77 Degrees Rooftop is located at 11500 Rock Rose Ave., Austin, between Jack & Ginger’s Irish Pub and St. Genevieve, which the Van Deldens opened earlier in 2016.
The three-story bar features two outdoor rooftop spaces and rum-inspired cocktails. Jeff said the name is inspired by the ideal outdoor temperature of 77 degrees Fahrenheit and also the 77th west meridian, or the longitude that runs through the Caribbean.
77 Degrees serves rum cocktails, such as Cayman Account with dark rum, fresh-squeezed juices, ginger beer and a pineapple garnish shaped like a parrot. Tapas are also available with options such as ground beef empanadas with a sweet mojito sauce.
In July the third-floor tower will open as a rentable space for parties, a bar and cabanas. On Wednesdays, 77 Degrees offers specials on hookah. 512-589-2925. www.77-degrees.com
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NOW OPEN—Raven + Lily celebrated the opening of its flagship store May 21 in Domain Northside’s Rock Rose district, 11601 Rock Rose Ave., Austin. The fashion and lifestyle brand advocates for at-risk women through fair-trade employment. The store sells handcrafted goods created by women artisans from throughout the world. Items include apparel, accessories, leather goods, jewelry and home goods. 512-835-4777. www.ravenandlily.com
COMING SOON—On July 8 the Van Deldens will open their fourth and final planned Rock Rose venture: a dance club called The Rose Room. The club, 11500 Rock Rose Ave., Austin, will feature table service, a DJ and several floors of dancing. www.facebook.com/roseroomatx
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NAME CHANGE—Owner Aamil Sarfani changed the name of Two Hands Coffee on June 18 to Apanas Coffee & Beer. Sarfani said Apanas is the name of the lake located near one of the farms the business partners with. Apanas uses a business model where 40 percent of the cost of a pound of coffee goes to the coffee farmers. The business is located at 11501 Rock Rose Ave., Ste. 118, and serves coffee, fresh-squeezed juices, local craft beer and wine. 512-520-2833. www.apanascoffee.com