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Banger's is Under Fire for Hosting Justin Bieber at SXSW

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Humble and beloved underground folk musician Justin Bieber appeared at Banger's Sausage House and Beer Garden Sunday night, and Banger's customers are not happy about it. The restaurant's Facebook posting exploded with criticism after they posted a picture of the pop star's appearance. Some point out that the bar might not be responsible for its bookings during SXSW, but other customers say they "can never go back" to a restaurant that allowed Bieber on stage.

Banger's owner Ben Siegel has taken to Facebook today to speak out against the Bieber-hating "trolls." He also praises local blogger Breathe Eat Live, who has come to the bar's defense. Meanwhile, UT student Maria Nunez captured Austin's reaction to the Bieber appearance with a selfie worth 1000 words.
· All SXSW 2014 Coverage [EATX]
· All Banger's Sausage House and Beer Garden Coverage [EATX]

Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden

79 Rainey Street, Austin, TX 78701