Carousel Lounge (Austin, TX)

In spite of (or maybe because of) its out-of-the-way location and bizarre circus theme -- complete with elephant and lion-tamer murals and an actual carousel behind the bar -- the Carousel Lounge is a highly popular local watering hole. You never know what will turn up onstage -- this place has hosted everything from smaller musical acts to belly dancers.


Austin's Carousel Lounge is in itself a timeless, arcane environment, which in filmmaker David Lynch's better days was commonly referred to as "Twin Peaks-ish." Dimly lit, with circus-themed decor that includes a giant pink elephant on the stage ...

-Ken Leick

Photo by Yelp User Chris M.

Posted on 10/23/08