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Master list of Austin restaurants and stores still enforcing masks and COVID-19 protocols

Austin restaurants and stores enforcing masks and COVID-19 protocols

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Launderette and sister concept Fresa's are keeping safety protocols in place. "Let's see this thing through to the end," the restaurant said on social media. Launderette/Instagram

Update, March 9: The City of Austin will continue to require face masks in businesses, including restaurants. Read more about the decision here.

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On Wednesday, March 10, Texas' statewide mask mandate lifts, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced this week. The decision, Abbott said, was based on vaccine availability and COVID-19 case numbers, though it was later revealed that he conferred with only one of the state's four medical advisors before making the announcement. 

Reaction to the decision has unsurprisingly been divided, yet another example of how a simple, effective measure like wearing a mask has been unnecessarily politicized. President Joseph R. Biden called the decision "Neanderthal," while local city council members, Travis County Judge Andy Brown, and Mayor Steve Adler have urged Austinites to continue to wear masks until more of the population can be vaccinated. (Texas' current vaccination rate stands at less than 7 percent as of March 3, one of the lowest rates in the country.)

With few grocery, restaurant, hospitality, and other frontline workers yet to get their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, many local places are maintaining their COVID-19 protocols — including requiring face masks — until further notice.

A note: For this list, we're highlighting locally owned establishments. If you're an Austin-based store who would like to be added, please email katief@culturemap.com.

Grocery stores

Dia's Market
Fresh Plus
H-E-B — read more about the decision here.
Sprouts
Target
Wheatsville
Whole Foods Market

Restaurants, coffee shops, breweries, etc.

34th Street Cafe
4th Tap
Alamo Drafthouse (all locations)
Amy's Ice Creams (all locations)
Asti Trattoria
Austin Beerworks
Austin Gourmet Popcorn
Austin Motel
Austin Tea Xchange Café
Antonelli's
ATX Cocina
Backspace
Bakery Lorraine
Banger's
Barrett’s Coffee
B.D. Riley's
Bennu Coffee
Bento Picnic
Better Half
Bird Bird Biscuit
Black Sheep Lodge
Black Star Co-op
Bouldin Creek Cafe
Brentwood Social House
Brew & Brew
Buddy’s Burgers
Buenos Aires Cafe
Bufalina
Cafe Divine & Holy Ground
Canary Roost
Cannon Coffee
Carpenters Hall
Casa Colombia 
The Cavalier
Cedar Door
Cenote (all locations)
Central Standard
Cherrywood Coffee
Chez Zee
Chilantro
Codependent Cocktails & Coffee
Crema Bakery & Cafe
Clark's
Cosmic Coffee & Beer Garden
Cork & Barrell
Counter Cafe (all locations)
Counter Culture
Crepe Crazy
Crow Bar
Cucina on 35th
Cypress Grill
DipDipDip Tatsu-ya
Dirty Bill's
Discada
Dolce Neve
Domo Alley Gato
Don's BBQ (all locations)
Draught House
Drink.Well
East Side Pies
Eberly
Ego's
Emmer & Rye
Eldorado Cafe
El Naranjo
Elizabeth Street Cafe
Figure 8 Coffee Purveyors
Firehouse Lounge
Flightpath Coffee
Fleet Coffee
Fonda San Miguel
Food!Food!
Foreign & Domestic
Foxy's Proper Pub
Franklin Barbecue
Fresa's Chicken al Carbon (all locations)
Gabriela's Downtown
Galaxy Cafe
Garbo's
Gelateria Gemelli
Gourmands Neighborhood Pub
Greater Goods Coffee Co.
Grizzelda's
Guero’s Taco Bar
Hai Ky
Halcyon
Haymaker
Hestia
Heywood Hotel
Hi Sign Brewing
Hideout Theatre
Hillside Farmacy
Hold Out Brewing
Hole in the Wall
Home Slice Pizza (all locations)
Hopsquad Brewing
Hotel Magdalena
Hotel Saint Cecilia
Hotel San Jose
Hotel Van Zandt
Hotel Vegas
Hotl Coffee (Carpenter Hotel)
Hyde Park Bar & Grill
Intero
Jacoby's
Jeffrey's
Jester King
JewBoy Burgers
Jo's Coffee (all locations)
Joe's Bakery
JoAnn's
Josephine House
Juiceland
June's
Juniper
Juliet Italian Kitchen
Justine's
Kinda Tropical
Kemuri Tatsuya
Kome La Barbecue
Korea House
Lady Quackenbush's Cafe
Lambert's
Last Stand Brewing
Launderette
Lee's Meat Market
Lick Honest Ice Creams
Little Brother (all locations)
Little Darlin'
Little Ola's Biscuits 
Live Oak Brewing Co.
Lolo's Donuts
Loro Lou's
Lucky Robot
Mai Thai
Malibu Poke
Mattie's
Merit Coffee
Mi Madre's
Mission Dogs
Monkey's Nest Coffee
Neighborhood Sushi
Nervous Charlie's
Nickel City
Nixta Taqueria
Oakmont Food Company
Olamaie
Old School Liquor & Market
Old Thousand
Olive & June
Once Over Coffee Bar
Opal Divine's Austin Grill
Oseyo
Oskar Blues Brewery Taproom
P. Terry's Burger Stand (all locations)
Parkside
Pasta & Co.
Patika
Perla's
Picnik
Pinthouse Pizza (all locations)
Phoebe's Diner
Pool Burger
Quack's
Quality Seafood
Ramen Tatsuya (all locations)
Real Ale Brewing Company
Rebel Cheese
Reunion 19
Roaring Fork
Rockstar Bagels
The Roosevelt Room
Rosedale Kitchen & Bar
Rosewood
Sala & Betty
Salty Sow
Salvation Pizza
Santa Rita Cafe
Sawyer & Co.
Snarf's Sandwiches
Soup Peddler (all locations)
Sprinkles
Spinners Bar & Grill
The Steeping Room
Swedish Hill
Swift's Attic
Suerte
Summer House on Music Lane
Sundaze 
Tacodeli (all locations)
Taco Ranch 
Tamale House East
Tatsu-ya restaurants
Texas Honey Ham Company
Thom's Market (all locations)
TLC Austin
TLV
Truluck's 
​Tumble 22 (all locations)
Uchi/Uchiko
Upper Crust Bakery
Veracruz All Natural
Via 313
Vic & Al's
Vigilante Gastropub & Games
Vista Brewing
Vivo
Way South Philly
Winebelly
Wu Chow
Yard Bar
Yellow Jacket Social Club
Yummi Joy
Zucchini Kill Bakery

Clothing and retail stores, etc. 

Alicorn Holistic Wellness
Ann Sacks
Amanda Deer Jewelry
Austin Books & Comics
Austin Pottery Studio & Gallery
Austin Strings
Bat City Comic Professionals
Bernard Watch Co.
Big Top Candy Shop
Bikealot
Billy Reid
Bird's Barbershop (all locations)
Bloody Rose Boutique
Blue Moon Glassworks
Blue Velvet Vintage
BookPeople
By George
Crystal Works
Dirty Dog Grooming (all locations)
Embellish Nails & Boutique (all locations)
Esby
Feathers Boutique
Fine Arts Services
Forbidden Fruit
Freakflag by Iana
Gilt Nail Bar
Good Company
Glow Spa and Wax House
Guzu Gallery
Hey Gorgeous Waxing and Skin Studio
Longhorn Fashions
Lucy in Disguise
Milk + Honey (all locations)
Miranda Bennett Studio
Modern Muse Beauty Collective
Monkey See Monkey Do!
Myo Massage & Acupuncture 
Noah Marion
Outlaw Moon Games & Toys
Package Menswear
Parts & Labour
People's Rx
Prototype Vintage
Ritual Salon
Scruff's Barber Shop
SHED Barber Shop
Sir Rat Leather & Gear
Slow North
South Congress Books
St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store 
Take Heart
Toy Joy
Underwear
Urban Axes
Vibe Salon
Waterloo Records
Whole Earth Provision Co.