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Playing on the idea of a backyard

Playing on the idea of a backyard, the design of The Yard at Waller Creek focuses on merging the outdoor and creek bank with the indoors, creating a fun juxtaposition of indoor and outdoor space. The restaurant features craft cocktails and locally made beer, elevated backyard fare and a vintage feel.
The branding at the restaurant is homey in feel, drawing the viewer back to a simpler time. Craft paper packaging and menus on clip boards convey the relaxed attitude of the space.

We wanted to make it really inviting, really comfortable, and really make it a place where locals would want to stop, as opposed to it just being for tourists. We wanted to capitalize on the locality of Austin.

Alison Schulze – Associate Principal at Studio 11 Design, Food Newsfeed, 2016