irene’s is the kind of place that make me question why i ever left austin. while on my quarterly trip to austin last month, some friends and i stopped into this new spot that just opened up. it’s the same folks that run easy tiger so it’s no surprise that this place is incredible.
not sure if it was the rose on tap, a cool window where you can order coffee and toast in the morning, extensive cocktail list, massive (gorgeous) patio overlooking shoal creek, incredible decor (including a vintage piano) or “vinyl happy hour” every day, but i’m already counting down the weeks until i can go back.
if you’re in the austin area, do yourself a favor and get here as soon as you can.