Justin Lavenue

Bartender, Beverage Director, Owner
Justin Lavenue


About Justin Lavenue

Owner/Operator of The Roosevelt Room & The Eleanor (Austin, TX).

My Venues


  • Eater Austin's Bartender of the Year 2015

Where I Go Out

Behind the Scenes

What an incredible experience
"What an incredible experience getting to tour around with the Collectif 1806 crew in France this last week. Getting to see the process behind @remymartin, @louisxiiicognac , and @cointreau was truly extraordinary, and will be an experience I remember for he rest of the days. #cheerstoyou"
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A year and a half ago, we
"A year and a half ago, we closed @rooseveltroomatx for almost a week, and took the entire staff down to Oaxaca with @delmagueymezcal to learn more about some of the most remarkable spirits on on earth, which are produced by the some of the most skilled, yet humble mezcaleros on earth. This trip was one of the best experiences I've yet to have as a bar owner, and it's now become a tradition to close the bar at the end of March/beginning of April and take our incredibly hard-working staff on a trip to learn, bond, and grow. I'm sure many of you have taken similar trips with your bar family, so I'm interested to hear where you you think we should take everyone for the next one? Cheers to you!"
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After seven months of hard
"After seven months of hard work, I couldn't be more excited to share photos of our new event venue, @TheEleanorATX . @Dennis_Gobis and I (with the help of our amazing employees and some great friends... *clears throat* @jason.kosmas and @thadmorganart ) renovated the space ourselves starting in January, so being able to finally say that it's finished holds more value to us than it normally would. Located right next door to @RooseveltRoomATX , it will serve a multitude of events/parties/activations. And, in a few months, we will be opening it to the public on the weekends (when not booked for an event), to serve as its relaxed sister bar, perfect for guests to enjoy a drink while waiting for a table at The Roosevelt Room. We hope to see you in sometime soon. Cheers to you!"
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I've created a couple of
"I've created a couple of pretty okay drinks since I started bartending almost a decade ago. But, if there's one that I can hope to be known for after I die, it most certainly is the Cigar Box. A huge thank you to Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal for featuring it as their drink of the month. Love you guys. http://delmaguey.com/recipe-of-the-month/ Cheers to you!"
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At My Venues