One of Austin’s most anticipated restaurant openings of the year, Eberly was unveiled on Oct. 15, 2016 as the newest restaurant addition on South Lamar, serving contemporary American cuisine.
Developed from what was an old print shop into what stands out as one of our city’s most dazzling spaces–a mix of Victorian and midcentury design aesthetics–Eberly aims to preserve the soul of Austin amid a growing population and changing landscape. As stated on their website, “Austin has always been a gathering place for risk takers, creative types and liberated thinkers. We’ve distilled that spirit into one distinctively authentic place.”
The expansive restaurant, which includes a dining room, study, rooftop terrace and Cedar Tavern bar, is named after local innkeeper Angelina Eberly. Eberly stood up to President Sam Houston and his Texas Rangers by firing a cannon to defend against a revolution and preserve Austin as the capital of Texas.
Built in 1866, Eberly’s Cedar Tavern bar traveled all the way from Greenwich Village in New York City. The Cedar Tavern was the stomping ground of writers, artists and musicians such as Jack Kerouac, Jackson Pollock and Bob Dylan. It was disassembled into hundreds of pieces and stored for ten years before being revived inside this South Austin eatery, where it beckons a new generation of creative types to pull up a seat and add to its rich history.
As if a 150-year-old bar and the story of innkeeper Eberly doesn’t conjure up enough charm and whimsy, behind the double-sided bar mirror lies a hidden bar which is available to rent for private parties.
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