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Nasty's T-Shirt

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Rated 3.7 out of 5 stars
3.7 Stars (3 Reviews)
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All About the Nasty's T-Shirt

Opened in 1985, Nasty’s was the ideal of what a dive bar should be. The campus-area standard was plastered with pennants, old photos and neon. Festooned with bras and underwear hanging from the ceiling. Surly bartenders served up a solid selection of beers and frozen Everclear margaritas in red cups. Patrons drank, danced, shot pool and threw darts. It had everything you want in a great dive.

It also held a couple surprises. For one, the whole bar had a confusing rugby theme. That’s because Nasty’s was the official headquarters of Austin Huns Rugby. It was also home to a weekly 4-hour hip hop dance party led by Austin’s own DJ Mel, a nationally recognized turntablist. DJ Mel threw down at Nasty’s nearly every Monday from 1996 until the bar closed in 2017. While Nasty’s is irreplaceable, some of its spirit still lives on in the same building, which is now the Back Lot — a chill bar from the owners of another North Loop favorite, The Workhorse.

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


Rated 3.7 out of 5 stars
Based on 3 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 2 Total 4 star reviews: 0 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 1
3 reviews
  • D
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Literally no one....

    My wife: "Honey, that shirt looks good on you!"

    She doesn't ever say that. Alvie's shirts are awesome quality and Nasty's was one of my favorite dive bars and an Austin institution. This shirt is my new go-to for having a beer or 7 around town.

  • M
    Rated 1 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    1 Star

    Never received the shirt

  • JW
    Joe W.
    Verified Buyer
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 months ago
    Must have for all Austin HUN rugby players and fans!!

    Love the shirt Uncle Nastys is and will always be the Homeland of the Huns !! SCUBA

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