Established in 1995, Star Bar is the original west 6th street bar. After 20 years, we're proud to say, we still are a neighborhood bar that has retained a lot of it's original clientele. We have three great patios. Our front patio is great for people watching and our back patio is a hidden gem, that is the perfect place to watch the game. Our patios are equipped with 14 flat screen TVs.
We have 17 rotating taps dedicated to dispensing the best beer available in Texas.
As a staff, we love what we do. Many of us have worked at Star Bar for many years. We love football, hockey and sports in general. And we're a craft beer bar that's not scared to show the game. We may surprise you how unlike West 6th street we really are.
I was born and raised in Southern California. Growing up, I loved taking care of people and knew I wanted to start my first job in the service industry (and I never looked back!) I started slangin' drinks 9 years ago, before I moved to Austin in 2018. The OG Lavaca was my first watering hole where I met the best people, even my boyfriend sitting at end of the bar. Naturally, when they asked me if I wanted to bartend there, I came running and it was the best decision ever! Staying the family, I am super happy to call Star Bar my new home! When i'm not at work- you can catch me somewhere running around town with this sweet girl!!
My name is Jaime Saenz, born in Good old Mexico and raised in West Texas. Used to be a big corporate guy but my passion for customer service and booze brought me to the bar scene. I started slanging drinks 12 years ago and for the last year I was part of Lavaca on south Lamar. I love Sand Volleyball, Golf, and pups, so stop on by, bring your four legged friend and let me make you a couple of margaritas. If you do not see me at Star Bar, you can probably find me at the nearest sand volleyball court or at the golf course. Come see me at my new home Star Bar, I am the only guy with the man bun on point!!
Hi, my name is Matty! I grew up in Northern California in the Bay Area and enjoyed playing sports and the creative arts. I was surrounded by creative individuals within my family and peers, but was raised in a very disciplined, strict household. My parents were always supportive of my varied interests, but always insisted that I follow through on any commitments that I made. I joined the Navy and traveled the world a few times. Attended Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA.
I received my degree in Illustration and worked as an Illustrator in the great artistic melting pot of Los Angeles for years. Then, I moved to Austin on a whim 13 years ago where I was a tattoo artist downtown for a few years.
After that, I decided I’d like to switch gears to Mixology, as it had always been a serious hobby of mine. I always viewed the crafting of a great cocktail as an extension of artistic expression, and was fascinated by the science behind it all. I enjoy sharing my stories with guests, and curating fun experiences for all involved. and Mixology had always been a serious hobby of mine. I always viewed the crafting of a great cocktail as an extension of artistic expression, and was fascinated by the science behind it all. I turned my Hobby into a new career. Studied wine and beer as well to become knowledgeable in those aspects too. I’m happier for the change in my life’s direction. I enjoy sharing with guests, and curating fun experiences for all involved.