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This Clockwork Orange-themed lounge may be Austin's weirdest bar yet

This Clockwork Orange-themed lounge may be Austin's weirdest bar yet

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Lovers of weird vibes and dirty dives will get a kick out of Moloko's offbeat theme. A Clockwork Orange/Facebook

This summer, highly anticipated bar Moloko joins Full Circle, Dozen Street, King Bee, and others at the intersection of 12th and Chicon streets. Inspired by Stanley Kubrick's 1971 film, A Clockwork Orange, the name refers to the fictitious cocktail of milk and designer drugs served to characters in the film.

While it's safe to say there won't be any drugs in the cocktails, lovers of weird vibes and dirty dives will get a kick out of the offbeat theme. So what can revelers expect at the lounge?

"The aesthetic of the bar is modeled after a midcentury sensibility with a modern NYC East Village, L.E.S., Williamsburg swagger. Simple, clean, chic, yet still rustic and with genuine character," Moloko owner Charlie Valentine elaborates.

Three years in the making, Moloko hopes to play host to Austin's hot psychedelic rock scene. "The bar's focal point will be the clientele which will be primarily made up of the psych/garage rock scene of ATX and touring bands, hospitality and industry professionals, neighborhood locals, artists, and fellow east side business owners," says Valentine.

Expected to open mid-July, follow the progress of the East Austin cocktail lounge at molokobaratx.com.