Southwest Austin Dripping Springs Edition | January 2023

BUSINESS FEATURE Armadillo Den Bar adds entertainment options T ucked away on 3 acres on Menchaca, the Armadillo Den might look like just a bar at rst glance, but the space oers games, a BY AMANDA CUTSHALL dog park, mocktails and other options that make it a place where locals can go to unwind or watch sports, co-owner Brett Berry said. He, along with fellow owners Josh Hazzard, Cade Archer and Skylar Reeves, plan to further expand the Armadillo Den’s entertainment oerings in the coming year. The goal is for it to be a place that appeals to everyone. “We have birthday parties for 60-year-olds and gender reveals for 20-somethings,” Berry said. “I love seeing how diverse our clientele is.” He credits the bartenders for cultivating a culture that is not just high-energy, but welcoming to all. Armadillo Den at 10106 Menchaca Road, Austin, will have live music, stand-up comedy and special events, including March Madness and a crawsh boil for the Super Bowl, Feb. 12. “We will also oer Celtic Axe throwing and parties for St. Patrick’s Day and Cinco de Mayo, too,” Berry said. In addition, the Den will have extra live entertainment during South by Southwest week, including stand-up comedy and music headliners. There are several food trucks in the yard, includ- ing Pueblo Viejo, Biggie’s Yardbird, Mama Fried and Ranch Hand. “Our parking isn’t great right now,” Berry said. “So, we oer discounts for ride-sharing, and we plan to oer new parking locations soon.” There is also an o-leash dog park on the prop- erty that is open daily, and children are welcome weekdays until 6 p.m. The venue is for patrons age 21 and up on the weekends, Berry said. Armadillo Den has joined other neighborhood spots, such as The Hive and Lulu’s, where guests are able to get that old-school Austin vibe, Berry said. “The South Austin scene is exploding,” Berry said. “And we are excited to be part of it.”

Armadillo Den opened at 10106 Menchaca Road, Austin, in the middle of the pandemic and had its grand opening on Texas Independence Day, March 2, 2021. (Photos by Amanda Cutshall/Community Impact)


The two-story bar oers indoor seating

Outside there is a yard with TVs and food trucks

There is also a re pit area

The property includes an o-leash dog park

Armadillo Den 10106 Menchaca Road, Austin 512-993-2998 Hours: Mon.-Wed. 2 p.m.-midnight, Thu. noon-12:30 a.m., Fri.-Sat. noon-2 a.m., Sun. noon-midnight





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