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The Sounds of San Marcos: Taxi's Piano Bar

February 26, 2015

By Ricky Galindo

Owner: Taxi Haskell

Established: May 2010

Venue: Live Music Stage and Karaoke

Location: 202 N Lbj Dr # SUITE-A, San Marcos, Texas

Social Media: Facebook - TaxisPianoBar
     Twitter - Taxis78666

Genre: Many

     Tuesday   - Karaoke (Stage #2)
     Wednesday - Funk/Jazz/Bluegrass
     Thursday  – Country/Dirty Road
     Friday    - Piano Night
     Saturday  - Band Varies
     Karaoke is also held on stage #2 Wednesday, Thursday and Sat.

Imagine the end of a day, after a long week of class or a conference that lasted 4 hours past any normal persons attention span. That was easy. Now, the only thing you want to do is unwind to live, gritty, play your heart out music but you are not sure where… you need Taxi's.

Photo by Dan Holmes Group

This musical oasis has had a whole range of talented performers from American Idol Finalist, Kendall Beard, to the local, T-bone and The Blue Tones. The JJ Garrett Band and Austin Gilliam, performed as recently as January. Just what the doctor ordered, right? Now, here is what you should really know, these shows were free! Thank you Taxi Haskell!

Photo by Catherine Simon 

A little back-story, Taxi was once a touring drummer and still puts on a show every Friday as a part of Taxis’ Piano Night. Having come from a music background himself, he understands the difficulty of getting a show regardless of how much talent you have. Because of this, Taxi is generous with the stage and welcomes most musicians to cut their teeth at his house of keys.

Photo by Catherine Simon

Of course there’s a little something for everyone at Taxis Piano Bar. Pool tables galore for you sharks out there, games and stage #2 where your karaoke skills can be sharpened on most nights of the week. Just be kind to the mic!

You can keep up with what’s happening at Taxi’s through their social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter.


Taxi’s Piano Bar is our first music venue in “The Sounds of San Marcos” installment and one of the better known music spots in town. Come back in March for our second featured artist! Also, if you have recommendations for a featured music venue or artist in San Marcos, please email us with the information.