Welcome back to The Highball

Eighteen months ago we pressed pause on The Highball, walked her across the lot to the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, and began reconstruction using as many original elements as possible. Now something’s emerging just off Treadwell Street ... Austin’s premier destination for kick-ass karaoke, carefully crafted cocktails and epic events is back (for good) late this summer.

Austin’s karaoke mecca
The new Highball will feature seven newly conceived themed karaoke rooms for your big and small groups to raid. Each room comes with a server who’ll bring you drinks and snacks, a magic voice synthesizer to help your tone-deaf pals sound like a badass, and one of the greatest songbooks in the United States.

We’ve got drinks
Austin’s got (rightfully) high expectations for The Highball’s drink service, so we’ve spent the last year and a half developing a killer menu of new cocktails, spirits and beer. Spoiler alert: your favorites are coming back along with some exciting additions carefully chosen by our beverage team.

Events that could only happen here
The stage, the screen, the parties... they’re all coming back. Our performers, staff and guests all knew there was something special about the Highball ballroom, so we’ve aimed to retain as much of the look and feel as possible, with one exception. The elephant in the (ball)room: we weren’t able to bring bowling back. Alas, we didn't have the space in the new center, but our classic lanes have been carefully repurposed as our new dance floor, benches, and bar top.

When do we get to play?
We know we’re running late, but we’re going to re-open when it’s ready. Later this summer, god willing. As we get closer to the opening, we'll fill you in on all the details of the new space.

In the meantime, if you’re interested in working for us, drop us a line here.

If you’d like to book a party for the fall or holiday season, the Alamo Drafthouse private events office is your Huckleberry.

You want to book your band, comedy show or event with us? Send us the details here.

John W. Smith
Creative Manager, The Highball

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 4:30pm - 2am
Saturday 1pm - 2am
Sunday 10am - 2am
Age Policies
18+ all day, 21+ after 10pm
Private karaoke rooms are 21+
The Highball Venue Rental

With an experienced team of event planners and caterers on staff, The Highball and the Alamo Drafthouse's private events team can help you plan your next meeting or event.

Types of events we specialize in include corporate daytime meetings and team building outings, customer appreciation events, holiday parties and more! The Highball is also available for weddings, rehearsal dinners, receptions, fundraising events, fraternity and sorority events and for any type of event you'd like our assistance in planning and coordinating! Contact us today for more information.