The last 12 months were some of the most eventful in the 12-year history of The Goose's Acre. Following a fire in late 2011, The Goose's Acre was forced to shut down operations for a few months before re-opening in February 2012.
The waterfront patio bar and restaurant continued to see its crowds grow, and owners Brian Young and Colm O'Neill finally opened a second story patio.
"It was something that we saw that would be a nice expansion," Young said.
With The Goose's Acre's ground-level patio already providing one of the best views around, Young and O'Neill set out about a year and a half ago to build the second story patio. After the plans were approved, the patio took about three months to build, Young said, before opening Dec. 20.
The 1,000-square-foot patio was dubbed "The Goose's Landing" following a naming contest that saw 150 people submit their suggestions.
The New Year will see a few more changes for The Goose's Acre, including new menu items that Young said could be on the menu by the end of January. The Goose's Acre was originally constructed in 1886 in Ireland. The establishment was handed down to different owners before it was forced to close in 2005.
O'Neill and Young purchased the bar and transported it to The Woodlands, where it was installed along the Waterway and opened in 2006.
The Goose's Acre, 21 Waterway Ave., Ste. 140, The Woodlands 281-466-1502, www.goosesacre.com
- Sun.–Thurs.: 11 a.m.–midnight
- Wed.-Sat.: 11 a.m.–2 a.m.