Springfield returns to Nickel City in Austin once again this year.
For its third year running, East Austin watering hole, Nickel City, will get into costume this Halloween by dressing up as Homer Simpson’s local, Moe’s Tavern. However, due to the circumstances, things will look a tad bit different this year.
In wildly uncertain times like these, there’s a comfort in adhering to traditions between family, friends, and communities. For the past three years, Nickel City bar in East Austin has transformed itself into Moe’s Tavern, the iconic bar featured in The Simpsons, “where nobody knows your name!”
And this year is no different…well, actually, it’s just a bit different.
The bar will still get into costume, with a complete Moe’s Tavern interior makeover. Themed drinks and eats will be available for dining in or to-go orders from now until Sunday, November 1. Such cocktails include their Flaming Homer, Itchy & Scratchy, Malk Punch (bourbon-based cocktail complete with Homer’s favorite donut courtesy of Andy K’s), and a Flaming Moe, a concoction of amaro Montenegro, various rums, “Krusty’s cherry Kough Syrup”, lime, and fire. Frozen Moes will also be available for to-go orders sans fire.
Foodwise, the Krusty Burger is taking over the bar’s trusty Delray Cafe food truck. There, the cafe is dishing out Krusty Burgers with two hamburger patties, and lettuce, onion, and tomato fixings drizzled over with special sauce. Sideshow Bob’s Sides will also be available that includes Krusty Krinkle Fries, and more.
All will operate on a first-come first-served basis at a very limited capacity of 25 – 30 percent, meaning around 40 patrons can sit inside, with around 20 on the outdoor patio. Visitors will not be able to make reservations beforehand. As a first, the pop-up is utilizing bar cart services wherein a bartender wheels around to seated patrons, whipping up cocktails at their tables.
The pop-up will be available between the hours of 2 pm and 2 am until Sunday, November 1.
Nickle City will also play host to the Sippin’ Santa pop-up coming down the chimney this November.