East Cesar Chavez gets a new, laid-back dive bar this week. Drinks Lounge is officially open at 2001 E. Cesar Chavez, in the building formerly occupied by Big D.'s Sports Bar and Club El Calentano. There's a pool table and some swank booths, but the bar doesn't aspire to be anything beyond a neighborhood hangout. Co-owner Tim Lupa previously told CultureMap that Drinks is intended to be a "neighborhood cocktail lounge," and a welcome respite from the weekend crowds of East 6th. Hours are 4 p.m. - 2 a.m. daily
Drinks Lounge Now Open on E. Cesar Chavez
The neighborhood bar is a collaboration between popular East 6th dives The Brixton and Shangri-La.