We are excited to share the news that Alamo Drafthouse Mueller will be open for business starting Thursday, March 9. In addition to all that we love about other area Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas, Drafthouse Mueller is also home to Barrel O’ Fun, an event space quite unlike any other in the world. Located in the heart of the Mueller neighborhood next to the Thinkery, we can expect an eclectic mix of programming — with plenty of fun geared towards families.

“I love the new theater and think it might be our best cinema yet,” says Alamo Drafthouse founder and CEO Tim League. “We have lots of fun surprises in store for the Mueller neighborhood and beyond, in particular our range of programming and events for families and kids.”

Photo Credit: Nick Simonite

Inside Alamo Drafthouse Mueller is another destination all its own: Barrel O’ Fun. By day it’s a family-friendly hall with a vintage boardwalk feel, complete with functioning carnival games. When the sun goes down, however, the “R-E-L” on the sign fritzes out and the space transforms into the “Bar O’ Fun.” The carnival games fold into the ceiling to reveal a curated selection of fine spirits and craft beers, with an emphasis on barrel-aged offerings (naturally) and craft cocktails.

Barrel O’ Fun bar Manager Ryan Hollowell comes to Alamo Drafthouse with deep cocktail and draft beer experience, most recently as the opening bar manager for Lonesome Dove western bistro in Austin. In addition to the rotating local tap wall for the theater and the bar, Ryan will oversee the barrel-aged cocktail program and themed specialty drinks for the cinema. The Barrel O’ Fun will also feature an array of old-fashioned soda fountain classics, like the “Pineapple Fizz Up,” real egg creams and the “Cherry-Lime Rickey.”
During happy hour and most weekday evenings, Barrel O’ Fun will feature a schedule of entertainment that will include DJ sets, live bands, Geeks Who Drink trivia and more. Most live music shows in the space will be all-ages. Families and kids will also enjoy a selection of special events with hands-on creative activities during early evening and weekends.
Barrel O’ Fun will offer its own carnival-inspired menu designed to delight both kids and adults alike. Younger palette-friendly eats like hand-battered “Corn Pups” and “Mac n’ Cheese” can be found alongside more grown-up dishes, like the “Cedar-Planked Pork Belly.”

New Alamo Drafthouse Cinema menu items for the Mueller location in Austin, Texas. / Photo by www.hlkfotos.com

Alamo Drafthouse Mueller features six state-of-the-art auditoriums that range in size from 45 seats to 140 seats, with combined seating for 609 moviegoers. Free, four-hour validated parking is available in the McBee garage located adjacent to the theater.
For developments on Alamo Drafthouse Mueller and Barrel O’ Fun, visit the Alamo Mueller website and follow on Facebook and Twitter.