Stay Gold

Bars, Cocktail bars East Cesar Chavez
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Stay Gold
Photograph: Courtesy Stay Gold/Clayton Hodges

Named for the famous last words uttered a dying Johnny says to Ponyboy in the novel turned 1983 film, The Outsiders, Stay Gold is a welcome addition to the ever-evolving East Cesar Chavez corridor. Nathan Hill and Will Tanner, alums of honky-tonk bar White Horse Saloon and campus haunt Hole in the Wall, are at the helm of Stay Gold. The soace is dominated by pintucked and studded lounge seating and a small stage, often occupied by local talent. The spacious patio is home to Toaster, the food truck known for its comfort-food offerings. Stay Gold demonstrates a new-school approach to classics—witness their ‘Beauty School Dropout’ (El Silencio espadin mezcal, Campari, grapefruit bitters, lime).

By: Anastacia Uriegas

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Venue name: Stay Gold
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Address: 1910 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin

Cross street: at Adam L Chapa Sr St
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 3pm-2am; Sat, Sun noon-2am
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I'm so glad I had the chance to visit Stay Gold while I was in Austin. Located in East Austin it's kind of a stand alone (Austin is not truly a walking city, at least in my experience), but worth making a trek. A seemingly unambitious bar, I was really taken aback when I walked in and there were belly dancers dancing alongside a band which included an oud. Outside, there is a spacious patio where they allow dogs and there is a food truck. Heaven. Aside from this, there was a palm reader... not sure if they worked there or were just hanging out, but it added to the overall ambience. Really dug this place.