Austin Weirdness #10 ~ Iconic Lala's Little Nugget

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799

Austin’s “Keep Austin Weird” slogan is celebrated through activities, mind set and the way Austinites perceive things, especially art. It’s Christmas Day at Lala’s Little Nugget every day…yes, you heard right they have perennial holiday décor at this Brentwood strip-mall dive bar every day and it has been open since the 1970’s!  They must be doing something right running a small town Tavern with year round Christmas décor and offering up plenty of Christmas Cheer!

There was a scare that the string lights might be turned out for good in 2015 but Crestview residents and service industry veterans banded together to save Lala’s! There are now 15 owners of Lala’s with 2 who run the daily operations. Max Moreland is proud to be one of the 2 who actively manage the business. They basically kept the original state of the bar making just a few upgrades, like adding a patio (which shares with the next door new Stubbs Bar-B-Q), replaced the bar countertop and brought in more liquor and beer choices. They made sure they kept the legacy alive by retaining the original bar’s ambiance and character of days gone by!

I love they took the cheesy holiday décor up a notch adding a Santa Claus sculpture with his sleigh plus some additional adornments scattered throughout the bar. This way, the laid-back crowd who still likes the “Stuck-in time” vibe as they play pool, foosball and plugging coins in the juke-box listening to plenty of old favorites, still have a place to hang. You’ll find it at 2207 Justin Lane Austin TX 78757 ….512-487-5297

In case you have nothing to do on June 25th (honoring 6 months before Christmas)...don’t forget Lala’s Half Christmas event ….come celebrate and wear your ugly Christmas sweater!!!

There you have it folks another Austin weirdness to contemplate!

As always, Austin events and information are brought to you as a courtesy by Dorie Dillard of Coldwell Banker United; your NW Austin Real Estate Consultant.

If you are a homeowner thinking of selling, a prospective buyer or just curious about real estate in NW Austin; I welcome the opportunity to discuss our market. Feel free to reach out to me at 512-346-1799 or I offer hands-on Professional guidance for all your real estate needs.

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a fun way to be weird.  A little weirdness brings a smile to one's face!  That is the beginning of peace in one's heart that can be converyed to others.  A

May 23, 2017 11:18 AM #1
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Sounds like a nice place to shop, wish it was closer to check out Dorie Dillard 

May 23, 2017 12:57 PM #2
Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

Sounds like a fun place, we always end up checking out Christmas stores when on vacation if we see them, you just never know if you will find that one unusual ornament that has to be added to your tree this coming season. Is the menu filled with festive goodies like turkey dinner?

May 23, 2017 01:36 PM #3
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Now that's my kind of place, Dorie! If that makes Austin weird, I guess it makes me weird, too! I love any place where I can shop for Christmas stuff.

May 23, 2017 02:59 PM #4
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie, I don't drink or dance much but I could really get into everything else at Lala's.  Sounds like a great place for a fun evening.

May 23, 2017 05:14 PM #5
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Dorie.  Christmas all year round, not bad not bad at all.  Keep up the spirit of the season.....priceless

May 24, 2017 02:24 AM #6
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi, Dorie.  This looks like a wonderful place to enjoy Christmas all year long.

May 24, 2017 05:09 AM #7
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hi Dorie --- talk about a spirited place -- I like how the community came together to save Lala's Little Nugget and not let this bit of Austin's weirdness merrily slip away.   

May 24, 2017 06:44 AM #8
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Hi Dorie

Sounds like a great place with a terrific reputation and a unique ambiance that appeals to a lot of people. What fun!


May 24, 2017 07:26 AM #9
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I love the story of the son going to Vietnam...whether it's actually the true version or not. What a great place. I don't even drink and I would love to visit!

May 24, 2017 01:08 PM #10
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


You can get your Christmas Shopping started early at Laa's Little Nugget in Austin Texas.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

May 24, 2017 07:17 PM #11
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

How could you not be happy and upbeat visiting this place, Dorie Dillard ... just the idea that it exists in Austin makes me smile!


May 25, 2017 09:25 AM #12
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Yes that does qualify as weird but weird in a beautiful way.

May 25, 2017 03:32 PM #13
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