Although the French bistro Arro is now closed, the West Sixth Street building that housed it won’t be empty for long.
Another bar is coming to 601 W. Sixth St. from hospitality queen Bridget Dunlap, who plans to open Parlor & Yard by late February. Also the founder of Lustre Pearl, Container Bar and Clive, she’ll turn her latest project into a Frank “Sinatra-esque sports and game lounge,” according to a press release.
The throwback sports bar will have — in addition to an indoor lounge space where you can relax with a drink — plenty of old-school games in the patio area to get you off your feet, including yard dice, corn hole and board games. Parlor & Yard is able to open so quickly after Arro’s shuttering because much of the design isn’t changing.
According to Parlor & Yard’s newly made Facebook page, its “homage to vintage captures an era when sports were America’s pastime, and the inclusion of interactive games is a vestige of game nights.”
Haddington’s, the restaurant that Arro took over for in 2013, didn’t last more than a couple of years, either, but Dunlap may have better luck with Parlor & Yard given her ability at opening popular bars here. She resurrected the beloved Lustre Pearl, a powder-blue bungalow, last fall in a new East Austin location.
Parlor & Yard will be open from 4 p.m. until 2 a.m. Mondays thru Fridays and 11 a.m. until 2 a.m. on weekends. Stay tuned for more details about its official opening, and for more information, visit parloryard.com.