United States > Texas > Austin
GT2 (659) San Diego County , California | August 15, 2015
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Date. . . . . . . . . . ...7.4.2015
Type. . . . . . . . . . ..Beer Bar + Bakery
Location. . . . . . . ..Downtown
Prices. . . . . . . . . ..Normal to Higher
Tap Selection. . . .Extensive US craft
Bottle Selection. .Probably Large
Full Bar. . . . . . . . .Probably
Samplers. . . . . . ..Unknown
Full Pours. . . . . . .Yes
Beer Level. . . . . ..Good
Food Level. . . . ...Unknown
Staff. . . . . . . . . . ..Decent
Growlers. . . . . . ..No
Noise Level. . . . ..Loud
Dťcor. . . . . . . . . ..Bakery upstairs, trendy downstairs, big patio
Kid Friendly. . . . .No
Dog Friendly. . . ..Probably on patio
Parking. . . . . . . ...Street only
Cash Only. . . . . ..No
Comments: Interesting place- two story with a bakery on the ground floor, craft beer bar downstairs, and massive patio area connected to the beer area below street level along the canals. Nice ambiance and interesting space. Service was good but not great. Beers on tap were a good mix of probably 5-8 local craft, 20 other US craft, and some foreign craft. Prices were a bit steep with mandatory half pours of certain beers like Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere, which should be served in a large glass as a lower abv saison. $5 for this half pour seemed steep. Didnít try any food but did see others chowing down on pretzels. Ambiance is lively and fun with a great mix of people. Fun place nevertheless.
NachlamSie (646) Denver, Colorado | December 19, 2014
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Bakery/beer bar. Great combination. I wish I wasnít so full on all the other delicious food Iíd been eating prior to my visit because it looked great. The bar, seating area and beer garden are all downstairs. I like the low, wooden ceiling and warm lighting. Beer selection is very extensive with a balance of local, regional and import beer.The choices are certainly well above average but they didnít seem to have the rarer or more sought after stuff one might find at Craft Pride, Bangers or the Ginger Man. Still, this is an elite beer stop and Iíd highly recommend it. If Iím ever back Iíll make it point to eat here.
Travlr (1927) Washington, Washington DC | April 12, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
I went to the upstairs bakery for breakfast around 10:30. The line was long, and the two counter staff seemed overwhelmed and were making mistakes on the orders left and right. Once they called the manager, all was right with the world. The freshly baked breads and pastries go quickly, most things were out on a Saturday mid-morning. But the nine grain breakfast sticks that were left were tasty, as was the coffee. Then the downstairs opened (at eleven), and it was easier to linger, and try a beer and a sandwich. Interesting place. Street parking, metered, wasnít a problem in the morning.
DrunkSanta410 (59) Houston, Texas | February 1, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great discovery in Austin. Beer Garden is downstairs, with warm dťcor. Servers are knowledgeable and make solid recommendations. Food is fantastic, baked goods made upstairs and platters that accompany beer very well. Decently priced. Overall, a favorite place. Wish I lived in Austin, as Iíd go there all the time
erickok (198) Tours (and Paris), France | January 5, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
As far as Austin 6th street goes, this is the beer place to go. In fact, itís more tan that as itís jsut generally a great beer place to go. No only do they offer a really nice amount of taps (more than 30 I belief) with both locals and national favorites, it is also very much a place for great craft food -- specifically breads and sausages. Both the pretzels with beer cheese spread as well and the home made sausages on rolls were brilliant. The atmosphere is such that you would spend lunch here (as we did) but also dinner or late nights. The servers were very friendly and knew their stuff. Beers are in the 5-7 dollar range. A very warming atmosphere as is rare in American city bars. If I would change anything, I would add a couple of beer fridges with rare bottles, but generally it is a super nice spot. I think I need to visit again tomorrow.
rosenbergh (595) Tampere, Finland | September 16, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
30 taps but only 4 Texan taps. A disappointment. Friendly staff. OK place.
pecostulsa (7) Tulsa, Oklahoma | August 23, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Bartenders very knowledgable and willing to help and recommend. Very nice selection of beers. Food good, but limited. Wait staff lacking.
MaltOMeal (39) Land of Sugar, Texas | July 26, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting place. Interior seemed kinda dark but most people were outside in the biergarten, anyways. Sat up on a porch and watched the college kids, which is most of the customers here, and enjoyed the trees and breeze. Price was kinda high as they charged $4 for what seemed like only a 4 oz glass of DIPA. Good selection of brews though and service was fine. Would go back, but probably avoid evenings during school year as it is likely very busy then being only several blocks from UT campus.
BMMillsy (115) Florida | May 27, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Stopped in here today while in town. Did not eat, but the wife and I had a drink. Interesting spot, somewhat unique people, with a bakery upstairs. Very solid tap list, from which I grabbed a glass of BA Old Rasputin XV. Pretty excited this was on tap. A selection of bottles and some Texas brews, wine, and a great whiskey selection that included Pappy 10, 15, and 20 year bourbon (if youíre willing to shell out $85 a glass). Good service but also a little pricey ($16 for an 8 oz pour of BA Old Raspy). Neat spot though.
Beerenberger (66) Fischer, Texas | April 20, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Nice location in Ausatin- 6th Street. The bakery is upstairs while the cozy bar is downstairs and a vey inviting beer garden is behind the bar. There is a good selection of beers with 30 plus taps available. My only complaint was the value. The beer was too expensive for what I got.
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