Historic Victory Grill
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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.
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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