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Austin’s New Restaurant Openings

The new restaurant openings in Austin you should know about.

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Keeping track of every brand new restaurant and bar in Austin is enough to make you a little dizzy. Which is why we put together this guide to all the new restaurants and bars that seem like they have the most potential. Although keep in mind, for the ones we haven’t tried, we make no promises. Go forth and be a pioneer.

We’ll be regularly updating this guide, and adding a note whenever we review a spot, or add it to our guide to the best new restaurants in Austin, the Hit List.


Rayo Landeros

Hopsquad Brewing Co.

$$$$ 2307 Kramer Ln

There’s a new addition to north Austin’s brewery district: Hopsquad Brewing Co. Located in a former warehouse with rollup windows up on Braker Lane, the huge brewery space is full of beer garden tables and, as a bonus, it’s super dog-friendly, inside and out. Beers on tap include Austin-themed varieties including Comtesse De Duval Saison and Dutchess of Oltorf Roggenbier. Also outside is the new food truck Tsuke Honten.

Raphael Brion

Tsuke Honten

$$$$ 2307 Kramer Ln

In Hopsquad Brewing Co.’s parking lot, you’ll find the food truck Tsuke Honten with Japanese-style bites. Sort of in a soft launch, they’re currently serving small dishes like garlic chicken wings, chili prawns, and short rib skewers. Soon they plan on launching an 11-course/$29 per person omakase.

Matt Harrington

The people behind June’s, Elizabeth Street Cafe, and Swedish Hill are rolling out a series of projects in the new Austin Proper Hotel downtown. Up first is The Peacock Mediterranean Grill & Bar, an all-day Israeli and Turkish-inspired restaurant and bar. There’s also Goldie’s Sunken Bar, but that’s for hotel guests only at the moment.


Raphael Brion

Julie Myrtille Bakery

$$$$ 1023 Springdale Rd Building 1D

After drawing crowds at farmers markets all over Austin, there’s now a Julie Myrtille Bakery brick-and-mortar over in the East Austin development Springdale General. There are pastries, cookies, and macarons, as well as more lunch-y type options like croissant sandwiches and super-butter quiches. the hours are limited for now, 10am-12pm.

Julia Keim / Giant Noise


$$$$ 607 W 3rd St

Hestia is a new restaurant downtown from the people behind Emmer & Rye, with a menu primarily focused on stuff coming off the grill. Other than larger grilled dishes, there are also crudos and a separate snack menu with small dishes ranging from $3-$16.

We checked out Hestia and added it to our Hit List.

Raphael Brion

The meat whisperers over at Franklin Barbecue opened a trailer serving coffee and breakfast tacos on flour tortillas. There are options like the house-made sausage, chorizo, and the legendary brisket, chopped up and cooked on a flattop.

We checked out the trailer and put it on our Hit List.

Barbecue by John Mueller

$$$$ 109 W Davilla St

Beer and barbecue are a pretty perfect combo. John Mueller of the Mueller barbecue dynasty opened up shop at Granger City Brewing Company. Order a flight of beers alongside all the smoked meats, including his epic beef ribs, and maybe most importantly, his legendary cheesy squash.


Julia Keim / Giant Noise


$$$$ 607 W 3rd St Suite 105

Kalimotxo is the new Spanish-inspired bar in front of Hestia from the people behind Emmer & Rye. It serves Basque-style pintxos - similar to tapas - and small plates.

We checked out Kalimotxo and put it on our Hit List.



$$$$ 1209 E 7th St

The new bar and record shop Troublemaker serves San Diego-style burritos, and they’re pretty sensational for a late-night snack: carne asada, french fries, pico, and guacamole, all wrapped up in a house-made flour tortilla. On weekends there’s a breakfast burrito and a Bloody Mary bar.

Garrett White

Central Machine Works

$$$$ 4824 E Cesar Chavez St

Housed in a historic warehouse space, Central Machine Works is a massive new beer hall, brewery, and live music venue in East Austin. There’s also an enormous outdoor beer garden and a full bar. The menu is simple, beer-friendly food like pretzels, cheeseburgers, and pizza.


The Meteor

The Meteor

$$$$ 2110 S Congress Ave

The Meteor is a lot of things: it’s a bike shop, an all-day cafe, a Roman-style pizzeria in which you pay by the pound, and a natural wine shop, all in a charming space on South Congress.

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