Hey there! I'm Amanda, a professional dog enthusiast and longtime Lala’s devotee. I’m from DFW originally, but I've been lucky enough to call Austin my home since 2011. I started bartending that same year and have been fortunate to work in various types of places since—music venues, dive bars, breweries, speakeasies, etc. I took a two-year detour into the corporate world where I quickly realized I belong behind the bar and not a computer screen

In my spare time, I love taking my dog, Nelson, out on the water or to the park—really anywhere he can burn off all of his Husky energy—belting out off-key tunes at a karaoke bar with my friends, or curled up on the couch indulging in some seriously cringeworthy reality TV.

Working at Lala’s is a blast, and I’m thrilled to be part of this wild, weird, and wonderful team. Come by and say hi – let’s make some memories, share some laughs, and talk about our dogs. (Bonus points if you bring your dog with you!)