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Busy Signal, Austin, TX

Busy Signal

4.0
4
17 Reviews
$30 and under
Speakeasy
Step into the Hidden Oasis of Busy Signal Speakeasy in East Austin! A meticulously remodeled historic venue, we offer an exclusive blend of craft cocktails, live music, DJs, and late-night bites. Perfect for date nights, group outings, and dancing, our speakeasy transforms as the night unfolds. Immerse yourself in the artistry of mixology, savor late-night bites, and let the rhythms of live music and DJs sweep you off your feet. Whether it's an intimate evening or a lively group gathering, Busy Signal sets the stage for unforgettable experiences. Join us and discover the magic that awaits behind closed doors – because the best stories are whispered at Busy Signal Speakeasy

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Speakeasy, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Tue, Thu 7:00 pm–12:00 am Fri–Sun 7:00 pm–2:00 am
  • Phone number
    (512) 766-1175
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

What 17 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Austin

    Good for groups

  • Austin

    Hot spot

  • Austin

    Good for groups

  • Austin

    Hot spot

17 Reviews
  1. Brunch

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We liked Busy Signal, but didn’t realize it was a hookah bar which none of us do. The music was definitely energetic and blasting loud. The service was really good, they gave out welcome shots and cocktails were around 16 dollars. There are definitely better cocktail bar speakeasies but if you like live music, party energy, you should try this place out. It’s a big space with an upstairs area and downstairs area and a dance floor and a really pretty bar.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved this place! Cocktails were great ! Ask for the secret menu. Ended up getting some small apps which were equally as good, music and ambiance was great such a vibey spot on the east side , would definitely be back

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  3. Adri209

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Poor customer service. We were given a menu and told someone would be with us shortly. Fast forward 30 minutes later no one came ever came. We got up and left. I was very disappointed because the music was amazing. We even had reservations.

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  4. Sean

    Austin

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    great spot with good food and okay drinks - if they can change the music from soulless house to something a little more vibey and turn down the volume 3 notches this place has tons of potential to be a cool hangout in the evenings that turn into great parties

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered food, drinks and a hookah and it was an incredible value. There was also live entertainment. The ambience and music was the perfect way to unwind after a long week!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Busy Signal is always a vibe when I come here! Definitely one of my favorite go to spots!! Food and music is always on point!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Showed up for reservation and the business was closed.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came for a friend’s birthday. It was a great night! Everyone working there was so accomnodating and wonderful.

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  9. AnuR

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the vibe. Drinks were very reasonably priced. The hookah was too expensive $40 and not very good. Will go back for the drinks.

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  10. HankHill

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If this not THE best, it’s one the best speakeasy’s in the city of Austin. If you’re looking for a chill vibe, great food, amazing drinks, and Hookah, this is your place to be !!!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The vibe is always on point! I love the music selection and drinks. I know what I’m Going to get when I come here.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious drinks served with exceptional service. Will definitely be coming back!

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  13. Nicole

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The bartender was rude, but our waiter was great. We all got the same drink, but one was definitely off. We mentioned it to the waiter, who apologized, but the bartender didn’t offer to resolve it. We tried chatting with her about the opening night because one person in our group was there, but she was pretty rude to us and didn’t want to chat, it appeared. The ambiance is cool. We would definitely come back and hopefully the bartender is in a better mood :)

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great DJ! Amazjng food! Even better drinks! I will definitely be back. I love the atmosphere and that the entrance of the bar is almost hidden. Really cool speakeasy on the East side!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food , cocktails , ambiance and music. Would for sure come back

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Loud, sterile, and uninspired. Not very "speakeasy".

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service , great staff, great atmosphere.. My Wife and I would highly recommend!!

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FAQs

Busy Signal is rated 4 stars by 17 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Busy Signal

1104 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702-1909

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    East Austin
  • Hours of operation
    Tue, Thu 7:00 pm–12:00 am Fri–Sun 7:00 pm–2:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Speakeasy, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
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