Visited 27.4.2016, early afternoon. Probably our favourite place in Austin. Looks like a pub - all dark and woody, with beer signs on the wall. Quiet, a neighbourhoody vibe, garden for those who like to sit outside and a brilliant selection on tap - plenty of local brews and a good curation all in all. Knowledgeable and friendly staff, too, that referred us to local shops. What more can you ask for?
Aw, hell yes. A buddy asked me to meet him here for a pint; I’d never been. What was I missing? A little run down, really mellow, quiet enough you could hear but loud enough it wasn’t a funeral, good beer, scruffy around the edges, and a real dartboard. I’m in love.
Met up with fly here around dinner time on a Wednesday. Neat older pub look as you approach, with a ton of outdoor sidewalk tables and benches. The interior is smaller, and very classic pub ambiance. The patio was busy that night, and there was a steady, organized stream of folks lining up to order beers at the bar. 70 or so beers on, many of which were from Texas and 6 beers that were brewed in house. All beers are listed clearly on a large digital menu above the bar. Service was efficient and handled the crowd well. Food was available via a pizza truck in the parking lot. I really liked the vibe and beer selection of this place. Thanks for meeting me out, fly!
88 = ★★★★ (best in area, a must for locals and visitors)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
tomer (84) Rishon Le Zion, Israel | November 18, 2015
Great combination of an German beer garden outside and an English pub inside with a huge digital menu with an excellent and extensive selection. Highly enjoyable unpretentious atmosphere. What more could you ask for.
Strong contender for the best beer bar in Austin. Draught House has it all: an authentic old Austin vibe with a pub inside and bier garten outside, a massive and constantly updated selection of high quality beers on tap, a rotation of quality local food trucks, great service and excellent daily specials. Their anniversary party is also one of the best beer events in town with local and import rarities on tap. For real ale lovers there are always a few cask beers at the ready. Absolutely worth a visit or even becoming a regular.
Really awesome spot that combines old school English pub feel with technology. This is a total local joint, you almost feel out of place because literally everyone else was on a first name basis with the bar staff. About 70 drafts, all on 4 tvs. They focus heavily on Texas beers and a decent national beers. Their own beer, Bombay ipa, was killer. My only complaint is that with 70 beers they offer no flight program. They do let you have a taste or have a half pint, but this place could be a tickers heaven. Fun place that if I lived here would be my local spot for sure.
Amazing! Pub atmosphere and digital tap list with an insane amount of beers, wow!
GT (672) Oceanside, California | September 14, 2014
Type. . . . . . . . . . ..Beer Bar Location. . . . . . . .North Austin Prices. . . . . . . . . ..Normal Tap Selection. . . .Enormous, Eclectic, Well Designed Bottle Selection. .Unknown Samplers. . . . . . ...Small Pours, Half Pours Full Pours. . . . . . .Yes Beer Level. . . . . ..Excellent Food Level. . . . ...Food Truck Staff. . . . . . . . . . ..Accomodating, Pour Experts Growlers. . . . . . ...Perhaps? Noise Level. . . . ..Loud Décor. . . . . . . . . ..Dark Wood German Tavern and Beer Garden Good for Kids. . ..No Parking. . . . . . . ...Private Lot Cash Only. . . . . ..No Recommended. ..Yes Comments: Gigantic tap list is posted on four separate flat panel monitors with a well designed, diverse list with many local offerings along with super fresh kegs of local pilsners including a bomb keg of Real Ale Hans Pils that was by far the best beer of my 14 day roadtrip along I-10. Proper glassware and proper temperature. Great pours with proper head. Lots of attention to detail that I appreciated. Beer garden outside was beautiful with string lighting and picnic benches. Really loved this place and cannot recommend it enough.
This place was slammed, and it was 4p on a sunday. Line moved quickly though. Nice wood work and pub feel. Solid beer selection. Seemed like there was 60+ taps. Electronic beer menu. Nicely priced as well. I would have rate higher with food and if they would have had their own beers on tap while we were there.