Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery | Austin, Texas
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Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery
Excellent based on 26 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

7020 Easy Wind Dr
Austin, Texas United States 78752 [ print map ]
512 452 2337 | facebook | twitter | beer menu

Hours: Mon - Thur 4 PM - 12 AM, Fri - Sat 11 AM - 1 AM, Sun 11 AM - 12 AM

Mayor: kidmartinek (6) | Taps: 6 | Bottles: 20+

Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery

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Beer Available At Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery (arranged by most recent)
Conceit , Lone Pint Yellow Rose 97, Austin Beerworks Battle Axe Imperial Red Ale 79, Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout 97, Independence Brewing 9th Anniversary Black IPA , Victory 2014 Hop Ticket #4 Noble IPA 71, Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery High Esteem 64, Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery Narcissus , Elevation Signal De Botrange 92, Prairie Artisan Ales Birra 94, Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery Damn I Look Good , Birrificio del Ducato VIĆMILIA (Via Emilia) 74, Boulevard Tasting Room Series Ginger-Lemon Radler 87, Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery Sun Eater Texas Ale , Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery Aleph Null , Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery Insubordinate Dockhand , Austin Beerworks Heavy Machinery IPA Series #3: Half IPA 90, Ommegang Glimmerglass Saison 95, Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery id , Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery Rover
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26 reviews for Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery
 Ambiance  76%
 Service  78%
 Selection  80%
 Food  79%
 Value  76%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  85%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr  (1748) Washington, Washington DC | April 11, 2014
Interesting place. Strip mall meets housing complex. I wish I had eaten here, the food looked very tasty. Handful of house beers and lots of guest beers, so plenty of variety. Constant long line for food, but I sat at the bar, so I was happy. Good service. Interesting place.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
BigDogTX  (2) Austin, Texas | January 25, 2014
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
t0rin0  (1470) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 20, 2013| Updated September 24, 2013
Visited October 2011.

First night in Austin. Interesting concept, a co-op brewery. Certain aspects of it sound nice in theory, like communism, but in reality it doesn’t work. The beers were OK, not nearly as bad as I was expecting when I heard about the 500 owners thing, but not great. They also have a number of beers to pick from so there some variety in the tap list. In fact from a picture that I took there were at least three flights of 5. Also, I did appreciate is the idea of paying themselves a reasonable salary and not forcing customers to tip. Prices were pretty good too, and the service was OK.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
locapour  (2) Austin, | August 3, 2013
We shot several episodes of Locapour at Black Star Co-op, including the Welcome to Locapour video: The venue is fantastic. Brewmaster Jeff Young and team are pillars of the Austin Craft Beer scene. You owe it to yourself to pay them a visit while in Austin.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
Caytinator  (113) Tucson, Arizona | August 2, 2013
Busy on Thursday evening, but we found a table in good time. Long line but rather quick service. Petty good selection, 5 of their own beers and like 20 others on tap, no bottles. Growler fills, bottles for sale, etc. Food was very very good (shrimp & grits), Value was decent, it cushioned the blow that tax was included and no gratuities. Different than I expected, but I really like this place!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
ttoadee  (11) Austin, Texas | June 10, 2013
Fresh. They run out of stuff here, beer and food, because what they serve is fresh. Taps rotate nicely, nice spectrum of style choice, seasonal offerings, tapping parties. Try it if you have not. Little crowded Friday and Saturday night.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
leejackson  (8) Texas | April 13, 2013
A nice rotating set of taps which they supplement with some of there own brews.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
LuWest  (3) Texas | January 20, 2013
This place is a cooperatively-owned and worker self-managed brewpub. That already makes it awesome, but they are also always tapping new craft brews AND they offer brewing and flavor analysis classes.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu  (437) Cincinnati, Ohio | December 8, 2012
Visited on a Friday night. Tucked away in a newer building complex in North Austin. Right by a train stop. Modern interior. All ordering done at the register, and the line forms from the front door straight to it. No tipping, as employees are paid a living wage. 5 house beers on when we visited and a bunch of other Texas stuff. Didn’t eat but the food smelled and looked great. Beers were solid but unspectacular overall. Really liked 2 of the 5. Good crowd and atmosphere. I like the concept and what they’re doing here. Keep up the good work.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
bleeng  (143) Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas | October 30, 2012
Stopped in for a quick beer or two. Nice open bar and restaurant area with plenty of windows and open ceiling. As others have said walk up service at the bar. Only 4 BS beers on tap but about 15 Austin only taps also. Did not eat. Weird newly developed office-apartment complex which seems pretty sterile. Ok place and worth a visit.

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