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Maggie Mae’s is a local legend and no visit to Austin is the same without a view from the largest rooftop on Sixth Street. Maggie Mae’s boasts several types of entertainment, including a sports bar, complete with big screens for the game, an authentic English Pub suited for conversation, a New Orlean’s style courtyard beneath the stars, and three different stages outfitted for live music.
323 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
Maggie Mae’s: Authentic. Original. Austin.
Local Business Spotlight: Maggie Mae’s
Authentic. Original. An Austin Legend. Maggie Mae’s on Sixth Street is one of the reasons Austin is known as “The Live Music Capital of the World.” Founded in 1978, it is the oldest locally owned venue in the heart of the Historic Entertainment District. The history and endurance of this Sixth Street institution is just part of what makes it so intriguing. Live music has graced the stages there for decades and is imprinted into the pink granite hued brick walls, unique to Austin. Maggie Mae’s has taken great pride in preserving the original beauty of the 15,000 square feet of historic buildings (circa 1850) that make up its whole, while keeping the amenities and atmosphere fresh, fun and modern.
Maggie Mae’s shares a special relationship with Gibson Guitars, who sponsors the Gibson Rooftop and Gibson Room. This year the Gibson Rooftop at Maggie Mae’s has undergone an exciting expansion and renovation. The new Gibson rooftop stage is a twenty-four foot wonder, equipped with premium digital sound and a jumbo eighteen foot screen. The rooftop back bars showcase gorgeous examples of Gibson USA guitars. The rooftop deck is the largest on Sixth Street with more than 5,000 square feet of space. The rooftop glows with a vibrant color palate, featured in the comfortable lounge furniture and metal artwork created by renowned artist Jon Allen. No visit to Austin would be complete without enjoying the breathtaking view of the ever-expanding Austin skyline and Sixth Street from this iconic rooftop.
A short walk downstairs will take you to another exciting transformation—Maggie Mae’s Legacy Lounge. The backdrop for the granite horseshoe-shaped bar is a massive mural designed and created by local artist Robert Hurst (www.adamnfineartist.com). Hurst’s mural, commissioned by Maggie Mae’s, is a poetic and insightful interpretation of both the rich history of Austin and the current, modern vibe that makes the city a trendsetter. The Legacy Lounge, graced with sumptuous leather furniture, is dedicated to “all things Austin,” including local craft spirits and brews made in the Capital City. This opulent environment, equipped with a new stage with premium digital sound and a closed-circuit television system, is the perfect mood-setter to enjoy live music, the big game or to simply sip your favorite beverage and people watch. Beyond these exciting new additions, guests can visit the authentic English pub, a New Orleans-style courtyard, the Gibson Room and the Les Paul Lounge. For over 38 years Maggie Mae’s has been committed to providing a platform for Austin’s musician. The venue’s four historic buildings offer one of the largest entertainment venues downtown.
Upstairs the Gibson Room is a beautiful blend of couture furniture, rock anthology decor and Gibson Guitars memorabilia. Having hosted parties for celebrities ranging from Carrie Underwood to Fergie and Josh Duhamel, the Gibson Room is an experience unlike any other in Austin. Cowhide baroque chairs mixed with Hollywood Renaissance furniture and upholstered vanilla leather python banquettes make the Gibson Room feel very luxurious. With a velvet-draped stage as the centerpiece, events are brought to life with dramatic professional light- ing and sound provided by Gibson Brands. The original Gibson Bar with a rhinestone-studded Gibson Guitar highlights the assortment of top shelf selections.
Following the Gibson Room is the Les Paul Lounge, a more intimate space celebrating the life and accomplishments of Les Paul (1915– 2009), complete with a private VIP bar. Sponsored by Gibson Guitars, the Gibson Room and Les Paul Lounge showcase some of the iconic guitarists who have played Gibson Guitars through the decades. More artwork by world-renowned Austin artist Robert Hurst adorns the walls. Hurst’s artwork displays the Gibson guitarists in vibrant acrylics, while Eddie Kramer’s photographs capture musicians like The Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix in crystal black and white. The history of Maggie Mae’s, and the legends that abound on the global music stage, are truly alive in these rooms.
There is way too much fun, art and exciting detail to explain what makes Maggie Mae’s so special. When you enter the doors, you can feel the passion of old downtown Austin, the music and the people that make this place authentic. Within walking distance of several downtown hotels and only two blocks from the Austin Convention Center, guests catch live music every night. We invite you to come and enjoy this vibrant Austin legend.