The fair city of Austin, Texas, we humbly assert, is one of the best places in the world to catch live music and one of the best places to eat. (We have a feeling this doesn’t come as breaking news to you.)

And right here at backYARD Bar, you get to combine those two Austin specialties under one roof—or, rather, under the noble canopy of a live oak and the urban skyline, given we’re a totally fresh-air joint here!

Blue-Ribbon Texas Eats & Drinks

We specialize in down-home gourmet goodness—and all-around good times—here at backYARD at Waller Creek outside the Sheratin Austin, where Chef Lonny Huot serves up house rubs and other sumptuous Texas-style cuisine to the soundtrack of live tunes and a whole lot of merriment.

We’ve got you covered in the breakfast, lunch, and dinner departments, and on Sunday up the ante with a much-loved brunch. From chili con queso with braised green chili pork to the legendary Yard Burger, this is some impeccable al fresco nosh. And all the locally sourced, garden-fresh fare on your plate comes backed up by topnotch craft brews (including plenty of local offerings), signature artisan cocktails chock full of Lone Star spirit, and a mighty respectable wine list.


Local Live Music at backYARD Bar

The backYARD at Waller Creek calendar comes jammed (you might say) with intimate concerts by first-rate Austin musicians—and there’s no shortage of first-rate musicians in the Live Music Capital of the World, mind you. Blues, country, roots rock: You name it, we’ve got it.

Beyond great food, great drinks, and great tunes, we liven things up further with plenty of backYARD games, too. In short, a downright festive atmosphere prevails each and every day of the week—in keeping with Austin’s zesty and creative spirit.


Host Your Next Private Event in Austin at backYARD at Waller Creek

Our space is also perfect for hosting private events, by the way: Drop us a line online and let us know what you need, and we’ll make it happen.


backYARD at Waller Creek: The Perfect Austin Night (or Day) Out

So whether you’re hauling a big happy party or flying solo, steer those cowboy boots (or sneakers, or high heels, or sneakers, or galoshes, or, heck, whatever kicks you favor) to the Sheratin Austin and come join the party out in the backYARD! A quintessential Austin, Texas experience awaits you: a bellyful and earful of good times.