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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

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

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

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

In a Previously Unpublished Interview Late Power Trip Frontman Riley Gale Talks SXSW, COVID, & American Healthcare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

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
"...by 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
"...by 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

Faster Than Sound: 523 Thompson Sticks Around
DIY venue co-runners recap a year ahead of Vans event, Rev. Merrill Wade ends the Soul of a Musician Series, and Hi, How Are You Project announces Daniel Johnston tribute
"...Thompson provided transfer for the electronic scene housed by Kinda Tropical and the hardcore sounds displaced at Beerland. On..."

Sept. 20, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Best Live Music Performances of 2018
The bands and venues that kept our critics on their feet
"...Dan Gentile: Kinda Tropical..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Music Feature by Greg Beets

Election Night Party People
Celebrate (or commiserate) with the candidates
"...Amit Motwani (D3): Kinda Tropical, 3501 E. Seventh..."

Nov. 2, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Contrast Film Festival Pushes Boundaries, Defies Gender
New film festival presents America: The Remix
"...venues around Austin, including AFS Cinema, Alamo Drafthouse Ritz, Kinda Tropical, and Cheer Up Charlies. Headliners include the opening..."

July 20, 2018 Screens Feature by Sarah Marloff

Gay Place
A sign of good things to come?
"...from Dylan Reece and Malika. Fri., July 20, 10pm. Kinda Tropical, 3501 E. Seventh. $12-40. www.contrastfilmfest.com...."

July 20, 2018 Column by Sarah Marloff

Public Notice: “Gerrymandering Is Not a Game”
"... except when it is"
"...homeless immigrants since 1986. Saturday, July 14, noon-4pm, at Kinda Tropical, 3501 E. Seventh...."

July 13, 2018 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Gay Place
Long live the long weekend
"...a line to make change! Sun., May 27, 1-4pm. Kinda Tropical, 3501 E. Seventh. www.outsiderfest.org...."

May 25, 2018 Column by Sarah Marloff

Gay Place
A radical week of queer events is full speed ahead!
"...and toes all night long. Sat., April 21, 10pm. Kinda Tropical, 3501 E. Seventh. $10...."

April 20, 2018 Column by Sarah Marloff

SXSW Music Review: She Shreds Day Party
Diverse, inclusive representation of guitarists
"...forced She Shreds magazine’s day party to relocate from Kinda Tropical following Shamir’s set. The scramble meant shortened set..."

March 14, 2018 SXSW Post by Libby Webster

Is Austin's Growing Dance Music Scene in Need of Its Own HQ?
We talk to a dozen members of ATX’s electronic music community
"...Cordova, a Houston transplant who throws techno shows at Kinda Tropical and Las Cruxes. "Building a raw space from..."

Nov. 10, 2017 Music Feature by Dan Gentile

Bill Converse Shapes Texas Techno
Underground turntable maestro needs no introduction to local DJs, but to the broader community he's flown under the radar
"...to hard and fast techno at makeshift dance spot Kinda Tropical. His skill on turntables – sometimes playing three..."

Oct. 20, 2017 Music Feature by Dan Gentile

Gay Place
Cheers, queers!
"...10) Kinda Tropical..."

July 21, 2017 Column by Sarah Marloff

The Return of Lila Downs
‘La Reyna’ makes another rare stop in Austin – tonight
"...Lila Downs performs with all the force of a tropical depression. On 2012’s Pecados y Milagros, her ninth LP,..."

April 9, 2013 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Music Amidst Used Furniture
The History of the Red River Strip
"...and Red River, staring straight down the latter. The Tropical Isle, on the corner of Sixth and Red River,..."

Oct. 11, 1996 Music Feature

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