Good news for North Austin beer lovers: Beer garden (and bakery!) Easy Tiger has announced plans to open a new location north of Hyde Park. The second location of Easy Tiger will be located in The Linc, the rebranded Lincoln Village development near Highland Mall. The Linc is also home to the new incarnation of VIVO Tex Mex.
The space will feature a drive-through coffee bar, a dog park, 250 outdoor seats, an outdoor stage and free parking.
With the North Austin location comes a much larger footprint and more offerings. According to a press release, the North Austin Easy Tiger will be nearly three times the size of its Sixth Street counterpart — it'll clock in at 11,500 square feet.
In addition to brews and bites, the space will feature a drive-through coffee bar, a dog park, 250 outdoor seats, an outdoor stage for occasional live music and free parking. Yes, there will be ping pong tables, too.
The new location will also include a full commercial bakery, allowing Easy Tiger to "immediately meet the great demand for its artisan baked goods and pastries, as well as expand its offerings."
"The wholesale bakery sales at Easy Tiger have greatly exceeded our expectations, and we are producing twice what we estimated would be our overall capacity at the Sixth Street location," says head baker David Norman. "We currently deliver fresh-baked bread to more than 50 commercial customers, but we haven’t been able to accommodate any additional account requests in almost eight months — and that includes three out of the five local Whole Foods locations."
Try to curb your cravings for now. Easy Tiger's new location is slated to open in late 2015.