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Surreal ‘A Clockwork Orange’-Influenced Bar Moloko Coming Soon

A departure from the “everyday” dive

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Moloko, a cocktail bar inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s movie A Clockwork Orange, is opening alongside King Bee, Full Circle, and Dozen Street at the intersection at 12th and Chicon streets. Owner and operator Charlie Valentine partnered with Miguel Jimenez—owner of Lost Well, St. Roch's, and Nomad Bar—in hopes of adding something new to the current Austin bar scene.

Just don’t expect an exact replica of the Korova Milk Bar from the film and novel by Anthony Burgess. It just simply serves as inspiration for an experience defined by ambiguity, beauty, and the surreal. Valentine revealed to Eater Austin, "I love surrealism, and I love the idea of creating a space and experience, especially one that though exists in reality." That’s what he aims to create with the forthcoming 500-square-foot bar. Moloko is also a reflection of the places Valentine frequented during what he deemed as the demise of New York City’s punk rock scene in the early 2000s.

Moloko’s drink offerings will include cocktails, beers spotlighting hard-to-find bottles and an impressive wines selection—and yes, there will be rose. Fidel Campbell (formerly of Weather Up) will help run the bar program.

However, food isn’t on the table, but the lounge is working on a service that will allow patrons to order food to be delivered from nearby food trucks.

While there is no set opening date for Moloko, stay tuned for details.


1812 E 12th St, Austin, TX 78702, USA