by Leonora Kushin on
This place has a special qlich in my memory bank. This used to be a hip bar down an alley at the foot of SFMOMA. That used to encourage young art type kids to Tag or wheat paste their bathrooms. I remember a certain someone going right into the bathroom with paste and paper in hand- and not a word form the folks behind the bar. 111 was a hip bar that served tall - boys and played Drum & Bass and had great dances party - with art on its walls. Now 111 is more of a grown up establishment where you can find office type's drinking and socializing amongst music and art. They still have tall-boy's at a decent price. I have to say that I only come here when a friend is having a show because they mostly have show that fall in too the pedestrian movement. Then again they do have some jewels of a show once in a while. I think that the days of track bikes crowding the alley are gone... On that note , I have to say that I enjoy coming here once in awhile because you can always chat it up with a depressed lawyer or an architect whose going through a divorce. It's weird I always meet the most random people here... I guess that's the best way I can sum up this place- Randomly cool at best...
by Charles Duffney on
I used to host parties with my friends and I've partied there before. bartenders are cool. I guess bartenders and I got this connection. lol Always takes care of me. Maybe I'm just a big tipper. ;-P Anyways, something about this place, my friends always love to go here. I'm not a huge fan, going to huge venues. It's a huge meat market for the people who loves to go here. It's probably recommended for people who likes the huge crowd for singles, but it's not for me.
by Camron R. on
This is a pretty cool place to chill, but if you're not familiar with East Austin and live in North Austin and work in West Austin you'll probably have a hard time finding the place. It's kinda like the g-spot. You just wander around in the same place for a while and then it suddenly pops up out of nowhere and you're like 'Eureka!" What moron designed the roads over there? If it weren't for the place being big and red and the name being the Red House Lounge I probably would have never found it. So I drank so much that I forgot to eat. What I really like about this place is it's like good old times when I was in college and we would sit out on the porch and drink beer and be too lazy to walk in the house so we'd pee in the bushes. Except that didn't happen here because I didn't want to get arrested or kicked out. The real exciting thing about this place is they serve their beer in schooners. And if you've ever spent a day in West Texas you'll know what I'm talking about. Most places in Austin opt for the mug or pint glass and I've even seen some flutes.