Irish Pub. Craft Kitchen. Microbrewery. Shaded Beer Garden. Live Music. Private Wine Cellar. Redefining the gastropub experience, the C&B is where Irish Flair meets Texas Fare, featuring an exhibition kitchen, three fireplaces, authentic Irish snugs, and crafted cocktails. A place for storytelling.
Make the C&B YOUR local neighborhood pub by leaving your mark. Early joiners of the platinum membership will receive their own engraved paver on the beer garden patio...and daily beer and wine. Norm and Cliff would be jealous.
A big Irish Smile and a warm Texas Handshake. Now hiring for all positions, so click the link below to join the pub team. And if Gaelic isn't your second language, here's your first free lesson...slainté. Start your story today.
Irish happy. Texas friendly. locally owned.
From initial conception, the idea behind the pub was to create a spot the owners themselves would like to hang out. Founder Sam Darlington, native son of Belfast, Ireland and local Texan resident for the past 30 years, envisioned it as the perfect blend of an Irish Pub experience and Central Texan cuisine, while bringing the iconic Austin outdoor beer garden north to Round Rock. Mission accomplished.
Opening in the fall of 2020, the Cork & Barrel Craft Kitchen + Microbrewery is an authentic and historical Irish pub experience with Texas modernism, innovation and hospitality, featuring our proprietary scratch menu, signature mixology, onsite microbrewery, and one of the best outdoor experiences in Central Texas. This is a place for "Storytelling", for enjoying the sights, sounds, & flavors blended with the serenity of an outdoor grove and "floating" fireplaces. Reserve the private wine cellar table, or hole up in one of the four authentic Irish snugs. Or sit at the Chef's Counter, and watch Executive Chef Josh Watkins prepare your meal in front of you.
The overall vibe blends Austin-chic in the dining room and Chef's Counter with industrial décor indicative of an Irish pub, with many subtle historical nuances throughout. It's the ideal setting to meet up, wine and dine, drink a pint, enjoy live music, or watch a favorite sports team on one of the 12 indoor and outdoor TVs.
In short..we're here to have fun...or what the Irish call "The Craic". Sláinte.
platinum VIP memberships
Cork & Barrel is now offering a limited number of our VIP memberships to the pub in advance of our grand opening, while available. Private pub membership benefits include a daily pint or house wine to help take the edge off the daily commute, exclusive use of members-only beer glassware to remind the commoners of your VIP status, custom swag, members' specials, and the pièce de résistance...a personalized engraved paver stone in the back beer garden so your mark is left behind at all times.
All pavers are engraved with text of your choice*, and will be installed outside the back of the pub in the beer garden.
At Cork & Barrel, we work hard to create an overt sensory experience for our guests at every turn, with a progressive approach to hospitality and strong customer service. Local neighborhood regular or out-of-town visitor, all are welcome to sit and enjoy The Craic and a Pint.
We strongly believe in the Gaelic proverb, "To good Irish friends. Never above you. Never below you. Always beside you," and we enjoy meeting likeminded folks. Fun. Innovative. Loyal. Authentic. We believe in our people, our menu, our partners, our farms, and our standards of excellence for the guest experience.
Interested in joining the Irish pub team? Check here for current positions available at the Cork & Barrel Craft Kitchen + Microbrewery.