Visited later evening on a Wednesday. Located on the busy Rainey Street, divided into three separate sections. Decent sized bar, an enclosed patio and a huge beer garden. All throughout the seating is communal picnic tables. The outdoor patio featured a stage, but no music this night. Beer selection is huge, 101 beers are organized by taste profile, and are well chosen for such a huge list. There were probably 60 beers on the list I had a big interest in drinking. Good service, friendly vibe. Food smelled really good and my Uber driver recommend I eat there next time. Another great spot to hang out and have a beer.
88 = ★★★★ (best in area, a must for locals and visitors)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
Sausages and beer. Thatíll do nicely. Seriously, though, itís 100 taps with a definite local bias, arranged sensibly. The foodís good but thematically limited, the draft beer is reasonable (the bottles are not -- thus the slightly lower value rating), and our server Brett was amazing. My wife and I had a damned good time, despite being older than most of the tattooed hipsters. Weíre going back. Enough said.
I visited this place twice, while I was in Austin. The only one I visited twice. This is a large space in the mold of a German beer hall. Lots of outdoor picnic tables with a stage for live music. The menu is really nice with a large variety of sausages and sides like poutine. They have 104 taps, and they seemed to rotate pretty good the couple of visits I made (~5/day). The bartenders were absolutely top notch. Not only did they know beer, but they were really funny. They enjoyed their work, which made this place feel homey. Bathrooms were also clean. The favorite place I went to in town.
Cool spot. Itís lovely restaurant/biergarten with some Texan flourishes. I sat at the bar during lunchtime and received friendly, attentive service. The number of taps is pretty dizzying. Frankly, 100 feels like too much. But nothing I tried was in bad shape, so maybe they get the turnover needed to maintain quality. Plenty of stuff from Texas was available alongside things from Founders etc. As expected, the food centers around different presentations of sausage. The bangers and mash I tried was pretty good. Overall, definitely a good option for visitors.
Great sausage, and a very good selection of beers. My only gripe is that while they have flights, theyíll basically refuse to tell you what will be in your flight when you place your order, which was very offputting.
Like basically ever establishment on Rainey St, Bangerís has amazingly inviting ambiance. Itís in an old, rustic wooden building with very classy furnishings. There is an expansive outdoor area as the name would imply and the weather was perfect for sitting out there. I got good service on both my visits. I didnít eat, but the food looked great. The tap selection is ridiculously extensive. I had Founders Breakfast Stout and a pilsner from Live Oak. Both seemed fresh which could be a concern with 101 taps. On both my visits, the place was lively. I wish I wouldíve eaten some food. The only single complaint I have for Bangerís is that Craft Pride is just up the street and those guys are really bringing it, e.g. proper glassware, bottles to go, extremely knowledgeable staff, etc. etc.
Why would you classify a place with great ambiance, good service (lower score to account for inappropriate glassware) and a great selection so low. Simple, something is missing in the scale: how do you keep and serve the beer... 101 beers hooked to the same line? Combine German hefeweizen and Trippel at the same carbonation as other beers, with a manager eager to save beer (more carbonation, more foam = less beer), and taps with no compensator (one way to manage higher carbonation) and the experience you will provide is just going to be so-so. Prices are very high for such a bad experience. I got the $16 Belgian and Farmhouse taster. The Farmhouse Ale was undercarbonated but drinkable, the Trippel was very undercarbonated and thus sweet and heavy, and the St Bernardus 12 was also undercarbonated. The Liefmanís Old Bruin did not have a hint of foam when it came to the table but probably came directly from the cask so different problem hereÖ. Jolly Pumkin Oro de Calabaza from cask saved the day for me. My wife got a cider that was pretty good. In summary, what is the point of a tap if you are not going to serve the beer at the right pressure?
Visited on Labor Day weekend trip to Austin. Liked it so much we went back two days later. They have incredible number of taps with great selections. Food was sausage presented in a number of different recipes and type of meat. Very tasty and the sides were excellent also. Was very crowded on weekend evening since kids were back at college and it being a holiday. Band was playing on the patio and it was packed. Great ambiance. Definitely a place to visit when in Austin.