Home Run Dugout
1220 Grand West Blvd
Katy, TX 77449
Home Run Dugout, the first-ever sports bar, restaurant, and entertainment venue featuring indoor soft-toss baseball, opened in Spring 2023 in Katy, Texas at 1220 Grand W. Blvd. A brand-new way to play baseball with friends, Home Run Dugout reinvented the batting cage, offering an immersive, social gamified playing experience suitable for sluggers of all ages and skill levels.
The 46,000-square-foot venue has 12 indoor Batting Bays™, similar to the concept of batting cages (without the cage), featuring proprietary, state-of-the-art pitching technology and augmented reality, which allows players to simulate their hit in any MLB stadium, including Houston’s Minute Maid Park, and digitally track the ball’s exit velocity, distance and location.
The “secret sauce” is a patented ground-up, soft-toss pitching machine located in each Batting Bay, which safely delivers pitches over the strike-zone with no risk of foul balls, as the machine minimizes the horizontal trajectory of a pitched ball. Instead, the ball pops up from the ground. Each bay features a 20x15 foot screen and five TVs, allowing players to track not only hitting stats, but be in control of whatever sporting event or other programming they want to watch. Each Batting Bay can fit groups of up to 12 people and accommodates players of all skill levels. Dallas-based sporting goods company Warstic, co-founded by four-time MLB All-Star Ian Kinsler and musician Jack White, supplies ten different sizes and models of bats at each Bay, suitable for all skill levels.
For those looking to take their game outside, the venue’s Biergarten Baseball™ mini-field is the perfect spot for league play or a pick-up game of wiffle ball or kick ball, complete with stadium lights, an outfield net, RS3 Turf, and a vintage score board. The field offers open play on a first come first served basis, and eventually will host league play, Dinger Derby™ tournaments, movie nights, and concerts.
Beyond the baseball experience, the venue features a full-service restaurant, concert stage, and three bars. A massive patio and biergarten wrap around the mini-field, with shaded seating, fire pits, and Adirondack and hanging papasan chairs, with seating for nearly 500 guests. Partners, Matchstick by HFA and ARCO/Murray, helped bring the vision and design to life of the space, which models a baseball stadium concourse and gives visitors a broad view of the wiffle ball field diamond as soon as they enter the venue. Baseball-themed design features can be found throughout, including weathered steel walls in the main dining and bar area that mimic the color of a baseball glove. The private event space which comfortably seats up to 65 guests, with its own bar and two Batting Bays, includes a white and blue tile wall with a repeating number pattern, featuring significant numbers in baseball history.
The restaurant’s extensive menu features elevated ballpark-inspired fare, with shareables like crispy chicken sliders, smoked chicken wings, and buttermilk onion rings, lighter options including a Texas cobb salad, Caesar salad, and poke bowl, and flatbreads including pepperoni and smoked brisket, among others.
Staying true to its ballpark roots, the hot dog grill serves up four different types of dogs, including a Chicago dog, ballpark classic, dugout dog with chili, spicy slaw, and crispy onions, and the NY classic with sauerkraut and mustard. Entrée plates include a classic burger, truffled patty melt, chicken tinga tacos, smoked ribeye sandwich, and smoked yardbird, among others. Dessert options include churros, classic root beer float, and a brownie sundae, and a kids meals menu with all the favorites.