No stranger to patios or tiki concepts, East Austin was ripe for a place like Kinda Tropical – a space that blurs the rigidity of upscale cocktail bars (and their price points) with the laid-back, low-down haunts we slackers know and love. By really putting that “kinda” to work, the one-time gas station, part-time convenience store has come up with the perfect concoction: a hip spot where we can still smoke cigarettes with abandon, afford the house drinks, and spend many a hazy summer night sipping chilled rosé or sake.
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