Being the “Live Music Capital of the World” is a big responsibility, one that Austin does not take lightly. In the recent years, noise complaints throughout the city have spiked, which has caused outdoor and downtown venues to face repercussions that are effecting business. At the same time, downtown residents and visitors are experiencing discomfort with the late night bustle that comes from living near one of these venues. Now, the city of Austin is trying to find harmony between live music with sound mitigation, if there is harmony at all.
Constantly on the lookout and trying new coffee shops, I somehow still end up at the same handful of bars. They’re the coffee shops that can give me the best of both worlds: A place where I can study while sipping on a hot cup of coffee and a place where I can procrastinate with a cold drink in my hand, listening to live music. These four coffee shops do just that and fuel my caffeine addiction show after show. Here are the best live music coffee shops in Austin that’ll have you coming back for more.