There’s a tap house in the Lakeway Market where you can fill up growlers with your favorite brew and even sample them all for free.
Did we just blow your mind?
Yeah. We thought so.
Because people love good beer
While the concept for the tap house has been in the works for a while, the neighborhood hangout just recently opened. And it’s busy. Like eight kegs per week busy.
If you’re a frequent shopper at the market — the one located at 2114 Lakeway Blvd. — you’ve seen this endeavor slowly take shape.
Next time you walk in, look to your left past the checkout counter. The colorful beer taps are a pretty good clue.
Behind the brew
The friendly craft brew connoisseur behind the counter is Matt Ward, a Lake Travis resident for the past 12 years. Together with Lakeway Market owner Raj Momin and his family, Matt has brought something new to Lakeway’s favorite neighborhood market — a neighborhood watering hole, so to speak.
Matt designed and built the taps himself. Every tap is individually regulated and refrigerated, so the draft beer that flows from the faucets isn’t foamy. Of course, you’ll still get those pretty lines of collapsed foam — the laces let you know your emptied glass was well-poured perfection.
Grab your growler
The concept for the Tap House is quite simple. Bring your growler. Sample various craft beers and fill ‘er up with your favorite.
As Matt explains, “People can taste for free because I never want to sell someone a beer they don’t want.”
If you stumble across a new beer you enjoy, relax at the bar and order a glass. Watch TV.
Hungry? Freshly prepared food is a few steps away. Have yourself a warm meal with a cold beer.
(Or your wine glass)
And if beer isn’t your thing, step into the wine cave and buy your favorite bottle. Then you can take that cold bottle to the Tap House area and Matt will be happy to open it for you and pour you a glass.
No uncorking fee. If you don’t finish the bottle, feel free to re-cork it and walk out with it. It’s as simple as that.
Bringing back the neighborhood hangout
With a simple concept and an amazing selection of perfectly chilled beer, there isn’t much that’s missing from this winning equation. There are plans to add more seating in various spots in the market to accommodate more tap house customers, but Matt wants to keep it small.
If you find yourself stopping at the market for a random item and then you unexpectedly end up staying because you’re having fun hanging out with neighbors you’ve never met before … well, that’s the whole point.
In fact, there’s a board hanging in the bar area, so Matt can keep track of neighbors who buy pints for their neighbors. Yep, it’s that kinda place.
So the next time someone needs to go to Lakeway Market for eggs or toilet paper and they’re gone for hours, chances are they’ve discovered the Tap House.
Tap Room Hours
Monday: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Tuesday – Thursday: 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday: 2 p.m – 9 p.m.
Saturday: noon – 9 p.m.
Sunday: noon – 7 p.m.