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Beer Available At Draught House Pub and Brewery (arranged by most recent)
Live Oak Gold , Freetail OktoberFiesta 54, Zilker Session IPA , Deschutes Pinedrops IPA 92, Freetail Bat Outta Helles 56, Rabbit Hole Rapture Fusion Brown Ale 81, Martin House Pretzel Stout 93, Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #15 99, Odell Cutthroat Porter 93, (512) Whiskey Barrel Aged Double Pecan Porter 98, Avery Rumpkin 99, Rabbit Hole Centennial Pale Ale
beermeashiner (3) | October 26, 2007
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
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).
lb4lb (27) Austin, Texas | October 13, 2007
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
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-
churchill00 (3) Austin, Texas | March 11, 2007
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
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.
OldMrCrow (81) Seattle, Washington | May 4, 2006
66 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
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?
julrey (22) Austin, Texas | December 9, 2005
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Now THIS is how a pub should be. This place is underneath a dentistís office in a mostly residential area of Austin, but itís located in a converted old house thatís absolutely perfect for a British style pub. A lot of people complain about the crowding as it is a very small area, but itís set up to encourage mingling, most of the tables being huge and the crowds on any given night ensuring that youíll have at least a few strangers sitting at your table. Also, the staff doesnít seem to care too much if you bring your glassware outside, so no matter how crowded the interior gets thereís always the great outdoors.
The Draught House is one of the few places in town that not only brews itís own beers but has a good selection of micro/imports on tap as well. They boast about 75 taps, with about 4 being used for the house brews. The house brews rotate out, meaning thereís something new every week, and itís the only brewpub in Austin that comes close to matching the Bitter End in terms of adventurous concoctions. The only real downside to the place is the staff - the place is small enough that they donít bother with waitresses, and often there is only one person behind the bar trying to take care of an endless line of patrons looking for a refill. Still, this is an out-of-the-way must for all beer fiends visiting Austin.
Kevin (58) New Mexico | October 17, 2005
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
cool place once i found it. relaxed atmosphere. very relaxed. they are not running around behind the bar making sure everyone is getting served. wait in line and damnit they will get to you, so relax and strike up a conversation with a stranger or glare around in paranoid distrust like i did. nice selection and a few housebrews to chhose from too.
porterdog (2) | September 19, 2005
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorite places to hang out and have a beer in Austin. The ambiance is very relaxed. The quality of the beers can vary but they are often quite tasty. I see a lot of complaints about the unfriendly staff, but I think they are great.
CaptainCougar (142) Columbia, Maryland | August 30, 2005
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
I went there on a Thursday night when their house beers were on sale. The parking lot was full of cars and people were tailgating in the lot with folding chairs, occasionally going inside for refills. Decent selection of tap imports and micros, but they only had 4 of their house beers on tap. Nice ambiance and a cool place to relax and enjoy a few beers.
DewBrewer (10) Austin, Texas | July 20, 2005
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Great neighborhood pub but you should visit this if in town. GREAT beer selection including several beers brewed by Josh. He is very experimantal with styles and additives. From German styles to Belgians to American and New Zealand, you will find something interesting. Want microbrews? How about over 70 taps?!? You can find Guinness to Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti to Live Oak Hefe Weizen. Plenty of local beers to support. The food incudes small pizzas, nachos, lite fare. Free brats on Saturdays though with a beer purchase. Nice outdoor seating (or bring a lawn chair) or you can hang out inside where you will think you are in a European pub. Free wi-fi.
Walt (189) Austin, Texas | June 11, 2005
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Nice english style pub...impressive amount of taps but he service was horrible...interesting how you can take beer into the parking lot...
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