Lovejoys had been my bar for the past 18 years. I’ve seen many folks come and go, meet, marry, start families, fight, divorce, die, etc. Lovejoys was always a constant in so many lives. It was started by Chip Tait (on left) and the baton was passed to Eric Wolf (on right). Like so many Austin institutions / landmarks, it is now gone. It’s hard to “Keep Austin Weird” when the very things that make this town unique are constantly pushed out to make room for a CVS or Chile’s. I’ll miss my happy hour “cronies” and the best bartenders, Cello & Ethel! I’ll never forget seeing Roky Erickson & Dead Moon play there. Far too many hangovers to count. Lovejoys will forever be the best bar…ever.
Long Live The Order Of The Fez!!