DINING FEATURE The Git Out Bar + Kitchen South Congress restaurant oers pub fare and craft cocktails in neighborhood space W hether it is people looking to “git out” of downtown Austin or “git out” and meet new people, owner Nate Kinney BY NICHOLAS CICALE get out of their homes and have fun in the neighborhood, Kinney said his team was able to quickly shift to oering to-go and delivery during the coronavirus pandemic. The restau- rant is also open to dine-in seating in a limited capacity. He said the restaurant was not
said The Git Out Bar + Kitchen has seen great support from the South Austin community in its rst year. The Git Out opened on South Congress Avenue on July 11, 2019, oering the one-on-one service of a sit-down restaurant with a fun bar atmosphere, Kinney said. The restaurant menu includes classic pub grub such as chicken wings, loaded nachos, burgers and sandwiches as well as a selection of empanadas, mac and cheese bowls, and a full selection of beers and craft cocktails. Kinney, who was born in North Texas and moved to Austin 16 years ago, opened the restaurant with his business partner, Tony Villegas, who has been in Austin for 50 years. Kinney said the duo had worked together on other Austin spots before opening The Git Out, including El Mercado, and that the new South Austin venture was inspired by their Southern roots. “Being born in Texas, the name’s got that Texas twang,” he said. “I’ve heard people say ‘git out there’ and ‘git out of town’ my whole life.” Kinney’s Boston Terrier, Solo, was also the inspiration for The Git Out’s logo, and Solo as become the business’s mascot. Although the original goal of the restaurant was to invite people to
The Git Out is open for indoor and outdoor seating. (Photos courtesy The Git Out)
able to have as big of an impact as it had hoped in its rst year due to the pandemic, but the community has continued to stop by while following current health guidelines. “Our immediate local community has been extremely supportive,” he said. “We’ve sold shirts and other things, which is not enough to save a business, but it is encouraging for us to see how much our neighbors have supported us and how much the area needs a neighborhood bar to thrive.”
THAT’S A LOTTA EMPANADAS THAT’S ALOTTA The Git Out’s menu features ve empanadas, including a vegetable and a dessert option. • Beef with queso and spices • Chicken with salsa verde, green onion, cilantro, jalapeño and cheese • Pork carnitas with jalapeño, red onion, Jack and cotija cheese • Vegetable with mushroom, spinach, shallot, beans, rice and cheese • Apple with cinnamon sugar, caramel and vanilla ice cream
The Texas Burger is topped with brisket, grilled onions and peppers.
The Git Out oers a full menu of cocktails, including margaritas.
The Git Out Bar + Kitchen 4930 S. Congress Ave., Ste. C-304, Austin 512-355-7470 www.thegitout.com Hours: Tue.-Thu., Sun. 4-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 4-11 p.m.; closed Mon.
Six dierent chicken wing sauces are oered.
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