In the Live Music Capital of the World®, live music always adds to the full brunch experience. Here in Austin, there are tons of options for live music brunches, so here are just a few we’ve selected that you should try out this season.
Courtesy of Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden.
With a massive outdoor seating area filled with long picnic tables, Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden makes the perfect casual brunch destination on Rainey Street. From chicken and waffles to pastrami-style cured salmon, Banger's has an appetizing brunch menu, and is home to the largest beer tap wall in Austin, so your choice will not be limited. On the weekends you can catch a rotating selection of local bands performing on their outdoor stage from open 'til close. Plan to get there early as there's often a line at the door. Their legendary Manmosas in a massive beer stein (each made with a full bottle of bubbly!), tasty food and live music make this brunch experience an essential stop on any Austin itinerary.
If you aren’t willing to wake up early to get all dolled up, Hi Hat Public House is the laid-back brunch scene you may be looking for. Known for their casual tavern-like feel, East Austin locals love this spot for their great live music, gourmet food offerings and selection of craft beers. Steve Schrader, owner of the restaurant and local musician, is the mind behind the restaurant that mixes music rich scene of the east side with delightful Americana cuisine. On Sundays, Hi Hat offers live music from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by a rotating set list of local jazz musicians. A relaxed environment, smooth jams and tasty treats are really all you need for a perfect Sunday brunch, and Hi Hat has it all. Check out the online events calendar for more details.
Geraldine's. Credit Aubrie Pick.
Found on the fourth floor of the Hotel Van Zandt, Geraldine’s offers a new age spin on classic southern food and décor. Set in Austin’s historic Rainey Street district, a hip hub for live music and eclectic bars, Geraldine’s is the brunch destination for tasty afternoon treats and beverages. Their Sunday Jazz Brunch serves up sweet and savory plates to the backdrop of live beats from local jazz musicians. With a sprawling brunch and beverage menu, Geraldine’s is your location for the perfect upscale Sunday funday.
Easy Tiger Bake Shop & Beer Garden has three unique locations around Austin—a roadside oasis and patio up north, a funky bar and outdoor event venue on the east side, and a family friendly, scenic respite off South Lamar—all serving up the same artisan bread, locally roasted coffee and cured meats, and more than 30 local draft beers. While each location features its share of live music, trivia and seasonal events, if you're looking for a live music brunch, we recommend Easy Tiger on East Seventh Street. Every Saturday and Sunday this location showcases local acts on their outdoor patio from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Pick your brew of choice, coffee or beer, and enjoy your brunch with a side of live music.
Stubb's Gospel Brunch. Credit Visit Austin.
Originally a small barbecue joint in west Texas, Stubb’s Bar-B-Q up and moved to Austin in the mid '80s and settled into what is today known as the Red River Cultural District. Today, Stubb’s is known as one of Austin’s favorite music venues and barbecue eateries. Stubb’s Gospel Brunch Revival is one of Austin’s top brunch spots due to the combination of soul food and vibrant gospel music. This causal destination offers up tasty Sunday morning delights ranging from breakfast BBQ biscuits to fried catfish with a rotating set of local gospel bands. Buy your tickets to claim your spot in advance. Check out the full brunch menu and ticket details for the Gospel Brunch Revival.
Shore, out in West Austin, serves up some of the best seafood in town. With flavors and cooking techniques from Texas, Louisiana and Mexico, this restaurant celebrates regional coastal cuisine with an emphasis on fresh and sustainable seafood. What's even better is that they host an array of local artists regularly on their intimate indoor stage. Catch their jazz brunch every Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and get your fill of fresh seafood and live music in an relaxed and open atmosphree.
By now your mouth is probably watering in anticipation of your next Sunday morning brunch in Austin. With so many options, you’re bound to have a fabulous live music brunch experience. From casual to high-end, Austin knows how to serve up tasty bites and deliver awesome tunes. Plan ahead and claim your spot on our vibrant live music brunch scene!