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This will be the Fifth Location in Texas for the Award-Winning Restaurant

Irvine, Calif.—February 9, 2016 – After opening its first Yard House at The Shops at La Cantera, Yard House, the award-winning dining destination known for its menu of American favorites, crafted cocktails and an endless fleet of tap handles featuring the best American craft beers and imports, will open a second San Antonio location this May at the Shops at Rivercenter.

Yard House also has locations in Addison, Houston and Friendswood, which opened in early December, and will also open its first Austin location this spring.

“Texas is a great market for us,” said Craig Carlyle, president of Yard House. “And San Antonio has been an excellent community for our brand. We first opened here in 2009, and the time felt right to add a second San Antonio location. The Shops at Rivercenter offer a great tenant mix and energy, plus we love the vibe and visibility of the iconic River Walk.”

Yard House will begin the hiring process as more than 200 jobs will need to be filled including front of the house positions, from servers and bartenders to front desk, as well as “heart of the house” positions including prep and line cooks. To learn more about job opportunities, potential team members should visit

Open daily for lunch, dinner and late-night dining, the new Yard House will span more than 13,000 square feet on two levels with seating for approximately 420 guests. The spacious floor plan, which is lofty and open, has an industrial vibe with a mix of warm woods and stainless steel accents as well as an original collection of thought-provoking art by California artist Jerome Gastaldi.

Yard House’s calling card is its draft beer selection, and the Shops at Rivercenter will boast 130 taps including several reserved for local and regional brewers. The beer is delivered fresh and perfectly chilled from a glass-enclosed keg room that houses hundreds of steel barrels. It’s then transported through miles of overhead tubing which feeds into the collection of taps displayed at the center-island bar. The keg room maintains a consistent 34-36 degrees and can house as much as 4,000 gallons of beer at any given time. Beer is served by the half-yard, traditional pint glasses and goblets with 9-ounce shorty and six-pack sampler options. Yard House is also known for its Chalkboard Series, which features a selection of small, limited release beers from mostly craft brewers that rotate frequently keeping the selection both innovative and fresh. These featured beers are listed on a digital chalkboard prominently displayed above the center-island bar.

The menu of American favorites includes a selection of globally inspired flavors, from salads and grilled burgers to seafood, steak and ribs. Guests can also enjoy an array of gluten-sensitive options plus a menu of vegetarian dishes made with gardein™, a blend of garden vegetables and protein that have the look, taste and texture of chicken. Happy Hour, which will take place Monday-Friday from 3-6pm and Sunday-Wednesday from 10pm until closing, features select full-portion appetizers starting at $5.

As with every Yard House location, music will play a pivotal role as a continuous playlist of classic rock promises to fill the space. Each Yard House has its own distinct playlist pulling from a library of about 5,000 songs with no two locations playing the same song at the same time.

In addition, a collection of flat screen monitors viewable from nearly every seat will be strategically placed throughout the restaurant displaying the latest sporting and world events.

Yard House is slated to open at the Shops at Rivercenter in early May. For more information, visit Like us on Facebook at or follow us on Twitter @YardHouse.

About Yard House

When Yard House opened in 1996 in Long Beach, California, it revolutionized the restaurant industry by creating a 250-tap draft beer system. Its lofty design, warm wood accents, and industrial vibe with the use of steel and chrome, made it a dining destination from the start.

Nearly 20 years and 65 restaurants later, Yard House still leads the way with great food, classic rock and a vast selection of draft beer while evolving into an award-winning dining destination known for its menu of American favorites, crafted cocktails and endless fleet of tap handles featuring the best American craft and import beers. The exhibition kitchen creates more than 100 items made from scratch daily with quality ingredients and globally inspired flavors. The menu reads like a road trip across America and guests can select from an array of items, including grilled burgers, gourmet salads, street tacos, steaks, seafood and house favorites.

Each Yard House has its own distinct beer list with a handful of taps reserved for local and regional brewers along with an offering of seasonal and small-batch selections as part of the rotating “Chalkboard Series.” The glass-enclosed keg room showcases hundreds of steel barrels containing as much as 4,000 gallons of beer that flow to the center-island bar through an extensive network of tubing positioned overhead. From there the beer is fed to the taps where it’s served ice-cold by the pint, 9-ounce shorty, goblet or half-yard glass container. Yard House is also well-known for its classic rock boasting a library of 10,000 songs with each location having its own distinct playlist. Yard House is open daily for lunch, dinner and late-night dining.


Elizabeth Borsting     |     562.856.9292     |