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The Roosevelt Room Stands Its Ground in a New Downtown
How the right lease negotiations kept the Fifth Street bar in business
"...horseshoe booth of black leather inside their dimly lit Roosevelt Room, June's sun blaring outside, Lavenue and Gobis tell..."

July 12, 2019 News Feature by Lindsay Stafford Mader

New Hours at Roosevelt Room, a New Face at Geraldine's
Today's Austin food news
" Dennis Gobis are extending the hours at The Roosevelt Room and introducing a new happy hour. Now life..."

Sept. 21, 2015 Food Post by Brandon Watson

Fallen Warriors Remind of Roosevelt Leaks
Victory in adversity
" a knee injury, I keep thinking back to Roosevelt Leaks...."

Nov. 18, 2011 Sports Post by Joe O'Connell

Craft Work
The Roosevelt Room primes West Fifth revival
"...The Roosevelt Room hopes to bring even more sophistication to a..."

Oct. 30, 2015 Food Feature by Adrienne Whitehorse

Hyde Park on Hudson
The film gets big points for casting Bill Murray as FDR but its vision gets muddy after that.
"...there’s something indecorous about this glimpse of Franklin Delano Roosevelt as a presidential rake, a serial adulterer who carried..."

Dec. 21, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Image of a First Lady
Based on her physical appearance alone, Jean Stapleton is a natural to portray Eleanor. But it turns out that the accomplished actress' resemblance to the first lady doesn't end there. It extends to her idealism, her feminism, and even her awakening to activism.
"...Jean Stapleton was a terrific choice to portray Eleanor Roosevelt on the stage or screen -- which she has..."

Nov. 10, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Ghost Hunting at Austin’s Spookiest Bars and Restaurants
Our favorite haunts
" critic and editor, I've run across a few rooms that could be described as ghastly, I have never..."

Oct. 28, 2016 Food Feature by Brandon Watson

Drink Your Flowers
Austin mixologists are putting the petal to the mezcal
"...a zero-proof cocktail that still has us feeling flushed. Roosevelt Room Lonesome Dove When the Roosevelt Room makes a..."

Nov. 19, 2015 Food Post by Brandon Watson

Thursday Picks & Sleepers
SXSW Thursday handicapping by the blurb
"...He has our full attention. (Also: Fri., 1am, Victorian Room at the Driskill) – Kevin Curtin..."

March 20, 2015 Music Feature

17 Austin Bars With Great Food and Drinks
These one-stop shops are known for more than booze
"...Lone Star and an order of country-fried steak with potato-mushroom hash, tilting back in your chair and looking up..."

June 14, 2019 Food Feature by Emily Beyda

A Round of Applause
"...continuous redevelopment of ATX, and the owners of the Roosevelt Room for exercising the fortitude and foresight to stick..."

July 15, 2019 Postmarks

What’s the Best Summertime Cocktail?
Whisler’s and Tigress bartenders talk summer sips
"...Justin Lavenue, owner of Roosevelt Room*, agrees with Swadley about the importance of bringing..."

July 11, 2019 Food Post by Emily Beyda

Fat-Washed Cocktails Make a Comeback
Your next drink might involve foie gras and a centrifuge
"...The Roosevelt Room's bar team uses a centrifuge to merge (and..."

June 1, 2018 Food Feature by Adrienne Whitehorse

Mixed Metaphors
These craft cocktails are for the books
"...Garnish with a thick-cut grapefruit peel. Justin Lavenue, The Roosevelt Room..."

June 17, 2016 Food Feature by Brandon Watson

Friday Picks & Sleepers
Obvious Picks and loads of not-so-obvious Sleepers!
"...Jon Dee Graham 11pm, The Velveeta Room Playing two showcases this year, one of Austin's best..."

March 20, 2015 Music Feature

25 Bars That Define Austin
Dives, lounges, and saloons that are raising the bar
"...on the flocked wallpaper. Ahh, love, American style. The Roosevelt Room307 W. Fifth, 512/494-4094"

July 21, 2017 Food Feature by Brandon Watson

Wednesday Picks & Sleepers
First night SXSW Music recommendations and hints
"...making sparking pop that rose above the crush of bedroom producers. His Twin Shadow arrives at this year's SXSW..."

March 20, 2015 Music Feature

SXSW Comedy: The Daily Show Presents the Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library
Capturing the President's character in 140-character bursts
"...White House started in the 1930s, when Franklin D. Roosevelt announced the construction of his library. He believed that..."

March 9, 2019 SXSW Post by Ashley Moreno

Tickets on Sale Now for Austin Oyster Fest, Austin Women in Culinary Dinner, and Austin Food & Wine Festival
These are three foodie events you should definitely not miss
"...followed by a four-course dinner in the main dining room prepared by a talented line-up of 16 female chefs,..."

Jan. 24, 2019 Food Post by Emily Beyda

From Spooky to Swanky, October Is Full of Food Fun
Open that calendar app and start making plans
"...The Roosevelt Room has debuted an all-new 80-drink menu. Intensively developed..."

Oct. 18, 2018 Food Post by Emily Beyda

A Posies Pop-Up Show
“Classy clusterfuck” jangled the Roosevelt Room on Wednesday
"...Austin’s Roosevelt Room is a lovely bar, an establishment where people..."

May 5, 2016 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Local Restaurants Celebrate Negroni Week
Where to score deals on this ideal hot weather aperitif
"...The Roosevelt Room is going full gourmet by partnering with the..."

June 24, 2019 Food Post by Emily Beyda

Faster Than Sound: Vivien Goldman’s Lasting Echoes of Feminist Punk
Vanguard journalist brings new book to Austin, the Larriva family remembers their friend Elliott Smith, and local musicians pop up all over the place
"...Theatre and often leads his own quartet at the Roosevelt Room...."

April 26, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Top 10 Constant Cravings: Sips
Life's too short not to indulge
"...6) ROOSEVELT ROOM I'm not even sure where to begin on..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

Savor a Life of Leisure at Last Straw
Celebrate endless summer during Texas Tiki Week
"...through the past few years (at bars like Whisler’s, Roosevelt Room, drink.well and Nickel City), and right now Austin..."

Sept. 9, 2018 Food Post by Veronica Meewes

Texas Tiki Week Returns With an All-Star Cast and Tropical Spirit
The annual event is back with the best bits of tiki craft and history
"...Ports O' Call, which featured Singapore-, Saigon-, and Macao-themed rooms. As with so many trends, the mainstreaming of tiki..."

Sept. 7, 2018 Food Feature by Tom Thornton

Gay Place
Cheers, queers!
"...9) Roosevelt Room..."

July 21, 2017 Column by Sarah Marloff

Raise Your Glass to Negroni Week
Drink a cocktail, do some good
"...gentleman who sort of looks like Marcello Mastroianni. The Roosevelt Room The nonprofit: Austin Children’s Shelter The drink: The..."

June 8, 2016 Food Post by Brandon Watson

Argus Cidery Open Weekends, Bribery Open Nights
Daily Austin food news
"...a huge parking lot party featuring cocktails from The Roosevelt Room, barbecue sandwiches from Wünder, plus noms from Wholly..."

Feb. 29, 2016 Food Post by Brandon Watson

Austin Food + Wine Festival Tickets Go On Sale Today
More events, more celebrity chefs
"...Trefethen, and Justin Lavenue and Dennis Gobis of The Roosevelt Room, and the Peached Tortilla’s Eric Silverstein host a..."

Jan. 20, 2016 Food Post by Brandon Watson

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