With the installation of Eberly’s piece of drinking history comes the opening date for the bar portion of the restaurant. Named after New York City’s famed spot, Cedar Tavern, the mahogany bar will start serving drinks tonight, Monday, October 3.
Heading the cocktails will be Kelon Bryant, who was Justine’s Brasserie’s head bartender, and worked at the Continental Club before that. Drinkers can expect local beers and classic cocktails. To accompany drinks will be bar food, like fish and chips, burgers with duck fat fries, Scottish eggs, and more, from executive chef Jim Tripi
Co-owners John Scott and Eddy Patterson purchased the physical bar from the shuttered drinking spot back in 2006. The bar traveled to Austin in pieces, and had been sitting in storage until recently.
Cedar Tavern’s hour’s will be from 5 p.m. to midnight from Sunday through Friday, and until 1 a.m. on Saturday. The full restaurant, with a dining room and rooftop terrace, will debut later this month.