First Look

An exclusive first look at East Austin's funky new bar and patio

An exclusive first look at East Austin's funky new bar and patio

Kitty Cohen's Austin bar outdoor patio pool
Kitty Cohen's aims to be your new favorite outdoor patio spot. Photo by Nicole Raney
Kitty Cohen's Austin bar cocktails drinks Key Party punch outdoor patio pool
The Key Party Punch is a standout cocktail and best enjoyed by the pool. Photo by Nicole Raney
Kitty Cohen's Austin bar cocktails drinks Kitty Spritz Roman Holiday
The Kitty Spritz (left) and the Roman Holiday (right) are designed to be sipped all day long. Photo by Nicole Raney
Kitty Cohen's Austin bar interior piano
Kitty Cohen's invites pianists to perform once the bar is open. Photo by Nicole Raney
Kitty Cohen's Austin bar vinyl
This vinyl collection behind the bar isn't just for looks. Photo by Nicole Raney
Kitty Cohen's Austin bar painting
The 1970s bungalow ambience comes to life with vintage decor. Photo by Nicole Raney
Kitty Cohen's Austin bar women bathroom flamingo
A fun flamingo design is featured in the women's bathroom with a very seductive Burt Reynolds. Photo by Nicole Raney
Kitty Cohen's Austin bar outdoor patio pool
Kitty Cohen's Austin bar cocktails drinks Key Party punch outdoor patio pool
Kitty Cohen's Austin bar cocktails drinks Kitty Spritz Roman Holiday
Kitty Cohen's Austin bar interior piano
Kitty Cohen's Austin bar vinyl
Kitty Cohen's Austin bar painting
Kitty Cohen's Austin bar women bathroom flamingo

When you're looking for beachy vibes this summer, where will you go? East Austin, of course.

Kitty Cohen's, a bar opening on Webberville Road in July, wants to be your new destination for refreshing cocktails, funky 1970s vibes, and a gorgeous patio.

This sexy little number comes from 1886 Management, the folks behind Proof & Cooper in Dripping Springs and The Blackheart on Rainey Street, and Erick Sanger of Transmission Events. With Kitty Cohen's, the team hopes to break the east side dive-bar mold.

The lounge is described as classy, iconic, and a little trashy. The ambience comes to life with vintage decor, a baby grand piano, and an old-school Turf Club arcade game. Did we mention the patio has a pool?

There's more to Kitty Cohen's than sunny days and sultry nights. The bar will host weekend brunch as well as chef-driven pop-ups and supper clubs in its outdoor kitchen. In addition to beer, wine, and sake, the curated beverage program includes classic cocktails, wine spritzers, and other sweet concoctions to be sipped throughout the day.

Look for Kitty Cohen's in the former Bar 2211 space. An exact opening date has not been revealed, but the bar's social media accounts will keep you up-to-date on the grand opening party in July.