Itching to hit up the newest restaurant and retail additions to Austin? From a fitness center to a pub that has self-serve taps for beer and wine, read on for a list of the newest spots to make their debut around town.
Honest Barber is a barber shop, that recently opened at 5436 Burnet Road in Allandale.
Expect standard services such as a haircut, a beard trim, straight razor shave and even a hangover remedy (a seven hot/cold towel service with aftershave and powder to revitalize yourself). (View the full lineup here.)
Honest Barber is off to a strong start, with a five-star Yelp rating out of 12 reviews.
Drop in for a trim from 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 8 a.m.–2 p.m. on Saturday. (It's closed on Monday and Sunday.)
E & E Fitness
E & E Fitness is a boot camp and kickboxing and personal training spot that recently opened its doors at 2400 E. Sixth St. in Holly.
Break a sweat, burn calories and build muscle with such classes as kickboxing (speed, footwork and strength for a full-body workout), heat bootcamp (high intensity interval training style of strength training, cardio, calisthenics and plyometrics) or a personal training session. To view a class schedule or for more information, click here.
With a perfect five-star rating out of three reviews, E & E Fitness has been hitting the right note with locals.
Give it a try from 5:30 a.m.–9 p.m. on weekdays and 9:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m. on weekends.
Stop by 1105 S. Lamar Blvd. in Zilker and you'll find Merit Coffee, a spot to score coffee and tea and more.
Located at a South Austin historic landmark, Merit is in the former Stonehouse coffee space. Look for a solid selection of coffee, espresso, teas and juices. You'll also find baked goods and other items from Bakery Lorraine, such as tacos and pop tarts, notes Eater Austin.
Merit Coffee has proven popular thus far, with a five-star rating out of six reviews on Yelp.
Swing on by to take a peek for yourself: Merit Coffee is open from 7 a.m.–7 p.m. daily.
China Family Restaurant
Wander over to 6801 Airport Blvd. in Highland and you'll find China Family Restaurant, a Szechuan spot.
The menu features beef, lamb, chicken, seafood, pork and veggie dishes, as well as rice and noodles. Standouts include the Hunan beef, shrimp with mixed vegetables, Chongquing spicy chicken and the Taiwan rice noodle. (To view the entire menu, click here.)
Yelpers are liking the new addition, which currently holds a four-star rating out of 15 reviews.
Give it a try between 11 a.m.–10 p.m. daily.
Oz Tap House
Wander over to 10601 Ranch Road 2222, Suite H, and you'll find Oz Tap House, a beer garden, offering burgers, salads and more.
It offers local farm to market food and cutting-edge smart tap technology that dispenses beer, which rotates weekly, and wine by the ounce. On the menu, check out the variety of burgers, such as the Uber (Swiss, ale-soaked sauerkraut, grilled onions and roasted apples) and Blue (bacon, blue cheese, maple bourbon grilled onions, butter lettuce and tomato), and bites like street tacos or the bratwurst. The craft beers located on the self-serve tap wall include stouts, porters, IPAs, saisons, pilsners, lagers and more. (Click here to see the full list of beers and the food menu.)
Oz Tap House is off to a strong start, with a four-star rating from Yelpers out of 35 reviews.
Enjoy a pint from 11 a.m.–10 p.m. Monday-Thursday and Sunday, and 11 a.m.–11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.