Cork and Barrel opens craft kitchen and microbrewery in Round Rock

The wait is finally over, y’all! Cork and Barrel Craft Kitchen and Microbrewery is officially open in Round Rock.

The restaurant, microbrewery, wine cellar, beer garden, live music venue, and Irish pub (the list goes on further but this is supposed to be a short article) is located at 4000 E. Palm Valley Boulevard near the Dell Diamond and Kalahari Resort and Convention Center.

Founder Sam Darlington, native son of Belfast, Ireland and local Texan resident for the past 30 years, envisioned Cork and Barrel as the “perfect blend of an Irish Pub experience and Central Texan cuisine.”

With the expansive outdoor areas and a delicious menu of food and drinks, we’re excited to welcome this nom nom newbie to the Round Rock foodie scene.

Check out the full menu, make a reservation and find a list of upcoming events on their website at:



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