United States > Texas > Austin
rgf001 (5) MŁnchen, Germany | November 23, 2014
48 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 1/20
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?
MaltOMeal (38) Land of Sugar, Texas | September 28, 2014
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
gregwilsonstl (2) Missouri | September 9, 2014
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 19/20
Wow, this place was great. Awesome atmosphere. Solid beer selection, with well laid out beer menus. The food was quite memorable as well. Great sausages. They were making bacon....we asked about it (weíve seen bacon cooked, but never made).....and they brought us out a bacon streak. They had vegetarian sausages as well. Cheese curds were top 2 mozzarella sticks that I have ever had. I could go on and on.....if there was one of these in St. Louis, my stomach would be full and my wallet empty.
Steve_0 (142) Denver, Colorado | August 30, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Cool Beer Hall type setting with tons of taps. Nothing too crazy, but you can easily find something tasty to try. Service was good. Didnít eat but the food looked and smelled amazing. Would like to return.
vlan1 (29) Eastern Shore, Maryland | March 21, 2014
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Stopped in after work for a few beers and a bite. Pretty cool little place ,remodeled old house in a former residental neighborhood. They have 101 beers on tap with a pretty decent bottle list as well, nuff said there. The food was good however I think the sides were a bit overpriced. Pretty cool place, Id go again.
orangesol (158) Pennsylvania | March 11, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
My first stop on Rainey street. It was much larger than I was anticipating, I went inside to the bar since the back patio area was very full upon my arrival. Atmosphere was a bit stale inside but out in the courtyard it was really hopping. Quality was very high across the board, the space inside and out were top notch and the food and beer were as well. Service was good overall, had to wait for some of my beers but overall not bad. They have some of the most hipster people working for them that I have ever come across. Selection was top notch, over 100 taps from all over the country but the main focus remains on Texas beers which is always nice. I had plans to eat a larger meal later in the night so I only got an appetizer, the fried cheese curds, which were awesome. Prices were a bit high for my tastes but nothing over the top. Overall an awesome beer bar / restaurant in an amazing area, I will definitely return next time I am in the area.
erickok (174) Tours (and Paris), France | January 5, 2014
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Rainy Street is the strangest of places for a tourist like me, but in good way. It looks like a beaten down, forgotten neighborhood yet actually is a sport for hip and well thought through food and drink places. While that might scream property development (and I belief it actually is) it works very well, giving off the right atmosphere and feeling authentic. So indeed entering this place was an eye opener, revealing a place thatís both cozy and busy at the same time, behind its old fashioned facade (as far as America can be old fashioned). Surely the 100+ (if fact they assured me its 104 and the most in town now) taps are impressive and offer a great variety of local and renowned stuff, but it was the interested and friendly bar keeping and bar crowd that surprised me here. I wasnít hungry so didnt try their sausages. Is it molded, set up and manufactured? Perhaps, but it totally works for me. And what scream America more than a grubby stand-alone wooden housing and bustling just-outside-of-the-centre property development than this?
fly (224) austin, Tejas, Alabama | September 8, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Itís in the new hub, bub. Nice selection. Only been a couple of times and the first was when it JUST opened and all the kinks were not quite worked out. But as they seems to keep a mighty impressive tap list....
jhamp9 (33) Corinth, Texas | July 2, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
The food was really good. Tons of taps with a pretty decent variety. Service was good, a little slow. Good place to go if you want to eat and grab some beer.
SudsMcDuff (183) .....Manchester United.........., Texas | June 7, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
This place needs to be classified as a restaurant because this is a crumby "bar". bartender was uncaring and more interested in flirting with the group of morons next to me. tap wall is good, but for austin a bit weak. BUT the food was amazing, thatís why i would come again.
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