1100 East 6th Street
Austin, TX 78702
Open every day 5pm to 2am
Happy Hour EVERY DAY 5pm to 7pm
Kitchen is open:
5pm to 10pm Sunday - Wednesday
5pm to 11pm Thursday - Saturday
The East Side Showroom is not just a family owned restaurant and bar, but a "Showroom" for the arts in all its delightful diversity! ESSR is set in Austin's vibrant East side. It resonates with an appreciation of art, a bohemian spirit and Texan hospitality. Designed by Mickie Danae Spencer, owner, creator, and metal worker, this space embodies her talented eye for detail from the hand crafted furniture, bar, chandeliers, lamps and periscope look-a-like (actually a street light post & upside down milk can) draft system. The ambiance reflects the cafés, music halls, and cabarets of pre-World War II throughout Eastern Europe and America. The walls display an ever changing art gallery from the local artist community. Silent movies with the likes of Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin and Harold Lloyd with live music that is inspired by the music halls of the 20's to the 40's.
Our clever and innovative Executive Chef, Fermin Nunez is dedicated to the art of creating the ultimate dining experience by using the freshest locally -grown ingredients and sustainable raised foods in fun share plates. See the "CUISINE" page for menu details.
Our Executive Barkeep, Bob King, has a profound appreciation for the classic American cocktail. Joined by his bar staff, these talented and knowledgeable mixologists transport you back in time to the golden era of cocktails. However don't be surprised to also see new and creative twist as well. They use fresh squeezed juices and artisanal liquors, along with hand-made infusions, tinctures and syrups to create unique cocktails reminiscent of the speakeasies of the prohibition era. Additionally, a select list of beers and wines that change seasonally and pair perfectly with our scrumptious edibles. Please see the "COCKTAILS" page for menu details.
In the spirit of Austin's "Live Music Capital of the World", ESSR is very proud to present talented local and international musicians that keep you spell bound in a bygone era...with very seldom a cover! Please see the "EVENTS" page for upcoming entertainment.
The Family; Trudy, Mickie and Mindie invite you to come help us pay homage to everything weird and wonderful in Austin!