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Published on April 22, 2024
East Austin Welcomes 'The Long Goodbye' – A New All-Day Cocktail Lounge and Food Truck Hub on Manor RoadSource: Google Street View

The food and cocktail scene in East Austin is about to get hotter with the opening of The Long Goodbye, a new all-day destination spot combining drink, dining, and shopping experiences. Slated to open on April 26 at 2808 Manor Road, the space includes a cocktail lounge, outdoor bar, and a fleet of food trucks, announced the proprietors. The venue promises classic drinks and locally influenced specialties in a setting inspired by the neo-noir film "The Long Goodbye," as reported by Austin Eater

According to  KXAN, the complex spans over a generous corner lot that can house more than 200 guests, surrounded by a cocktail lounge of 1,100 square feet. Anchored by food trucks Fleet Coffee and La Santa Barbacha, the venue has been buzzing since last summer offering caffeinated beverages and barbacoa delights, respectively. The indoor bar presents espresso martinis featuring cold brew from Fleet Coffee, while outside, patrons can enjoy Oaxacan martinis among other agave-based concoctions.

Fleet Coffee, an Austin mainstay since 2016, and La Santa Barbacha, the brainchild of sisters Daniela and Rosa de Lima Hernández, represent the culinary backbone of The Long Goodbye. "As East Austin residents, my wife and I look forward to contributing another interesting spot for locals and visitors to get a cocktail or a beer, grab a coffee, eat, and shop on the emerging Manor Road Corridor," founder Charles Ferraro told KXAN.

Embracing the wide-ranging tastes of its clientele, The Long Goodbye will cater to early risers and nightlife seekers alike. Currently, the indoor lounge and bar have curated menus leaning towards traditional cocktails and agave-based specialties, holding a Sunday brunch with bloody marys, micheladas, and mimosas on offer. The outdoor enclave, as revealed by Austin Eater, resonates with the bright Central Texas sunshine featuring several seating areas for patrons to revel in.

With its name and design taking cues from a 1970s classic film, the intricate walnut woodwork and muted color palette provide a backdrop for sipping on an assortment of $12 average-priced craft cocktails. The extended happy hour aims to draw the crowd with significant discounts on wells and drafts. Plus, the venue will host two monthly markets including a Western-themed extravaganza and a vintage clothing bazaar, alongside a trivia night orchestrated by The Get It Gals, adding to the diversity of offerings to the Manor Road corridor.