SudsMcDuff (190) .....Manchester United.........., Texas | August 23, 2010| Updated February 6, 2012
Man, this place makes some very tasty special brews, their kriek is truly killer!! .. the food is pretty good, and the location is pretty but quite out the way, thatís the only knock .. . have sometimes have bottles for say and huge growlers too ($$) .. . they make great beer here and its a nice scenic drive.. :update: but when nothing special is on, not even close to being unique...
Easy to find, stone and glass pub in northwest Austin with good food, quality beer and friendly staff, no guest taps but have 7-8 of their own and trying to fold in a lambic tap and usually a good quality higher ABV, also some bottling
I got into Austin pretty late, and was staying at a hotel nearby. Interior of the restaurant is big new and pretty nice. I sat out on the patio, as it was a beautiful May evening. Service was prompt, though a bit thin on the beer knowledge. When I visited it was a pretty straightforward "brewpub" selection of beers - I had the Wit which was the special. I also had the tri-tip pizza and it was very dull. Overall, seemed like they were sort of going through the motions.
64 = ★★ (Just ok)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
NXNW has some amazing food. Iíll start with that. If nothing else, go there for the food and enjoy some nice beers while youíre at it. That said, go for the special beers, because the standard lineup isnít anything to go crazy for. Theyíre good standard beers, but nothing too interesting. The special beers are often great, though - watch out for the dark kriek, which is one of the best beers in Texas. Blackjack is often available and very nice, as well. NXNW has a cool lodge/industrial ambiance, which is very nice. Iíve also never had any service problems. If youíre hosting a party, get one of their kegs - only $45 for 5.5gal and $95 for a half-barrel. For the beer youíre getting, itís hard to beat those prices. I purchased a keg with a picnic tap that unfortunately wouldnít seal, but when I told them of the problem they gave me a coupon for 20% off my next keg. The rest of the service has been great, as well.
tHIS PLACE HAS SOME DAMN GOOD FOOD. tHERE IS A CHEF IN THE KITCHEN WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?
Damn caplock key, anywho they brew their own beer here. Majority is a tad above average. Their lambics are killer!. It is a little pricey for your average person, they have freaking valet service as well!.
Their cask are great. And ytou can get your corny kegs filles here as well
Nice, clean, and somewhat fancy look about it. Big, open layout, and can get a bit noisy at times. Service is decent in the restaurant, Iíve found, but sometimes spotty at the bar. Food is generally good, and, yet slightly pricey.
As far as the beer, the standard 5 or so beers are decent, but nothing to write home about. The pale ale was definitely the best of the staple brews, and the rotating seasonals and specials are usually a little better. Extra points for having something on at almost all times at the rotating lambic/sour tap, and even though Iím not a huge fan of the style, itís nice to see the option. Beers in general are on the slightly pricey side for what they are, and the growlers are ridiculously expensive, for some reason, and so Iíve never gotten one here. Bottles are available a little over half the time, and usually only for a single beer at a time, and those usually range from $7-$10 for a 22 oz bottle.
Definitely worth a visit to try some new beers, and decent food. Donít exp
This is by FAR the nicest brewpub I have ever been to. Very upscale; I was wearing a dress shirt and jeans and fit right in. Parking can be difficult, ESPECIALLY on the weekend. I ended up parking at a hotel down the street, at risk of being towed. They do offer free valet. Better to let them do it then worry about it yourself. Large establishment that was very busy. Waitress knew her product, though it seemed like a pre-hashed speech more than her own opinion. Tried all 7 beers on tap, all homegrown. Also had a cajun pasta plate which was pretty good. Gourmet food all the way, and pretty expensive. Great for a visit but not a weekly hangout spot.
A true brewpub. You can only get the house beers here. Overall the standard beers are average, but the seasonals can be exceptional. The Lambics and Kriek are world class. I come here usually for cask night. They have a very nice cask here. They usually aggressively hop it which I enjoy.
They food here is the best I have ever had at a brewpub. Even the appetizers are quite refined -- fried artichokes, mmm.
They have a great salmon plank and a memorable pork tenderloin.
This is a brewpub that you can take a first date to and not be embarassed.