3fourths (1528) Boulder, Colorado | January 5, 2013| Updated December 10, 2013
hey, they have patio tables and let you sit outside. itís like being back home. probably the best draft list in Austin with a lot of local and regional products. granted itís 7pm right now so thereís not much of crowd, which is how I like it.
Out of the 25 or so taps approx 10 are local texas micros: Good selection of Live Oak, Real Ale, St Arnold, 512. There are several specials during the week. My favorite is Wednesdays Texas pint night with pints at $2.50. Most times they are around $4.50 or so.
There is lots of seating and they have a large patio.
The service is pretty good. Iíve had attentive waiters all the time Iíve been there.
The food is ok. Iíve only ordered the appetizers, standard pub grub. But it was well made and hot when it arrived at my table.
Good bar in west downtown austin.
A semi-above average selection on tap, but they also have some greats in bottles and cans. A great place to go if youíre craving both food and beer - they provide a good selection of both. The location at Penn Field has a wonderful outdoor seating area - just about always have available seating. Just south enough so you donít get the hordes of people as you would a restaurant/pub downtown. One of my southside faves.
Out of all of the locations - this is the most chill and relaxed (when it isnít a weekend night). It has a quirky Austin feeling to it. Friendly and fun servers. It can get really packed but I usually sit outside on the patio. The food is actually really good. The beer selection is better than your average bar. All in all a pretty cool place to go to every once in a while.
mmmbeer (61) Austin, Texas | December 8, 2007| Updated April 27, 2008
Marina (North) location- I have been told never go to a resturarant on a Saturday night that isnít jam packed, itís like that for a reason. The decor is great- lighting was very good, everything clean in appearance, decent music. Beer menu was very good- close to 40 taps +(All the local brews and Chimay on tap, cool) and about the same in bottles and cans. They have a listing of scotch that is on par with places in Vegas for swankiness, which is very impressive. However, this is where the positives end. The food selection- very sub standard premade frozen pub fare. Had a food order, and wasnít very impressed, didnít even eat half the meal, and there wasnít much to start with. Waitress did not seem to care much, she had other important things to do such as talk to her friends and co-workers. Waited over 15 minutes to pay by card after the check was dropped by request- finally got up, broke change with the bartender, got the hell out, and ate somewhere else with a good drink. For a place that has a genuinely good beer and scotch selection,itís a shame that it is going to waste due to the hired help. UPDATE- revisited on 4-27-08, food has improved, but not by much. Drinks took on the average of 10 minutes to be served (timed, with multiple witnesses) from ordered- dead on a Saturday night again. New score? Nope, keep it where it is.
Theyíve got 3 locations, but the downtown joint is by far the best just due to tw. Decent tap selection including quite a few locals (Live Oak, Real Ale, Independence) and some good seasonals (SN Celebration and Harvest). Good nachos. :)
Going in the post lunch rush is never good for service (anywhere), and Opal Divineís is no exception...after sitting and waiting for a long while at the small bar downstairs I FINALLY had the bartender come to take my order...otherwise the experience was awesome...food is definately above average for pub-fare...again, small selection but a great one...lotws of seating and very comfortable all the way around...