Dog & Duck Pub, the original campus favorite bar that relocated to East Austin, is now closed on Webberville Road. This was confirmed by across-the-street neighbor Fleet Coffee, as well as various social media posts. The owners of Gourmands Neighborhood Pub, which include Benjamin Siewert and Tiffany Russell, also owned the Webberville Road property. The sandwich shop also confirmed the shutter.
Update, 12:28 p.m.: According to a letter posted on Dog & Duck's locked doors, the bar's owners seem to owe $30,483.50 in rent, as reported by Chronicle.
Dog’s last day was yesterday, Thursday, November 2. Its Facebook page is deactivated and no one is picking up the phone. Eater has reached out to Dog & Duck for more information on future plans; watch this space for updates.
Dog & Duck originally opened on West 17th Street near campus in 1990. It was known for its lengthy beer list, which a bunch of Texas names, as well as its British pub fare like fish and chips and scotch eggs. The pub had to close on Halloween 2014 because of pending development construction, but made immediate plans to relocate to East Austin.
Then, Dog made Webberville Road its new home in a building that they had to build from scratch. They brought over most of the furniture from the original location before it was demolished, and even used the original floors as the new bar’s walls. The tap list was expanded, and the British menu revamped with new items and breakfast. It reopened in November 2015.