Once an old warehouse district, The Yard has transformed into a vibrant 150,000-square-foot community full of local manufacturers and retailers. Check out the various shops and eateries wander around the property and marvel at the colorfully designed buildings adorned with one-of-a-kind murals. The Yard brings an ample selection of good brews, bites and more to South Austin.

The Austin Winery

Established in May 2014, The Austin Winery was the first full-production winery within the Austin city limits. Visitors are welcome to tour the winery and sample wines in the taproom. At the end of their visit, guests can purchase bottles and barrels of their favorite wines to enjoy back home.


Pair smooth whiskey from Still Austin with coastal, comfort foods from acclaimed food truck, Huckleberry parked out back. Try the famous fish sandwich with fried gulf fish, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles, lemon caper remoulade and fries or the Cab ‘Dilla featuring blue crab, melted cheese and pico de gallo served between a crispy corn tortilla.

Patty Palace

For juicy smash cheeseburgers and fries, you’ll want to check out Patty Palace. Located in the side yard at St. Elmo Brewing Company, this food truck only serves one delicious thing–a Smashburger with crispy edges topped with cheese, grilled onions, pickles, mustard, and their special sauce with a side of onion petals or fries.

Spicy Boys

Parked at St. Elmo Brewing Company, Spicy Boys is a popular Austin food truck serving up Pan-Asian-inspired fried chicken. Pair the OG Fried Chicken Sandwich topped with sweet chili honey, papaya relish and Thai basil ranch with a side of crispy fried tater tots.


With a selection of local Austin beers on draft at all times, Spokesman has your brew bases covered. Looking for something more caffeinated? Spokesman also offers a coffee menu that gets right to the point. 

St. Elmo Brewing Company

Founded in 2016, St. Elmo Brewing Company is all about quality beer and breaking down barriers. The community-centered brewery offers a variety of unique beers, which guests can enjoy by the pint, flight or party keg. Weekly events can be found on their website including live music spanning every genre from Afrobeat to bluegrass, flea markets, group workouts and more.

Still Austin Whiskey Co.

As the first whiskey distillers within the city limits since Prohibition, Still Austin takes their role seriously. Visitors can take a tour of the distillery and experience a tasting of the different varieties Still Austin offers.

Texas Saké Company

Experience traditionally brewed Japanese sake in Austin. Stop by the Texas Saké Company tap room for sake tastings and cocktails or chat with the Toji, the traditional title given to the master brewer in the sake industry. 

Texas Sushiko

Parked at the Texas Sake Company, Texas Sushiko food truck serves sushi in an updated Austin-esque format. The food truck is known for its open-face sushi rolls, also known as sushi tacos. 

Wooly’s Beach

Wooly’s brings the sand to the city. Play a round or two of sand volleyball on the pristine courts at Wooly’s Beach. Bring your friends and rent a court for an hour or two any day of the week, or call ahead and rent out the space for an event or party.

After trying local spirits and bites at The Yard, check out one of the many other vibrant areas of South Austin. Shop at local boutiques and luxury brand names all within walking distance on South Congress Avenue, or try delicious restaurants and pop into bars in the South Lamar area. While each neighborhood features its own things to do and see, the old-school vibes and authenticity of South Austin make it a must-see when visiting Austin.