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Drink.Well to Open New Cocktail Bar Backbeat on South Lamar

Rooftop patio, bar snacks, and lots of cocktails.

Backbeat's future home
Backbeat's future home
Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Drink.Well owners Michael and Jessica Sanders are opening a second bar called Backbeat on South Lamar, as reported by Austin 360. The musically-named bar will be found on 1300 South Lamar, next to Ramen Tatsu-Ya. Jessica explained why they decided on the location to the publication:

"We didn’t want to do a second project just to do a second project. We wanted some place that contributed something to the neighborhood it was located in. It came down to finding the right neighborhood. That part of town has so many fantastic restaurants but not any standalone cocktail bars."

The two-story building will have different drink options available throughout the space, including cocktails, beer, and more wine than Drink.Well. The rooftop bar will be dedicated to low-alcohol drinks. Rather than full dinners, there will be snacks from Drink.Well, as well as late hours. The space will be designed by Jamie Chioco, who worked on Counter 3. Five. VII and Perla’s. The duo will preview drinks from the impending cocktail bar at La Dolce Vita on Thursday, October 15.


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