La Holly x Key Bar = West Sixth Agave Heaven

Bright new pop-up brings patio joy to this plague-time summer

The team behind Taco Flats and popular East Austin cantina La Holly are bringing their agave flavors to Key Bar for a safe and socially-distanced outdoor patio experience.

Photo by Summer Madeline

Right there on West Sixth, just a skoshie east of Whole Foods and BookPeople and GSD&M and alla that prime commercial real estate, Key Bar welcomes La Holly’s Simon Madera and his selection of frozen cocktails to accommodate thirsty citizens during the hot summer months. Frozen cocktails will be just the thing to help beat the blazing heat, we reckon, and their mission will be enhanced by the joint’s impressive panoply of tequila, mezcal, sotol, raicilla, and bacanora.

Note: The Taco Flats food truck will also be there with its Mexico City-inspired cuisine. This six-month pop-up won’t be just a watering hole; it’ll be a place to drink and eat and, if you can, FFS, relax.

“We see the value in growing into patio spaces,” says Madera. “We believe that’s going to be the next big thing as Austin slowly opens up more for business. Due to COVID-19, we’re focusing our energy into converting our bars and restaurants into thriving patio spaces to make customers feel comfortable social distancing while enjoying a beautiful surrounding.”

He adds – as everyone is adding, these days – “We’ve taken all precautions for safety at each establishment and continue to make that the number one priority.”

Okay, then. We’ll be glad to help keep those ‘ronas at bay and sip some agave at the end of the day. Or maybe (after a fine taco or two) around noon, even, sure. Thanks, y’all.

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