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The Bullet Hole in the Butterfly Bar
This East Austin joint's a good story you could be part of
"...There's a bullet hole in the gorgeous wooden bar between the stools and the mirror-backed, bottle-stocked shelves...."

Jan. 11, 2013 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Patrizi's Owners to Open New Food Truck at Scoot Inn
Cajun concept will be ready by March
"...three years ago, the Patrizi’s food truck inside the Butterfly Bar/ Vortex has inspired a small cult for its..."

Feb. 3, 2016 Food Post by Brandon Watson

Drama & Tonic
Why Austin theatres are adding mixed drinks to the mix, offstage and on
"...H-E-B that week? Now, though, you look behind the bar – not a concessions counter but a bona fide..."

July 5, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Performance Park Takes Over the Vortex
Bonnie Cullum’s dream wakes the Tarot into life in her company’s immersive theatrical experience
"...space it shares with Patrizi's Italian restaurant and the Butterfly Bar...."

March 23, 2018 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Angers City Limits
Four French acts crashing our scene for Angers Week
"...Thu. 10 @ Barracuda: King Khan BBQ Show & Paint Fumes aftershow with..."

Nov. 8, 2016 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

TGQ Social Celebrates 50 Meetups
The event continues to make space for trans & genderqueer communities
"...Sunday, TGQ will celebrate its 50th hangout at the Butterfly Bar...."

May 11, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Mikaila Rushing

Gay Place
Austin's evolution of drag
"...Rain or shine, hot or cold. Second Sundays, 5:30-9pm. Butterfly Bar at the Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd. Free. www.fb.com/tgqsocial...."

Aug. 11, 2017 Column by Sarah Marloff

All in the Patrizi Family
New East Austin food truck culls 50 years of family values
"...in the northeast corner of the backyard belonging to Butterfly Bar and its neighboring performance space, the Vortex, on..."

June 5, 2013 Food Post by Chase Hoffberger

Performance Park Preview at the Vortex
"...the Hermit's Lair, a new outdoor space behind the Butterfly Bar created for Performance Park...."

March 22, 2018 Photo Gallery

Gay Place: Way Beyond Funday
Just like every other day in the Austin week Sunday is way more than Bloody Marys and brunch
"...TUEZGAYZ Dependably fruitastic. Tuesdays, 9pm. Bar­barella, 615 Red River. www.facebook.com/barbarellaatx...."

July 18, 2014 Column by Kate X Messer

Your Queer Guide to Austin
A crash course on the city's LGBTQ parties, prides, and resources
"...documenting queer parties, the rise and fall of gay bars, new festivals, and community members doing awe-inspiring work. In..."

Sept. 5, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

Trailer Parked
The yin and yang of food trucks and bars
"...that oh-so-happy hour where food and drinks intersect at bargain prices, many of us forgo the typical bar-and-grill establishment..."

Sept. 25, 2015 Food Feature by Adrienne Whitehorse

Gay Place
LezzDance: gone, but not forgotten
"...Votaw as the owner of Rusty's, Austin's "last lesbian bar," says local musician Susan Arbuckle. When the bar closed..."

Dec. 8, 2017 Column by Sarah Marloff

Welcome to Austin's Queer Side
Parties, bars, and so much pride: A guide to LGBTQ Austin
"...of things you should know. There is no lesbian bar. Our last one closed in 2013, but that doesn’t..."

Sept. 29, 2017 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

Gay Place: In & Out
Get in or get out! You can't lose with these Gay Place events.
"...your peeps and make community. Sun., Sept. 20, 6pm. Butterfly Bar at the Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd. Free. www.fb.com/tgqsocial...."

Sept. 18, 2015 Column by Kate X Messer

Gay Place: We're Expecting Guests
Gird up, ATX! The city's expecting 150,000 revelers in a rainbow sea next weekend.
"...Where the Girls Go ATX: Guerrilla Queer Bar They'rrrrre baaaaack! It's a qurrr grrrl takeover: all-gender-inclusive, anti-isms/ists,..."

Aug. 21, 2015 Column by Kate X Messer

Qmmunity: SXSW Gets Queer’d
Whether or not you’re carrying a badge, we’ve got the q’d events for you
"...and everyone on the trans spectrum. Second Sundays, 5:30-9pm. Butterfly Bar, 2307 Manor Rd...."

March 8, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

Gay Place
Ethan Parker organized the TenderQueer art show out of necessity
"...drink. Thu., July 6, 8-10pm. Champions Restaurant & Sports Bar, 300 E. Fourth. www.asanaseries.org...."

July 7, 2017 Column by Sarah Marloff

Gay Place
2017: glass-half-full version
"...night back to where it all began. Well, same bar, new name, good times. Fridays. Sellers Underground, 213 W...."

June 9, 2017 Column by Sarah Marloff

Gay Place: LEAVE HEART ALONE!!!!!
The Seattle sisters get called up
"...rock critics?) And then there was that whole Sarah "Barracuda" thing in the 2008 election. Seriously, cut them a..."

Nov. 13, 2015 Column by Kate X Messer

Gay Place: Twinkle!
Stargayzer busts the queer music doors wide open
"...game. Sat., Oct. 17, 6pm. Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd. $15. www.fb.com/txrollerderby...."

Oct. 16, 2015 Column by Kate X Messer

Austin Fashion Week Recommended: April 27
If Sunday is your holy day you may not make it to services
"...There is too much to do before the evening's Butterfly Kisses, Benefiting Breast Cancer Resource Centers of Texas event..."

April 26, 2014 Design Post by Anne Harris

Gay Place
Old friends bring new art to new gallery, and it's Q as all get-out
"...of all genders. First Fridays, 8-11pm. Spider House Patio Bar & Cafe, 2908 Fruth. femmeatx@gmail.com...."

Feb. 7, 2014 Column by Kate X Messer

Qmmunity: Interns, Writers Wanted
Join the team, cheer on a team, and find your queer events here
"...Reece and Mouthfeel. Double Scorpio shop on-site and open bar too, boo. Sat., April 13, 10pm. Location given at..."

April 12, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

18 International Frontwomen at SXSW Music
"...SkinWed. 13, Velveeta Room, 9pm; Thu. 14, Stephen F’s Bar, 10pm Cue up Sara Ammendolia's debut LP, Find a..."

March 15, 2019 Music Feature by Dan Gentile

A Drinker's Guide to Literary Austin
Local authors dish on their favorite bars for reading and writing
"...readings with crime fiction authors at Noir at the Bar; and Lit Crawl Against Humanity with Awst Press...."

Oct. 26, 2018 Food Post by Emily Beyda

Gay Place
This Pride keep the spark alive
"...DJ GiiQ. Sun., Aug. 12, 1-6pm. Azul Rooftop Pool Bar, 310 E. Fifth. $28-850...."

Aug. 10, 2018 Column by Sarah Marloff

Gay Place
Strength in numbers, strength in community
"...donated, and a special nod to Cheer Ups: The bar will match donations up to $1,000. Because, together, we..."

July 6, 2018 Column by Sarah Marloff

La Fenice's Cthulhu Beach Party
This commedia spoof mashes up surfside love and Lovecraft for an incredibly fun romp
"...by its setting on the outdoor stage at the Vortex/Butterfly Bar, where it can still feel rather sweltering even..."

June 8, 2018 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Gay Place
The Austin's Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary
"...queers and allies day party at our fave dive bar. Buy a new T – all proceeds go to..."

Sept. 8, 2017 Column by Sarah Marloff

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