Our History

Bar Bar has a colorful history.

Originally constructed in 1925, the Sutton Company completed the downtown Austin conversion of The Brazos Loft (where Bar Bar lives!) in early 1999. Each loft space is separated by a brick wall and most of the units have the original, narrow-plank hardwood floors. The Bar Bar and the Barber Shop are the ONLY tenants below street level. Click here to see what we were selling in 1948!

Once you successfully navigate our sneaky entrance (not all do), grab a cold beverage and head over to our iconic brick wall (est 1925). Inside the vintage, gold frame, you'll notice a few "kisses." We're not really sure who left them...or when. Were they left back during prohibition? Or was it only a few years ago? After all, this space was once home to an underground and exclusive gentlemen's club. Oh my!

If anything, it seems these Hot Lips were left by a group of impatient ladies as they were lining up to use the powder room. There's always a line, isn't there?

Oh, if these walls could talk.