Soap Creek Saloon
Hippie Honky Tonk of the
New Austin Music Scene

1972 – 1985

Marcia Ball was frequent performer at Soap Creek Saloon in Austin, TX

Freda & the Firedogs (with Marcia Ball) appeared at Soap Creek. Photo/dremiel


Soap Creek Saloon was a down home, 100% old time roadhouse at the end of a dirt rut road off Bee Caves Road when it was primitive country instead of the trendy strip malls of today. It was the scene of much drunken debauchery and hell-bent-for-leather partying.

See the movie Outlaw Blues if you want a glimpse of the original Soap Creek.

Alvin Crow, Doug Sahm, Joe Ely, Butch Hancock, Jesse “Guitar” Taylor, Greezy Wheels, Stevie Ray Vaughan played here regularly.

There was more action in the parking lot than on most Austin music scene stages downtown. You went to Soap Creek to party and dance your butt off. Classic Texas roadhouse.

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