The days of automatically receiving a plastic straw in your drink are over at some local establishments.
Austin companies are joining a growing movement of cities, states and even countries taking legislative action to reduce consumption of single-use plastic, including straws. A statistic from the National Park Service claims Americans use 500 millions straws every day.
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Some of the businesses, listed in alphabetical order below, may have straws available on request or carry other non-plastic options such as compostable, paper or metal straws. Call ahead to find out about each establishment’s specific straw policy.ACL Live at the Moody TheaterAppleThe Aristocrat LoungeBarley SwineThe Butterfly BarClive BarContainer BarCulinary DropoutDellDirty Bill’sDistrict AustinEmo’s AustinEnoteca VespaioEpicerieFull Circle BarFrankJack Allen’s KitchenJavelinaJuicelandJ.T. Youngblood'sKinda Tropical
Holy RollerLavaca Street BarMaudie’s Tex-MexMarye's Gourmet PizzaMean Eyed CatOdd DuckOlamaiePatrizi'sPunch Bowl SocialQuality SeafoodRed’s PorchRevolution Vegan KitchenRoosevelt RoomSalt Traders Coastal CookingSanta Rita CantinaScoot InnShangri-LaSpider House Star BarStubb’s Waller Creek AmphitheaterTacodeli
VinaigretteThe VortexWeather UpThe WheelZucchini Kill Bakery
Do you know of other Austin businesses ditching plastic straws? Let us know in the comments and we’ll add to this list.