Coming this July, one of central Texas’ favorite local cideries, Austin Eastciders, is opening their second taproom and first restaurant formerly occupied by Uncle Billy’s Smokehouse on Barton Springs Road.
The new Eastciders taproom on Barton Springs will feature the brand’s easy-to-drink and meticulously crafted ciders, as well as wine, cocktails, coffees, limited-edition small-batch ciders (fermented on-site) and a full menu of snacks and meals for every day.
“We are thrilled to join the Zilker neighborhood and bring the full Austin Eastciders brand to life at an iconic location in downtown, Austin. In the spirit of collaboration, we are assembling a team that will deliver a uniquely-Austin experience featuring a robust menu of crave-able food and beverages with special focus on the Austin Eastciders portfolio of ciders.”, notes Dave Rule, Marketing VP of Austin Eastciders
Chef Page Pressley of the recently launched Foxtail Supper Club and Ben Cachila will be consulting for the development of the house menu, along with Harlan Scott to consult on guiding operations and the recruitment of the culinary team. Chef Pressley has developed a menu that features cider brined cured meats, pizzas, sandwiches, salads, and other sharables that deliciously pair with Austin Eastciders.
Austin Eastciders Barton Springs aims to deliver an energetic indoor/outdoor experience, offering a full bar, food order counter, and a second AM-focused bar to greet you with pop-up merchandise displays and highlights of local collaborations, which will include custom wallpapers, murals, and exclusive Katie Kime merchandise available for purchase on-site. Other details include multiple seating areas and a performance space to peering into the main dining room along with a view of the cider-making operation.
The space boasts a spacious contemporary and open plan designed by OPA Design Studio, who worked to retrofit the space and interior surfaces. The outdoor area highlights a small play area for kids, a walk-up coffee bar, and a cider garden viewable from Barton Springs Road.
Opening This Summer at 1530 Barton Springs Road, Austin Eastciders Barton Springs will be open from morning till night. The current Collaboratory in East Austin will remain open as the brand’s culture beacon on the East Side.