Lavaca Street Bar opens in World of Beer’s old South Lamar location

Arianna Auber / American-Statesman. The new Lavaca Street Bar has plenty of seating, as well as a couple of basketball hoops in one corner.

Arianna Auber / American-Statesman. The new Lavaca Street Bar has plenty of seating, as well as a couple of basketball hoops in one corner.

Lavaca Street Bar now has three locations in key sections of the city: downtown, in the Domain Northside’s Rock Rose entertainment district and, as of Monday, on South Lamar Boulevard.

The bar from locally based FBR Management — the owners of other popular Austin spots like Star Bar, the Rattle Inn and Mean Eyed Cat — has moved into the old World of Beer location, a chain with 50 taps and more than 500 bottles, that despite its supply of beer couldn’t quite find a following here.

But Lavaca Street Bar may prove to be more successful, having clearly found a formula that works: good beer and cocktails, TVs playing sports games and bites from Chef Ralph Gilmore’s Turf ‘n Surf Po’Boys.

The opening tap list includes FBR’s collaboration with Last Stand Brewing. The Ale Pastor was, as the name suggests, inspired by a taco. Other beers include Hops & Grain A Pale Mosaic, Avery Brewing White Rascal and Thirsty Planet Thirsty Goat.

At 3121 S. Lamar Blvd., the new Lavaca Street Bar is opened from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. on weekends. Once the staff adjusts, it’ll be opened every day at 11 a.m. like the other two locations.

For more information, visit lavacastreet.com.

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