Austin, Texas (Travis County)
Photo Credit: Mean-Eyed Cat
Austin’s famed MEAN-EYED CAT is a bar like no other. Set away, yet close, to the activities of downtown Austin, it is unabashedly what Texas’ capital city is all about, and has been a staple of local life ever since 2004. The building once was the home to the Cut-Rite chainsaw repair shop, and this too is celebrated throughout the interior, with chainsaws and blades evident in the décor. When the establishment was converted into a bar by former owner Chris Marsh, in tribute to his father, and also to the primary musical influence introduced to him early in life, the bar was dubbed “The Mean-Eyed Cat”, after the Johnny Cash tune. Portraits, posters, vinyl album copies and all varieties of Cash memorabilia festoon the entire building, in and out.
- Lieutenant 'Lefty' Enright (Dennis Hopper) stops by this chainsaw repair shop to purchase a few saws for his vengeful crusade against the cannibalistic Sawyer clan.