Austin restaurant group is preparing new location for popular gastropub
A long-awaited second location of a gourmet pub concept beloved by two popular local restaurateurs has finally set an opening date.
Oasthouse Kitchen + Bar – established in 2015 by brothers Amir and Ali Hajimaleki, the creative minds behind beloved District Kitchen + Cocktails restaurants, Keepers Coastal Kitchen and Shortie’s pizzeria and grinders – will open at 5701 Slaughter Ln., building D, Wednesday, December 15.
The new gastro pub – a short walk from the Brothers’ Keepers Coastal Kitchen concept in the Parkside Village development which also includes Alamo Drafthouse – is Oasthouse’s second outpost, the first anchored at 8300 N. FM 620 in the north -West of Austin.
The Hajimaleki brothers previously told CultureMap that they planned to open the new Oasthouse location in fall 2020, but that was pushed back during the height of the pandemic.
Similar to its location in northwest Austin, the new 4,500 square foot family restaurant will feature elevated pub food and an extensive beer list, plus a large patio with a play area, tons of seating inside and at the bar, and a private dining room for special events.
The Oasthouse menu, which emphasizes Eastern European and German cuisine and locally sourced ingredients, will include fan-favorite dishes like IPA-braised pork and spätzle, Porter pecans, the restaurant’s classic chili burger and currywurst sausage.
Seasonal specials from Oasthouse Culinary Director Donald Myers include Smoked Rainbow Trout Rillette and Spicy Curried Seafood Stew, and German Chocolate Cake and Caramel Pudding from Pastry Chef Dennis Van are the most delicious way to end a meal in Oasthouse – but are also divine as a meal of their own alongside a seasonal draft beer. And Van’s crispy seasonal desserts change quarterly, so there’s always a new sweet treat to discover.
In addition to the gastropub’s 24 taps featuring just about every type of beer, from Belgian beauties to Austin staples like 512 Pecan Porter, the Oasthouse bar menu also includes a handful of classic and signature cocktails, and a selection of wines much wider than that commonly found in beer-based restaurants.
Of course, happy hour is a great time to visit Oasthouse and runs Monday through Friday 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 3 p.m. for closing. Happy hour specials include $ 7 appetizers (we’re looking at you from poutine to carnitas and fried cheese curds!), Plus cocktails and discounted bottles of wine, 5 $ wine on tap and $ 1 off all beers.
After opening on December 15, the South Austin Oasthouse’s hours of operation will be Monday through Thursday 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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