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Is Whisler’s New Downtown Bar Named After a Blink-182 Song?

Or is the Congress Avenue bar inspired by a Western singing group?

A cocktail from Whisler’s
A cocktail from Whisler’s
Mark Weatherford
Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

There appears to be a new name for that downtown bar from the cocktail masters behind Whisler’s. The 720 Congress Avenue cocktail spot will be called You’ll Be Sorry When I’m Gone, as indicated by the recent TABC license for the address.

What does the name mean? One theory: it’s a well-known lyric from “Adam’s Song” by pop-punk band Blink-182, off the band’s most enduring album Enema of the State:

I took my time, I hurried up
The choice was mine I didn’t think enough
I’m too depressed to go on
You’ll be sorry when I’m gone

If owner Scranton Twohey isn’t a pop-punk fan, perhaps he drew his inspiration from longtime Western singing group Sons of the Pioneers, which released “You’ll Be Sorry When I’m Gone” in 1946. The group was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1980.

Or perhaps there’s another source for the name entirely. Eater reached out to find out more about You’ll Be Sorry When I’m Gone, and will add updates accordingly.

The forthcoming downtown bar, which Eater reported on back in 2017, is currently operating under Let Go Industries, LLC, which is run by Twohey.

Whisler’s opened on East Sixth with upstairs mezcal bar Mezcalería Tobalá in 2013, taking over the former dive bar Rabbit’s.


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