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Cheer Up Charlies Owners Take Over Rio Rita
Tamara Hoover and Maggie Lea plan to re-open the East Austin bar by 2020
"...Over the summer, patrons of cafe and bar Rio Rita on 12th and Chicon found an actual “Gone..."

Nov. 21, 2019 Food Post by Rachel Rascoe

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

Best Lounge
TIE: Rio Rita; the HighBall
"...Kitschy and swanky: That’s how Austin loves her lounges. Rio Rita spreads the chintz love around its colorful space..."

Oct. 14, 2011 Best of Austin Feature

Best Bar Staff
TIE: Rio Rita; Nomad
"...a mean Bloody Mary). With this in mind, both Rio Rita on the Eastside and Nomad, a cozy North..."

Sept. 4, 2009 Best of Austin Feature

Best Bloody Mary
Rio Rita
"...Rio Rita's all about multitasking – bar, coffee shop, eatery,..."

Sept. 4, 2009 Best of Austin Feature

Best Throwback on the Street
7UP Rio Rita Sign
"...be told, we don't know much about the old Rio Rita on East Sixth, except that it was once..."

Oct. 14, 2005 Best of Austin Feature

Qmmunity: The Queer Stories That Made 2019
Looking back, enjoying gelato, and the return of Middle School Dance Party
"...this year marked the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, and I certainly wasn't paying attention to the other..."

Dec. 20, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

Qmmunity: Fear, but Make It Queer
Abbott revives attack on trans kids, Netflix brings queer Fear Street party to Austin, and more news
"...special session, Gov. Greg Abbott is asking lawmakers to prioritize legislation similar to this year's Senate Bill 29, which..."

July 9, 2021 Column by Beth Sullivan

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

Faster Than Sound: Spoon Returns On Full Blast
Reigning local rockers' surprise show at Mohawk and more music news
"...locally bred group announced the surprise appearance a day prior, with two-per-person $20 tickets available exclusively for pickup at..."

July 9, 2021 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

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

Behind the Beerland Strike
Legacy punk club and labels in limbo amid owner money issues
"...find a buyer for the club in the weeks prior to Tuesday’s press release...."

May 31, 2019 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

Turning Lipstick Traces Into a Graphic Novel
Lana Lesley adapts the Rude Mechs' punk spectacle to the printed page
"...ten-day chunks, and then put it away for long periods, and find my way back to it. And that's..."

May 29, 2019 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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 Events Post by Ben Speigner

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