Whip In | Austin, Texas
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Whip In
Excellent based on 53 ratings
Type: Beer Store (see listing)

1950 S I-35
Austin, Texas United States 78704 [ print map ]
512 442 5337

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Hours: 10am-12am, seven days


Mayor: jgb9348 (11) | Taps: 58 | Bottles: 200+


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Beer Available At Whip In (arranged by most recent)
Southern Star Valkyrie Double IPA 95, Austin Beerworks Black Thunder 71, Saint Arnold Weedwacker 75, Real Ale Sisyphus 95, Texas Keeper No. 1 , Austin Beerworks Peacemaker Extra Pale 28, Kamala Bitterama , Namaste Ganeshale , Texian First Stand 37, Deep Ellum Double Brown Stout 87, Independence Brewing Stash IPA 89, Lone Pint The Jabberwocky 87, No Label El Hefe 44, Deep Ellum Pale Ale 76, Stone "The Tiger Cub" Saison - White Wine Barrel 60, Prairie Artisan Ales Prairie Somewhere 97, Texian Broken Bridge 44, Founders Imperial Stout 100, Victory Hop Ranch Imperial India Pale Ale 99, Austin Beerworks Karl KŲlsch
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53 reviews for Whip In
 Ambiance  73%
 Service  78%
 Selection  81%
 Food  70%
 Value  71%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  90%
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr  (1651) Washington, Washington DC | April 12, 2014
OK, this is definitely a bizarre place. Itís just south of town of I-35. Small parking lot out front. The outside looks kind of decrepit and off-putting. But step inside and you are in sort of an Elvis meets Bollywood meets 7 Eleven meets beer geek nirvana. The bar on the left has elevated stools and chalk drawings of Ganesh, the elephanr god. They have house beers, supposedly brewed on premises, under the name Kamala Brewing - even though it was just ten in the morning, I had to partake, even though a flight of four was $15. They were pretty tasty and creative, and paired well with a sort of curry meets TexMex breakfast. The colers in back have an interesting range of local, regional, national, Belgian and German beers - and yes, even some from the imperial land of the former raj. Service is very friendly and helpful. Definitely worth a stop.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
t0rin0  (1443) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 19, 2013
Visited October 2011.

Stopped in early in the morning for an eye opener. Actually it was about noon, so not quite as depressing. Also stopped back in later that same night to grab a beer and listen to some live music. This is a bottle shop that has a pretty large selection with some neat stuff. Tons of Texas-made beer that I had never heard of on tap in addition to some of the bigger name stuff. They do samples which helps if you have no idea what half the stuff on tap is. Service was good and helpful. The place smelled strongly of Indian spices which isnít bad per se but if youíre not into that it could be bothersome. The patio in the back is the way to go if itís open but the bar is nice as well. I need to get back now that theyíre brewing (supposedly).
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris  (606) Burnaby, British Columbia | April 6, 2014
Eclectic indoor and outdoor space with lots of Indian and Asian influence. Food is good and an East meets West fusion. Selection of beer is pretty big and the staff know their stuff. A good place to go.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu  (426) Cincinnati, Ohio | December 8, 2012
Stopped in looking for something specific but they were sold out of it. Hard to get to, on the I-35 outer road. Tight aisle with coolers but good selection. Even better because of the bar. Didnít drink anything or eat. Great atmosphere inside. Really need to make a return visit to get the full experience.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah  (392) Utah | February 27, 2012
A nice stop during RBWG. A big tap list of local beers and other great stuff. Lots of bottles to choose to go. A nice stop worth visiting.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR  (379) Los Angeles, California | April 5, 2014
Oddest nano brewery/brewpub/beerstore that I have ever been to. Eclectic only in Austin vibe. Long, odd bar, beers to go. House beers, guest taps, coffee, tea, kombucha. Friendly service, good prices. Easy parking. Doesnít look like much from the outside. The bathroom smells like someone died in it. Oddly conflicted and confused, but I enjoyed my time there.
96
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
deyholla  (323) Minneapolis, Minnesota | May 26, 2013
A beer store/beer bar/Indian restaurant that is extremely unique. They have a nice outdoor seating area and inside is a bit dark but even have a stage for music. Bartender was extremely friendly and quite knowledgeable. Tons of taps and about 4-5 house beers. Then you have the store which has a ton of bottles as well. Food was great and prices were good as well! Should this place be listed as a brewery? Bar? Beer store? I donít know, but all I know is it is an absolute must hit!
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder  (316) Tallahassee, Florida | February 10, 2005
Eclectic little 7-11 type store that has a great selection for the area. A few gems here that you will not find at Grapevine or Central Market - but they are always a bit more expensive for some reason here. Clerks are very friendly and helpful. If you donít find what you are looking for in one section - go over an aisle or two - it is probably over there- slightly chaotic set up - but it was consiolidated that last time I visted this week - so easier to find! Stop in - you never know what you might find!
82
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
nbutler11  (316) Phoenix, Arizona | April 6, 2012
Literally whipped into here for last call while in the area. Impressive selection on tap and in the fridge. I wish the kitchen were open, because the menu looked great. Hip space that I will definitely check out again.
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
fly  (224) austin, Tejas, Alabama | February 24, 2004
For a dingy little convenience store, it's pretty impressive what you can find. Yes, they hold their own in their own odd manor against Grapevine, etc. As far as service, would have to say it's dependant on who's there - can be knowledgeable, less than that but friendly, or downright surly (which I find amusing in itself - picture clerk from Simpson's on a VERY bad day).

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