1) 4th Tap Brewing Co-op — The first worker-owned brewery in Austin opened officially earlier this month in far north Austin. The tap room features ten different different beers, including fun experimental ones. There is also coffee, wifi, rotating food truck, and a television screen.
2) Tellers — Chicago House made way for new bar and venue Tellers, which opened officially in mid-October in downtown Austin. The three-story spot features live music, drinks, and deep dish pizza from Gino’s East. The entrance to speakeasy Vinyls still remains.
3) Steampunk Saloon — Fans of the 1920s and industrial aesthetics should head to Steampunk Saloon, which opened this week on West 6th Street. The bar is split up into three sections, with the downstairs bar debuting first. Then it will be followed by the upstairs bar and lounge and backyard patio. The latter will have food trucks, including East Side King’s Thai Kun.
4) Space 24 Twenty — The Urban Outfitters complex on the Drag is now home to Austin outposts of two out-of-state chefs: Marc Vetri’s pizzeria from Philadelphia and Symon’s Burger Joint from Ohio, both of which opened last week.
5) Bent Oak Winery — Another new winery opened in Cedar Park last month, focusing on Bordeaux and Burgundy wines. Access to the tasting room, open on the weekends, is just $5.
6) Oasthouse Gastropub — The owners of District Kitchen + Cocktails opened the European-style pub in Grandview Hills last week. Expect scotch eggs, bangers and mash, shepherd’s pie, and more alongside wine, beer, and cocktails.
8) Gino’s Italian Restaurant — Italian is really the cuisine of the year, and Gino’s brings the trend to Cedar Park. Run by an Italian New Yorker, the menu is full of red sauce favorites.
9) Cajun Pizza — The Cajun-styled pizzeria took over the former Mi Pizza spot on West Parmer Lane this month after shuttering in its original location on McNeil. Find pizza, with toppings like sausage, hamburgers, and Canadian bacon, and Cajun dishes like po’boys, muffulettas, and gumbo.
10) Pho Phi — A new Vietnamese restaurant opened up in far north Austin on West Parmer Lane. The menu includes pho, vermicelli bowls, and more.
11) Tropicana Bar & Grill — The restaurant, bar, and dance club opened in late October on Airport Boulevard in MLK. The menu includes wings, corn dogs, fish tacos, and a mess of fried dishes like fish, mushrooms, pickles, and more, with lunch in the works.