Gay bar right in the shadow of the state capitol
This popular dance bar is the oldest gay bar in Austin and attracts a mostly male crowd of all ages and types. Come here for dancing, cruising and male dancers on the bar almost every night of the week. Newly renovated cafe is open as well. Be careful not to go home with the closeted antigay politician known to frequent this cool joint--or simply take along a camera! Over the years Charlie's Austin has been home to numerous state and nationally prized female impersonators.