East Austin Tejano bar Kellee’s Place is no longer; in its stead is a new bar from Taco Flats owner Simon on 2500 East 6th Street. La Holly — the name is a nod to the neighborhood — is now open with agave cocktails and beers, as reported by Statesman.
Instead of serving food from the bar as Madera originally intended, there is a food truck court. It’s already home to Eater 38 Thai food trailer Dee Dee, which moved from its original location on East Cesar Chavez earlier this month. Taco Flats will also open a taco trailer as well, perhaps reusing its Airstream that was found on South Congress in 2016.
Cocktails will focus on agave-based spirits (think tequila and mezcal) as well as others, like sotol, and more
Madera took over the bar last summer and kept Kellee’s open while working on La Holly’s changes. Rounding out the La Holly co-owner/team are Chris Nowles, Michael Vasko, and Patrick O’Donnell, who are also part of Taco Flats.
While the bar is only open from 5 to midnight tonight and tomorrow, February 14 and 15, it will expand its hours to noon to 11 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, noon to midnight Friday and Saturday, and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday starting on Friday, February 16.