The bar will serve Mexican cocktails, including palomas, as well as choose-your-own boozy aguas frescas, where people can mix and match liquors to the fresh fruit juices.
Behind Lulu’s co-owners are mother-and-daughter duo Lourdes Garcia, and Maritza Gonzales. Partnering with them are their husbands/Gonzales’s father. Garcia and her husband/Gonzales’s father were born in Mexico City, and Gonzales and her then-to-be-husband were born and raised in the South Austin area.
“We wanted to create a space that encompasses both cities,” explained Gonzales to Eater over email. “Lulu’s will have the aesthetic of cafes and bars in Mexico City and the friendly South Austin vibe that Austinites have grown to love.”
Gonzales is also designing the space, which will entail a lot of plants and cacti, as well as neutral/earthy tone colors. The bar’s name is Garcia’s nickname and Gonzales’s middle name.
Lulu’s will be found along the same stretch of Menchaca Road as Lustre Pearl South, the Hive, Armadillo Dean, and South Austin Beer Garden.
Update, Monday, October 3, 10:15 a.m.: This article, originally published on August 29, has been updated to reflect Lulu’s opening date.