New family-friendly Alamo Drafthouse shaping up to be Barrel O’ Fun

The new Alamo Drafthouse in the Mueller neighborhood was pitched as one that would be more family-friendly than some of the other, more adult ones. While the schedule is a bit murky of when it’s going to open (early 2017, we’re told), we do know about one cool new feature: The Barrel O’ Fun.

The Barrel O' Fun is being created at the Alamo Drafthouse at Mueller. Alamo Drafthouse

The Barrel O’ Fun is being created at the Alamo Drafthouse at Mueller. Alamo Drafthouse

By day, this carnival-themed event space will be like a vintage boardwalk with carnival games, kid-friendly activities and entertainers. By night (after 5 p.m.), it switches to an adult space called the Bar O’ Fun. The carnival games will fold into the ceiling and you’ll be able to see a selection of liquors and craft beers. Bar O’ Fun will offer live music, karaoke and carnival night. Great for when you have a baby sitter.

“This is going to be a great new play space for Austin’s next generation of film and fun lovers,” said Amy Averett, director of family and community engagement in a press release. “In the great Alamo Drafthouse tradition, we are pushing ourselves to design and program this location in a whole new way.”