Downtown Austin wine bar the Red Room Lounge closed without fanfare

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Downtown Austin wine bar the Red Room Lounge closed without fanfare

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The Red Room Lounge has closed so that the owner can use the space to grow his other business, Personal Wine.

The hideaway wine bar with some of the best bottles of vino in the city has closed to make way for the owner’s other business.

Although the closure of the Red Room Lounge went into effect immediately, with an announcement on Facebook made yesterday morning, the space will still be open for periodic public events and will have bottles from the Red Room inventory available for 50 percent off through July 31.

Owner Alex Andrawes noted in the Facebook post that he closed Red Room Lounge not because of lack of business — but rather because his other wine-centric company, Personal Wine, was getting too much business and needed more room to grow.

“Today Personal Wine continues to grow by double digits, and simply put we need more space for Personal Wine operations,” he said. “The decision needed to be made to either leave the 300 E. 3rd St. location entirely, or allow Personal Wine to naturally acquire the space occupied by the Red Room, and today is the day.”

Read Andrawes’ full statement below.

We recently included the Red Room Lounge in a roundup of Austin bars with great indoors spaces (and are sad to have to note it’s closed now). The cozy space offered the perfect wine-fueled date night, but now Austinites in the downtown area will just have to turn to places like the upcoming Texas Reds and Whites, which will serve up Texas-only wines once it opens on Red River Street.

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