We’ve got a dreamy new American restaurant and cocktail bar on the west side of town! Honey Moon Spirit Lounge wants to help you escape reality and couldn’t be more excited to be that spot you stumble upon and totally lose yourself in!

The concept behind Honey Moon Spirit Lounge was created when Adrienne Wiggins and Reed Calhoun were planning their wedding that was pushed back due to COVID. Reed Calhoun is a 25 year hospitality veteran, with years at Enoteca Vespaio and Homeslice Pizza. Calhoun was also a longtime musician, frequently touring with his band Bee Caves. When music slowed down because of the pandemic and Reed and Adrienne had to put wedding and honeymoon plans aside, they created their own Honey Moon Spirit Lounge as a space where they could celebrate their love and express their passion for hospitality.

Honey Moon Spirit Lounge serves playful, creative dishes by Executive Chef Manuel Rocha (previously of Hopfields, Academia, and Bonhomie). The menu features plates like Koji-Aged Steak Frites; Smoked Birria Terrine; Duck Fat Fried Seoul Hot Chicken; Vegan Barbecue Burnt Ends; Chicken Confit; Pimento Cheese; Chicken Liver Mousse; East Coast Oysters; King Crab Tarts; and a Chef’s Selection Cheese Plate. The Sweets section features a Bourbon Applejack Hand Pie; Guanaja Dark Chocolate Tart; and Toasted Marshmallow, Coconut and Chocolate Ganache. All proteins are sourced from local and independent Texas farms, as well as most produce on the menu.

They open at 4 p.m. today and here are the hours for the rest of the week:
Tuesday-Thursday 4–10 p.m., Friday-Saturday 4–11 p.m. (kitchen closes at 10!), and Sunday 4–10 p.m.

624 W 34th St.
Austin, TX 78705

In her previous life, Kristy was an uninspired realtor who was feeling a little bit bored with her day to day. So on January 1, 2010, she made a New Year’s resolution to write about one thing to do each day in her beloved city of Austin, Texas. And thus, 365 Things Austin was born.