It didn’t take long for the shuttered French bistro Arro to become the new Sinatra-esque sports and game lounge Parlor & Yard.
The West Sixth Street bar is scheduled to open later this week, after less than three weeks of renovations. That’s partly because much of the original design isn’t changing.
Among the features Parlor & Yard will have is an indoor lounge space and a patio area where plenty of old-school games will keep drinkers occupied, from corn hole to yard dice. Fans of Dunlap’s bars can also count on enjoying another menu of original cocktails, which are going to be $9 starting Thursday, when the relaxed hangout makes its debut.
Here’s a partial look at the opening menu (which will also have beers and other drinks):
The Parlor: Hendrick’s Gin, lemon juice, simple syrup and cucumber ice cubes
The Hometown Mule: Tito’s Vodka, lime juice, angostura bitters and ginger beer. ($1 of every one of these drinks sold will be donated to Austin Pets Alive.)
The Miracle: Suerte Blanco Tequila, Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur, lime juice, simple syrup and a smoked salt rim
Broadway Joe: Bulleit Bourbon, lemon juice, simple syrup and red wine floater
The Yard: Reyka Vodka, lemon juice, strawberry-ginger syrup and prosecco
Root Beer Old Fashioned: Bulleit Rye, house-made root beer syrup and cherry bitters. (Diners who love Dunlap’s Burn Pizza + Bar on East Sixth Street might recognize this drink from Burn’s lunch menu. Popular cocktails often repeat on her bar menus, for the sake of continuity.)
Parlor & Yard isn’t the only new Dunlap spot opening soon. Taking the place of her closed-down Mettle is the Bayou-centric Ophelia, a Creole restaurant with New Orleans-style cocktails like Hurricanes, Ramos Gin Fizzes and Sazeracs. Although Ophelia was originally set to open Wednesday, an unforeseen delay may push it back into next week.
Parlor & Yard, at parloryard.com., will be open from 4 p.m. until 2 a.m. Mondays through Fridays and 11 a.m. until 2 a.m. on weekends. Stay tuned for more details about its official opening this week, and for more information, visit