Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery

4.35/5.0 28 reviews
7020 Easy Wind Dr
Austin, Texas United States 78752

512 452 2337
  blackstar.coop beer menu
Mon - Thur 4 PM - 12 AM, Fri - Sat 11 AM - 1 AM, Sun 11 AM - 12 AM

Mayor: ttoadee (6) | Taps: 6 | Bottles: 20+
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Terminus  (356) St. Louis, Missouri | July 2, 2012
Ok, so i cant knock this place for what it is. A very hip-ster vibe going on here-seems very liberal and granola. however, their concept is interesting and it seems to be working. lots of friendly staff and very pretty ladies working here. beer is fantastic-all their house beers were great plus had awesome guest taps. I was very impressed by their house beers-all of them were tasty. I would like to go here on a week day when there are less people (i was there on a Saturday). A must-go to place in Austin for sure!
78
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder  (467) Tallahassee, Florida | February 12, 2016
Visited here in mid February ’16 while in the area for business. Modern, open aired building with exposed beams and lots of windows. Small bar area with a walk up and order area, and casual seating all around. Have about a half dozen of their own on tap with about 20 or so guest taps mostly from Austin brewers and lots of collaborations I stuck to their beers and both were pretty solid, especially the Porter. Menu was small and tight, out of my first option - Tikka Misali - but the burger worked just fine. Kind of a hipster crowd, but nobody bothered this old geezer. They have a no-tip policy - say they all earn a living wage. Great place to try out.
72
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
degbert  (13) Austin, Texas | April 24, 2015
Pleasant enough place; airy, lots of exposed wood. A little loud, of course; must we have high ceilings with no sound-absorption? Partially self-serve, but everyone was really friendly; the food selection was a little short, but the beers on tap had a very nice selection. A little expensive on the food side, but the fries were KILLER and the burger was good. A nice place for lunch.
80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Travlr  (2340) 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.
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  • 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
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
t0rin0  (1515) 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.
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  • 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: http://locapour.tv/the-locapour-movement/ http://locapour.tv/austin/blackstarcoopelba http://locapour.tv/austin/blackstarcoopvulcan http://locapour.tv/austin/liveoakhefeweizen 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.
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  • 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!
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
ttoadee  (15) 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.
78
  • 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.
88
  • 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.

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