Javelina Bar: MENU, Pictures, Short Review, and a Call for Action

Javelina Bar: MENU, Pictures, Short Review, and a Call for Action

Another bar, ahem – excuse me – I mean to say a real restaurant (golly gee!) has finally opened in the Rainey District of Downtown Austin.  Yes – reader – you may be sensing sarcasm.  That’s because even though, yes, Javelina Bar has a kitchen and a menu – making them technically a restaurant – and even though the owners are touting that they are different than the other bars in the district because they have said kitchen – there’s no mistaking that this place totally feels more like a bar than a restaurant – I mean, it even has the word “Bar” in its name.

But – I will say, I think it’s a step in the right direction. A nice, large step in the right direction.

I visited the brand new establishment yesterday, had a couple of brews and a fairly delish veggie burger (they put queso on it, too!).  Nice, clean, pseudo-rustic environment. Understandably, they were working out some kinks, but I will say, the food was alright and the service was super friendly (shout-out to bartender / server Amanda!).

So, here’s the menu – in all of its glory:  

And here are some pictures of the joint (and my meal):

And now for the CALL TO ACTION:

People – every time you go into Javelina – please order food!  Let the owners know you would to there for lunch, too!  Facebook them, call them, write them letters.  They have said if there is a demand, they will extend their kitchen hours – and who knows – they may even expand their offerings.  Let’s show them we demand it!!!



About amber gugino

Amber Gugino loves living downtown. She's a board member of The Shore Condo Owners Association, and has been an active board member of the Downtown Austin Neighborhood Association and member of the Junior League of Austin. She adores her dog, Blog, and she learns something new about downtown Austin every day.


  1. avatar Meredith Brock says:

    Just tried it Sunday afternoon, and the sweet potato fries are a must!

  2. I will try that out. Thanks for the info on the restaurant!! It looks great…especially the javelina burger.

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