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Downtown Austin jazz club and restaurant pulls the plug

Downtown Austin jazz club and restaurant pulls the plug

Brass House jazz bar Austin
It's closing time for Brass House. Brass House/Facebook

There's another casualty in Austin's entertainment and dining scene. Brass House, the combination restaurant and jazz club downtown, will close this weekend.

Owner Jason White took to Facebook to announce the closure. "Due to the rising tide of the downtown Austin rental market, lack of free parking, and unforeseen circumstances, Brass House will be closing its doors permanently," reads the post. "Thank you for all your love and support these past four years!"

Launched by White in 2012, Brass House featured two concepts: a high-end Tavern helmed by chef Nicholas Lowell and the Jazz Club, which showcased live tunes almost every night of the week. Diners and jazz lovers also enjoyed the cigar bar and outdoor patio.

The restaurant portion of Brass House has already shuttered. The Jazz Club's final nights are Friday, October 7, and Saturday, October 8. Candy DeClue and Christian Wiggs & V15 Quartet will play Friday; Karen Tennison Trio and All U Need will perform Saturday.