photo by David Brendan Hall

Best New Reason to Exit Slaughter Lane

The Far Out

In February, the team behind campus eatery Hopfields debuted cocktail bar Nicolaza’s at 8504 S. Congress. With help from veteran booker Lawrence Boone, they’ve since rebranded as the Far Out, a dive bar with on-point local music four nights a week. The redo evolved the 100-year-old structure’s former lives as the Red Shed Tavern, Beverly’s, and historic watering hole the Last Chance. Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard filmed the “Pancho & Lefty” video on-site, and according to legend, the Newton Boys stopped by after robbing banks decades prior. Soak up South Austin’s history on the patio alongside tunes beyond the Downtown bustle.

The Far Out Lounge & Stage
8504 S. Congress, 512/351-9909

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