Velveeta Room, The

521 E Sixth St AustinTX78701
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Velveeta Room can be found at E 6th St 521. The following is offered: Bars & Pubs. The entry is present with us since Sep 9, 2010 and was last updated on Nov 14, 2013. In Austin there are 86 other Bars & Pubs. An overview can be found here.
by opendius on September 18, 2015 from opendius

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Think you're funny? Try Notorious Open Mic night on Thursdays evenings. Call the club by 9pm if you want to play.
by Citysearch on April 21, 2009 from Citysearch

Member Reviews

Decent place to get away:
Most comics really aren't that funny, which is why you have to be drunk to enjoy them. It's less them and more of the atmosphere of letting loose and having fun. Since I don't enjoy sports like a good little mindless conformer Central Texas robot, I'd rather contribute to the livelihood of struggling artists who are developing their various crafts. It turns out many of the open mikers are musical or graphic artists as well. Austin is a good place to start developing comedy because it's not nearly as harsh or humiliating to get on stage as it would be on the East or West Coast. Some of the worst comics I've seen here. Some of the best in development I've also seen here. My preference is the Open Mic because I'd love to be able to say one day that I saw the next Bill Hicks before he was famous.
by iggy on July 03, 2008

Editorial Reviews

"You'll see first-timers at open-mike night, a big star who's in town or seasoned Austin comedy masters" all for just a $5 cover at this Downtown comedy club; the room is "tiny", the "drinks are stro-ong" and the comedy, well, it's "either randomly wonderful or predictably regrettable, and often a bit of both" – all of which make it "worth checking out."
by zagat on October 25, 2013 from zagat
For one-stop comedy consumption, go straight from Esther's to the Velveeta Room next door, a deliberately cheesy club serving more generic stand-up, local and national, as well as an open mic. Open-mic night is Thursday at 10pm; performances Friday and Saturday are 9:30 and 11pm.
by frommers on May 25, 2007 from frommers
Citysearch Editorial Review:
Comedy club in the middle of Sixth Street lets comics deliver their schtick to an oft-sauced crowd.
by by Contributor at Citysearch on August 21, 2006 from Citysearch

Information from the business

Right next door to Esther's Follies , its sibling act is a venue for local and visiting comics. Featuring all the elements of the stand-up comic's typical venue; dimly lit, crowded audience, bar, central stage; it has sustained the careers of many a local comedian for ages. In the past, it has showcased people such as the late, great comics Sam Kinison and Bill Hicks, both of whom began their...
by yahoolocal on November 22, 2014 from yahoolocal