Downtown’s bar circle gets wider with the debut of 1970s-inspired lounge Sellers on Tuesday, December 13 on West 4th Street. The cocktail spot comes to Austin from Michael Icenhauer’s, the owner of Rainey Street bar Icenhauer’s.
Sellers’ cocktails take inspiration from films of the same decade (Holy Hand Grenade from Monty Python and the Holy Grail; Alex Delarge from A Clockwork Orange), as well as a big emphasis on martinis. Bitters, tinctures, and infusions will be made in-house. General manager Aaron Kolitz is in command of the cocktail menu.
The decor follows suit, drawing inspiration from Chicago and New York City basement bars of the same era. There are details like mustard yellow velvet, and more. The lobby leads guests to the main bar area, located just down a couple steps. Keeping with the nightlife vibe of downtown, there is a DJ booth and dance floor, with plans for music events.
Before Icenhauer took over the address, it used to house Castro's Warehouse and Qua, which was infamously run by very shady nightclub owner Mike Yassine.
Originally, Sellers was pegged to open over Labor Day, but it was delayed. Starting tomorrow, its hours are from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily.
- Icenhauer’s Expands With New Cocktail Lounge on West Fourth [EATX]
- Sellers [Official]
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