Rattle Inn, the massive two-story bar, music venue, and rooftop spot off West Sixth Street, is now closed, as first noted by Austin 360. The bar on 610 Nueces Street appeared to have suddenly shuttered with no forewarning.
Rattle Inn was supposed to host a crawfish boil on Saturday, April 14, but canceled the event according to a Facebook post several days before it was scheduled. However, it seemed that the news of the cancellation didn’t spread and there were unhappy would-be crawfish-eaters.
Rattle Inn operators FBR Management confirmed the bar’s shutter and shared the following statement:
“It’s been a wonderful eight years and with all that’s on the horizon for FBR this year, we are committed to focusing on our other projects throughout Austin.”
FBR currently runs the nearby Star Bar, Lavaca Street Bar (downtown and Rock Rose), Gibson Street Bar, and Graceland Grocery. The group took over dive bars Lala’s Little Nugget and Mean Eyed Cat. It’s known for adding food from Stubb’s Bar-B-Q to its bars, i.e. Lala’s, Graceland.
Three members of FBR — Matt Luckie, Max Moreland, and Mike Joyce — are opening a Rainey Street bar, Stagger Lee, but it isn’t under the hospitality group’s umbrella.
Rattle Inn opened in 2012 by Matt Luckie, Kevin Williamson, with the help of Asleep at the Wheel musician Ray Benson.