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Peek Inside Austin’s Newest Cozy Cocktail Bar, Marlow

Get to know Austin's next low-key, good time neighborhood bar

photo courtesy of Marlow

As much as we love to frequent our old standby favorite bars and restaurants, there is nothing quite as exciting as popping into the newest hot spot on the local food and dining scene. Meet Austin’s next buzzworthy bar: Marlow. Noted as a “low-key, good time neighborhood bar with an upbeat yet relaxed attitude”, Marlow is set to open this month (no official date yet) at 700 East 6th Street. The bar menu will feature seasonal cocktails, local beers and wines, a rotating selection of vintage punch bowls, as well as a back bar with a focus on bourbon and mezcal. 

We certainly look forward to taste-testing some of these libations soon, but in true Tribeza fashion, we wanted a little more detail about the style and inspiration behind Marlow. So we recently got the scoop about this new space from co-owner, Mike DeBonville. 


photo by Andrea Calo


photo by Andrea Calo

Marlow’s Style & Inspiration

DeBonville describes Marlow as “a curated space that will feel like your second home.” Named after his daughter, Marlow brings new energy into the Historic 6th Street brick building that was built in the 1950s and has seen many changes come and go throughout the years. DeBonville shares, “To us, Marlow is timeless, mature, and elevated. A brand new spot that feels like it’s been there all along. Marlow balances the new age and the old…We just want y’all to feel good and enjoy the time you spend in the space.”

With high exposed ceilings, brick walls, and a balcony overlooking Waller Creek, Marlow mixes old charm with some new, modern touches. The space was crafted to feel timeless, vibrant, and alluring with design accents such as lush fabrics, bold tones, and unique clay tiles. Most elements are custom and handmade, with much stemming from the local community of artisans and creatives.

photo courtesy of Marlow’s Instagram

Marlow’s design and branding team includes architectural interior design by David Clark of Kartwheel, renovation by Havens Construction, branding by Drew Lakin and Bryan Butler, custom furniture by Mule Studio, hand-painted signage by Andrew Manning, reupholstery by Ambrose Upholstery, and plant design by Tropic of Capricorn

Learn more and stay tuned for opening information by following on Instagram.

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