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King Bee Lounge

  • Restaurants
  • Central East Austin
  • price 1 of 4
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended
King Bee Lounge
Photograph: Courtesy King Bee/Amerykah Trevino-Martinez

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

King Bee Lounge was formerly the home of blues bar Legendary White Swan, before it was taken over by Billy Hankey (former bar manager at Bar Congress) and Colette Dein (former operations manager of Second Bar + Kitchen). They have a rotating selection of signature drinks that includes classics like the Boulevardier (rye bourbon, campari, sweet vermouth) and frozen drinks like local favorite, Bee’s Knees (gin, local honey, lemon juice, served with edible flowers). Because they make decadently topped pizzas in-house, the aroma of baking pizza always lingers in the air—we love the Cheez-illa. Live music, stand-up comedy and theme parties (tiki, Halloween) bring in both old and new faces, but the cocktails, pizza and hospitality keep them coming back.

Written by
Veronica Meewes


1906 E 12th St
Opening hours:
Daily 5pm-2am
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