Austin: Victory Grill

One of the oldest blues venues in the state, the Victory Grill was established in 1945 to accommodate African Americans and especially servicemen who couldn’t go to other segregated clubs. It became a popular stop on the “Chitlin Circuit,” a network of Southern clubs that gave black performers access to venues during segregation. Blues legends such as B.B. King, Bobby “Blue” Bland and Big Joe Williams have graced the stage.

Victory Grill