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Guadalupe Street’s Dive Bar & Lounge Is Closed Permanently

Austin pastry chef Tavel Bristol-Joseph took over Milk Bar founder’s Instagram account, plus more news

Dive Bar & Lounge
Dive Bar & Lounge
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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.

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Dive Bar & Lounge, the nine-year-old bar found in the northwestern area of downtown Austin on 1703 Guadalupe Stree, is now closed permanently. The bar had temporarily closed in mid-March, along with most businesses in Austin, and launched a GoFundMe campaign to help support its staff. It reopened in April for just takeout orders, with cocktail kits and then food from truck El Guajillo ATX. The bar reopened for drink-in service in late May, while continuing its to-go program, but then closed again in late June due to the latest executive order.

Pastry Chef Instagram Takeover
Tavel Bristol-Joseph, Austin pastry chef and partner of Emmer & Rye, Hestia/Kalimotxo, Henbit, and TLV, did an Instagram-takeover of Milk Bar founder Christina Tosi’s account for a day this week. He stopped by the restaurants, showed off his desserts (including his famous monster cookies) as well as the bread and pasta productions, recorded a podcast, played with his dog, and ended with takeout dinner from TLV at home with his kids.

Fundraising Numbers
Meal fundraiser Hundred for Hospitality raised $15,000 for local restaurants, and served 4,000 meals in 40 days, according to one of the co-organizers, Jane Ko.

Dive Bar & Lounge

1703 Guadalupe Street, , TX 78701 (512) 482-3483 Visit Website


607 West 3rd Street, , TX 78701 (512) 333-0737 Visit Website

Emmer & Rye

51 Rainey Street, , TX 78701 (512) 366-5530 Visit Website