Poodie’s iconic roadhouse, which needs no introduction to Austin natives, is an “in the know” venue where some of the best singer/songwriters in the world come to perform for an intimate crowd, and a prime steak dinner can be had for under $20.
Started by Willie Nelson’s stage manager Poodie Locke, and now managed by Sharon Burke, Poodie’s has maintained it’s Texas Hill Country mystique with intimate shows by the likes of Willie Nelson, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Freddy Powers, Ray Benson, Kevin Fowler, Pat Green, and many others.
We decided that we would host the Great Poodie’s Smokeout Party “SMOKE ‘EM IF YOU GOT ‘EM!!!!” on the 4th of July. That will be the final day of smoking at Poodie’s…there will be burgers and sausage outside and the final smoke down inside. – Sharon Burke, Poodie’s owner and manager
THE GREAT DEBATE
Sharon explained that the outside smoking area (seen in the video below) will still be open for smokers,as usual. “The deck is a rockin place to hang and the party on the deck will never change. Poodies will still be the place to be,” she said.
ABOUT POODIE’S HILLTOP ROADHOUSE: Located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, Poodie’s Hilltop Roadhouse offers the best in live music entertainment. Over the years, the Hilltop has hosted music legends Willie Nelson, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Freddy Powers, Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel, Jerry Jeff Walker, Billy Joe Shaver, Toby Keith, Kevin Fowler, Pat Green, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Billy Bob Thornton, Gary P. Nunn. And many more stars have graced our stage. So come on out. Enjoy some great Texas music, good food, cold beer and sensational sunsets out on our two-tiered deck. As Poodie always said: “No Bad Days.”
PICTURES FROM THE GEORGE ENSLE SINGER/SONGWRITER SHOWCASE FEATURING FREDDY POWERS (PHOTOS: DREW DEGENNARO/AMFM MAGAZINE)