NOTE: We are SLAMMED with traffic from this relaunch. We'll have the reservations page up shortly. --JWS
Rebuilt directly adjacent to the South Lamar theater (details and photos here!) and including much of the original’s furniture, equipment and wall finishes, The Highball will officially reopen Saturday, August 16th with its full service bar, uniquely themed karaoke rooms, dance floor, stage, and lounge area, along with its newest feature, a formal outdoor patio. While no longer featuring bowling, the original Highball’s classic bowling lanes have been repurposed into a dance floor, a bar top, ceiling details, and benches.
The Highball’s new food menu, designed by Alamo Research and Development Chef Jason Donoho, features a mix of classic favorites and new items. Continuing to highlight the best in craft beer, The Highball features 24 taps that include two spots for draft cocktails designed by Alamo Beverage Director Bill Norris. Alamo Drafthouse was thrilled to work with longtime Alamo programmer and friend Zack Carlson and his wife Laura Fleischauer of Space Warp Design to create The Highball’s new karaoke rooms. Zack and Laura (pictured below) were like kids in a candy store as their imaginations ran wild designing each karaoke room’s mind-blowing theme. The state-of-the-art karaoke rooms feature new song lists, voice synthesizers, and cocktail bottle service. Room descriptions are below:
KARAOKE 1: FREAKS
Step right up into our gallery of the odd, the unusual, the unexplainable and the unimaginable! Stay long enough and you'll become one of us. Gooble gobble!
KARAOKE 2: MIDNIGHT MANOR
Your blood runs cold as you take shelter in this decaying house; forgotten by all… except the inhabitants of the cemetery next door.
KARAOKE 3: TRULY OUTRAGEOUS
Harness the power of glitter and glamour to transform into the ultimate neon-charged new wave superstar!
KARAOKE 4: THE FIFTH DIMENSION
Beyond the human mind lays a universe of bold impossibilities. Time, form and substance... sound and shadow... all will be revealed in the swirling vortex of The Fifth Dimension.
KARAOKE 5: JOYSTICKS
Dust off your Powerglove; it’s time to battle marauding gangs of ghosts and goombas in our no-rules 8-bit battlefield!
KARAOKE 6: THE BLACK LODGE
The center of the darkest woods leads into the Red Room, a surreal and mysterious limbo where you can always find a damn fine cup of coffee. Let's rock.
KARAOKE 7: THE INFERNO
Metal gods and major ragers can unleash the beast within The Inferno.
We're taking online reservations only beginning Saturday, August 16th. To reserve a room, visit thehighball.com/reservations.