Great beer selection, with awesome home brews to boot. Food is good, cheap, and filling. Nice and relaxed environment.
Only bad part is the staff tends to have an attitude unless you meet their standards.
I finally made the time to stop by a place that I had yet to hear anything negative about. The place looks like European brewpub from the inside out, which made the wife in tow very happy. Fellow patrons- a good mix of beer lovers young and old. Selection- more taps than you can shake a stick at!!! Only 3 house brews on tap, but their handpull Weizen blew my hat off! A place that I will visit again when time permits, which you should do as well.
You have to love a place that brews their own beers and then has the courage to put all the benchmarks in the world up as competition. And yet, their house beer is damn good. Plus a place that doesn’t care if you drink out of their nice glasses in the parking lot. Beers? I love their Bombay IPA, and they have a Weizenbock occasionally that is world class. If you have one place to go in Austin, this is the place.
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. You’ll rarely, if ever, run across a customer that doesn’t 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 they’ll 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 can’t 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 doesn’t 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 there’s a number of locally brewed beers. The bar’s 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 clientèle. I’d 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 Murphy’s on Monday, 2.75 almost anything on Tuesdays). Since I had to move I’ll go ahead and let everyone in on it head there straight after work on Wednesday and enjoy FREE PIZZA until around 7. It’s not like Chicago’s finest but it’s 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).