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T H E A U S T I N C H R O N I C L E
JULY 25, 2014
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THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD
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Home Sweet Home
Strange Brew
5326 Manchaca Rd., 512/828-7636
www.strangebrewaustin.com
Square feet: 1,600
Capacity: 100
“We have a lot of people come to the venue
who live in the immediate area, but it’s act driv-
en,” says venue owner Scott Ward. “Bigger acts
will get people from San Antonio/Houston. There
are a lot of people who will do that simply for the
quality of the venue. People drive here because
they’d rather see bands at Strange Brew than in
their own city.”
The Roost
2113 Wells Branch Pkwy., 512/394-5727
www.theroostaustin.com
Square feet: 4,200
Capacity: 350 (seated), 650 (standing)
“I used to say, ‘You want to start a
venue? Go to the location and fire a shot-
gun off about three or four times,’” sug-
gests venue partner David Cotton, a veter-
an of Downtown spots including Antone’s,
Momo’s, Threadgill’s, and Steamboat
before opening his own venue north of
Howard Lane. “If the police don’t show up,
you’ve got a good place to put a nightclub.”
The Austin Beer
Garden Brewing Co.
1305 W. Oltorf, 512/298-2242
www.theabgb.com
Square feet: 3,500
Capacity: 270
“We say our beer is music-
infused,” offers partner Mark
Jensen of his popular brewery and
hangout. “Sometimes it works
against us. People come here for
the beer and pizza, then we put a
rock show on, and it chases them
outside.”
Sahara Lounge
1413 Webberville Rd., 512/927-0700
www.saharalounge.com
Square feet: 2,400
Capacity: 100
The parties rage on weekends when
Caribbean and African nights take over. On
weeknights, the former TC’s Lounge doubles as
a viable neighborhood hangout,
with East Austin musicians taking
up a full slew of residencies.
MATCH THESE VENUES TO THE MAP ON P . 42
One-2-One Bar
1509 S. Lamar #600, 512/473-0121
www.one2onebar.com
Square feet: 2,800
Capacity: 215
“Downtown gets busy late,”
says co-owner
Gregg Ware,
who moved his
venue from Fifth
and Brazos two
summers ago to
avoid obstruct-
ing construc-
tion. “People
don’t go out
until 11 o’clock.
Being in the
neighborhoods,
people like to
get out of there
quickly. Once it
becomes 1am,
for the most
part, people are
ready to go.”
P H O T O S B Y J O H N A N D E R S O N
Kacy Crowley (l)
and Scott Ward
Macaxeira
Funk
The Peterson Brothers
Ephraim Owens
Silas Lowe