Austin Outhouse T-Shirt - Alvies
Austin Outhouse T-Shirt - Alvies
Austin Outhouse T-Shirt - Alvies
Austin Outhouse T-Shirt - Alvies

Austin Outhouse T-Shirt

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All About the Austin Outhouse T-Shirt

From 1981 to 1995, the Austin Outhouse played host to an eclectic group of patrons — from college kids to bikers — at its location at 3510 Guadalupe. It was also the spot to catch an eclectic lineup of musicians, including Townes Van Zandt, Herman the German, Billy Joe Shaver, Pocket FishRmen, Ponty Bone & The Squeezetones, and Lucinda Williams. Legend has it that Williams, who would later win three Grammy awards, was chased off the stage by the heckling of a group of salty regulars who were more interested in watching football on the bar’s TV than listening to her performance.

The Outhouse is famously the venue where Blaze Foley recorded his album “Live at the Austin Outhouse” a month before his tragic shooting death in 1989. Blaze frequented (and was frequently kicked out of) the Outhouse as both a performer and customer. An auto glass repair shop now occupies the old Outhouse building.

Signature Features

  • Designed by Helms Workshop, screen-printed in Austin 
  • Lightweight, pre-shrunk fitted t-shirt 
  • Blend of airlume combed/ring-spun cotton and polyester for buttery softness with minimal shrinkage 
  • Printed label eradicates the scourge of itchy t-shirt tags 
  • Side seams offer a more tailored fit 
  • Unisex sizing

Kicking back to the community

Alvies sends a percentage of each sale to worthy causes through our Alvies Kicks Back program. In the spirit of celebrating Austin’s bygone venues, we're giving a portion of sales of all Vintage Venue shirts to two programs focused on the service industry: Health Alliance for Austin Musicians and the Southern Smoke Foundation's Austin Relief Fund. Learn more