Really awesome spot that combines old school English pub feel with technology. This is a total local joint, you almost feel out of place because literally everyone else was on a first name basis with the bar staff. About 70 drafts, all on 4 tvs. They focus heavily on Texas beers and a decent national beers. Their own beer, Bombay ipa, was killer. My only complaint is that with 70 beers they offer no flight program. They do let you have a taste or have a half pint, but this place could be a tickers heaven. Fun place that if I lived here would be my local spot for sure.
Amazing! Pub atmosphere and digital tap list with an insane amount of beers, wow!
GT (672) San Diego, California | September 14, 2014
Type. . . . . . . . . . ..Beer Bar Location. . . . . . . .North Austin Prices. . . . . . . . . ..Normal Tap Selection. . . .Enormous, Eclectic, Well Designed Bottle Selection. .Unknown Samplers. . . . . . ...Small Pours, Half Pours Full Pours. . . . . . .Yes Beer Level. . . . . ..Excellent Food Level. . . . ...Food Truck Staff. . . . . . . . . . ..Accomodating, Pour Experts Growlers. . . . . . ...Perhaps? Noise Level. . . . ..Loud Décor. . . . . . . . . ..Dark Wood German Tavern and Beer Garden Good for Kids. . ..No Parking. . . . . . . ...Private Lot Cash Only. . . . . ..No Recommended. ..Yes Comments: Gigantic tap list is posted on four separate flat panel monitors with a well designed, diverse list with many local offerings along with super fresh kegs of local pilsners including a bomb keg of Real Ale Hans Pils that was by far the best beer of my 14 day roadtrip along I-10. Proper glassware and proper temperature. Great pours with proper head. Lots of attention to detail that I appreciated. Beer garden outside was beautiful with string lighting and picnic benches. Really loved this place and cannot recommend it enough.
This place was slammed, and it was 4p on a sunday. Line moved quickly though. Nice wood work and pub feel. Solid beer selection. Seemed like there was 60+ taps. Electronic beer menu. Nicely priced as well. I would have rate higher with food and if they would have had their own beers on tap while we were there.
Large place a bit north of town. Plenty of lot and street parking. You queue right at the front door, and there was a constant line the whole time I was there. But they’ll also serve you at the bar, so that’s where I sat. Draft list is extensive and creative. A very worthwhile stop.
First drank here in 1971: a Watney’s Red Barrel ( I remember as being the same color as an orange crush) which was horrible, but this is STILL my favorite place to drink in Austin. Probably always will be.
t0rin0 (1529) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 20, 2013| Updated September 24, 2013
Visited October 2011.
This was a late night stop. Even late at night it was very busy. They have a very large tap list with some good stuff on the list. Actually I found very little that I hadn’t tried already but I did enjoy some Rodenbach Grand Cru, which is something that we hadn’t had in LA in at least a couple of years. Inside at the bar was noisy and busy, and also very dark. Not a bad atmosphere but outside at the picnic tables was more enjoyable. I’ll stop in again if/when I go back to Austin.
This place has a great interior and a small beer garden as well. It has a wide selection of taps and bottles with staff that know what they’re talking about. The only downside is that it can get fairly cramped on the weekends, so parking and sometimes seating can be difficult.
The Draught House is fantastic. The beer selection is broad and deep; that their house-brewed beer is exceptional is icing on the cake. This past fall Josh brewed a run of Saissons that rivaled the belgian Saissons which is no small feat! The crowd is great and is there for the serious business of hanging out with their friends and drinking great beer, rather than trying to be part of a "scene". The bartenders know their beer forwards and backwards, and while they can be a bit gruff when busy, they are all great to talk to when the rush ends. Great beer garden and rotating food trucks complete the good times. Do not expect to win a tee shirt for drinking x amount of beer or some kind of goofy beer passport. Your reward is getting great beer for a fair price with great people.
Fun stop on a Friday night in TX. Parking is a bit hard to get. Massive selection of draft beers, but it can be hard to really decipher what exactly is on tap. Service was decent. Good atmosphere. Slightly annoying that the pass through between the pub and the patio is a one way door. I’d definitely be there pretty frequently if I lived in the area.