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Downtown Austin Bar Small Victory Closes Temporarily Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Lambert’s BBQ reduced its hours and Jack Allen’s Kitchen nixed its Sunday brunch buffet

Small Victory
Small Victory
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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.

Small Victory, one of Austin’s essential downtown cocktail bars, is temporarily closing until further notice due to concerns over the novel coronavirus outbreak in the city.

The bar, from cocktail expert Josh Loving, is shutting down briefly “in the interest of maximum caution concerning the well-being and safety” of everyone, according to the Instagram post. The team also wants to make sure it is abiding by all the safety requirements requested by Austin Public Health and other authorities.

Likewise, Dripping Springs distillery Deep Eddy Vodka closed its tasting room for now as of Friday, March 13, over the same concerns of safety.

Relatedly, downtown barbecue restaurant Lamberts is reducing its hours to just dinner time from 5 to 10 p.m. for the time being starting today, Sunday, March 15. This means no lunch or weekend brunch service.

For safety reasons as well, all locations of Jack Allen’s Kitchen stopped serving its Sunday brunch buffet for now. However, the a la carte menus will still be served.

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401 West 2nd Street, , TX 78701 (512) 494-1500 Visit Website

Small Victory

108 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701 (737) 701-0500

Deep Eddy Vodka Distillery

2250 U.S. 290, , TX 78620 (512) 994-3534 Visit Website

Jack Allen's Kitchen [Oak Hill]

7720 West Highway 71, Austin, TX 78735