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Bar Staff

Shannon Mott
Bar Manager

Lindsey Rock
Head Mixologist & Bartender

Jesse Foster, Ryan Garvey, Andy Bianculli
Katy Smith, Ramon Rodriguez

Blake Robins, Mars Wright, Libby Janes
Alex Castenada, Avery Moore

Michele May


BUTTERFLY BAR: cultural harbor and distinct destination  Since 2011

The Butterfly Bar @ The VORTEX offers some of Austin’s best handcrafted cocktails as well as hosting community events including arts markets, librarian happy hour, TGQ meet-ups, trivia, dance and fitness classes, fundraisers, local music showcases, and gallery art openings.

Open seven nights a week in East Austin, The Butterfly Bar @ The VORTEX is a cultural hub, a butterfly sanctuary, and comfortable environment for deepening our conversations.

Open daily from 5pm-midnight, 1am on Saturdays.


Parked in The Vortex Yard is a family owned and operated Italian food truck, called Patrizi’s.  With over 50 years of experience, Nic Patrizi brings delicious Italian food to Austin. After a full night of fun, a late night snack of pasta, or dessert sounds like the perfect way to end a romantic evening…East Side style.

Open daily from 5pm-11pm.