Another watering hole has tapped The Domain. On May 14, Yard House will open the doors of its first Austin location.
Yard House is the successful chain of gastropubs from Darden Restaurants, the company that operates Eddie V's and LongHorn Steakhouse, among others. The restaurant is well known for its focus on craft beer, which is delivered to patrons perfectly chilled via miles of overhead piping from a temperature-controlled keg room.
Over the past 20 years, 63 Yard House locations have sprouted up across the country, each of which claims its own unique beer list. The Austin location will feature 130 taps, including 16 local heavyweights, like (512) Brewing Company, Adelbert's, Austin Eastciders, and Hops & Grain.
"In addition to all the Austin-brewed beers available, we also added some great beers from other regions," said Gregory Howard, Yard House beverage manager, in a release. "Our list includes breweries from Katy, Houston, Conroe, Granbury, and Fort Worth."
One of the standout features of Yard House is the Chalkboard Series, a rotating monthly list of limited releases and seasonal taps. When The Domain location opens in May, guests will be greeted with a wide range of specials, from Austin Beerworks' anniversary beer to the pineapple sculpin from Ballast Point.
Yard House also boasts a full menu of appetizers, burgers, pizzas, sandwiches, tacos, and globally inspired entrees. There is no shortage of gluten-free and vegetarian-friendly options, with an entire menu section dedicated to items made with Gardein, the popular meat substitute. Wash it down with a beer or craft cocktail.
Serving lunch, dinner, and late-night snacks, Yard House opens at 11 am daily and is open until at least 1 am.