An expansion of the popular Banger’s Sausage House and Beer Garden will add an extra 15,000 sq. ft. of dining, lounge, event and performance space and give it one of the largest draft systems in Texas.
The new building, being constructed starting today, is located at 81.5 Rainey Street, just north of the current set of brick-red bungalows in what had previously been a staff parking lot. Banger’s is aiming for a March 2018 opening (in time for SXSW) of the additional location and assures customers the construction won’t affect operations at the current bar, according to a press release.
Once it opens, Banger’s will be able to greatly expand what it’s able to offer with food, drink and entertainment.
One of the most exciting changes for beer lovers will be the second custom 101-tap draft system that will mean the Rainey Street bar will have a total of 207 taps — nearly the largest amount in Texas and one of the largest in the world. There will also be a special beer cellar to age and store rare and small-batch brews.
But Banger’s owner Ben Siegel is perhaps most excited about the expansion of the food program.
“We’ve spent about three years designing this project, and I’m very proud of where we landed. This expansion allows us to not only grow our existing business, but also expand the experience that we offer to our customers, both now and well into the future,” Siegel said in the press release. “More than anything, this expansion is going to allow us to do a lot more cool stuff in the world of cooking, curing, roasting and smoking whole animals and their various parts.”
That’s because the new building will have a smokehouse and a full meat processing facility, as well as a basement vegetable fermentation and pickling area, among other additional amenities.
For more information, visit bangersaustin.com.
This post has been updated to clarify that the new Banger’s draft system is one of the largest in the state.