Party Barn announces permanent closure after 42 years on Guadalupe Street

Party Barn on Guadalupe Street closed March 30 after more than 40 years in business. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Party Barn on Guadalupe Street closed March 30 after more than 40 years in business. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)

Party Barn on Guadalupe Street closed March 30 after more than 40 years in business. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)

Party Barn, a drive-thru beer-and-wine store that was a staple on Guadalupe Street just north of the University of Texas, closed its doors for good March 30.

Party Barn opened in the late 1970s, specializing in kegs of beer.


In a post on its website announcing the closure, the owners described the business as being “as weird as Austin but as Texan as the damn Alamo.”

While liquor, beer and wine stores, such as Party Barn, were allowed to remain open under local orders closing all nonessential businesses intended to keep the coronavirus from spreading, few have been immune to the crippling effects of the outbreak on the local economy.

Projections presented to Austin City Council on April 7 show that the Austin area is projected to lose more than a quarter of its jobs due to the stay-at-home orders put in place to protect area residents. Nationwide, more than 13 million Americans have filed unemployment claims in the last two weeks.

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