The Rustic, one of Dallas’ best loved bar-eateries with an outdoor music venue attached, will debut in Houston on November 1.
The Dallas original from country musician Pat Green and restaurateurs Kyle Noonan and Josh Sepkowitz will unveil its third location at 1836 Polk Street, next to George R. Brown Convention Center. The enormous 25,000-square-foot restaurant will feature its giant signature U-shaped bar at the center of the indoor dining room, a large outdoor patio with a retractable roof, and a special lounge area for patrons waiting for Lyft or Uber rides. To staff the monstrosity, parent company FreeRange Concepts will be looking to fill more than 450 positions.
In Dallas and San Antonio, the Rustic is known for its large selection of spirits and beer (more than 40 on tap), lively music lineups, and Southern cooking like cactus fritters, grilled quail, and burgers, plus family-sized portions of carnitas or brisket with sides like jalapeño spoon bread, potato salad, hominy, or tamales. The Rustic won’t be the company’s first foray into Houston, other concepts from FreeRange include The General Public and Bowl & Barrel, which have both made their debut at CityCentre.
“We love Houston, which is why we’ve opened two – soon to be three – of our concepts in the city,” co-owner Kyle Noonan said in a statement. “[The Rustic’s] menu will highlight all of the Lone Star State’s best cuisines, beers and liquors. And our guests can enjoy them all along with live music seven days a week. We look forward to becoming an integral part of the downtown Houston scene.”
The Rustic will celebrate its grand opening on November 1. Hours of operation will be Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to midnight; Friday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.; and Sunday 10 a.m. to midnight.