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Kinda Tropical Closed, Owes $63K in Taxes
The venue is known for its electronic music, avocado toast, and sake
"...Fans of Kinda Tropical were disheartened last week when the Eastside bar,..."

Jan. 24, 2019 Food Post by Jessi Cape

New Waves at East Seventh Hangout Kinda Tropical
Reopening promises renewed inclusivity, curated menu
"...County taxes, the Springdale neighborhood bar and casual eatery Kinda Tropical quietly reopened during SXSW, with a brand-new menu,..."

April 5, 2019 Food Feature by Alex Detmar

Review: Kinda Tropical
Hot-weather food with a sunny disposition
"...seems inevitable that Austin would get a bar named Kinda Tropical. Every other shot is backdropped by Blanche Devereaux..."

July 28, 2017 Food Feature by Brandon Watson

Paradise is an Outlandish Tropical Western Band: Spliff Kazoo & His Fronds
Tiki quintet bring their “slow conga line” and excessive fog to Kinda Tropical on Thursdays
"...Spliff Kazoo & His FrondsKinda Tropical, Thursdays through October..."

Oct. 1, 2021 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Live Music This Weekend, Aug. 25-27
Your auditory agenda for the next three days
"...Kinda Tropical Fri., Aug. 25..."

Aug. 25, 2017 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

17 Austin Bars With Great Food and Drinks
These one-stop shops are known for more than booze
"...while you stare out the multistory wall of windows. Kinda Tropical..."

June 14, 2019 Food Feature by Emily Beyda

Crucial Concert Countdown: New Year’s Eve Edition
"...Carda collab "ILikeIt." – Rachel Rascoe Spliff Kazoo & His FrondsKinda Tropical (free)..."

Dec. 24, 2021 Music Column by Greg Stitt

10 New Year’s Eve To-Go Drink Options in Austin
Keep your festivities well-watered and safe at home
"...I’m a glass-half-full kinda guy, so here are a handful of ways to..."

Dec. 29, 2020 Food Post by David Brendan Hall

Faster Than Sound: Infinite Hellscape Brings Austin Eclecticism Into Focus Under West Texas Stars
Camping at the first-year Austin/Marathon/Ft. Davis fest
"...The Saturday event finalized a three-day run across Austin's Kinda Tropical, Marathon's the French Company Grocer, and finally Ft...."

Sept. 23, 2022 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Chronicle Editorial Staffers Name Their Essential Dishes
We've all got our favorites
"...fries. Something about hanging out on the patio at Kinda Tropical with a cocktail and a crisp, starchy pile..."

Sept. 23, 2022 Food Feature by Chronicle staff

Faster Than Sound: Unpacking Harry Styles' Austin Run With the Professor Teaching a Class on Him
Texas State's Dr. Louie Dean Valencia offers a crash course in the Harry-verse
"...of road-tripping gigs stretch across Austin (Sept. 15 at Kinda Tropical), Marathon (Sept. 16 at the French Company Grocer),..."

Sept. 9, 2022 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Faster Than Sound: Changes at Two Campus Cafes
The latest on Cactus Cafe and Spider House
"...can also contact Teams Behind Hotel Vegas and Kinda Tropical to Rebrand Spider House Cafe..."

Feb. 4, 2022 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

17 Austin Patios for Your Al Fresco Dining & Drinking Enjoyment
Check out these al fresco spots, if you're comfortable
"...rum, coconut, pineapple, and lime. It's to die for. Kinda Tropical3501 E. Seventh, 512/373-8430 Hours: Daily, noon-12mid. Brunch..."

March 12, 2021 Food Feature by Evan Rodriguez

Gay Place
One year later, Queer Dance Party Freakout returns to remove Sen. Cruz from office
"...Planet A (mostly) queer cast of DJs take over Kinda Tropical. Sat., Feb. 24, 9pm. Kinda Tropical, 3501 E...."

Feb. 23, 2018 Column by Sarah Marloff

10 of Austin's Best Bars
Looking for a new place to drink, dance, or eat? We got you.
"...Back Lot, Barfly’s, The Grackle, Lala’s Little Nugget Best Tropical Oasis: Tiki Tatsu-ya..."

June 25, 2022 Food Post

In a Previously Unpublished Interview Late Power Trip Frontman Riley Gale Talks SXSW, COVID, & American Healthcare
“I’m having nightmares about what [COVID] is going to do to the status quo”
"...We had that Fiesta Destructo show [at Kinda Tropical]. Even when SXSW got canceled, we were like,..."

Sept. 4, 2020 Music Feature by Rachel Rascoe

Voxtrot: The (Re)start of Something
12 years after disbanding, the forerunners of modern indie-pop call on the "mystical, inexplicable force" that flowed through their Early Music
"...set when I meet up with the band at Kinda Tropical in East Austin. My ingoing anxiety is that..."

Sept. 23, 2022 Music Feature by Julian Towers

Faster Than Sound: The 13th Floor Moves to Red River, Taking Over the Green Jay Space
The former Beerland building continues to evolve, and more music news
"...the new location to focus on continued operations at Kinda Tropical, as well as the KT team's reopening of..."

Sept. 2, 2022 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

The 13th Floor Moves to 711 Red River, formerly Beerland and the Green Jay
Small Eastside rock & roll bar debuts as downtown music venue, Sept. 3
"...the new location to focus on continued operations at Kinda Tropical, as well as the KT team’s reopening of..."

Aug. 29, 2022 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

Faster Than Sound: Levitation Returns for Halloween Weekend
A conversation with Botany and other cross-genre recs
"...of the back of pickup trucks in front of Kinda Tropical. Next week, perhaps they'll play shriek-infused fest ode..."

Oct. 22, 2021 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Fareground’s Triumphant Return, Johnson’s Backyard WTF, Wanderlust’s Wine Expansion, Hilton’s Analog Debut, and Never Mind That Got-Damn Pumpkin Spice …
All the news that’s fit to get your taste buds quivering
"...cocktail lounge led by one of the owners of Kinda Tropical), among others, are set to be our neighbors..."

Aug. 25, 2021 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Visiting Austin on a Budget
See the city and still afford your flight home
" Austin’s lively restaurant and bar scene. Check out Kinda Tropical if you’re into a backyard party vibe, Better..."

Aug. 20, 2021 Chronolog Post by Cody Song

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
"...a raffle with some cool sponsors, Desert Door [Distillery]. Kinda Tropical is putting together a discounted meal package for..."

Dec. 25, 2020 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Faster Than Sound: Austin Music Industry Adjusts to Life Without Gigs
Creative pivots, City Council relief resolution, and meet Quinn Ryan Curtin!
"...the Hotel Vegas ownership group's venues, including Barracuda and Kinda Tropical. Alongside apparel, the former offers a $250 "Barry's..."

April 3, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Austin Restaurant Take-Out and Other Food Delivery Options During Coronavirus Quarantine
Support local business while maintaining your social distance
"...Kinda Tropical Offering pickup Wed-Sun 2-9pm of food, coffee, alcohol,..."

March 16, 2020 Food Post by Jessi Cape

Faster Than Sound: Austin Industry Bands Together for March Music Week
Why Austin venues and musicians need you to turn out the next 10 days, and where to do it
"...Sat. 14, Kinda Tropical, 1pm..."

March 13, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

SXSW Cancellation “Devastating” for Grassroots Austin Music Businesses
Coronavirus shutdown impacts all levels of Austin music
" phone. Counting stakes in Hotel Vegas, Barracuda, and Kinda Tropical, he described the cancellation as "devastating" for Austin..."

March 13, 2020 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

SXSW Cancellation “Devastating” for Austin’s Grassroots Music Businesses
Coronavirus shutdown impacts all levels of Austin music
" phone. Counting stakes in Hotel Vegas, Barracuda, and Kinda Tropical, he described the cancellation as “devastating” for Austin’s..."

March 6, 2020 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Faster Than Sound – Beerland & Beyond: The Year in Music News
Squeezing out the decade's end in local music headlines
"...heavy and electronic sounds displaced by Beerland's shutter and Kinda Tropical's early 2019 hiatus, DIY space 523 Thompson hosted..."

Dec. 20, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Faster Than Sound: Unearthing Daniel Johnston’s If
Producer Brian Beattie has an unreleased Daniel Johnston album ready, but can’t make amends with the late cult singer’s management
"...42, died Oct. 2. Friends gathered last Sunday at Kinda Tropical to celebrate the prolific artist, who played in..."

Oct. 25, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

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