Category: Press

  • Africa Night Featured in the Austin Chronicle Residential Address

    Africa Night Featured in the Austin Chronicle Residential Address

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    We are so happy for Africa Night to be featured in Austin Chronicle’s Residential Address. Gary Lindsey writes about the experiences of Africa Night featuring our beloved Ibrahim Aminou and Zoumountchi. “With a revolving door of talent and guests from around the world, he (Ibrahim Aminou) has the means to do it. The 10-piece Zoumountchi…

  • Sahara Lounge Lands Mention in Visit Austin

    Sahara Lounge Lands Mention in Visit Austin

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    Thanks to Natalie Phan with Visit Austin for including the Sahara Lounge among a variety of other great venues for World Music in Austin, TX. We’re proud to be part of the international music community and a home for culture.

  • Sahara Lounge Named Best Dive Bar in Best of Austin 2021 Readers Poll

    Sahara Lounge Named Best Dive Bar in Best of Austin 2021 Readers Poll

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    Thank you, Austin. We love being your favorite dive bar. Come see us anytime you want! “Sahara Lounge makes room for everyone. It’s full of diversity and good vibes.” – Leticia Rodriguez

  • Africa Night Named Best Ongoing Music Residency in 2019-2020 Austin Music Industry Awards

    Africa Night Named Best Ongoing Music Residency in 2019-2020 Austin Music Industry Awards

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    Sahara Lounge is proud to annouce our Africa Night residency as a winner of Best Ongoin Music Residency for the 2019 Austin Music Industry Awards. We also gives thanks to all the wonderful patrons who’ve come to celebrate with us and the awesome musicians who have given all their love and talent.

  • Sahara Lounge Africa Night wins the Best of Austin 2019 Readers Poll for Nightlife Wild Card

    Sahara Lounge Africa Night wins the Best of Austin 2019 Readers Poll for Nightlife Wild Card

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    It’s almost like Best of Austin created a category just for the Sahara Lounge. We’re happy to be the Nightlife Wild Card spot for you, Austin. Now, come get wild with us! “Sahara Lounge is a special place and one of the last of its kind in the city of Austin.” – Katherine Vaughn

  • Africa Night Featured as Residency of the Month by Austin American Statesman

    Africa Night Featured as Residency of the Month by Austin American Statesman

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    Thank you to the Austin American Statesman and Deborah Sengupta Stith for featuring Africa Night as its Residency of the Month for November 2019!

  • Sahara Lounge lands a spot on Culture Map Austin

    Sahara Lounge lands a spot on Culture Map Austin

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    Thank you to Brandon Watson and Culture Map for naming the Sahara Lounge as one seven magical spots to grab a drink in Austin. Come in anytime for a Sahara Slant and some soulful grooves. Although we have never peeked at their records, we suspect that the mother and son who run this east side…

  • Sahara Lounge Cofounder Eileen Bristol featured in ATXLoves

    Sahara Lounge Cofounder Eileen Bristol featured in ATXLoves

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    We’re so happy to see our Cofounders Eileen Bristol featured in ATX Loves! Keep rocking that bass Eileen! Sahara Lounge is a representation of Bristol’s eclectic history and musical taste. And it gives her great joy. “Watching our residencies such as Africa Night (Saturdays) and Ladies Night develop a community of regulars. Seeing new people…

  • Sahara Lounge featured in Austinot

    Sahara Lounge featured in Austinot

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    We appreicate Ashley Alkek’s write up for us in Austinot. The deep dive into our building’s history as a core part of Black Austin is doubly appreicated! Depending on how long you’ve lived in Austin, you might know The Sahara Lounge used to be called TC’s Lounge, back in the days of sweaty soul-dancing. Before that, the…

  • EastsideATX Names Sahara Lounge a Cultural Oasis

    EastsideATX Names Sahara Lounge a Cultural Oasis

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    Gratitude to James Krogh our friends at EastsideATX for featuring the Sahara Lounge. Being a Cultural Oasis is gives us big shoes to fill especially knowing the troubled and triumphant history of East Austin. By 1924, a huge Ku Klux Klan benefit concert in Austin featured the Rodger & Harris Cowboy Band performing “Original Jazz.”…