Bringing the Northwest southward with Austin’s first brewery
If you’re into beer culture and just happen to be considering an apartment near The Domain, we have another great reason why you should consider calling West Lake Vistas home – NXNW Brewery.
The brewpub is located just over ten minutes away from our gated community, near the Loop 360 and Mopac intersection.
NXNW at Stonelake – Austin’s First Brewpub
NXNW Brewery is better known by some as North by Northwest. The brewpub was born from the idea of bringing people together through amazing beer and fabulous cuisine.
Many people immediately think of the Northwest as being the king of small breweries and establishments like this. Davis Tucker, the pub’s owner, decided to challenge that notion.
North by Northwest was a pioneer in the Texas craft beer industry and was one of Austin’s first brewpubs. That was 19 years ago shortly after Texas legalized them in the state and the rest, as they say, is history. It remains one of the few surviving brewpubs in the Lone Star State.
The Stonelake location of NXNW achieved such success that a second location was opened in the south part of the city. Scofield Park residents are just glad that the original brewery is so close to home.
The pub offers a fabulous family-friendly atmosphere where you can enjoy a beer that’s made from locally sourced ingredients. The beer is brewed on-site, and who wouldn’t want to meet up with friends and sample seasonal taps with names like One-Eyed Willy’s or Iron Mermaiden?
Northwest Meets Austin’s Urban Culture
Once inside the brewery, it becomes apparent that Tucker wanted to foster a connection to the charm of the Northwest. The interior of NXNW is reminiscent of the lodges one might find in national parks near cities like Seattle and Portland.
Vaulted ceilings, wood, and stone meet with an industrial design that’s fitting for the urban culture of Austin. There’s a brewery tower on-site as well as barley-filled silos, conveniently located since North by Northwest brews all its own beers there.
As if the ambiance and atmosphere weren’t already over the top, these guys really stepped up their game. The brewery has cleverly-designed beer glasses and mugs for its patrons. If you’ve never looked at the world through beer-colored glasses, an amber growler might be the perfect vessel for your cup of ale.
And, with so many unique ales to choose from, you might decide to try them all over time. One of Tucker’s goals was to create a great tasting German beer and he succeeded. One of his German lagers has a touch of Hallertau hops, while another has hints of banana and clove. His customers are also fond of the Red Zeppelin, a lightly hopped Irish ale. Those who prefer something a bit stronger might want to give Zombie Dragon a try.
With such fantastic beer choices, it’s easy to overlook the fact that North by Northwest also has some amazing dishes to satisfy your hunger. We’re not talking your run-of-the-mill pub grub here. We’re talking scrumptious Lamb Burger and Fried Calamari. Die-hard beer enthusiasts will love the ale-flavored dishes like the Stout Stroganoff served with beer-braised brisket or the Panko-crusted Beer Batter Fish and Chips.
The pub’s patrons are also fans of the NXNW Meatloaf, which they say is like none other. And, if you want to go all out, you might choose the Center Cut Filet with the Merlot Butter Sauce. There’s even a kid-friendly menu when you want to bring the whole gang along.
One thing’s for sure – North by Northwest has something for everyone and every occasion.
Whether it’s NXNW or West Lake Vistas Apartments – It’s All About Community
Isn’t community what life’s all about? Family, friends, atmosphere, convenience, good food and drink, and loads of fun.
Living in our apartments near The Domain brings it all together. Residents of the apartments have easy access to many facets of living – shopping, nature, culture, you name it. North by Northwest brewery is just one of many local spots within easy reach of the apartments.
At our gated community, you’ll discover that we have the best that life has to offer. Luxury floor plans to fit your family’s needs, pet-friendly amenities such as a Bark Park, a modern fitness complex, and more.
If you enjoy having a crafty ale now and then, you’re not far away from one of the best spots in Austin to do so. But, if you want to enjoy NXNW’s specialty brews at home, you have the choice of making a quick stop at the pub and getting their Beer To Go. They offer their brew in containment units and kegs to bring back home.
Enjoy it under our pavilion, fire up the grill, and pair your ale with your favorite steak or fish. It doesn’t matter if it’s a quiet, small gathering or a larger party, the outdoor amenities at Scofield Park and the convenient offerings at NXNW make it all an enjoyable festivity.
Scofield’s refreshing resort-style pool is the icing on the cake. There’s nothing like a dip in the water to complete your evening.
Our gated community neighborhood is near it all! We’re just off the beaten path, minutes from downtown. We’re near some of the most elite employers like Apple, Oracle, and Dell. We’re close enough to the heartbeat of the city where you can enjoy the cultural events of downtown Austin. But, just far away to retreat back to the place you could call home.
We’re near The Domain, and when you add places like North by Northwest to the mix, what more could you ask for? It’s easy to see why West Lake Vistas is an ideal place to live. After all, you don’t just want an apartment. You want a home.
Give us a call today to set up an appointment to view our beautiful apartments in Westlake Austin today. Upscale living and convenience are both within reach when you live at Scofield Park.