First Look

Exclusive first look at new bar's takeover of iconic Austin space

Exclusive first look at new bar's takeover of iconic Austin space

The Local Post restaurant bar Austin
The Local Post is located in the former Dallas Nightclub space on Burnet Road. Photo by Nicole Raney
The Local Post restaurant bar Austin salad
Salads, like this Southwest Cobb, balance out the carb-heavy dishes on the menu. Photo by Nicole Raney
The Local Post restaurant bar Austin nachos
The "10-pound can nachos" are made in a can, which is then removed at the table. Photo by Nicole Raney
The Local Post restaurant bar Austin chimichanga
The chimichanga. Photo by Nicole Raney
The Local Post restaurant bar Austin
A full bar offers draft beer, cocktails, and eight wines. Photo by Nicole Raney
The Local Post restaurant bar Austin
The back room is home to a few games, including shuffleboard, basketball, and poker. Photo by Nicole Raney
The Local Post restaurant bar Austin
A beautiful patio, complete with cornhole, overlooks Burnet Road Photo by Nicole Raney
The Local Post restaurant bar Austin
"All roads lead here ..." Photo by Nicole Raney
The Local Post restaurant bar Austin
The Local Post restaurant bar Austin salad
The Local Post restaurant bar Austin nachos
The Local Post restaurant bar Austin chimichanga
The Local Post restaurant bar Austin
The Local Post restaurant bar Austin
The Local Post restaurant bar Austin
The Local Post restaurant bar Austin

We have your first look at The Local Post, the new restaurant and bar opening January 18 in the former Dallas Nightclub space on Burnet Road. Until now, little has been revealed about the neighborhood pub since it was first announced last summer.

The concept is Texas comfort food with Tex-Mex flare. Dishes include burgers, brisket sliders, chicken wings, nachos, and even a chimichanga. Salads and wraps also make an appearance. The family-friendly lunchtime atmosphere will transition into a 21-and-up space in the evenings. 

The pub is large, with three different bars, ensuring you won't have to walk far to order a drink. There's plenty of seating, both indoor and outside on a large patio. A back room, which can be used to host private events, is home to several games, including shuffleboard, poker, basketball, and more.

"The neighborhood is awesome. Burnet is growing, and we wanted to be a part of that," owner Jeff Van Delden tells CultureMap. "But they're missing something of this size. There are a lot of small places — Lala's is one of my favorites — but nothing that could seat this many people."

Van Delden runs The Local Post with his brother, Darren, both of Union Venture Group. The local development firm has brought us The Park, as well as St. Genevieve, Jack & Ginger's Irish Pub, 77 Degrees, and The Rose Room along the Rock Rose strip at Domain Northside.

The Local Post will be open for lunch, dinner, and happy hour daily. Hours are 11 am to 2 am. "We're trying to be something for everyone," he says.

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