Coming Soon: The Changing Face Of The Railyard District

Coming Soon: The Changing Face Of The Railyard District

Let it be known as the Railyard District, that part of downtown Austin, south of 5th Street and sandwiched between Congress Ave and the Austin Convention Center.  You could straddle the convention center and include the area east, around Moonshine, too.

It’s an interesting mix of conventioneers and locals, both feeding on chicken and waffles at Max’s Wine Dive.

For decades, the district has been anchored by the Railyard condos, and recently flanked by the Four Seasons.  Soon, these will not be the only full time residences.

In the past couple of years we’ve seen improvements and new businesses open in the neighborhood, including AF1 Racing, Vince Young Steakhouse, Hank’s Garage (which is gone), and Skinny’s Ballroom.

Walking around a post-SXSW absent is the hyper-pedestrianism of the past 10 days, and I observe a “coming soon” sign.  I see more as I keep walking.  In one lap around the Railyard district, I counted nine businesses or projects “coming soon”!

Nine!

What’s COMING SOON to the Railyard District?  

  1. Westlake Dermatology (southwest corner of Trinity @ Cesar Chavez)
  2. Bolivar Cigar Lounge (southwest corner of Trinity @ Cesar Chavez)
  3. Micheladas (patio bar at southwest corner of Trinity @ 2nd Street)
  4. Rivals Steakhouse (southwest corner of Trinity @ 5th Street)
  5. Riverside Resources apartment tower (northwest corner of San Jacinto @ 3rd Street)
  6. Hyatt Place (southwest corner of San Jacinto @ 3rd Street)
  7. Brazos Hall (southeast corner of Brazos @ 4th Street)
  8. Wanderlust Live Music & Yoga (northeast corner of Brazos @ 4th Street)
  9. Blenders & Bowls Acai Cafe (southeast corner of Brazos @ 4th Street)

 

westlake dermatology downtown austin
Westlake Dermatology (southwest corner of Trinity @ Cesar Chavez)
bolivar cigar lounge downtown austin
Bolivar Cigar Lounge (southwest corner of Trinity @ Cesar Chavez)
Micheladas downtown austin bar
Micheladas (patio bar at southwest corner of Trinity @ 2nd Street)
rivals steakhouse downtown austin
Rivals Steakhouse (southwest corner of Trinity @ 5th Street)
riverside resources downtown austin apartment tower
Riverside Resources apartment tower (northwest corner of San Jacinto @ 3rd Street)
hyatt place downtown austin
Hyatt Place (southwest corner of San Jacinto @ 3rd Street)
brazos hall downtown austin
Brazos Hall (southeast corner of Brazos @ 4th Street)
wanderlust downtown austin coming soon railyard district - 08
Wanderlust Live Music & Yoga (southeast corner of Brazos @ 4th Street)
blenders acai downtown austin coming soon railyard district - 09
Blenders & Bowls Acai Cafe (southeast corner of Brazos @ 4th Street)

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Jude Galligan, REALTOR-Principal of REATX Realty and publisher of Downtown Austin Blog (aka. "DAB"), spends his time matching remarkable people with remarkable properties in Austin’s urban core. A resident owner in downtown Austin, Jude serves on the Board of the Downtown Austin Alliance (DAA) and the City of Austin Downtown Commission. Contact Jude.

Comments

  1. Don’t forget about HandleBar! Just opened on 5th/Brazos. Great new spot!!

  2. Not too sure about the Rivals Steakhouse…how many are there in this area? Seems like a ton. Looking forward to Hyatt Place & JW . Moonshine is a great place to eat..love to see this area grow.

  3. Really like the idea of a yoga studio/music venue. That sort of mixed daytime/nightime use would be a great model for 6th street.

  4. Thanks for the heads up about these. Can’t wait to try out that cigar bar!

  5. avatar Larry Reynolds says:

    Great name for the district!

  6. avatar Lance Hunter says:

    You mean South of 5th St, right?

    I consider this one of my favorite parts or downtown to walk around late at night (the other being West on 3rd street, where it ends and you wind up in the creek and at the back of the old power plant). It will be interesting to see what the area will look like once these new businesses come in.

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