If baseball weren’t big enough in Houston, the city will get its very own baseball-themed entertainment center this coming year. Austin-based Home Run Dugout is slated to open a standalone complex in Katy early 2023 with batting bays, biergarden, dog park, full restaurant, and more.
Sports-themed entertainment centers are all the rage right now. In addition to the announced plans for a soccer-themed venue in Texas, Houston alone will see the opening of a Pickleball court and sports bar, as well as not one, but two cocktail-driven mini golf venues. Early 2023, Houston will also see the opening of an entertainment complex dedicated to America’s pasttime.
Home Run Dugout is the brainchild of friends, Nick Hermandorfer and Tyler Bambrick, who opened its first iteration in the stadium at Dell Diamond. In Houston, the entertainment is swinging for the fences with a standalone complex.
The 46,000-square-foot Katy location will be located at 1220 Grand West Blvd. and will feature 12 simulated batting bays, two bars, live music, a whiffle ball field, dog park, and full-service restaurant.
Of its menu, the venue plans to offer a full bar with over 20 “mostly local” craft beers on tap, and “all your favorite cocktails”. Food-wise, HRD will serve elevated ballpark cuisine, with options such as The Dugout Dog, Oak Smoked Chicken Wings, Fried Chicken Sliders, and Brisket Flatbread. Other options are to include wood-fired vegetable salads, tuna poke bowls, and skillet brownie sundaes – a menu, as a whole, they intend with which to win over the brunch crowd.
“Round Rock was our first proof-of-concept facility,” said its Katy location’s general manager, Colby Smith (no relation to writer).
“Following that location’s success, we are building our first full-scale standalone facility in Katy, Texas.”
Home Run Dugout has yet to announce their official opening date. Stay tuned for mored details.