MUSIC & DANCING
Austin is the soul of Texas, and we earn the title of Live Music Capital of the World® by showcasing bands seven nights a week in more than 250 live music venues across the city. Along with Latin night clubs, DJs and music venues, we are also home to world-class festivals such as Austin City Limits Music Festival, South by Southwest®, Carnaval Brasileiro and the Viva la Vida Day of the Dead Parade & Festival, where we deliver the best in music, dance and culture.
Gina Chavez. Credit Spencer Selvidge.
Find some of the best Latin clubs, bars and venues showcasing Latino and Hispanic musicians and DJs in Austin.
Chulita Vinyl Club Parties
An all-girl, all-vinyl group of self-identified womxn DJs bringing together the community of vinyl loving mujeres. Be sure to check out Chulita Vinyl Club’s social media for upcoming events.
Want to get down to grade A reggaeton or silky smooth bachata? Check out Cielo, a nightclub with an international vibe that plays many diverse genres of Latin music.
Ready to dance all night? Look no further than Club Carnaval. With live music on the weekends and a totally banging dance floor, Club Carnaval is a must for fans of cumbia, banda and reggaeton.
If you’re looking for a night of eclectic music in a quintessentially Austin bar, then Continental Club might be right up your alley. Be sure to get there early, it can fill up pretty quickly on the weekends!
Empire Control Room & Garage
This expansive venue hosts live music, special events, artists’ markets and everything in between.
Esquina Tango is a non-profit organization and cultural center providing the Austin community with a variety of events focused on Argentine and other Latin American cultures. They offer a unique variety of Latin dance classes such as Tango, Samba and Salsa Aerobics.
For 23 years, the Flamingo Cantina has been known as the people’s favorite Austin venue for “good vibes music” – live reggae, ska, Latin and worldbeat music, as well as rock, hip hop, alternative and more. Every Thursday is Latin night.
Run by local musicians Eileen Bristol and her son Topaz McGarrigle, Sahara Lounge features music in almost every genre seven nights a week: African, Brazilian, Middle Eastern, as well as DJ Dance Parties once or twice a month.
Tamale House East
Every Thursday, this beloved Austin restaurant is transformed into a salsa dance party. Tables are pushed aside and the dance floor is packed as a local salsa band gets the party started.