9/7/19 – Barrel’s & Amps is Open! You’ll need to use the side door to the bar area. It’s along Eighth Street next to The Day Tripper World Headquarter . Here’s a picture of the sign. There’s a map below if you nee it.
Update 8/20/19 – We know a lot of you are wondering about the opening of the New Barrels & Amps on the Square!
The new place will be located at 718 South Austin Ave., but the entrance is around to the side off of 8th Street. Map below.
We went by and spoke with the owners and got some info and new images. They tell us that they are ready to open, but they need to wait for 2 inspections before they can invite us in.
The place is just what you’d expect, it’s cozy, kind of dark and inviting and really interesting. Notice the floor in the images below. It takes us back to the time when the space was a carriage house, and there are going to be 75 draft beers plus they are saying their Bar Menu will knock our socks off! Can’t wait? Us either…
Here are the new images we took, please tap for larger view and slide show. You can also scroll for lots more info…
Update 7/26/19 – Many of you have asked us if Barrels & Amps will still be opening. The question comes because of a new banner on the front of the building that says For Lease. That sign is for the office space upstairs.
Barrels & Amps target opening is Early September.
Update 7/3/19 – Barrels & Amps is Hiring Line and Prep Cooks, Bar Tenders, Barbacks, Runners and Servers. Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Update 6/24/19 – We spent some time with two of the three owners today (Mark Thompson and Dena Meixsell) and we learned another exciting detail about this fun new place coming to downtown…
Something we didn’t know is that there’s a Phase 3 to the project and it includes a Roof Top Bar!
The new place is looking truly fabulous and the owners are so excited about opening! They are in the home stretch and are finishing up a lot of details in preparation for their debut.
We were able to take a few new pics of the new sign and the inside. Isn’t it pretty?!
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As for the opening date…they are shooting for a soft opening by the end of July and then a Grand Opening, date to be announced.
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May 24, 2019 Update – We went by Barrels & Amps today and it’s looking awesome inside!!
After talking with Mark Thompson, one of the owners of Barrels & Amps and also owner of 600 Degrees Pizza, we are certain that Barrels & Amps will have something for everybody.
The new venue will be family and kid friendly (except for certain events.)
And, we can expect reasonable prices, an array of craft beers, plus a good selection of your traditional favorites.
Mark told us he loves his business partners Dena and Karl Meixsell and they are truly a joy to work with.
We found out that the building was used as a Carriage House and Livery 145 to 150 years ago and the floor will reflect the history!
Chef Jerry Thompson has prepared a secret and surprise menu of delicious bar food.
Tentative Opening Hours
Sunday thru Friday – 11am to 12 midnight*
Saturday – 11am to 1am*
*This is as late as the city of Georgetown will allow.
Here’s our gallery with some really fun stuff from the bar area.. Tap any image for larger view and slide show. We’ll keep you posted…
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April 23, 2019 – Whoo Hoo! We have a wonderful new pic of the bar inside Barrels & Amps and we have a few more from Barrels & Amps Facebook Page.
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Update 2/27/19 – Woot Woot!! We have spoken with the fine folks over at Barrels & Amps and we have news.
The are planning to knock our socks off with an elevated bar menu from their Chef, their seasoned veteran staff and a full bar with 75 draft beers.
The new owners are very excited about offering two stages with something fun going on all the time, like Two Step Tuesday and Dueling Pianos. Expect a casual laid back atmosphere with tight security and something for everybody.
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Update 12/24/18 – There must be plenty going on behind all that paper in the windows of the location of Barrels and Amps! There opening date is just around the corner!
Update – September 25th, 2018. We stopped by Barrels & Amps this weekend, we weren’t able to get a table yet, but it won’t be too long. They have put up this really cool paper on the windows that has their logo on it! And we also snapped a pic of their list of upcoming events…
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We spoke with the owners of the property located at the corner of 8th and Austin Avenue next to the Williamson Museum.
The new place will be called Barrels & Amps and they are planning something fun and new.
This will be a whiskey bar and draft house with live music venue. There will be a full bar and casual restaurant with an entertainment venue in the back. Featuring fun events like Vaudeville open mic night, Piano Bar nights, DJ dance nights, Nostalgic movie nights & comedy.
The idea is to be that entertainment destination place you would normally have to drive all the way to downtown Austin Bar and live music district, but can experience right here in Georgetown Texas.
No promises, but, the new business is hoping to open in 2019!
Check out our page Businesses Coming Soon to Georgetown, for our list of businesses planning to open in our little city.