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Dallas arcade and cider paradise pops open 2 new Texas locations

Dallas arcade and cider paradise pops open 2 new Texas locations

Bishop CiderCade interior
Bishop CiderCade is coming to EaDo. Photo by Kathy Tran
Bishop CiderCade interior
The selection focuses on games that can be played by two or more people. Photo by Kathy Tran
Bishop CiderCade interior
The bar will feature at least 40 ciders on tap. Photo by Kathy Tran
Bishop CiderCade interior
Bishop CiderCade interior
Bishop CiderCade interior

Dallas-based Bishop Cidercade is expanding in a very big way. According to a Facebook post, the company is opening two new Cidercade locations in Houston and Austin, both set to open in late 2019.

The Houston location is going into the EaDo District, down the street from BBVA Compass Stadium and Minute Maid Park.

Bishop Cidercade Austin will be directly off Lady Bird Lake on Riverside Drive.

Both locations will more than double the 6,500-square-foot size of the Dallas original. Austin will feature 13,000 square feet and a huge patio on the lake, with 30 ciders and wines on draft. Houston will be a spacious 18,000 square feet with 40 or more draft ciders, an increase from the 30 served in Dallas.

The bar will offer approximately 300 arcade games — all free to play once patrons pay a $10 entry fee. That's approximately double the number of games at the Dallas original.

Bishop Cider Co was founded in 2014 by Joel and Laura Malone as an outlet to fulfill their shared passion for hard cider. "We didn't care for most of the commercial ones that were available in the market, so we sought to make it ourselves and do it better," Joel says.

The couple opened their first location two years later to extend the brand and serve as an R&D facility for new flavors that are distributed statewide to bars and grocery stores.

According to Malone, the new facility in Houston will be at 2339 Commerce St., and is scheduled to open sometime in the fourth quarter of 2019.

"EaDo is in a period of transition, and we really like the vibe there," he says. "It allows us to play a large part in the transition and really get ingrained in the neighborhood."