True to the soul of Austin old and new, our vision for the evolution of Central Machine Works was to create a space of warmth and welcome, where meals are shared, beers are clinked, old stories are honored and new projects are born. A nearly 100-year-old factory in East Austin with history and soul, CMW has endured as a staple for community and creation. Formerly home to airplane part production during World War II, we were committed to maintaining the authenticity and groundedness of a building that was once the epicenter of the blue-collar while unearthing a sensory experience that invited today’s gatherers. We repurposed old furniture and vintage pieces that paid homage to the historic space and filled it with cascading plants to welcome new life and vibrancy. Dimmer lights and candles drench the beer hall in a flickering glow that pours out of the towering industrial doors into the beer garden. What remains some of the most genuine details of CMW are the raw materials used, from burned pine to the original century-old lathe discovered in the space during reconstruction. Raw steel, concrete and slate throughout, the beer hall exhibits a textured utilitarianism, and the richness only a place with a past can provide.