East Austin cocktail bar Weather Up appears to have closed, according to Instagram posts mourning its shutter. Its last day on 1808 East Cesar Chavez Street seems to have taken place last night.
An Instagram user posted about the the seven-year-old-bar “closing its doors” yesterday, while another noted, “R.I.P. Weather Up.” Someone else wrote: “Thanks for the memories” (this particular person even noted that they took a sign from the bar).
At this moment, it’s unclear exactly why Weather Up Austin has reportedly closed, but a reliable tipster told Eater that the building was sold. Eater has reached out to the bar via phone and email; watch this space for updates.
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My dear friends, family, neighbors, enemies, frenemies, foes, bros, and beyond who has ever seen me through the tiny kitchen window @weatherupbars knows how bad this one hurts. The place we have all called home for years is closing its doors. @weatherupbars and everyone I’ve ever worked with has been there for me and shaped me into who I am today. All the good the bad and the ugly that we’ve all gone through, I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I’m really gonna miss the view. ♥️ @aroundtheway1 sorry I can’t find any work photos of us but I love you the same.
Weather Up is originally a New York import from co-owner Kathryn Weatherup. The Austin expansion opened in 2012 in a converted house with a sprawling backyard. The Texas space was found in a converted house with a sprawling backyard. It was known for serving classic cocktails, paired with a food menu overseen by chef Kristine Kittrell (who had left the bar before its shuttering).
Weatherup and co-owner Matthew Maddy opened the first Weather Up in Brooklyn in Prospect Heights in 2008, followed by the Manhattan one in Tribeca one in 2010.
- Weather Up [Instagram]
- All Coverage of Weather Up [EATX]