Here are 15 breweries and bars in Southwest Austin that plan to reopen May 22 and eight others that will reopen soon

At least 15 bars and breweries in Southwest Austin are reopening May 22, while eight others have announced they are working to reopen soon. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
At least 15 bars and breweries in Southwest Austin are reopening May 22, while eight others have announced they are working to reopen soon. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

At least 15 bars and breweries in Southwest Austin are reopening May 22, while eight others have announced they are working to reopen soon. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

After being reduced to carryout service only for over two months, Southwest Austin bars, breweries and vineyards can reopen taprooms May 22—just in time for Memorial Day weekend.

According to state regulations outlined in executive orders announced May 18, the establishments can reopen with restrictions that could limit the spread of the coronavirus. Restrictions include reopening at 25% capacity and encouraging social distancing, small party sizes and table seating only.


The following establishments in Southwest Austin have announced they will reopen to seating service May 22 or are already open under past government orders. This list is not comprehensive.

  • Acopon Brewing: The brewery closed for two days in anticipation of reopening May 22 in Dripping Springs. 211 W. Mercer St., Dripping Springs. www.acoponbrewing.com

  • Bell Springs Brewing Co.: The brewery is open with seating outside and food service. 3700 Bell Springs Road, Dripping Springs. www.bellspringsbrewing.com

  • Broken Spoke: The dancehall will open May 21, with Alvin Crow performing this weekend in the dancehall and additional music at the restaurant. 3201 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin. 512-442-6189. www.brokenspokeaustintx.net

  • Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden: The coffee shop reopened outdoor seating last week. 121 Pickle Road, Austin. 512-481-0694. www.cosmiccoffeebeer.com

  • Crow Bar: The South Austin bar will open at midnight May 22. 3116 S. Congress Ave., Austin. 512-465-2982. www.facebook.com/crowbaraustin

  • Detour Neighborhood Bar: The bar is opening May 22 at 25-person capacity. 6705 W. Hwy. 290, Ste. 107, Austin. www.detour290.com

  • Driftwood Estate Winery: The winery will reopen outdoor seating May 22. 4001 Elder Hill Road, Driftwood. 512-858-9667. www.driftwoodwine.com

  • Last Stand Brewing Co.: The outdoor beer garden will open this weekend. 12345 Pauls Valley Road, Bldg. I, Dripping Springs. 512-373-3629. www.laststandbrewing.com

  • Little Woodrow’s Southpark Meadows: Little Woodrow’s will reopen 11 a.m. May 22. 9500 I-35, Ste. 100, Austin. 512-282-2336. www.littlewoodrows.com

  • Moontower Saloon: The saloon will reopen May 22. 10212 Menchaca Road, Austin. 512-712-5661. www.moontowersaloon.com

  • Radio Coffee & Beer: The business reopened with limited outdoor seating May 18. 4204 Menchaca Road, Austin. 512-394-7844. www.radiocoffeeandbeer.com

  • South Austin Beer Garden: The beer garden will be open beginning at noon May 22. 10700 Menchaca Road, Austin. 512-669-5763. www.southaustinbeergarden.com

  • Suds Monkey Brewing: The brewing company opened its kitchen’s dining room at limited capacity last week for reserve seating only. 1032 Canyon Bend Drive, Ste. B, Dripping Springs. 512-222-3839. www.sudsmonkeybrew.com

  • Texas Sake Co.: The new taproom that was completed in March will open for business May 22 with a 25-person limit. 440 E. St. Elmo Road, Ste. B2, Austin. 512-344-9127. www.txsake.com

  • Vista Brewing: Vista is opening to reservation May 22. Its nature trails are also open, as is to-go service. 13551 FM 150, Driftwood. www.vistabrewingtx.com


Additional bars and breweries in Southwest Austin and Dripping Springs continue to work towards reopening in the future. There establishments have announced future dates or a time frame in which they hope to reopen to seated service.


  • The Austin Winery: The winery plans to reopen June 1. 440 E. St. Elmo Road, Ste. A1, Austin. 512-326-1445. www.theaustinwinery.com

  • The Barn Bar & Food Court: The business is reopening June 5 with a live performance by W. C. Clark in the evening. 6218 Brodie Lane, Sunset Valley. https://thebarnbar.business.site

  • Bender Bar & Grill: The business is working to reopen June 1. 321 W. Ben White Blvd., Austin. 512-447-1800. www.benderbar.com

  • Last Chance Bar & Dancehall: The local dance hall will reopen May 28 with some future, small events scheduled. 12013 W. Hwy. 290, Austin. 512-660-5660. www.lastchancedancehall.com

  • Rusty Cannon Pub: The pub is open for takeout and delivery and working towards reopening the first week or so of June. 730 W. Stassney Lane, Ste. 120, Austin. 512-494-5271. www.rustycannonpubaustin.com

  • St. Elmo Brewing Co.: The brewery is still open for to-go orders and is working to open in the next few weeks. 440 E. St. Elmo Road, Austin. www.stelmobrewing.com

  • Texas Keeper Cider: Currently only offering pickup, the business is working toward opening with a reservations system for outdoor seating. 12521 Twin Creek Road, Manchaca. 512-910-3409. www.texaskeeper.com

  • Warehouse Billiard Bar: The longtime Austin pool hall and bar will reopen May 26. 509 E. Ben White Blvd., Austin. 512-443-8799. www.warehousebilliardbar.com

By Nicholas Cicale
Nick has been with Community Impact Newspaper since 2016, working with the Lake Travis-Westlake and Southwest Austin-Dripping Springs editions. He previously worked as a reporter in Minnesota and earned a degree from Florida State University.


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