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The Rattle InnThe Rattle Inn opened Jan. 23 to the public and featured a performance by Asleep at the Wheel.
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The Rattle InnThe bar includes a roof deck and bar, a concert venue—dubbed Ray's Backstage—and an indoor seating area with space for an outdoor patio.
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The Rattle InnThe heated patio provides seating for additional guests.
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The Rattle InnRay's Backstage will be home to local performer Dale Watson in February.
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The Rattle InnThe stage is set up for Asleep at the Wheel.
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The Rattle InnThe bar alongside Ray's Backstage features personal memorabilia donated by Ray Benson.
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The Rattle InnThe crowd awaits Asleep at the Wheel's performance.
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The Rattle InnFront man Ray Benson, along with partners Matt Luckie and Kevin Williamson, opened the Rattle Inn at 610 Nueces St.
Austin restaurateur Kevin Williamson, Asleep at the Wheel lead singer Ray Benson and entrepreneur Matt Luckie opened Rattle Inn at 610 Nueces St. on Jan. 23.
To celebrate the opening of the West Sixth Street honky tonk, the opening party crowd enjoyed a performance by Asleep at the Wheel.
"The Rattle Inn completes a long-held dream of mine to make the block of Nueces Street from Sixth to Seventh [streets] an Austin destination," Williamson said. "Locals and those visiting Austin can dine at Ranch 616, have happy hour at Star Bar and hear music at the Rattle Inn without leaving the block."
Rattle Inn is also home to Ray's Backstage, a small concert venue located on the first floor of the bar.
"I'm really excited to be involved with a venue that highlights Texas music," Benson said. "I hope Ray's Backstage will be a place where musicians come to relax, play music, and have fun. I'm also happy about having a home to display the 40 years worth of music memorabilia I've collected."
Rattle Inn offers a list of signature drinks that includes some of Ranch 616's popular beverages, including Ranch Water, the Lady Bird Shot and the Texas Heat.
Click on the above link to view a slideshow from the Jan. 23 opening night event.
For more information, visit www.therattleinn.com.