Haymaker opened its doors on Manor Road a week ago, and already it has the makings of a hit. The first night was bananas packed, and even if the early word hasn't been uniformly positive, clearly Cherrywood is embracing this poutine eatin', beer drinkin', sports watchin' spot. Photographer Spencer Selvidge takes you inside.
Haymaker's website says they've tried to recreate "the simple, neighborhood bars of the Midwest and Northeast." With so many folks migrating from those areas to Austin, perhaps Haymaker has hit a nostalgia nerve. Or maybe it's just that the East Side was ready for huge, cheese-y sandwiches and craft beer during football season. Either way, the team behind Black Sheep Lodge knows what they're doing.