Sahara Lounge is an inviting Eastside Austin live music venue with a relaxed, eclectic atmosphere. Live shows include Indie, African, Blues, Rock, Country, Swing, Brazilian, Funk and everything in between. Formerly the historic TC's Lounge, the building and decor offer a rich and timeless feel: that of a Texas juke joint with an African twist. The Sahara offers a full bar, drink specials and free parking.
The Smokehouse BBQ is available for catering and special events and provides a buffet dinner during Africa Night every Saturday. We also offer free beans and chips at the bar on Wed., Thu. and Fri. This is the kind of place where you can while away the hours dancing to the music, sipping Lone Star over a game of pool, playing chess with a fine wine in hand, or sharing conversation in the backyard by the firepit. Voted "Best Lounge" in the Austin Chronicle Readers Poll, Sahara's atmosphere is honest and casual – with a shot of the eclectic. Sahara Lounge represents what you love about Austin - great music and food in a relaxing atmosphere.
Try the "Sahara Slant", our house cocktail featuring an infusion of African spices, rum and ginger brew, our "Old Fashioned", or the "Bloody Devil" - a Bloody Mary made with vodka infused with 6 different hot peppers!