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East Austin Hotel’s Three New Restaurants Are Now Open

Sixth & Waller, Upside Bar, and Pool Bar will debut on East 6th Street starting on May 13

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Chilicano Buck from The Upside at the East Austin Hotel
Chilicano Buck from The Upside at the East Austin Hotel
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Erin Russell is associate editor of Eater Austin, a native Austinite, and a big fan of carbs.

East Austin Hotel and its three restaurants and bars — all-day Sixth & Waller, tropical-themed Pool Bar, and rooftop spot The Upside — are opening on Monday, May 13 on 1108 East Sixth Street.

The restaurants and bars each have distinct food and drink menus (overseen by executive chef Sean Bedford), as seen below, though many items are common between the three. Sixth & Waller is pegged as a “global diner,” which essentially means international comfort food dishes. This results in items like breakfast tacos, sandwiches in various forms (pressed prosciutto, a burger, banh mi), and mango cream pie. There are also cocktails like a champagne paloma, served across the three restaurants.

The alfresco Upside Bar focuses more on classic cocktails and ingredients from Central and South America, like a Chaotic Good with gin and guava marmalade. For food, there are snacks like Brussels sprouts with coconut and lamb kebabs.

At Pool Bar, there are two frozen drinks (a margarita and a rotating drink) and select items from the other menus (nachos with gochujang queso, calamari, etc.).

The hotel is operated by La Corsha Hospitality Group, which also runs Second Bar + Kitchen and Mattie’s, as well as Hotel Settles in Big Spring and the Stagecoach Inn in Salado. It also operated Seaholm restaurant Boiler Nine, which closed earlier this year. Before joining La Corsha last fall, Bedford worked in various hotels in Colorado, including the Stanley Hotel and Mary’s Lake Lodge and Tavern.

Further down the street, another hotel is also in the works, as part of the many changes coming to the neighborhood. Arrive East Austin Hotel is also theoretically opening soon, bringing Portuguese-Goan restaurant Vixen’s Wedding, which is being operated by Lenoir’s Todd Duplechan and Jessica Maher, and Lefty’s Brick Bar.

The East Austin Hotel
The East Austin Hotel
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Pool Bar

1108 East 6th Street, Austin, Texas 78702 Visit Website

Upside Bar

1108 East 6th Street, Austin, Texas 78702 Visit Website

East Austin Hotel

1108 East 6th Street, , TX 78702 (737) 205-8888 Visit Website

Sixth and Waller

1108 East 6th Street, , TX 78702 (737) 205-8916 Visit Website