Mean Eyed Cat has humble beginnings as the space once served as a chainsaw repair shop in a small outbuilding on the edge of Clarksville. As the neighborhood built up around it, the bar kept its well worn charm with a rustic and nostalgic interior adorned with chainsaws and memorabilia in celebration of the man in black himself– Johnny Cash. Named after a famed Cash song, Mean Eyed Cat is festooned with portraits, posters, and song lyrics. Featuring an excellent draft selection of local and craft beers in addition to a creative cocktail list, patrons can enjoy the interior space – a homage to the great Johnny Cash – or the open wood patio sheltered under an immense 300+ year old Texas Live Oak.
The new ownership group of Matt Luckie, Max Moreland, and Jed Thompson, the restructured interior architecture was created while preserving the bar’s earlier ambience, in addition to the new drink, and food menu through partnership with Stubbs. The group has a locally established track record of exceptional service and business acumen, as evidenced in their other hospitality enterprises. Their handpicked staff not only is the most friendly, welcoming and humorous in the entire city, but bring decades of experience from Austin and afar.