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Rainey Street's Container Bar, Bungalow to have last hoorah this weekend before new tower moves in

Container Bar had a long line during South by Southwest. (Laura Figi/Austonia)

Rainey Street is saying goodbye to two longtime bars this weekend as a new tower will soon be built in the same space.


Container Bar, the bar made of seven shipping containers, will host a final "Peace Out" event at noon Sunday. The event will have free breakfast tacos, specials, DJs all day, free silent disco, go-go dancers and more.

Since 2014, the bar has hosted DJs, events during South by Southwest and more becoming a staple on Rainey Street. While a new tower is set to be built in its place, the owner Bridget Dunlap told Austin360 that she will be bringing a new entertainment venue to the basement of the new tower.

Similarly, Bungalow is also shutting its doors with a final closing party starting at noon Sunday. The bar has been in operation for 10 years.

The new tower moving in will be a 55-story condo building by Austin-based firm Urbanspace Real Estate + Interiors called Modern Austin Residences.

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What's new in Austin food & drink this week:

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  • Nixta Taqueria Chef Edgar Rico named to Time Magazine's Time 100 Next influencer list, after winning a James Beard Award earlier this year.
  • Question: From what BBQ joint did pescatarian Harry Styles order food this week?
  • Austin Motel is opening the pool and pool bar Wednesday nights in October for Freaky Floats.
  • Vincent's on the Lake closing due to "economic conditions and low water levels [at Lake Travis]."
  • Cenote has closed its Windsor Park location. The East Cesar Chavez location remains open.
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  • Local startup It's Skinnyscored new financing for its gluten-free pasta business.
  • P. Terry's opened a new location in Kyle, at 18940 IH-35.