That interesting roof-top bar on North Henderson Avenue will finally have a restaurant at its anchor.
Jack & Ginger’s, an Irish pub nestled below the Caribbean-inspired 77 Degrees, is slated to open its third Texas location this November. The restaurant is also open in Austin and Houston.
Created by Austin-based Union Venture Group (founders of sibling concept 77 Degrees), the 5,000 square-foot bar at 2107 North Henderson Ave. is checking all the marks when it comes to having a pub vibe: exposed brick, dark woods, hues of gold and green, more than 20 large-screen TVs, an open-air Biergarten patio, and an extensive drink offering that pays homage to Ireland.
Drink offerings include more than 60 draught beers, wines on tap, and Irish-inspired cocktails. Jack & Ginger’s also proudly serves a vast selection of Irish Whiskey, Scotch, North American Whiskey, Texas Whiskey, and Bourbon on tap.
Cocktail highlights include the Irish Rose with Slane Irish Whiskey, crème de cassis and lemon juice; Redhead in Bed with Grey Goose Citron Vodka, muddled strawberries, lemon juice and rosé; as well as the Jameson Black Barrel House Mule, the Powers Old Fashioned, Jack’s Irish Coffee, and Ginger’s Nitro Cold Brew.
From the kitchen, expect classic pub fare and comfort foods—including a range of shareables, mains, handhelds, and sweets.
Dish highlights include Irish Chips & Dip with homestyle potato chips, Irish smoked cheddar pub cheese dip and French onion dip; Grilled Cheese Hushpuppies with green goddess dressing and strawberry jelly; Shrimp Corndogs with malt vinegar mayo; Bangers N’ Mash with roasted onion gravy and fresh cabbage slaw; Ginger’s Shepherd Pie with braised short ribs; traditional vegetables, cheese and sour cream; Southern Pulled Pork sandwich with cider barbecue sauce, apple slaw, onion strings and jalapeños; and the Guinness Stout Float complete with vanilla bean ice cream and drizzled caramel.
The menu also includes a weekday happy hour from 3 to 7 p.m., alongside weekly specials and Sunday brunch. Regular business hours from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Initially created by brother-duo Jeff and Daren Van Delden in 2002, Union Venture Group has over 20 projects in Austin and Houston, such as The Rose Room, St. Genevieve, and Park on Lamar.