The Signs Of Austin

Katz's Deli & Bar

618 W 6th St

Katz’s does unfortunately close. Opened in 1979 by Marc Katz, this authentic New York deli served drunken downtowners for nearly 31 years before shutting down in 2011. Mr. Katz was also a bit of a local celebrity. Oftentimes you’d find his yellow Cadillac DeVille convertible parked in front of the restaurant, and he famously ran for mayor in 2003. Katz’s son, Barry, still runs a location of the deli in Houston. The old Austin location has since been home to several generic clubs.