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Dallas-based arcade and cider paradise pops open new Austin location

Dallas-based arcade and cider paradise pops open new Austin location

Bishop CiderCade interior
Bishop CiderCade is coming to Austin. Photo by Kathy Tran
Bishop CiderCade interior
The selection focuses on games that can be played by two or more people. Photo by Kathy Tran
Bishop CiderCade interior
The bar will feature at least 40 ciders on tap. Photo by Kathy Tran
Bishop CiderCade interior
Bishop CiderCade interior
Bishop CiderCade interior

Dallas-based Bishop Cidercade is expanding in a very big way. According to a Facebook post, the company is opening a new Cidercade location in a prime Austin location in late 2019.

A company rep confirmed that Bishop Cidercade Austin will be directly off Lady Bird Lake at 600 E. Riverside Dr. in the former home of Joe’s Crab Shack. 

The Capital City location will more than double the 6,500-square-foot size of the Dallas original. Austin will feature 13,000 square feet and a huge patio on the lake, with 30 ciders and wines on draft.

The bar will offer approximately 300 arcade games — all free to play once patrons pay a $10 entry fee. That's approximately double the number of games at the Dallas original.

Bishop Cider Co was founded in 2014 by Joel and Laura Malone as an outlet to fulfill their shared passion for hard cider. "We didn't care for most of the commercial ones that were available in the market, so we sought to make it ourselves and do it better," Joel says.

The couple opened their first location two years later to extend the brand and serve as an R&D facility for new flavors that are distributed statewide to bars and grocery stores.

Austin is not the only Texas city getting a Bishop Cidercade. Joel Malone confirmed to CultureMap Houston that a new outpost was coming to 2339 Commerce St. in the city’s EaDo district. Like Austin, it scheduled to open sometime in the fourth quarter of 2019.