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Campus Dive Bar Opens New Kitchen With Perfectly Greasy Options

Hole in the Wall Kitchen serves burgers, wings, and more

Erin Russell is associate editor of Eater Austin, a native Austinite, and a big fan of carbs.

Campus dive bar Hole in the Wall has opened a new kitchen with a menu to clog arteries and soak up booze. Appropriately dubbed Hole in the Wall Kitchen, it is now serving out of the back building of Hole in the Wall at 2538 Guadalupe Street.

Hole in the Wall Kitchen has a simple, evolving menu of a burger, fries, wings (available with buffalo and Thai barbecue sauces), and two kinds of chicken sandwich. There’s also fried cauliflower (with the wing sauces) and fried green tomatoes, and the kitchen should have other vegetarian options in the next few weeks. The menu is based on Hole in the Wall’s original offerings from 1978.

“We decided to go with classic bar food because there has been a few fancier concepts that attempted to make it work in the back bar at Hole,” explains Jim Campo on behalf of the restaurant, “But in the spirit of the dive-yness that customers have come to appreciate about the bar, we’re bringing it back to basic delicious finger foods.”

Previously, Hole in the Wall provided food from Michi Ramen, which opened in 2016 and closed in 2017. Before that, there was a location of East Side Kings, which opened in 2012 and closed in 2015. Hole in the Wall itself was founded in 1974.

Hole in the Wall Kitchen will be open Sunday through Wednesday from 4 to 10 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 4 p.m. to midnight.

Hole In The Wall

445 East 35th Street, Manhattan, NY 10016 (646) 858-0401 Visit Website