The first Waterloo Ice House opened its doors on Congress Avenue in 1976. It was a casual neighborhood gathering spot serving hot, handmade meals & ice cold beer for an eclectic mix of Austin business people, students, artists & musicians. Not much has changed since our opening over 40 years ago. Waterloo Ice House still embodies that Hill Country spirit of gathering with friends & family for a cold beer & spending time together eating, laughing, & talking.

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Meet Brian Smittle, owner & founder of Thirsty Planet Brewing Company, this Saturday exclusively at our Waterloo Beer Pairing Dinner Featuring Thirsty Planet! TICKETS ARE RUNNING LOW, RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY! Ticket link in bio. Brian fell in love with brewing beer while living in England studying British politics and experiencing true "real ale" in the form of a cask. Following graduation, he moved to Colorado where he took his affinity for beer one step further; volunteering at a Vail brewery at night while operating ski lifts during the day. He soon became a paid employee and a full-time brewer. During his time in Vail he met some people that would later become his business partners at a brewpub in Oklahoma. Opening in 1993, it grew to include a brewery and four satellite restaurants. After his success in the brewing/restaurant industry, he decided to escape the restaurant side of things and open a full production brewery in Austin, TX. On his 40th birthday, he poured the slab for the location that would become Thirsty Planet Brewing Company.

We’re partnering with Thirsty Planet to bring you a special beer pairing dinner featuring four courses with four @thirstyplanetbrewery creations! Join us Saturday, February 22nd from 6pm-8pm at our 360 & 2222 location. Advance ticket purchase required-link in profile.

Tonight! Join us for Valentine's Date Night at Waterloo: kids eat free at all locations (with purchase of an adult entree). Plus, we're hosting a special Date Night Steak Night at Waterloo Escarpment! featuring our new Steak platter plus $15 bottles of wine (exclusively at Waterloo Ice House Escarpment)!

Join us for an exciting night as we partner with Austin's @thirstyplanetbrewery to bring you a four course meal paired with four of Thirsty Planet's delicious brews! Advanced ticket purchase required, visit the link in our profile for tickets. Saturday, February 22 6pm-8pm exclusively at our 360 & 2222 location! Menu & Pairings*: Welcome with Dance Pants Kolsch: Dance Pants Kolsch served with chips and our famous Queso Blanco Salad Course with Cosmic Butterfly Kettle Sour: Mixed greens with sliced peaches, feta cheese, and seasoned pepitas tossed in a Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette Main Course with Thirsty Goat American-style Amber Ale: NY Strip cooked medium served with smashed red potatoes and bacon braised green beans Dessert Course served with Silver Back American Pale Ale: Assorted petit fours (red velvet, chocolate, and carrot cake) *no substitutions available. Steak cooked at medium temperature.

Amelia (age 9) is one of our biggest fans and wrote a school essay about us. The assignment was to convince her peers to eat at her favorite restaurant. We are honored! It reads, “You should go to Waterloo because it has the best food and everybody is nice. They have a great playground for kids to play and it’s pet friendly! Waterloo even has a arcade! You should definitely come Waterloo soon! Hope you have fun! P.S. the manager Jill is ausome!” We agree with everything in this essay! Thanks Amelia!