve as seating areas, and the ladies restroom is a real caboose! The building that houses Donn's Depot was transported, via train tracks, from McNeil, Texas, to its current location about 30 years ago. Featuring live music six nights a week Donn's Depot is the venue of some of...

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Occupying a ramshackle depot and "beached railcars", this "convivial" Clarksville piano bar caters to "colorful regulars" – both "younger ones" and those "over 40" – with "swangin'" "C&W" and big-band music; between imbibing "strong", cut-rate drinks and "shaking a leg" in your "dancing boots", "what's not to like?"

The Donn is now taking requests. You name it. He'll play it. Just ask the old-school regulars. They've been jumpin' and jivin' at this former Missouri-Pacific train depot since the piano man arrived in the '70s. Why would they stop coming when everybody knows their name? There's a blackjack table just for kicks. As in, no money involved. And there's a caboose serving as a powder room for the...

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I gave them 5 stars since although it was slow when I went there, the bartender was really nice and they gave me a deal on a birthday drink! I liked the...

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My favorite place at Christmas for an awesome local, divey afterwork hangout! Great bartenders! You never know what kind of crowd you will see!

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Donn's Depot can be found at W 5th St 1600. The following is offered: Theater. The entry is present with us since Sep 9, 2010 and was last updated on Nov 14, 2013. In Austin there are 22 other Theater. An overview can be found here.

Housed in an old Missouri-Pacific train depot, some of Austin's most talented musicians play at Donn's Depot six nights a week. Enjoy live music from music acts including Murphy's Inlaws, Earl Poole Ball, and Donn Adelman among others. Real train cars serve as seating areas, and the ladies restroom is a real caboose. Attracting students and retirees, this piano bar and saloon bridges the...

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Where to Sit: While Donn's can get a bit on the smoky side, the patio provides a welcome escape for stargazing. There's also a piano room and a big-screen TV to catch the Horns.

Know Before You Go: Although popcorn completes the official Donn's menu, longtime patrons occasionally bring in home-cooked tailgating-style appetizers such as chili.

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