Home of the Blues
An Austin legend has finally come home. On New Year's Eve, Antone's opened the doors of its new location at 305 E. Fifth St., an impressive two-story space that breathes fresh life into the 40-year-old institution.
Antone's was started by the late Clifford Antone in 1975 (who passed away in 2006) and was originally housed on Sixth Street. Since its beginnings, the nightclub has relocated to Anderson Lane, The Drag, East Fifth Street, and East Riverside Drive. Now, after 40 years of operation and a two-year absence, Antone's triumphantly returns to the downtown area for its sixth incarnation — just three blocks from the original Sixth Street locale.
Here is an exclusive first look at the venue's new home.