With no Uber or Lyft in the Austin City limits going out and hitting downtown from North Austin has become increasingly more difficult. Of course, you could always take the metro line, but if you are going down to hit up Rainey, Dirty or West 6th, it’s a little disappointing have to catch the train by 12 p.m. So, what’s the answer for those who don’t want to pick a friend to be the designated driver for the night? Well, we’ve got just the place for you!….if you’re located in the North Austin! ROCK ROSE Street in the Domain!!!
For those of you who know the Domain, Rock Rose is located near the Neiman Marcus and Whole Foods area (the northern portion of the domain). The Domain, for years, has been known as North Austin’s upscale shopping center. But, now, with the addition of this new, hip nightlife destination, the Domain has propelled to one of the top-5 Austin nightlife destinations. Also, unlike downtown Austin, Rock Rose has an abundance of parking. The Domain is loaded with parking structures — but for Rock Rose street we recommend using the “Red Garage.” Since its opening, in January 2016, Rock Rose has grown exponentially. Below, you can see just how quickly restaurants and bars have been added to the street!
So, you may ask, what will Rock Rose have? What hip bars and restaurants? Well, here they are, plus some restaurants we think everyone will enjoy!
The Dogwood | Lavaca Street Bar | Jack & Gingers | Kung Fu Saloon | Saint Genevieve
Tarka Indian Kitchen | Thai – Kun | MAD Greens | Mia – Italian Tapas Bar | Two Hands Coffee
So, what are the downsides?
Of course while the Domain will offer rooftop bars, they will not compare to the views that the downtown Austin bars have to offer. In addition, Rock Rose is just one street while downtown Austin is multiple streets with a plethora of bar/nightclub selections.
However, if neither of these downsides apply to you and you live in the North Austin area, Rose Rock could be the night out you’ve been looking for!
More shops and restaurants keep making their way to Rock Rose! So, stay tuned for future openings!
Sway – Popular Thai Restaurant
General Tso’Boy – Chinese Style Po’Boy, opening June 2016
Salvation Pizza – New Haven Style Pizza joint
What do you think? Is this a great addition to North Austin and the Domain? Check it out and let us know which location is your favorite, and why!