With 2020 almost behind us, Austinites are in need of a dream come true. That will all be possible with the arrival of Dreamland Dripping Springs, an outdoor entertainment and arts venue.
Dreamland will be opening its doors early next year. The venue will have an 18-hole miniature golf course with three difficulty levels, so even if you're not a pro at the sport you will be able to have fun. Along with miniature golf, the establishment will offer four premium pickleball courts, two stages for live music and events, a full bar with three different menus, a beer garden and a worldly art experience throughout the grounds.
The bar will offer 90 self pour taps on location featuring 50 local beers, ciders and kombucha, as well as 40 Central Texas wines. The menu at Dreamland is still under consideration by a team of chefs but will include three different food stations and one rotating menu to circulate the venue.
Jen Bland, Dreamland's bar manager, said she is excited to see people come out and be able to enjoy Dreamland.
Dreamland is the dream place for an evening of fun and drinks, but the venue also wants to contribute to all ages having fun. Bland said the venue will host a "kids' day" on the first Saturday of each month.
Otherwise, the venue will be open until 2 a.m. and will only allow guests who are 21 years of age and older after a certain time. Although the venue is in a remote location, Bland said it working to provide more car services so as to discourage drinking and driving.
In addition to providing affordable fun, Dreamland is also focused on sustainability.
The venue runs solely on solar power and has a rainwater collection system that will provide the majority of its water.
The venue has also converted its on-site rainwater tanks into an art exhibition, where locals and artists from around the world have contributed to the art.
Steve Kuhn, the owner of Dreamland, is also the founder of the nonprofit IDEAL Immigration and an advocate for immigration reform. The involvement of international artists and foods at the venue is a subtle way of illustrating one of the core beliefs at Dreamland: inclusivity.
"The art experience, the venue, it's all free," Bland said. "We just want it to be a place where people can relax and have fun, so people can come on site and enjoy themselves."
Dreamland is also a fan of Austin FC and is developing soccer fields for supporters and amateur players to enjoy.
"We want to provide a space for fun stuff to happen," Bland said. "We also want to encourage open conversations and ideas."
Dreamland has not yet released its opening date, but you can keep up with the venue's plans here.
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