Opened in June 2017 in a renovated warehouse space in The Yard on St. Elmo Road, Spokesman was created as a combination of three passions—food, coffee and beer—by two veterans of the Austin service industry.
Patrons can get food and coffee to go, sit down to grab a bite and a beer, or set up shop with a laptop to work for a few hours.
Co-owner and brewer CJ West currates the ever rotating drink menu and selection of beer taps. West’s resume includes time at North By Northwest, Uncle Billy’s Brewery and Smokehouse, and Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.

Co-owner Trey Ramirez, who previously worked at Home Slice Pizza, Austin Java and Wright Bros. Brew and Brew, said the group’s experience has helped introduce their products at other venues around town.

Spokesman coffee has been used in some local beer brews; and other area shops brew or sell Spokesman coffee.