April 15th, 2019 Update – The April 14th edition of the Williamson County Sun included an article that added a few details to our information.
We learned that Karl Meixsell and his wife Dina Meixsell are the owners.
This is what they had to say to describe their new venue, “(Barrels and Amps) will cater to a sophisticated, mature audience and feature upscale entertainment designed to draw visitors from all over.
“We want to bring entertainers we think people would come from outside Georgetown to see.
“Barrels and Amps will be for people who want a great experience and care about quality. If you want to find a cheap place to get a beer, you’ll have to find it somewhere else.”
The article also said that the opening will be in about 6 more weeks. That would put the opening around June 1st.
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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 about the opening!
The target soft opening for the bar side is scheduled for Saturday May 4th and the Target Grand Opening is scheduled for Saturday May 11th!! These dates are dependent on getting everything approved by the city by that time.
They 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.
The idea is 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 this year!
More info here as available.
Check out our page Businesses Coming Soon to Georgetown, for our list of businesses planning to open in our little city.