UPDATED: Second Bar + Kitchen and Archer Hotel Austin now open at Domain Northside

Amy Denney |
Source: Community Impact Newspaper

Updated: Aug. 30

Austin-based Second Bar + Kitchen and Archer Hotel Austin are officially open today at Domain Northside. Find out more about these new venues and what other businesses will be opening in 2016.

Original post Aug. 24

The latest round of opening announcements at Domain Northside includes New American cuisine restaurant Second Bar + Kitchen, Archer Hotel Austin, upscale home furnishings store Restoration Hardware, Hat Creek Burger Co. and fashion retailer Nordstrom.

See what special features these new locations are planning.

Second Bar + Kitchen at Archer Hotel Austin

Second Bar + Kitchen will open Aug. 30 inside the new Archer Hotel Austin. Rendering courtesy Second Bar + Kitchen

The restaurant, a concept created by Chef David Bull and La Corsha Hospitality Group, will open Aug. 30 inside the Archer Hotel Austin at 3121 Palm Way, Austin. The newest location will offer the same menu as its downtown counterpart but will serve breakfast every day and also offer service at the pool and on the terrace, which Chef David Bull said will have a separate bar and be a great spot for cocktails and snacks overlooking Domain Northside.

“The opportunity to broaden the SBK concept was intriguing,” Bull said of the partnership with Archer Hotel. “La Corsha has been in the hotel business for about 20 years. It was coming back to our roots a bit.”

Initially SBK will serve breakfast and lunch. Dinner service will begin Sept. 2 with its terrace and poolside service beginning Sept. 7 and Sept. 10, respectively.

Bull said he recommends trying the Black and Bleu Quiche, which is a take on one of its pizzas, off the brunch menu. The dish features pork belly, blue cheese and black truffles. He also recommends the jalapeno Caesar salad and the seared salmon and pork belly fried rice.

“There are two or three ways to experience [the restaurant],” he said. “It was very intentional to create a seamless food and beverage experience.”

SBK will provide food and drinks for Archer’s pool patio, which includes cabanas, a seasonal bar, a fireplace and al fresco dining. More information is available at www.secondbarkitchen.com.

Archer Hotel Austin will also open Aug. 30. The eight-story hotel will have 96 guest rooms and 75 suites, including some with fireplaces or balconies. Amenities will include a fitness studio, pool patio, fireplace and cabanas.

The hotel also will have 6,600 square feet of meeting space and a total of 16,500 square feet of event space. Call 512-836-5700 or visit www.archerhotel.com/austin.

Restoration Hardware

Restoration Hardware’s newest Austin location officially will be called RH Austin, The Gallery at The Domain. The 60,000-square-foot design gallery will open its doors to the public at 11 a.m. Sept. 16 at 11720 Domain Blvd.

Features of the elaborate store include:

  • the second-floor RH Design Atelier space for architects, designers and customers to collaborate on design ideas using a library of fabrics, leathers and furniture
  • a third-floor exhibition space called RH Modern featuring modern furnishings, lighting and décor, as well as RH contemporary art
  • a top-floor Rooftop Park & Conservatory, featuring an 11,000-square-foot garden

Hat Creek Burger Co. will open in December in the Rock Rose district at Domain Northside. Rendering courtesy Hat Creek Burger Co.

Hat Creek Burger Co.

The Austin-based burger joint will open its fifth location in December at the northwest corner of Esperanza Crossing and Rock Rose Avenue. The new restaurant will feature outdoor dining and a children’s play area.

Official Domain Northside, Nordstrom opening

Domain Northside is a 600,000-square-foot mixed-use development created by Austin-based Endeavor Real Estate Group through a partnership with Northwood Investors. Since January, restaurants, bars, retail and service businesses have been opening their doors, mostly in the Rock Rose district, which primarily features locally owned businesses.

On Sept. 30 at 8 a.m., the new 127,000-square-foot Nordstrom will host a Beauty Bash at which guests can learn more about the latest beauty products. Following the event will be Nordstrom’s official opening to the public at 10 a.m.

At 10 a.m. on the Northside Lawn, guests can celebrate the official opening of Domain Northside with a balloon release followed by family friendly activities from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., including kite building, a chalk artist, storytelling and a puppet show. The Ben Cina Duo will perform at 5 p.m.

On Oct. 1 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. families can enjoy additional activities, such as interactive graffiti, face-painting, live music and giveaways for the first 250 visitors.

For more information visit www.domainnorthside.com.