of Austin 1992: Best Bathroom Graffiti
Hole in the WallGraffiti reading is an intensely
personal pleasure, but the Hole in the Wall's renderings are as
colorful as they are diverse, and must be read to believed. Highly
recommended. (2528 Guadalupe, 472-5599)
from the Austin Citysearch Website
Ink from the Squid
We all need a "place where everyone knows your
name"; But the glamour fell off the rose after Doug sold the "Hole".
a owner adds their special attributes to a bar and the present owners
onlt detract from whatr was once one of the best venues in Austin,
if not, the USA.
I'll never forget the night Emmy Lou Harris joined
Rosie Flores on stage after taping an Austin City Limits segment.
The audience members kept buying her shots of tequila and within
an hour, two of her bandmembers, one under each arm, helped her
back to the bus. That night the bottle let her down and showed that
she's just a good old Austin gal at heart. A very fun evening indeed.
Whenever I show up I can count on Brooks & Nora
to handle whatever I throw at them for the night.
Brooks is there!
My brother, Brooks, has been there for ages! Whenever
I visit Austin, I go to this bar to see him and drink beer, and
listen to music. I like the atmosphere. And the location.
The Hole in the Wall is awesome! It's a great mix
of all types of people and music, all of the time. The bartenders
are great and the prices would be too if the glasses weren't itsy-bitsy.
Hope for the Hole
Wow, so the Hole may close! So sorry to hear. My
husband was one of the first acts to play there. That's where we
met! 25 years ago! There has always been an incredible stream of
players through that club. Really hope it can be saved! Very fond
Sad If It Is True
Hole in the Wall is legendary. The Sunday night
shows are always guaranteed to have one or two highlights. Some
of the best shows over the years (Fastball's early gigs) have been
here. And that reality sandwich is additive. Let's hope someone
comes to their senses and saves Hole in the Wall for the sake of
all of us.
Live Music Capital -- No More!
The first warning sign was the closing of Liberty
Lunch. No more warning signs, this could be it folks. If the community
can't raise enough money to save the Hole in the Wall from closing
soon, we may end up being a city that used to have a great live
music scene. Lucy's will be next, and With Red Eyed Fly and Gaby
& Mo's recently closing, it's just a matter of time. What to do??
Get off your couches and get out and support (what's left of) live
music in Austin!!
And don't forget the burgers
A much over looked fact about the hole is the food.
With the $2.00 burgers with fries on the weekends,you can have one
with A beer and still pay less then your local fast food vaule meal,
plus with A menu to fit everybuddies needs,check out the daily special,you'll
be veary surprise.
The "Hole Family" is an entity homegrown by faithful
regulars, friendly staff and many memorable musical moments from
the likes of Nancy Griffith, Doug Sahm, Townes Van Zant, Timbuk
3, and The Nortons. Amidst one such moment you'll understand the
origin of the Music Capitol of the World legend.
Benefit for Jorge Flores
There will be a benefit for Jorge Flores on Sunday,
March 29, 1992 from 5 - 12 pm at Liberty Lunch. Bands scheduled
to play are Cowboy Mouth, Kris McKay, Buick MacKane, Bad Livers,
and Jimmy Lafave. In addition to the music, there will be an auction
and a raffle. A $5.00 minimum contribution for Jorge's medical expenses
will be appreciated. Jorge, a bartender at the Hole in the Wall
was shot early Friday, February 27, while escorting a waitress to
her car following the closing of the bar.