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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

Butterfly Bar Hosts a Night of New Classical Music
Some of our city’s best all in one place
"...own adventure,” she explains, “We’re taking over the entire Butterfly Bar space at the Vortex – inside and outside..."

May 22, 2023 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

Qmmunity: The Queer-ster Bunny
A springtime showing of Austin's queer haps, like a new leather bar, pre-show parties, and the academic achievement by a young Black trans scholar.
"...AE continues the long tradition of Eagle leather-and-Levi's gay bars. Not so much a chain as a location-spanning title,..."

April 7, 2023 Column by James Scott

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

Qmmunity: South by So Gay
Squeeze all the juice from these fruity events, both SXSW-adjacent and beyond
"...girl" Las Ofrendas. Fri., March 10, 4-10pm. Placeholder Tiki Bar, 96 Rainey."

March 10, 2023 Column by James Scott

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

Qmmunity: The RuPaul Express
Join the Ru-volution in Austin at one of our local Drag Race watch parties
"...For the leather bar lover: The Austin Eagle with host Cheeki Khant. For..."

Jan. 12, 2024 Column by James Scott

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

Cassette Roulette, Some Bitchcraft, and More Arts Events
Get arty this week with our recommended happenings
"...tells the story of the “petite but ruthless” Vera Barton, the richest Black woman in post-World War II Austin..."

Feb. 23, 2024 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Hard Proof’s Fela Kuti Felabration!! and More Crucial Concerts This Week
Austin Corn Lovers Fiesta, Janelle Monáe, and Mockjaw lead our recommended shows
" an abandoned Bushwick train tunnel, and they're now embarking on an international tour. Mythically (but not actually) Melbourne-bred,..."

Oct. 6, 2023 Music Column by Raoul Hernandez

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 White

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

Qmmunity: Transing Pride
ATX Trans Pride puts the spotlight on the transgender community during Austin Pride
"...The Barbie Brunch and Day Party A collab between House of..."

Aug. 11, 2023 Column by James Scott

Telugu MMA drama floats like a bee, stings like a butterfly
"...counting the big battle sequence set at a location (bar? gym? who knows!) called De Las Putas that would..."

Aug. 26, 2022 Movie Review by Josh Hurtado

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: The Thrift Store We Adore
Top Drawer Thrift gets their second wind in new North Loop location opening Friday
"...all began over a conversation at [a] local gay bar in the wee hours of the morning.” Two PT..."

March 15, 2024 Column by James Scott

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