We’ll admit it. Every so often we’ll play hooky and spend a long day sunning at Deep Eddy Pool. Now, thanks to McGuire Moorman Hospitality (the group behind Austin favorites such as Jeffrey's, June's, and Perla's) and the team behind Deep Eddy Cabaret, we have even more reason to (cough, cough) tell our boss we aren’t feeling well.
The new venture, called Pool Burger, is a burger truck and tiki bar located just below legendary Deep Eddy Cabaret at 2315 Lake Austin Blvd. The main attraction coming out of the property's 1968 Airstream will be various griddled burgers made from Wagyu beef sourced from Peeler Farms in Floresville, Texas and served on housemade buns. Offerings include the Blue Hawaiian with pineapple, bacon, and bleu cheese, and the Loyal Forever, a double patty with pickled jalapeños and all the fixings. Vegetarians will be well served with a house veggie burger, crinkle cut fries, and a mixed green salad with veggie nuggets, roasted beets, avocado, and sunflower sprouts.
For dessert, patrons can top a dark chocolate, Tahitian vanilla, or swirl soft serve ice cream cup with a variety of toppings ranging from the kid-friendly (strawberries, Butterfinger crumbles, chocolate sprinkles) to the decidedly adult (boozy sour cherries, rum-soaked pineapple).
Speaking of grown-up pleasures, a full tiki bar will be serving tropical libations right next to the trailer. Highlights of the drink menu include classics like Zombies and Mai Tais, as well as lesser-known contemporary tiki drinks such as the Saturn (navy-strength gin, passion fruit, Velvet falernum, orgeat, lemon) and Tradewinds (El Dorado three-year-old rum, Appleton Special Reserve, Giffard apricot brandy, lemon, coconut cream).
Customers should also be sure to check out the gift shop before hitting the pool, offering in typical MMH fashion a curated selection of towels, dog collars and leashes, hacky sacks, and (cough, cough) pipes from local makers Grav Labs. Pool Burger will be open daily, with DJs spinning dancehall reggae on Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons.