The Butterfly Bar @ The VORTEX offers some of Austin’s best-handcrafted cocktails as well as hosting community events including art markets, TGQ meet-ups, trivia, dance, and fitness classes, fundraisers, local music showcases, and art gallery openings.
Open seven nights a week in East Austin, The Butterfly Bar @ The VORTEX is a cultural hub, a butterfly sanctuary, and a comfortable environment for deepening our conversations. The VORTEX, a 501 c3 nonprofit arts hub, is our home. The VORTEX was the first theatre to establish a home on Austin’s historically-underserved Eastside, laying the foundations for a blossoming arts and entertainment district. In 2011, VORTEX’s Café was transformed into The Butterfly Bar. In 2013, we obtained a full mixed beverage license, and Patrizi’s Italian food truck joined our compound. In 2016, Sno.Co began serving shaved ice in our parking lot.
Visit today, and immerse yourself in the magic of food, art, and butterflies!
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