The Last Straw, the forthcoming East 6th Street bar and restaurant from booze expert J.R. Moceanu, is previewing its cocktails with a last-minute two-night pop-up bar. While the first evening already happened yesterday, it will continue tonight, Monday, August 6, from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at downtown space and bar the Eleanor on 307 West 5th Street.
The second night of Last Straw’s pop-up is all about tiki. This means cocktails like the Roman Twist with bourbon, chicory liqueur, almond, and orange and lemon juices; the Dying Lion with 12-year-old rum, cinnamon, lime, grapefruit, and “funk;” along with the very descriptive Elvis Blew It on the Toilet, with overproof white rum, blue curacao, coconut, pineapple, and lime. Scope out the full menu below.
Last Straw’s first pop-up night, which took place on Sunday, August 5, featured drinks like the Unusually Familiar with gin, sparkling rosé, absinthe, watermelon, cucumber, and lime; the Ferren (sp?) with rum, orgeat, green chartreuse, spearmint, lime, and tiki bitters; and the I Ain’t Fancy with just Lone Star beer and whiskey.
Moceanu, who was previously the bar manager of Central East Austin neighborhood spot Nickel City, took over what had been the home of Contigo’s other restaurant Chicon, for his new bar. The 1914 East 6th Street bar will focus on vacation-themed classic and house cocktails, along with food. His partners are co-creative directors Will Bryant and Cody Haltom. It’s aiming to open sometime before the end of the summer, which means it should be debuting soon.