Upcoming McKinney beer garden The Stix Icehouse is ready to open at 301 W. Eldorado Parkway, McKinney.

The soft opening for the restaurant kicks off this weekend Oct. 1-3. Guests will have to register in advance for slots to attend the soft opening this weekend by visiting this link. Since Oct. 3 is predicted to have inclement weather, those slots will be made available after restaurant management knows what the weather will be like.

The restaurant is closed on Mondays, so beginning Oct. 5, The Stix Icehouse will be open to the public without guests having to sign up for spots. A grand opening will be held the weekend of Oct. 22-24.

The Stix Icehouse plans to include at least 24 beers on tap and large patios with games and live music on its 14 acres of land. It will also have sand volleyball and a nine-hole disc golf course as well as treehouses and tire swings. The Stix has had the Wilson Creek hike and bike trail extended to its front porch so people can bike, run or walk to The Stix.

Menu items will include burgers, loaded nachos, wings, fries and salads. www.thestixicehouse.com