The Mean Eyed Cat Lives On
Using another of the cat's nine lives, the bar makes a comeback
By Virginia B. Wood,
3:30PM, Fri. Oct. 25, 2013
There was plenty of concern when the funky beer bar and music venue, the Mean Eyed Cat, closed for remodeling in late 2012. The process took a long time, but the bar is back.
That's right, the Mean Eyed Cat (1621 W. Fifth) is living a new life under new management on the west side of the Gables 5th Street Common. Although the floor plan is different and there's a new patio facing 5th Street, the interior walls still bear the striking images of Johnny Cash. The remodeling crew reused much of the wood from the old bar to create a new indoor-outdoor bar. The new bar provides easy access to both a full selection of beer and cocktails as well as a complete menu of barbecue and side dishes, brought over daily courtesy of Stubb's Barbecue. They are still waiting on the necessary permits to add live music back to the line-up, but that's in the works.
Celebrate with friends at the grand reopening party on Thursday, Nov. 8th at 8pm
1621 W. Fifth
Open Daily, 11am-2am
BBQ service: Sun.-Thurs., 11am-10pm; Fri. & Sat. till 11pm
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday, 4-7pm ($2 tallboys & $3 well drinks)
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