Country singer Pat Green is gearing up to open a new bar, restaurant and venue in San Antonio this summer.
The Rustic already has a successful flagship restaurant in Dallas, but San Antonio is getting the first spinoff. They don't have an exact opening date set yet but they're hoping to start serving food, drinks and music in July.
Green hails from San Antonio, so it's not a surprising first franchise location. Kyle Noonan, Green's business partner, spoke with the San Antonio Express-News about the choice to open there.
"We love San Antonio, it's been good to us," he explained. "San Antonio is a huge city and it's often underserved --people think to go to Austin, Dallas or Houston. But San Antonio is vibrant and I don't think it should be looked at as the 'red-headed step child' of Texas cities."
The menu is Texas-centric, all the way down to their specialty drinks and dishes.
"It'll be a strictly Texas-inspired menu with 40 Texas beers on draft and any Texas liquors we can drum up," Noonan says. "We want to highlight all of the Texas cuisines. We'll have free, live music seven nights a week and every once in a while we'll have a big national act."
The Rustic will be built on a 27,000 square feet lot and is already under construction next to The General Public and Bowl and Barrel. Green plans to host a "big blowout weekend" to celebrate the opening with a a jam-packed weekend of music and fun. And don't be surprised if you catch the country star hanging out with his customers.
"He'll pop in from time to time," Noonan said of the singer. "He loves what we've done. It's become a place he just likes to go."
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