After years of permitting troubles, Brodie Lane bar and beer garden The Barn is finally open for business, as reported by Community Impact. The property includes an indoor building and outdoor space with food trucks and a stage for musical performances. It serves beer and wine only for now.
The 1.7 acre property was originally slated to be an Olympic curling facility (owner Anita Dunn says this is still in the works, and is eyeing the property behind The Barn) in 2011. When those plans fell through, Dunn and her husband Dennis decided to turn the spot into a bar and food truck park in 2015. They were were promptly slapped with a lawsuit from the city of Sunset Valley for violating land development laws in January of 2015. The land falls in a grey area as part of unincorporated Travis County but the watershed is under the jurisdiction of Sunset Valley, hence the confusion.
While it was in legal limbo, the space essentially operated as a food truck park, hosting the likes of Hey Cupcake!, Fishey Bizness Seafood Co., and even a hair salon. The current food truck tenants are Louie’s BBQ and Soul of a Hick, as well as Flair Style Lounge.
The Barn is open from 5 to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday, from noon to 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays, and from 1 to 8:30 p.m. on Sundays.
- After 2 years sitting empty, the bar in the Brodie Barn development in Sunset Valley will open today [Community Impact]
- Food Trailer Park The Barn Sued by Sunset Valley [EATX]
- The Barn [Facebook]