New brewpub puts down roots in Austin's busy Rainey Street District
A new watering hole is headed to one of Austin's busiest food and drink destinations. Slated to open in the Rainey Street District on November 17, the Stay Put will offer plenty of reasons to do just that, inviting guests to settle into its comfortable neighborhood environment with beer brewed onsite, draft cocktails, and a dog-friendly patio.
With a combined indoor-outdoor square footage of 3,043, two separate bars will help separate the space into more intimate, individual settings. The indoor area will be the most intimate of the two, featuring a 46-seat oak bar; hand-built communal tables, and locally sourced taxidermy and tchotchkes for a “Cowboy Kitsch” vibe. Outside, the relaxed, 102-seat patio will include a satellite bar and shade from a 120-year-old pecan tree as an oasis from the busyness of Rainey Street.
Backing the project is Los Angeles-based hospitality company Pouring with Heart, which is quickly expanding into Texas markets. The team worked with local architect Scott Magic of Magic Architecture to oversee the restoration of the 1921 single-family bungalow, which is listed under the National Register of Historic Places.
Overseeing operations is general manager Amanda Carto, who brings over a decade of bar management from beloved Austin establishments such as Half Step and Nickel City. Working alongside Carto on the brewpub's small batch brewery system will be head brewer Kevin Lindsey, whose time at Asheville, North Carolina's Wicked Weed Brewing Pub led him to several national awards such as the Great American Beer Festival and US Open Beer Championship.
According to a release, the Stay Put's "10-barrel premier stainless system features state-of-the-art touch screen control panels and high efficiency temperature controls, which will serve up a wide range of beer styles directly off of the brite beer tanks, with influences from Czech, German, and Mexican style lagers that pay homage to those unique brewing traditions."
In total, the bar will feature 16 taps with a mix of Stay Put house brews and guest brews, and a robust draft cocktail list will round out the bar menu with "crushable, updated classic cocktails like Hibiscus Ranch Water," seasonally-driven ingredients, and a spirit list highlighting local distilleries.
“The Stay Put is focused on becoming a consistent cornerstone in a fast changing Austin," says Carto in the release. "Our team consists of dedicated ambassadors to Austin. Most of our crew are Rainey Street veterans or born and raised in Austin who have seen the street develop over time who know how to serve up Texas hospitality to locals and visitors alike. We’re beyond excited to grow The Stay Put into a new gem on Rainey Street."
The Stay Put will be open seven days a week: Monday through Wednesday from 3 pm-12 am; Thursday through Saturday 12 pm-2 am; and Sunday from 12 pm-12:30 am.