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Gay bar the Iron Bear moving to West Sixth Street

Johanna Gretschel
Ken Earnest, right, and his husband, Rusty Salazar, left, at the Iron Bear in 2018. The bar is moving to a new location in January. [AMERICAN-STATESMAN FILE]

Gay dive bar the Iron Bear is moving into a new prime real estate location, reports CultureMap Austin.

After nearly nine years at 121 W. Eighth St., the bar is moving to 301 W. Sixth St., which previously was occupied by Austin Ale House until August.

According to CultureMap, the Iron Bear is scheduled to leave its current location on Jan. 4, and management hopes to reopen in the new spot during the week of Jan. 20.