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Uncle Stu
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Saints Fans - Austin, TX.....Lucy's Closed

Apparently, Lucy's on W. Sixth closed unexpectedly over the weekend.

so, that sucks.....where are we going to watch the game that's not named Shoal Creek?




dawesome
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re: Saints Fans - Austin, TX.....Lucy's Closed
I'm two months new to Austin, but from what I've heard Lavaca gets a Saints crowd. Also, Cherrywood Coffehouse on 38 1/2 is owned by a guy from Slidell, but I dont think the hipster haven is necessarily a Saints/ LSU spot. Bummer to hear about Lucy's, never even made it over there.


Uncle Stu
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re: Saints Fans - Austin, TX.....Lucy's Closed
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I've heard Lavaca gets a Saints crowd.

nope - it's a Houston Texans bar


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Bummer to hear about Lucy's, never even made it over there.

yeah, it was a lot of fun - I looked forward to going every Sunday


Paul Allen
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re: Saints Fans - Austin, TX.....Lucy's Closed
Why did it close down?


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Kcrad
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Slidell
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re: Saints Fans - Austin, TX.....Lucy's Closed
What's wrong with Shoal Creek? Just curious. Never been there or Austin for that matter.
This post was edited on 8/18 at 8:06 pm


Uncle Stu
Member since Aug 2004
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re: Saints Fans - Austin, TX.....Lucy's Closed
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Why did it close down?

I guess the oldest reason - $$

to my knowledge, there was nothing controversial, or nefarious about the bar closing. Just that it came out of the blue, I'm unaware if they did any announcement and swan song goodbye. As it was relayed to me, it was unexpected.


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What's wrong with Shoal Creek?

I have to walk a delicate line here, as there are some staunch defenders of that place that will rush to attack me if I'm too critical.

There is nothing wrong with Shoal Creek - nothing at all. I, personally dont enjoy the place. I dont like the TV's, I dont like the room(s), and I dont like the lack of parking. But, that's just me, all in all, there's nothing "wrong" with Shoal Creek.


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Fox Mulder
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re: Saints Fans - Austin, TX.....Lucy's Closed
Hey, you had me excited for that place!


Uncle Stu
Member since Aug 2004
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re: Saints Fans - Austin, TX.....Lucy's Closed
yeah, I'm bummed

we need a new place


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Napoleon
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re: Saints Fans - Austin, TX.....Lucy's Closed
Deep Eddy Saloon
St. Roch's



Uncle Stu
Member since Aug 2004
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re: Saints Fans - Austin, TX.....Lucy's Closed
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Deep Eddy Saloon

not sure if serious


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St. Roch's

meh....dive bar, east of 35

never been, but I guess I could consider it


GEAUXmedic
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re: Saints Fans - Austin, TX.....Lucy's Closed
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Eater has confirmed that Saturday night will be the last for downtown's Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant. The Austin branch of the "refuge for misplaced surfers, gremmies and ho-dads" can no longer make ends meet. Owner Bruce Rampick laments that "we were just getting traction" only to be hit by "another long, hot summer."

"We did our best," Rampick says. "It's pretty discouraging." Branches of the restaurant remain open in New Orleans and Baton Rouge.

UPDATE! Our tipster comments that they're "sad to see it go. It was a great, quick place for lunch (which on west 6th is hard to find during the day - most places are only doing dinner!)"


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Napoleon
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UVC Brah
Member since Dec 2007
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re: Saints Fans - Austin, TX.....Lucy's Closed
just saw those two listed next to Shoal Creek as Saints bars. Sorry, I haven't been an Austinnite in a while. Just a Williamson county native trying to help.


42
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Member since Apr 2012
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re: Saints Fans - Austin, TX.....Lucy's Closed
I've enjoyed Shoal Creek when I've been, and not just for Saints.

I'm not a big drinker, so I can comment on price.


Tiger n Austin
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Austin, Tx
Member since Dec 2005
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re: Saints Fans - Austin, TX.....Lucy's Closed
Shoak Creek's TV, while there are plenty of them, are all basicaly the size of my computer monitor.


LSUfaSho
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Austin
Member since Oct 2008
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re: Saints Fans - Austin, TX.....Lucy's Closed
I know several employees. They all say the same thing. It was too slow. It was completely out of place in West 6th. It will probably become another gaudy, over the top, bro stop.
There has to be somewhere else besides Shoal Creek.


Uncle Stu
Member since Aug 2004
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re: Saints Fans - Austin, TX.....Lucy's Closed
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LSUfaSho
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I know several employees.

do you (or your friends) happen to know if there was anyone that was leading the charge of the Saints fans there?

If that group is going to start watching the games somewhere else, I'd like to be kept in the loop. It was so much fun there, the crappy jello shots, the Dome music after a score, the Boss St Brass Band playing after every game......it was just a blast, I hope they try and continue to recreate that somewhere else.


The Hurricane
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re: Saints Fans - Austin, TX.....Lucy's Closed
I remember seeing a bar/restaurant near campus that had a huge Saints helmet on the roof. I want to say it was near Lamar. It was my first day in ATX and surprised the hell out of me seeing that.


Uncle Stu
Member since Aug 2004
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re: Saints Fans - Austin, TX.....Lucy's Closed
yeah, that's Shoal Creek

I'm looking for another option


LSUfaSho
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Austin
Member since Oct 2008
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re: Saints Fans - Austin, TX.....Lucy's Closed
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Uncle Stu


They haven't said anything to me about it. I doubt they really even care about the Saints. I believe if enough of us show up to a place that has sunday ticket, they would feel obligated to accommodate us and take our money. Maybe like Champions or some other sports bar.
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LSUfaSho
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Austin
Member since Oct 2008
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re: Saints Fans - Austin, TX.....Lucy's Closed
I am good friends with a bartender at Lavaca st. I'll ask her to run the idea by her manager of making that back room a Louisiana football room for saturdays and sundays. That would be legit. We pack it in on Saturdays. Why not on Sundays?


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