One of my favorite places. In the world. Awesome selection: a good set inventory with quite a few revolving/seasonal selections and, of course, their own very yummy house brews. The ambiance is perect. Cute girls. Friendly customers. Youíll rarely, if ever, run across a customer that doesnít like good beer. Hard to find a bad beer on tap. Anyway, great location, too. Hang out in the parking lot, bring your dog. Free bratwurst (cooked in house brew) every Saturday at 5PM. Need I say more? Oh, and theyíll also fill customer-provided growlers with their house brews for the price of a pitcher if you want to take some home.
pintsize (20) Austin, Texas | March 6, 2008| Updated March 17, 2008
This is my Cheers without a doubt (except nobody knows my name). I just love the people, the location, the ambiance, all of it. I canít stand yuppy bars and loud music and annoying Bud Light banter and so Draught House is the perfect fit for me. It is such a laid back and relaxed environment. If I want to go somewhere to meet up with friends, just relax after work, or pretty much any time at all - I go here. The bartenders are knowledgeable, the house brews rock and the location is unbeatable! Also, it has the best peanuts in the world!!!
I visited Draught House with a friend of mine who is an Austin resident during my last visit to Austin on a Tuesday night. I really enjoyed it it doesnít have the more cosmopolitan feel of the Gingerman downtown, but it does have a wide selection, a local feel, and provides a very pleasant experience.
Selection is wide, and thereís a number of locally brewed beers. The barís a bit strange in that you seem to order from one spot at the beer and a long line forms in front of it which is more orderly and more fair than the normal bar mob scene (waving money at the bartender and trying to get his attention).
Decor is simple, but the crowd seemed earnestly interested in the bar and the selection. A good beer place that is beloved by its clientŤle. Iíd recommend.
My second home, my neighborhood cheers...I miss it dearly since law school took me across the country. In undergrad we would literally come 3-4 nights a week, they have excellent specials every night. Monday and Tuesday night are pretty low key, great time to play some darts and enjoy cheap imports on tap (2.25 Guiness and Murphyís on Monday, 2.75 almost anything on Tuesdays). Since I had to move Iíll go ahead and let everyone in on it head there straight after work on Wednesday and enjoy FREE PIZZA until around 7. Itís not like Chicagoís finest but itís completely free and there are about 60-70 delicious beers on tap to wash it down. Thursday it will be crowded, bring your chairs and enjoy the Homebrews. warning: if you arrive after 10 the special is almost over and they have likely run out of a couple of the Homebrews. Friday is a special for local beers, Independence and Live Oak I think. Saturday free brats during the afternoon, same deal as the pizza. Sunday 1.75 most domestics (which includes most Texas beers I believe). Phenomenal place, phenomenal beers, when I think of college I think of sitting on the tailgate of my roommates pickup trick with a homebrew and a good debate. Austin weather plus the parking lot atmosphere are nearly perfect. Be advised, for perfection you must wait in line though (beer lines can be 15 minutes or longer).
Been here quite a few times and really enjoy it. Nice mix of people from college kids, to loners reading books at the bar, to middle aged folks and unicycle riders as well. Dark quaint pub feel inside with a great selection of beers and usually about 5 house beers as well which usually are quite good. Some seating outside, but most tend to linger in the parking lot on truck beds, curb, just relaxing with their dogs, their pints and their pitchers. Always thought it was b/c it was packed inside, but its just the way it works here. Very relaxed unassuming atmosphere, and a great place to notch off a few ratings. Food is standard pizza,nacho,quesadilla type stuff and is ok, with huge portions, but nothing to go wild about. Some snacks behind the bar too. Never had a rude bartender in my experience and was a bit surprised to see how many have. brA must visit, if in Austin-
Iíve lived in Austin for about two years and spent most of my time at a perrienial 4th Street institution (Gingerman). What a waste. Until last week, I didnít even know this place existed. Shame on me. I went with a group of buddies and found a gem. Although Iíve never been to England, Iím motivated to book a flight on Expedia. I enjoyed and appreciated the relaxed, pub atmosphere. Great selection of imports on tap--but try house brews, unique and satisfying. The service left a little to be desired (I asked the bartender to tell me more about a particular house brew and got a wise-ass response). Otherwise, this is a place I will be frequenting more often. Also--itís nice that, although busy, you wonít find the same kinds of meandering crowds occupying space as you will downtown. Fun pub.
Lovely pub with a seemingly endless array of taps, many of which are local or at least least interesting.
Drinking out in the parking lot on a humid night is a wonderful Austin experience.
Unfortunately, the bartender slightly detracted from the overall experience through some combination of surly attitude and staggering stupidity. I ordered a Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout, and he replied "Order something else, that one is total crap." I responded that Iíd had the Yeti many times, and that it was very good. He angrily poured a glass for me and slammed down on the bar, saying "I donít know what you had, but this isnít it. This stuff is disgusting. "
I started to reply, and he cut me off: "Iím never wrong."
How can a pub this good hire staff this ignorant?