Flips was a wonderful combination of music venue and cafe. It opened early in the morning to offer coffee and breakfast taco’s, along with bagels, muffins, etc. Given Austin’s warm clime, Flips large, multi-leveled outdoor deck generally saw more patrons than the tiny interior space. At night, however, that small space (44-person capacity) hosted a steady stream of local musicians.
I never learned exactly why Flips closed. It's in a tiny building and sits on a street that’s been slowly giving way to large condos and apartment buildings. Everyone's assuming that, eventually, its lot will host one of those monstrosities, But as of now, eight months after it served its last cup, Flip sits there dark and shuttered, a silent reminder of one more Austin loss.