The Good Life Bar Bar

Written by Alicia Silvestri

Roxxxxxanne, you don’t have to put on the red light…unless you want a good beer.

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The Good Life Bar Bar (or “Bar Bar” for short) hides in plain sight among the crowds of locals and festival-goers in downtown Austin. This basement speakeasy shares its space with The Good Life Barber Shop. It’s a true Austin gem; offering patrons beer, wine, and straight-razor shaves.

Say, “Follow me!”

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Head down the carpeted stairwell and pass by the barbershop lounge, but don’t forget to admire the swanky equipment on your way. Find the door with a peephole and walk right in! Don’t worry, no password required.

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The first thing you’ll notice is the iconic brick wall covered in lipstick kisses. It’s a mystery where these kisses came from; they were around before the current owners moved in, estimating their birth as sometime between 1925 and 2005. If your guests want to contribute to the wall, smack on some lipstick and “Kiss the bricks!” Earn a tube of lipstick and a free glass of pink champagne in return.

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Austin Bar Speakeasy Kisses ATX Venue
Austin Bar Speakeasy Kisses ATX Venue

Bar Bar is BYOB when it comes to hard liquor, but if you provide the goods, they provide the flair. Try a house cocktail made with the local wine and beer selection OR pick up a bottle of your favorite spirit and let the bartenders work some magic!

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We love the throwbacks, wacky art, and old photographs covering this space. Take a look!

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Rent the entire venue, including the VIP barbershop lounge, for up to 90 guests!

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ATX Venue Bar Bar Speakeasy Downtown Austin SXSW

This speakeasy is extremely popular with Cougars - that is, fans of the Washington State Cougars! Watch parties pile in during game season to take advantage of the three huge flat-screen televisions. If you’re a Washington Huskies fan, you may want to keep it to yourself.

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Washington Cougars Austin Texas Bar Bar

Austin Venue Collective handles all the event booking for Bar Bar, including access to local catering options and entertainment! Book your next event at Bar Bar and prepare to make some stories!

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