Starting in November, Austin’s newest restaurant, Eberly, will be the envy of every Villager when Cedar Tavern is reborn in the restaurant’s back room.
Closed in 2006, the Cedar Tavern was a famous Beat Era hotspot, attracting the likes of Jack Kerouac and Jackson Pollock. After its closing a small group of Texan Cedar Tavern lovers, purchased the rights to the bar and its interiors. The bar—which was moved section-by-section—has been sitting in a Texas warehouse for the past 8 years as the group searched for the perfect location to resurrect the Village icon.
Cedar Tavern was no stranger to moves even during its time in New York. First opened in the 1860s on Cedar Street, the bar moved to the Village in the 1930s, first to West 8th Street and then eventually to its famous home on University Place. In 1963 the building was bought and demolished forcing yet another move—this time just down the street.
While the new Cedar Tavern may be over a thousand miles from the Village and 8 years in the making, the owners hope the spirit of the bar remains.
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