East Austin upscale Mexican restaurant Grizzelda’s opened a new late-night lounge at its 105 Tillery Street address over the weekend. Jaguar and Lily, also from the team behind nearby spot Jacoby’s, will be found at the Govalle restaurant’s patio, open only on Saturdays from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. weekly.
The approach of Jaguar was inspired by owner Adam Jacoby and his husband, Jacoby’s/Grizzelda’s creative director Kris Swift trip to beachy Mexican destination Tulum. The name is meant to represent “the energy and thrill of the dark unknown jungle of coastal Tulum, mixed with the beauty and softness of a lily,” said Swift to Eater.
That means cocktails, some of which are already found on Grizzelda’s menu like the pink margarita (Grizz Mizz), and singer-inspired drinks like the Queen Bey and Bad Girl Ri Ri.
Newer ones include the Ride or Die, mixed with vodka, rum/coconut liqueur, vanilla, and lime, comes with a set of plastic handcuffs. Scope out the full menu below.
The patio space has also been redecorated in that vein, with darker greener elements. There are more chandeliers, longer communal tables, neon shaped like diamonds, and the addition of a green wall.
The entrance to Jaguar is separate from Grizzelda’s, found underneath the neon liquor sign (which will be lit during service) in the back of the restaurant. When the lounge isn’t open, the space will be used as part of Grizzelda’s dining area.