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.

  • WL-Menu-Logo.png


We're closing our Burnet Road location this Sunday 1/19 at 2pm to knock out some big renovations. We're planning to reopen on Wednesday 1/22 at 7am. Thank you for your patience and understanding! We're excited for y'all to see what we've been planning!

New parking lot 🙌 at our Burnet Road location! We’ve got a few more exciting updates coming up later this week. Just a reminder we close this Sunday 1/19 at 2pm and will be closed all day Monday and Tuesday, re-opening Wednesday morning at 7am.

🏈 BIG game tomorrow! Join us & enjoy our Monday Madness: $2 Miller Lite, Shiner & Dos Equis, $ Wells, $2 Small House Margaritas & $ House Wine! 🍻 🏈 Repost from @fanatics using @_repostplus • The #NationalChampionship is set with @clemsonfb facing off against @lsufootball! #CFBPlayoff

We're making some exciting renovations at our Burnet Road location that will require us to close for a couple of days - ADDITIONALLY, we will be repaving our parking lot on Monday 1/13 & 1/14. The parking lot next door will be open for use during this time! Thank you all for understanding, we're very excited about these updates and we think you're going to love them!

Austin has a rich musical history and many people don’t know that the original Waterloo Ice House location on Congress was one of the first live music venues in the city. It opened in 1976, around the height of a real musical revolution in Austin, and played host to many legendary artists and musicians including Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Uncle Walt’s Band, Toni Price, Lyle Lovett and many more. Be sure to check out the awesome vintage poster selection at another great #austinoriginal, @antonesrecordshop Repost from @antonesrecordshop using @_repostplus • *SOLD* Have you checked out our awesome selection of #vintageposters lately? #jimmiedalegilmore at the #waterlooicehouse by Guy Juke!

🏈We’re just one week away from finding out who will be the 2020 winners of the #nationalchampionship! Watch with us at your neighborhood Waterloo & enjoy our incredible Monday Madness specials: $2 Miller Lite, Shiner & Dos Equis, $2 Wells, $2 Small House Margaritas & $2 House Wine! Repost from @crsportsedits using @_repostplus • #sports #lsu #clemson #nationalchampionship #ncaa #football