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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

Qmmunity: A Landmark Hearing, but LGBTQ Voices Still Needed at the Capitol
Plus Guerrilla Queer Bar's Spring Fling and more qweeah events
"...Guerrilla Queer Bar: Spring Fling for Out Youth Forget the milkshakes, these..."

May 10, 2019 Column by Beth Sullivan

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

17 Austin Patios for Your Al Fresco Dining & Drinking Enjoyment
Check out these al fresco spots, if you're comfortable
"...lurch into the second year of the pandemic, many bars and restaurants that didn't already boast great outdoor spaces..."

March 12, 2021 Food Feature by Evan Rodriguez

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
" 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."

Aug. 11, 2017 Column by Sarah Marloff

Vortex and New Manifest Theatre's good friday
Kristiana Rae Colón's shocking drama puts audiences at the intersection of gun violence and sexual assault, and makes us think about both
"...stand. It's a performance that separates Galbraith from Bianca Ibarra's revealed antagonist Natalie, who's played (perhaps intentionally?) with all..."

March 13, 2020 Arts Review by Trey Gutierrez

All in the Patrizi Family
New East Austin food truck culls 50 years of family values
" 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

The DWNLD: A QPOC Event Looks to Reclaim Space in Austin
Where queer people of color can come and feel like home
"...Excitedly, she described the Butterfly Bar @ the Vortex as a “big hard drive..."

Feb. 1, 2020 Qmmunity Post by Diane Zaragoza

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."

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."

Sept. 18, 2015 Column by Kate X Messer

Local Restaurants Celebrate Negroni Week
Where to score deals on this ideal hot weather aperitif
"...Star, the signature drink of lakeside picnics and backyard barbecues, is probably the first bev that comes to mind..."

June 24, 2019 Food Post by Emily Beyda

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."

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

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
" Sat., Oct. 17, 6pm. Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd. $15."

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."

Feb. 7, 2014 Column by Kate X Messer

Ethos' :Humpty
Melissa Vogt and Chad Salvata's musical takes the childhood rhyme into adult territory, balancing lighthearted elements with macabre darkness
"...a treat. What's not to enjoy about grabbing a Butterfly Bar martini and a plate of pasta from Patrizi's..."

Sept. 27, 2019 Arts Review by Trey Gutierrez

Qmmunity: 50 Years Queer History
Everything you need to know to make the best of Pride Weekend
"...Curran Nault, and Toby Johnson; Waller Creek Conservancy's Kim Barker and Donald Miller; and the generous assistance of the..."

Aug. 9, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

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