"Ivy League university of drinking" Academia opens downtown

Academia opened on Dec. 8.

Academia opened on Dec. 8.

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Russell Davis, a co-host of the Spike TV reality show “Bar Rescue” and former bar manager of Peche, opened a new bar on Dec. 8. Academia, which is located at 208 W. Fourth St., Austin, “was designed as a figurative faculty lounge for an Ivy League university of drinking where the likes of Ernest Hemingway and Hunter S. Thompson could be found,” according to an October news release.

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