Rock Rose District is uptown’s destination brings the best of Austin’s weird all on one street. Featuring an art-infused streetscape surrounded by unexpected discoveries and bustling with visitors, Rock Rose offers the charm and energy of South Congress, East Austin, or the Warehouse District, with the added benefits of easy access and plentiful parking.
Rock Rose is the place to be every third Thursday of the month. Whether you’re a fan of live music, lover of a sweet deal or just in desperate need of a cocktail, 3rd Thursdays on Rock Rose was made for you.
Each month, your favorite Rock Rose retailers, restaurants, and bars will feature exclusive specials and deals from 6-9pm. While you sip and shop, enjoy live music from locally-loved Austin musicians.
The Domain Northside’s Rock Rose is Austin’s next hot spot, with a flurry of new restaurants and bars within the upscale mall’s entertainment district. There’s East Side King Thai Kun first brick and mortar, Velvet Taco, MAD Greens, Apanas Coffee & Beer, Tarka, and much more.
Already in the general Domain area are Whole Foods, Punch Bowl Social, and others. Then there is the newly-opened Second Bar + Kitchen, helmed by David Bull, as part of the Archer Hotel. The area also includes a 24/7 cupcake vending machine Sprinkles, Culinary Dropout and Flower Child.
For details on what specials are offered monthly, head over to the Rock Rose ATX Facebook page to stay in the know! Check out the Rock Rose Facebook Event Page HERE
Also for Union Venture Group is the Austin location of the organization’s shuttered Houston restaurant and cocktail lounge. Find wine, shared plates, Sunday brunch, and a lounge DJ.
Apanas Coffee & Beer
Our favorite thing to do is grab S.Pellegrino,
some coffee or beer at Apanas, and people watch. With one of the few original storefronts in the district, the owner of Apanas
(formerly known as Two Hands Coffee) Aamil Sarfani, pays close attention to where the cafe’s beans come from, so much so that a portion of the coffee sales goes back to the Nicaraguan farmers. Juice, beer, and wine are also available.
Lavaca Street Bar and Turf N’ Surf Kitchen
The downtown sports bar decided on the Domain for its second location
for its New Orleans-styled Turf N’ Surf Kitchen along for the ride, dishing out po-boys, oysters, and fish tacos.
The California-based ramen chain
brings tonkotsu varieties to Austin, including assai, black, and white, with a wide array of ingredients for the perfect bowl.
General T’so Boy
The New York City food pop-up opened its first brick and mortar within Rock Rose, with Chinese-American po-boys, dumplings, vegetables and desserts like soft serve ice cream.
East Side King Thai Kun
This is the first brick and mortar for East Side King’s
Thai Kun, and the second for the overall brand. Fans can expect favorite truck dishes along with new ones.
New Waterloo’s Sway
expansion means the Domain has modern Thai for lunch and dinner.
Boasting of New Haven-styled Neapolitan pizza, Salvation
’s third location brings white clam pies to the Domain. This spot has a full bar and 20 taps featuring local breweries.
Mia Tapas Bar
The Italian take on tapas from Crimson Scorsonelli leads to small plates of dates, pork belly, meatballs, manchego. Other menu items include steak and salmon to share, pasta, and pizza.
With all of the drinking and heavy eating, the Colorado salad and juice chain
is a nice antidote for the area.
The fifth location of the fast casual Indian chain
from the Claypit owners serves the same fresh menu.
The essential Dallas mini-chain
is coming to the taco capital, with late night hours, untraditional fillings, and very sweet red velvet cake.
Hat Creek Burger Co.
The family-friend burger chain
is coming into the Domain, bringing along playscapes and kids’ menus.
Expect all-hours comfort food at 24 Diner’s second location. We eat here a few times a week, since the ingredients are mostly locally sourced, the menu
is constantly changing.
Jack and Ginger’s
One of the four bar and restaurant projects from Union Venture Group includes the Irish sports bar
with a focus on beer, whiskey, and soccer. Over 82 different beers can be found on the tap. The kitchen serves Irish American comfort food, including breakfast.
Carmack Concepts owners and brothers Brad and Chad Womack, along with Jason Carrier brought Austin’s second outpost
of The Dogwood to Rock Rose this month. The two-story building features indoor and outdoor bars, including on the rooftop.
Kung Fu Saloon
Kung Fu Saloon’s second Austin location
(and one of five spots slated, along with an impending Nashville one) brings arcade games, pickle shots, karaoke, and more booze to the district.
The high-end men’s boutique
opted for Rock Rose for its first brick and mortar. They are a coffee and whiskey bar, plus wifi lounge and barbershop.
Then there is the patio wonderland at 77 Degrees
. The rooftop cocktail bar serves rum drinks, shareable plates, and hookah with many available flavors.