Ayron Vandergriff

"Chief" of Staff

As a Texas native growing up in the Dallas area, I would visit Austin as often as possible. So when the opportunity to move here presented itself I jumped at the chance. 15 years later I couldn't be happier with that decision. I currently live in East Austin and when the moment arose to come run a bar in my neighborhood I gladly accepted. With over 20 years of experience in the service industry under my belt I absolutely love what I do. For me it is all about the interaction and built relationships I develop with those I encounter on a daily basis.Let's face it, at the end of the day the product on our shelves is really no different than that of any other bar. I believe what truly sets a bar apart are the people behind it.

When I'm not serving up tasty libations you can most likely find me flipping through stacks of vinyl at one of Austin's many fine record stores. Although you would be able to find most musical genres covered in my collection, punk rock will always take precedence. If I'm not adding to my collection I'm probably participating in my new favorite pastime. Playing ice hockey for our sister bar's team The Mean Eyed Cats.I consider myself a craft beer and bourbon enthusiast and I'm always game for going to check out a show at one of Austin's many music venues or a movie at the Violet Crown.. Whenever you are in the area stop by for a pint or cocktail and we can discuss music, movies, and beer ... Or better yet all three!