My name is Mackenzie Payne. I was born in Oklahoma and raised in a little podunk town in Texas before moving to Austin on a whim shortly after graduation. I have worked in so many different bars and restaurants, but Lavaca is the first place to really feel like a home. Not to mix references but Lavaca really is a place where everyone knows your name and when you're here, you're family.

My hobbies include painting, reading, and dungeons and dragons. That's right, I'm a literary nerd who can paint a mural in your living room. I'm a big family person with a bunch of nieces and a mom I love to show off. So come around, have a drink, and I can show you why we're the best bar on the block!