The below list of new businesses has been updated as of February 2023.
🗓️ Coming soon
Every time we look around, it seems like something new is popping up in Austin. Whether you’re looking for your next go-to rooftop bar or a new public mall to stretch your legs, we’re rounding up a few things coming soon to the Capital City.
1121 at Symphony Square, 1121 Red River St. | Opening spring 2023 | This downtown office building has ~170,000 sqft of workspace near Waterloo Park.
600 West Fifth, 600 W. 5th St. | Opening 2023 | This shared office offers meeting rooms, a bar, kitchen, lounge area, and outdoor terrace.
Dell Children’s Medical Center North, 9010 N. Lake Creek Pkwy. | Opening April 2023 | This new children’s hospital will have 36 beds, two operating rooms, and other specialty spaces.
Texas Children’s Hospital, 9835 N. Lake Creek Pkwy. | Opening February 2024 | This $485 million hospital and outpatient building will have 52 patient beds.
Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center expansion, 600 River St. | Opening 2025 | Upgraded outdoor areas, plus more classroom, gallery, and performance spaces are headed to this downtown center.
The Confluence, Downtown Austin | Opening 2025-2026 | The second phase of Waterloo Greenway’s renovation includes public trails and suspension bridges near Lady Bird Lake.
Ember Kitchen & Subterra Agave Bar, 800 W. Cesar Chavez St., Ste. PP110 | Opening early 2023 | This multi-story space inside the former Seaholm Power Plant includes a restaurant, an underground bar, and a rooftop bar.
Underdog, 1600 S. 1st St. | Opening February 2023 | Expect wine, and food with Asian, Australian, and Texan flavors at this South Austin spot.
La Popular, 7415 Southwest Pkwy., Bldg. 5, Ste. 100 | Opening spring 2023 | This marks the second location ever of La Popular, which opened in Mexico City in 2013.
Flor Xakali, 2512 E. 12th St. | Opening spring 2023 | James Beard Award-winning Chef Edgar Rico and his partner Sara Mardanbigi are launching an omakase-style weekend tasting menu concept inspired by traditional Mexican cooking.
Ezov, 2708 E. Cesar Chavez St. | Opening spring 2023 | Expect seasonal Israeli cuisine at this East Austin restaurant.
Quince, Location TBD | Opening 2023 | Austin will host this Mexico-based restaurant’s third location, and its second in Texas.
Uchiba, 601 W. 2nd St. | Opening 2023 | Dallas’ casual take on Uchi will soon be serving up dumplings and yakitori in the Capital City.
Karen’s Diner, Location TBD | Opening date TBD | The service is famously rude at this Australian diner chain.
Manor Early College High School, 14832 N. FM 973 | Opening fall 2023 | This $34.5 million school is expected to serve 800 students.
Manor K-8 Campus, | Opening fall 2023 | About 950 students will attend this $55.4 million campus.
Kalahari Resorts expansion, 3001 Kalahari Blvd., Round Rock | Opening summer 2023 | Thousands more sqft of attractions and rides are planned for this Round Rock adventure park.
EVO Entertainment Group theater, off US Hwy. 79 | Opening 2024 | Hutto’s first ever movie theater is slated to include eight theaters, plus bowling, an arcade, and a bar-lounge area.
Christian Dior Couture, 11600 Century Oaks Terrace, Ste. A01A | Opening 2023 | Visitors to The Domain will soon be able to shop at this 6,300-sqft, $6.8 million store.
Foxtrot, 1804 S. 1st St. | Opening 2023 | Buy coffee, food, drinks, and gifts at this Chicago-based convenience store chain. P.S.: Foxtrot is expected to open more Austin stores soon.
Lake Austin H-E-B, 715 S. Exposition Blvd. | Opening February 2023 | H-E-B’s two-story store will have underground parking, a pharmacy, multiple restaurants, and lake views.
Sixth and Guadalupe, 400 W. 6th St. | Opening spring 2023 | Austin’s tallest (existing) tower’s residential space takes up the entire top half of the building.
The Linden, 313 W. 17th St, | Opening summer 2023 | This 28-story tower downtown is near the Texas Capitol and UT Austin.
The Waller, 1104 Sabine St. | Opening fall 2023 | Next door to 1121 at Symphony Square, this residential tower boasts an outdoor pool, two-story fitness center, and penthouse library.
Waterline, 98 Red River St. | Opening 2026 | Briefly known as Austin’s tallest tower, Waterline is bringing luxury residences and hotel space to Rainey Street.
✅ Now open
If there’s one thing we love even more than looking ahead to the future, it’s enjoying the present at one of Austin’s newest spots. Check out this list of Bat City’s recently-opened establishments.
Waterloo Central, 701 E. 5th St. | This downtown office building opened its doors last year, and offers 39,000 sqft of space.
Block 185, 601 W. 2nd St. | After years of work, the skyline-changing Google building was completed last year.
Round Rock Public Library, 200 E. Liberty Ave. | The Austin suburb’s new central library developed by Hensel Phelps offers a lounge, children’s garden, and educational labs.
O’Henry museum restoration, 409 E. 5th St. | The former home of William Sydney Porter is open to the public again after years of renovation and restoration.
Capitol Complex Texas Mall, North of the Texas Capitol | The new pedestrian mall has six acres of space and sculptural artworks.
Standard Proof Whiskey Co., 51 Rainey St. | This Nashville whiskey distillery’s new tasting room serves flights, cocktails, and food.
Lucky’s, 1050 E. 11th St. | Come springtime, this bar will offer a dog-friendly patio and dog programming.
Masa y Más, 1817 S. Lamar Blvd. | Chef Roberto Campos serves up handmade tortillas and tacos at this new South Lamar spot.
Luminaire, 721 Congress Ave. | San Antonio chef Steve McHugh, a six-time James Beard Award finalist, is opening this new concept in the Hyatt Centric Congress Avenue.
Songbird, 3901 Promontory Point Dr. | Get yourself a chicken sandwich curated by Chef Joshua van den Berg, a winner of the 27th season of Food Network’s “Chopped.”
The Cut, 715 Red River St. | Members can party until 6 a.m. at this new downtown club.
Superstition, 110 E. Riverside Dr. | Inspired by the 1970s, this club boasts a dance floor, bottle services, and retro-inspired drinks.
The Dirdie Birdie, 10910 Domain Dr., #120 | This 12-hole mini-golf course is inspired by Austin landmarks.
Vintage Bookstore and Wine Bar, 1101 E. 11th St. | This cozy eastside spot sells a wide range of titles and offers local wines.