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Favorite East Austin cocktail lounge and restaurant announces last call

Favorite east side cocktail lounge and restaurant announces last call

East Side Show Room
East Side Show Room will close on July 24. East Side Show Room/Facebook

The Austin restaurant death toll continues to climb. Over 10 eateries in the city have shuttered in 2016, and the latest is East Side Show Room.

The swanky, cozy lounge known for handcrafted cocktails, live music, and locally sourced food is closing up shop after seven years on East Sixth Street.

In its closing announcement, posted Thursday evening, East Side Show Room invites fans to say goodbye on Sunday, July 24. The news is surprising, not only because the restaurant serves as a much-loved staple and respite from the dives in the area, but because the closing party was billed as ESSR’s seventh anniversary party just one day before its closing announcement.

No details have been released as to why owners and mother-daughter duo Trudy and Mickie Spencer are closing ESSR. In the meantime, clear your calendar for July 24 and help this stylish spot go out with a bang.