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Historic Victory Grill

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1104 E. 11th Street
Austin, TX 78702
512-219-6211
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Victory Grill is a historic music venue located at 1104 E. 11th St, Austin, Texas. The nightclub was on the Chitlin' Circuit and hosted famous African American acts such as Bobby Bland, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, W. C. Clark and B. B. King when Austin was legally segregated. Victory Grill was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 16, 1998.

The club began attracting music lovers, no matter what their race. During its heyday in the 1950s, most of the popular national blues, rhythm and blues, and jazz acts that played Austin performed at the Victory Grill. Ike & Tina Turner, James Brown, Etta James, Billie Holiday, Chuck Berry and Janis Joplin were some of the artists who graced the stage. A resident of the area later quoted, "The street was so crowded you could barely walk. It was like New Orleans."

The Victory Grill, still owned by the Holmes family, is now under the passionate management of Clifford Gillard who has plans to revive the Grills former grandeur, as well as continue Johnny Holmes legacy of helping aspiring musicians.

Hours:

Monday: 11am-3am and 8pm-2am
Tuesday: 11am-3am and 8pm-2am
Wednesday: 11am-3am and 8pm-2am
Thursday: 11am-3am and 8pm-2am
Friday: 11am-3am and 8pm-2am
Saturday: 11am-3am and 8pm-2am
Sunday: 11am-3am and 8pm-2am

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  • Historic Victory Grill - Entertainment - Live Music - East Austin Photo
  • Historic Victory Grill - Entertainment - Live Music - East Austin Photo
  • Historic Victory Grill - Entertainment - Live Music - East Austin Photo
  • Historic Victory Grill - Entertainment - Live Music - East Austin Photo
  • Historic Victory Grill - Entertainment - Live Music - East Austin Photo
  • Historic Victory Grill - Entertainment - Live Music - East Austin Photo



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