The bar that had once aspired to grow the largest collection of canned beer in Texas is no more. In Bar 2211’s place is something very different: a retro-inspired bar called Kitty Cohen’s.
“Inspired by the daredevil ladies in our life, Kitty Cohen’s is a bar, lounge & outdoor kitchen that is a little bit classy, a little bit trashy, and steals its design aesthetic from 1970s Palm Beach clubs, bungalows and swinging pads,” according to Kitty Cohen’s website.
Kitty Cohen’s — owned by 1886 Management, the group behind Proof & Cooper in Dripping Springs and the Blackheart on Rainey Street (and the now-defunct Bar 2211) — opens on Wednesday, with a grand opening celebration set for July 22, exactly a month later.
The bar hopes to become your go-to summer hangout and makes a persuasive case for it with a bright and colorful outdoor patio area, complete with big blue umbrellas and even a shallow-water pool. (The most striking feature inside is a grand piano.)
Plus, the outdoor kitchen will become the site of pop-ups featuring local chefs. For drinks, expect cocktails, punch and other refreshing options like sake and beer.
At 2211 Webberville Road, near the tiny Fleet Coffee and the relocated Dog and Duck Pub, Kitty Cohen’s will be opened 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. Mondays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, visit the Facebook page at facebook.com/kittycohens/timeline.