About The Backyard Waco

The Backyard Bar Stage & Grill features a 27’ x 15’ outdoor concert stage, fire pits, a cascading fountain, rooftop deck, washer pits, cornhole pits, outdoor billiards, a 40 ft. outdoor screen, a full restaurant and bar, frozen drink station and much more…

It's a great place to take family and friends to play games, have a few drinks, and participate in our many events we have throughout the week.

Friendly? You Bet!


We’ve got a big outdoor patio area perfect for spending time with family of all ages.


Leashed pets are more than welcome in our outdoor courtyard area during our daytime ours.


We've got a big outdoor patio area perfect for spending time with family of all ages.

Meet the Owners

Brian Brown, Chris Cox, Russel Clay, and Chris Braziel

The Backyard has only been open for a year, but it boasts an undeniable presence in Downtown Waco. The owners dreamed of creating a unique entertainment experience, and that's exactly what they've done. Most nights you'll find musicians performing on the rustic stage or a game playing on the giant video projector. During the day guests enjoy a quiet meal beneath the shade of the oak trees.

“We want to take a different approach." Brown said. “You won't find this environment anywhere else in Waco."

The Backyard has the “Austin or Dallas feel," Cox added. “But it's right here in Waco."

“We've got everything you would want here," Brown said. “You have music, but it's also a peaceful place to study. And we have a really good restaurant."

The owners poured their hearts into building The Backyard, but they also relied on the community's help and advice.

“We called in a lot of favors," Cox said. “It was a community effort."

In their second year of business the owners of The Backyard hope to enhance the customer experience. They refuse to become complacent, like other bars, “who just leave the light on," Brown said. But their focus on community will remain the same.

“Our goal is to have corporate consistency with community vibe," Brown said.

Source: WACOAN