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Austin Breweries and Restaurants Offering Drinkable Water During the City’s Water Boil Notice

Where to find free potable water right now

Meanwhile Brewing
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There’s still a water boil notice for many parts of Austin, coupled with the aftermath of the Texas winter storm and households without working water anyway. To help people without access to clean water, many Austin breweries and restaurants are offering free potable water. The city is running several water distribution sites too.

Call ahead to make sure the businesses are indeed still open and/or still offering water. Be patient and understanding — many businesses are working with limited staff. Be sure to wear a mask, tip very well if you’re buying food/drinks/beer, and again, be kind.

Know of a business offering potable water to people? Let Eater Austin know through austin@eater.com.

Monday, February 21

  • North Burnet brewery Adelbert’s is offering refillable water to those who bring their own containers from noon to 8 p.m. at noon, plus beer to-go is available for ordering.
  • Crestview brewpub Black Star Co-op is offering water refills to people who bring their own containers, starting at 12:30 p.m., along with its regular food and drink services.
  • East Austin brewery Blue Owl is offering refillable water to those who bring their own containers from 1 to 5 p.m. The taproom is open as well for beer to-go.
  • North Burnet brewery Hopsquad Brewing Co. is still offering refillable water to people who bring their own containers from noon to 7 p.m. There’s a limit of five gallons per group. It’s also offering large water fills to nonprofits and charitable organizations via emails to greg@hopsquad.com.
  • Hudson Bend brewery Infamous Brewing is still offering refillable drinking water to people who bring their own containers starting at 4 p.m.
  • All locations of grocery chain Natural Grocers is offering free filtered water to people who bring their own containers, available through Tuesday, February 23. The Austin locations are found in Arbor Walk, Cedar Park, Georgetown, and on North Lamar.
  • MLK brewery Oddwood Ales is offering refillable water for people with containers, with a maximum of four gallons per order, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • North Burnet brewery Oskar Blues is giving away refillable water to those who bring their own containers from noon to 5 p.m., while also opening for beer service.
  • South Austin brewery the ABGB is offering refillable water to people who bring their own containers from noon to 4 p.m.
  • Cedar Park brewery Whitestone is offering refillable water to people who bring their own containers from noon to 9:00 p.m., plus it’s open for beers and food via trucks.

Previous Days:

Weekend of Saturday to Sunday, February 20 to 21

  • North Burnet brewery Austin Beerworks is offering refillable water to those who bring their own containers from noon to 6 p.m. each day. Beer to-go is available too.
  • Hill Country brewery Beerburg Brewing will offer refillable water over the weekend to people who bring their own containers from noon to 5 p.m. There’s beer available for to-go sales, half of those sales will go towards Austin Mutual Aid.
  • East Austin brewery Blue Owl is offering refillable water to those who bring their own containers from 1 to 6 p.m. The taproom is open as well for beer to-go.
  • Govalle brewery Friends & Allies is offering refillable water for people who bring their own containers from noon to 7 p.m. Places that need larger quantities of water, i.e. hospitals, shelters, warming centers, can request ‘em through Instagram direct messages. It’s open for regular service as well.
  • East Austin brewery Lazarus Brewing Co. is offering water to people who bring refillable containers with a limit of five gallons per household during its operating hours, plus there’s food and drinks within those hours.
  • All locations of grocery chain Natural Grocers is offering free filtered water to people who bring their own containers, available through Tuesday, February 23. The Austin locations are found in Arbor Walk, Cedar Park, Georgetown, and on North Lamar.

Sunday, February 21

  • North Burnet brewery Adelbert’s is offering refillable water to those who bring their own containers from noon to 8 p.m. at noon, plus beer to-go is available for ordering.
  • MLK bakery and brewery Batch is offering water for people who bring their own containers from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., plus there’s beer to-go.
  • Crestview brewpub Black Star Co-op is offering water refills to people who bring their own containers, starting at noon, along with a limited takeout menu service starting at noon.
  • The Bunkhouse Group is hosting water giveaways courtesy of Richard’s Rainwater at three of its sites: South Congress’s Hotel San Jose at 10 a.m.; the Jo’s Coffee location on Red River at 10 a.m.; and East Fifth venue Fair Market at 3 p.m. There’s a limit of one 12-pack of 16-ounce cans per person.
  • Downtown brewery Central District Brewing is offering refillable water to people who bring their own containers from noon to 6 p.m. The taproom will be open at that time too.
  • North Burnet brewery Circle Brewing Company is offering refillable water to people who bring their own containers from noon to 6:00 p.m. The brewery is open for patio beers and beers to-go too, as is on-site seafood truck Huckleberry.
  • North Austin cidery Fairweather Cider Co. is still giving away four-pack cans of clean water through 7 p.m., and cider is available for purchase.
  • Dripping Springs brewery Fitzhugh Brewing is offering refillable water from noon to 6 p.m., and there are beer and food for sale.
  • North Burnet brewery Hopsquad Brewing Co. is still offering refillable water to people who bring their own containers from noon to 7 p.m. There’s a limit of five gallons per group. It’s also offering large water fills to nonprofits and charitable organizations via emails to greg@hopsquad.com. The taproom is open too.
  • Hudson Bend brewery Infamous Brewing is offering refillable drinking water to people who bring their own containers from noon to 7 p.m., while offering beer service.
  • Lake Austin cafe Mozart’s is still offering refillable water to those who bring their own containers, with a limit of five gallons per person, through 5 p.m. The cafe is open for service too.
  • MLK brewery Oddwood Ales is offering refillable water for people with containers, with a maximum of four gallons per order, from noon to 7 p.m. It’ll also sell beer and wine to-go, plus single free strombolis.
  • North Burnet brewery Oskar Blues is giving away refillable water to those who bring their own containers, while also giving away 150 tacos from noon to 5 p.m.
  • Most locations of Pinthouse Pizza (Burnet Road, Round Rock, Ben White) are offering refillable drinkable water for people who bring containers from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The businesses are also open for to-go beer and limited pizza.
  • Hill Country vegan bakery Skull & Cakebones is offering refillable water to those who bring their own containers with curbside service via phone from noon to 4 p.m. It’s also accepting container donations too to aid in its efforts to provide water for local hospitals. The bakery is also open with a limited food and coffee menu.
  • East MLK brewery Southern Heights Brewing Co. is offering refillable water to people who bring their own containers, with a limit of five gallons per person. The brewery is also open for beer service, and there’s food from on-site truck Burgerlicious.
  • South Austin brewery St. Elmo is open with refillable water for those who bring their own containers, from noon to 5 p.m., plus the beer garden and on-site food truck Spicy Boys are open for regular service.
  • Dripping Springs distillery Treaty Oak Distilling is offering gallon jugs of water to people from 1 to 5 p.m., as well as free family meals to those in need while also offering booze for sale.
  • Driftwood brewery Vista Brewing is giving away refillable water to those with containers, at both of its locations, the original one and the pop-up in Bee Cave, from 1 to 7 p.m. while also offering beer to-go. There’s a limit of five gallons per person, and the brewery asks that people label their containers with their name and phone number.
  • Cedar Park brewery Whitestone is offering refillable water to people who bring their own containers from noon to 9:00 p.m., plus it’s open for beers and food via trucks.
  • East Sixth brewery Zilker Brewing Company is offering refillable water to those with containers plus cans of sparkling water from Rambler from noon to 8 p.m. The brewery is also open for beer (to-go and patio service) and food from on-site truck Spicy Boys.


Saturday, February 20

  • North Burnet brewery Adelbert’s is offering refillable water to those who bring their own containers starting at noon, plus beer to-go is available for ordering and they’re letting people charge devices too.
  • Downtown brewery Central District Brewing is offering refillable water to people who bring their own containers starting at noon. The taproom will be open at that time too.
  • North Burnet brewery Circle Brewing Company is offering refillable water to people who bring their own containers from noon to 6:30 p.m. The brewery is open for patio beers and beers to-go too.
  • North Austin cidery Fairweather Cider Co. is giving away four-pack cans of clean water today, from noon to 7 p.m.
  • North Burnet brewery Hopsquad Brewing Co. is offering refillable water to people who bring their own containers from noon to 5 p.m. There’s a limit of five gallons per group. The taproom is open too.
  • Del Valle brewery Live Oak Brewing Company is giving away tap water that will still need to be boiled to those with refillable containers from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Again, the water will need to be boiled.
  • Lake Austin cafe Mozart’s is offering refillable water to those who bring their own containers, with a limit of five gallons per person, via curbside service starting at 9 a.m. The cafe is open for service too.
  • South Austin brewery St. Elmo will open with refillable water for those who bring their own containers, from 1 to 5 p.m., plus the beer garden is open for regular service.
  • Cedar Park brewery Whitestone is offering refillable water to people who bring their own containers from noon to 10:30 p.m., plus it’s open for beers and food via trucks.

Friday, February 19

  • South Austin brewery the ABGB is offering refillable water to people who bring their own water through 8 p.m. Takeout beer and food’s available through online ordering.
  • North Burnet brewery Adelbert’s is offering refillable water to those who bring their own containers from noon to 6 p.m., plus beer to-go is available for ordering and they’re letting people charge devices too.
  • MLK bakery and brewery Batch is offering safe water for people who bring their own containers from noon to 6 p.m., plus there’s beer to go.
  • While Crestview brewpub Black Star Co-op is open for limited takeout service starting at noon, it’s offering water refills to people who bring their own containers.
  • Downtown brewery Central District Brewing is offering refillable water to people who bring their own containers from noon to 9 p.m.
  • North Burnet brewery Circle Brewing Company is offering refillable water from noon to 4:30 p.m., while also offering outlets for charging and selling beer to go.
  • North Burnet brewery Hopsquad Brewing Co. is offering refillable water to people who bring their own containers from noon to 5 p.m. There’s a limit of five gallons per group. Plus there’s beer to go and onsite truck Tsuke Honten is offering free meals to people in need.
  • East Austin brewery Lazarus Brewing Co. was offering water to people who bring refillable containers from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., plus there’s food and drinks within those hours.
  • McKinney brewery Meanwhile Beer is offering drinkable water at the brewery starting at 10 a.m. to people who bring their own containers. There’s a limit of 10 gallons for each household group. (It has since run out.)
  • All locations of grocery chain Natural Grocers is offering free filtered water to people who bring their own containers, available through Tuesday, February 23. The Austin locations are found on in Arbor Walk, Cedar Park, Georgetown, and on North Lamar.
  • MLK brewery Oddwood Ales is offering refillable water for people with containers, with a maximum of four gallons per order, from 3 to 7 p.m. It’ll also sell beer and wine to-go, plus single free strombolis.
  • All locations of Pinthouse Pizza (Burnet Road, South Lamar, Round Rock) are offering refillable drinkable water for people who bring containers. It’s operating with curbside service. The businesses are also open for to-go beer and limited pizza. Open until 8 p.m.
  • Vegan meal delivery service Prep to Your Door is offering free drinkable water to people who bring their own containers to 507 Calles Street, Suite 100 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Mueller vegan deli Rebel Cheese is offering boiled water to people who bring their own containers from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m, while also selling food and drinks.
  • Georgia-based bottled water company Simply Rainwater opened a bunch of bottled water giveaway statins in the city: South Congress cafe the Meteor from 10 a.m. to noon, and then East Austin restaurant Gabriela’s from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
  • South Austin brewery St. Elmo will open with refillable water for those who bring their own containers, plus it’s offering to-go beer, wine, and cider, from noon to 5 p.m.
  • Skyview brewpub the Brewtorium is opening again a warming and charging center from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. while offering refillable water to people who bring their own containers. Plus there’s food and drink available for ordering.
  • Cedar Park brewery Whitestone is offering refillable water to people who bring their own containers from noon to 7 p.m.

Thursday, February 18

  • MLK bakery and brewery Batch was offering safe water for people who bring their own containers.
  • While Crestview brewpub Black Star Co-op is open for limited takeout service starting at noon, it’s offering water refills to people who bring their own containers.
  • East Austin brewery Lazarus Brewing Co. is open for takeout/free food service and is offering water to people who bring refillable containers.
  • Hudson Bend brewery Infamous Brewing plans on offering drinking water to people who bring their own containers, with hours TBD.
  • McKinney brewery Meanwhile Beer is offering drinkable water at the brewery from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to people who bring their own containers, plus there are outlets for charging electronics.
  • Skyview brewpub the Brewtorium is opening again a warming and charging center from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. while offering refillable water to people who bring their own containers.

Update, Monday, February 22, 1:06 p.m.: This article, originally published on Thursday, February 18, has been updated to include additional water sources.

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