Rainey Street-style cocktail bar Whisler's (not Whistler's, sorry) from Lustre Pearl veteran Scranton Twohey, has officially opened in the old Rabbit's dive bar space at 1816 East Sixth Street.
But don't go expecting the usual East Sixth tallboys-and-shots vibe; Yelpers are already praising the crafty cocktails (drinks are "strong, and expertly-made with fresh ingredients"). Localeur calls the atmosphere "dark, a bit industrial, but feels oddly homey," and reports that the "very experienced friendly staff" can "craft just about any cocktail you ask for."
Wonder what Andrew Zimmern thought, though?
· All Whisler's Coverage on Eater Austin [-EATX-]
· Whisler's [Facebook]
· Whisler's [Yelp]