B.B. Rover's, one of Austin's first craft beer bars, could close by Christmas unless buyer steps forward

On Nov. 7, 1987, B.B. Rover's Cafe & Pub opened at 12636 Research Blvd. near Jollyville Road.

On Nov. 7, 1987, B.B. Rover's Cafe & Pub opened at 12636 Research Blvd. near Jollyville Road.

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One of Austin's first craft beer bars could close by Christmas unless a buyer steps forward to purchase the 30-year-old pub.

B.B. Rover’s Cafe & Pub is owned by John Gross, David Dunn and Eugene Downing and was known for its vast beer selection long before the craft beer craze swept Austin, according to the owners.

Downing said a variety of factors contributed to the owners wanting to sell or close, including rising costs, retirement and capital needed to update the bar. B.B. Rover’s is located at 12636 Research Blvd., Ste. B101, Austin. 512-335-9504
By Amy Denney

Managing Editor, Austin metro

Amy has worked for Community Impact Newspaper since September 2010, serving as reporter and senior editor for the Northwest Austin edition as well as covering transportation in the Austin metro. She is now managing editor for the 10 publications in the Central Texas area from Georgetown to New Braunfels. She enjoys spending time with her husband, son and two cats.