The Mohawk is a well traveled and beloved Bar and Live Music Venue, located on the corner of 10th and Red River in Austin, TX.
Handmade in downtown Austin Texas, The Mohawk was built in 2006 as a one of a kind Bar & Venue. Its mission is to host friends, musicians, and staff that represent all music tastes and all walks of life. All are welcome at the Mohawk Austin.
The Mohawk draws its inspiration from the Native American culture of the Northeast, not from the hairdo. But if you've got one, feel free to bring it on over.
Austin is known as the Live Music Capital of the World, and has one of the single greatest collections of performing and visual talents on the planet, so in the spirit of the Mohawk Nation, The Mohawk Austin was built and is driven by a tribe of Austinites who try everyday to bring something different to the table. From poster and digital art and clever renovation to booking and blogging, The Mohawk is the home to a diverse creative culture.
The Green Room & Bar
"Get out of my dreams, and get into my bar" -Rene, 2008
The Mohawk believes in good pours, good times, and good old fashioned service. This bar has been built with the idea that all are welcome, and every happy hour should feel like you are on the front porch of a saloon. A saloon that listens to Sabbath and Kool Keith…complete with draft beer, pool tables, arcade games, wireless, arm wrestling tables, taxidermy and advice.
Drop by any time; we will leave the light on for you. Happy Hours are Tue-Fri from 5-9pm.
Live Music Venue
"This room is for ramblers, not for cuddlers" -Big Chris, 2009
The Mohawk believes there is more raw talent on bikes and in mini-vans than in most of the big ass tour busses out there. We are about discovery. That has always been our focus, and is the focus of our booking partners Transmission Entertainment, to seek out those bands and bring them to our stages to meet new fans. We listen to every band that we book, and we usually buy the t-shirt too.
The Mohawk works to support emerging artists, original local talent, and identify the best touring bands in independent music today. We are committed to offering shows at a fair price and using online technology to promote those bands and shows. Through a growing social media strategy, artists that play Mohawk Austin stages can also use the web as a virtual stage to reach more listeners and fans.
Creative and Private Events
The Mohawk is a unique indoor/outdoor multi room space in the heart of downtown Austin. We are down for working with you on an original approach to music and events, whether it be birthday parties, company events, art showings or weddings (believe it). We work with many groups in the community and around the country to create events that are truly unique. See more about events here.
The people of the Six Nations, also known by the French term, Iroquois Confederacy, call themselves the Haudenosaunee (“ho-de-noe-sho-nee”), meaning “People Building a Long House.” Located in the northeastern region of North America, originally the Six Nations was five and included the Mohawk Nation (keepers of the eastern door), Oneidas, Onondagas, Cayugas, and Senecas. The sixth nation, the Tuscaroras, migrated into Iroquois country in the early 18th century. Together these peoples comprise the oldest living participatory democracy on earth. Their story and governance, based on the consent of the governed, contains a great deal of life-promoting intelligence for those of us not familiar with this area of American history. The original United States representative democracy, fashioned by such authors as Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, drew much inspiration from this confederacy of nations. In our present day, we can benefit immensely by drawing inspiration from the 800-year-old practices of Six Nations. As one of the six nations, the Mohawk were known for their skills in the art of war, loyalty, strength, love for the earth, and most notably, their resourcefulness. The vision of The Mohawk Austin is to use what has been learned to effectively recreate some elements of that culture through the booking, design, and personality of this new adventure. Members of the Mohawk Nation now live in settlements throughout New York State and Southeastern Canada. These areas also happen to be fruitful ground for some of our best new music today. To creatively blend this with elements of our local Austin music scene and culture is our quest and journey. It is this powerful culture that inspires us to this day.