Red River Reign

Two Austin favorites are among the best music venues in the country

Two Austin favorites are among the best music venues in the country

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The Mohawk and Beerland are among the best small music venues in the nation. Photo by Chad Wadsworth/Butchershop Creative

Even in times of uncertainty, the Red River Cultural District reigns supreme over Austin's live music scene. Currently, two if its iconic clubs are vying to be named the best small music venue in the nation, and the winner is up to you.

Beerland and the Mohawk are competing in the latest readers' choice poll from 10Best and USA Today. The top 20 small music venues were determined by Consequence of Sound's news editor Ben Kaye and managing editor Adam Kivel. Now the fate of each venue rests with readers, who can vote for their favorite venue over the next couple weeks.

Beerland is currently in the No. 4 spot in the poll. It's described as "an intimate, old-school space for rock and punk shows plus popular Monday rock 'n' roll karaoke." Bonuses include cheap beer, liquor and arcade games.

The Mohawk finds itself in the No. 9 spot. The multi-level space is championed for its "bar, roof deck and indoor/outdoor stages that host local and touring acts."

The two Red River staples are going up against such esteemed clubs as The Independent in San Francisco and the Doug Fir Lounge in Portland, Oregon. Voting remains open until noon on Monday, June 8. You can vote once a day for your fave.