Opened in 1990, the Saxon has hosted well over 30,000 musical performances.  It has been the location for films, videos and countless live recordings. On any given night you might see a major celebrity from the film or music industry either having a beer or sitting in on stage jamming with the locals.  This award-winning listening room has helped launch the careers of several prominent entertainers.  It is also known for booking some of the greatest music legends around, performing in an intimate atmosphere that Kris Kristofferson likened to “playing in his own living room.”

Whether it’s one of the incredible free weekday happy hour shows, a weekend matinee or a late night performance by the next big thing, join us and find out why we are Austin’s choice for live music!

1320 S. Lamar, Austin, TX 78704


Do you serve food?

We are currently searching for a new food truck operator. Please apply via email, saxonpub@yahoo.com

Is there a cover charge every night?

Yes, however we do have free happy hour shows Monday-Friday from 6:00 to 7:30.

What are your hours

We are open every day from 2pm until 2am. We offer live music every night.

Can you smoke at the Saxon

No. Austin now has a public smoking ban that went into effect September 1st, 2005. For smokers, we now have a beautiful patio outside.

Do you have a happy hour?

Every day until 7:00pm.

Do you reserve tables?

Not as a rule, but it depends on the show. Many times artists will require us to reserve tables for their purposes.

Is the Saxon available for private parties?

Yes, please email us your request: saxonpub@yahoo.com

Do you show sporting events?

Yes, we have two big screens and three smaller screens in use daily. At night, however, the music has priority. The Super Bowl party is the only exception.

How can I book my band at the Saxon?

Email us at saxonbooking@gmail.com or call at 512-448-3663.  For a faster response please email us with your booking requests, questions, or promotional and press packets.

Do you have house PA and lights?

Yes, and we have received numerous favorable reviews for our sound.