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Rio Rita Moves to Badlands
Was Chicon venue pushed, or did they jump?
"...the owners of two well-loved venues – Badlands and Rio Rita – exchanging fire via Facebook...."

Sept. 16, 2016 Music Post by Richard Whittaker

Rio Rita's Sexy Bloodys & French 75s
… or should we call them Freedom 75s?
"...Rio Rita's bloody marys are a testament to the fact..."

May 28, 2012 Food Post by Meghan Ruth Speakerman

Snapshot: Rio Rita's Record Player Party
"...There are two rules at Rio Rita's Monday night Love and a 45 Record Player..."

April 8, 2008 Music Post by Shelley Hiam

'Rio Bravo' a Stop on the Road to Hollywood
Whether she's playing Feathers or Pepper, Angie Dickinson tickles
"...the existence of Hollywood, I think it would be Rio Bravo." The 1959 Western stars John Wayne as a..."

April 15, 2011 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Donya Stockton Isn’t Going Anywhere Near Hell in That Handbasket
The Austin clubland mover-and-shaker weaves much to the imagination
"...Donya Stockton, co-owner of Austin’s Beerland and Rio Rita and King Bee and the Aristocrat and other..."

April 4, 2016 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Crawl No. 2
Shangri-La, Violet Crown, Rio Rita's, the Brixton, Liberty, the White Horse
"...MS: I'm on record as a big fan of Rio Rita's marvelous Bloody Marys. The Stocktons were trailblazers in..."

Aug. 10, 2012 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

Black Art Matters Puts Artists of Color in the Spotlight
Austin Justice Coalition's exhibition opens Feb. 17
"...Part of the way through our interview at Rio Rita, Stephanie Warren, the artist and creative director for..."

Feb. 16, 2018 Arts Post by Amani Newton

Seven Places in Austin to Eat and Drink on a Budget: Jan. 30-Feb. 5
Your day by day guide to the best local happy hours and deals
"...5-7pm. Tuesday King Bee Lounge 1906 E. 12th, 512/600-6956 Rio Rita 1203 Chicon, 512/524-0384 OK, hear us out. We..."

Jan. 30, 2017 Food Post by Brandon Watson

Sixth Sense
Neighbors, business owners, and the city are all searching for the future of East Sixth Street
"...East Sixth almost five years ago when they opened Rio Rita. Stockton and his wife would eventually become involved..."

Feb. 24, 2012 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Gay Place
This Pride keep the spark alive
"...2018 marks the eve of the Stonewall Riots' 50th anniversary – that's next year and we can..."

Aug. 10, 2018 Column by Sarah Marloff

Drink 'Til It Helps
Boozy events that give back to queers and the greater community
"...and a bunch of queers while enjoying some of Rio Rita’s specialty cocktails. Plus, what a great hashtag, amiright?..."

July 12, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

Gay Place
Please don't stop the music
"...Rio Rita Caroloke Singing in the shower is great, but..."

June 15, 2018 Column by Sarah Marloff

Gay Place
Queer-story being made in Austin
"...Rio Rita Caroloke Singing in the shower is great, but..."

May 11, 2018 Column by Sarah Marloff

Gay Place
Die Felicia scares up a new night and Cheer Ups celebrates eight years with Lez Wedding
"...Rio Rita Caroloke Singing in the shower is great, but..."

April 13, 2018 Column by Sarah Marloff

Shhmaltz's New Home, Vegan Yacht's Windfall
Today's Austin food news
"...moving from its old digs behind Farewell Books to Rio Rita in October. Break out your cassingle of Boys..."

Sept. 17, 2015 Food Post by Brandon Watson

Tape Worms
A new doc and art show celebrate cassette culture
"...cover art affected video-rental culture. The show's opening at Rio Rita on Feb. 4 will include prints from Tim..."

Feb. 4, 2011 Screens Feature by Ashley Moreno

Beautiful Songs and Good, Heavy Sounds
"...609 Bar, the Brazos Bar, the Austin Bar, and Rio Rita were havens for people who worked hard during..."

Nov. 27, 1998 Music Feature by Belinda Acosta

Gay Place: Computer Love
The robots come to town and teach us a li'l history
"...initial hits rang on Top 40s as quirky futuriffic curios, finally gaining steam once early house DJs started finding..."

Sept. 25, 2015 Column by Kate X Messer

Off the Record
Charlie Sexton and Stephen Bruton hang with the Dude, and Haunting Oboe Music's calender year
"...and lounge on the Eastside, two doors down from Rio Rita...."

Sept. 19, 2008 Music Column by Austin Powell

Texas PodAcalypse Takes the Show on the Road
Podcast mini-tour hits Rio Rita August 25
"...Texas PodAcalypse: Saturday, August 25, at Rio Rita, 1203 Chicon...."

Aug. 18, 2018 Chron Events Post by Ben Speigner

Playback: This Is Not Traditional
Tim Kerr and Jerry Hagins remain unconventional in Up Around the Sun, plus an update on World Class Capital Group
"...he met though Irish and old-time jams at the Rio Rita coffeehouse, to record some banjo tunes for him..."

Aug. 17, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Gay Place
Drink ’til it helps
"...for the Texas Mamma Jamma. Wed., July 18, 7-11pm. Rio Rita, 1203 Chicon...."

July 13, 2018 Column by Sarah Marloff

Gay Place
The Return of Homo Arigato
"...of the work we've made after screening it at various festivals around the country." One such project, inspired by..."

Jan. 12, 2018 Column by Sarah Marloff

Sober-ish Spaces for Dry January Hangs
Just because you’re not drinking doesn’t mean you have to stay home
"...Place, we know Austin takes its bar culture very seriously and that our LGBTQ communities sometimes fixate too much..."

Jan. 8, 2018 Chron Events Post by Sarah Marloff

Beerland Handed Down
Austin Jukebox group takes over Red River punk cavity
"...handful of other Austin businesses, including the Aristocrat and Rio Rita, Beerland’s always been the true labor of love..."

Dec. 17, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Gay Place
Queer holiday joy
"...hour specials go late ('til 8pm). Third Wednesdays, 6-10pm. Rio Rita, 1203 Chicon...."

Dec. 15, 2017 Column by Sarah Marloff

TK Tunchez, Space Creatress
With mercados such as Frida Fridays, this artist and jewelry maker makes room for women of color to share art and build community
"...Poco a Poco's Midweek Mar­kets, begun in 2016 at Rio Rita and now held at Sahara Lounge. These pop-up..."

Dec. 8, 2017 Arts Feature by Leticia Urieta

Gay Place
The community mourns the loss of Monica Loera and Ceci Gratias
"...a new care center. Sat., Nov. 11, 7-11pm. JW Marriott Austin. $50-250, www.asaustin.org...."

Nov. 10, 2017 Column by Sarah Marloff

Original 12th Street Muralist Likely to Handle Replacement
Chris Rogers is still considering the subject of a new mural
"...the crowd she'd met with owners of Mama Sana prior to painting over the piece and also reached out..."

May 26, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Dear Glutton: First Date Spots for Non-Drinkers
Finding a place to drink with teetotaling options
"...off like you're trying to scam a free meal (seriously, I had a friend who once went on a..."

Feb. 17, 2017 Food Column by Emily Beyda

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