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These Austin businesses are ditching plastic straws to help the environment

Maribel Molina
mmolina@statesman.com
Paper straws sit on the bar at Fog Harbor Fish House on June 21, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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.

RELATED: Starbucks, citing ocean threat, is ditching plastic straws by 2020

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 Theater
  • Apple
  • The Aristocrat Lounge
  • Barley Swine
  • The Butterfly Bar
  • Clive Bar
  • Container Bar
  • Culinary Dropout
  • Dell
  • Dirty Bill’s
  • District Austin
  • Emo’s Austin
  • Enoteca Vespaio
  • Epicerie
  • Full Circle Bar
  • Frank
  • Jack Allen’s Kitchen
  • Javelina
  • Juiceland
  • J.T. Youngblood's
  • Kinda Tropical
  • Holy Roller
  • Lavaca Street Bar
  • Maudie’s Tex-Mex
  • Marye's Gourmet Pizza
  • Mean Eyed Cat
  • Odd Duck
  • Olamaie
  • Patrizi's
  • Punch Bowl Social
  • Quality Seafood
  • Red’s Porch
  • Revolution Vegan Kitchen
  • Roosevelt Room
  • Salt Traders Coastal Cooking
  • Santa Rita Cantina
  • Scoot Inn
  • Shangri-La
  • Spider House 
  • Star Bar
  • Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
  • Tacodeli
  • Vinaigrette
  • The Vortex
  • Weather Up
  • The Wheel
  • Zucchini 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.