"My name is Ryan Payne. I am originally from Oklahoma City, but I've lived in Austin since 2003, and I visited the city many, many times before I moved here. When I was younger, I worked downtown at clubs. I did everything from doorguy to barback. I couldn't be happier to be at Lala's now. I love that it's not a club, I love that it's a neighborhood bar, and I love making friends with the neighbors. Being here affords me the opportunity to get to know folks, and I find a lot of value in that.
I am a family man. I'm married and I have a step son. My family is everything to me. Music is my passion and my hobby. I play guitar, bass, and sing a bit when I have to! I like to write and record music. I also love to hear others play, and I enjoy getting out to a show whenever I can. I like all kinds of music, but I love heavy metal and rap the most. I enjoy most sports, but NBA and NFL are my favorites. The Giants, Celtics, Clippers and Thunder are my teams. Come by, grab a pint, and watch the game with me!"