South Congress institution Snack Bar is shuttering at the end of this month. To get ready for the closure, the Austin Motel restaurant is auctioning off all of its furniture and equipment. Snack will officially close after an anniversary party on Sunday, October 30. The inside dining room closed up in early October to get ready for the auction.
The auction listing, pointed out to Eater by an eagle-eyed tipster, includes everything like tables, refrigerators, plates, trays, to decorations. The bidding begins on Saturday, October 22 at 8 a.m., and ends on Monday, October 31 at 9 p.m., a day after its closure. Other brand new goods, like teapots, coffee cups, and more, will be sold to guests.
Snack Bar opened seven years ago on South Congress as part of the Austin Motel. Owners Bethany Andrée and Karl Gilkey decided to close on their own terms. The motel will undergo renovations, which will extend to the restaurant space, turning into a brand new concept.
The restaurant has been reminiscing about the good old days with countdown posts on Facebook, like past and present staffers, celebrity customers (musician Jack White even bought Snack a coat rack, how the name came to be, epic flooding, and more.
- Austin TX-Snack Bar Restaurant - Online Auction [EstateSales.Net]
- Snack Bar [Facebook]
- Snack Bar Is Closing, Marking More Change for South Congress [EATX]