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11 Great Beer Destinations in Austin

Where to go to drink the city's best brews

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The beer tap wall at Banger’s.
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Austin’s craft beer scene a spectacular one, which means there is certainly no shortage of places to grab excellent local brews from local breweries like Live Oak Brewing, Austin Beerworks, Pinthouse, St. Elmo, Meanwhile, and more

Find beer bars like the lovely Draught House, the sturdy options of Workhorse Bar, kolache haven Batch, Belgian-focused Mort Subite, and others. (And even though Texas-forever beer bar Craft Pride is now closed, it’s still aiming to reopen somewhere new at some point.)

For a guide to the best breweries with taprooms and tours in the Austin area, Eater has it covered here. Then there are the city’s best beer gardens. Looking for other boozy options? There are cocktails and wine.

This map was originally written by Anna Toon.

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Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery

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Located just off the Capital Metro Crestview Station rail stop, this bar remains the first cooperatively owned and worker-self-managed brewpub providing patrons with sublime daily specials and a rotating selection of house and guest drafts. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Workhorse Bar

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There are no frills or pretension at the North Loop bar. However, there are nearly 50 taps (including local favorites like Austin Beerworks and Live Oak), a jukebox, and plenty of regulars at this hangout. Takeout and delivery orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Draught House Pub & Brewery

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The Rosedale brewpub may be cozy and welcoming, but it’s still a craft beer giant and iconic in its own right. Know what you want and have your ID ready at the bar as the line of patrons often flows right into the parking lot.Takeout food orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Hopfields

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There’s something undeniably appealing about the French-ish Heritage restaurants, with an exceptional selection of craft beers available on draft, in cans, and in bottles paired with a menu that includes items such as ratatouille, steak frites, and mussels. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

WhichCraft Tap Room & Bottle Shop

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The comprehensive specialty beer shop offers on-site pints and flights for those who want to try out the beers. Takeout orders can be placed in person; there are indoor dine-in areas.

Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches

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The MLK cafe is perfect for beer geeks, boasting a bar with rotating taps and a shop full of 400+ bottles and cans, with an emphasis on microbrews. Those looking to drink in the store are more than welcome to with a corkage fee (or take advantage of the no-corkage-fee-happy-hour). Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas;

Mort Subite

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The downtown Belgian bar focuses on beers from the European country, like trappist, hefeweizens, pilsners, and more, alongside brews from other places, including Central Texas. Mark a special occasion by sabering giant bottles of Deus, served in champagne glasses. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Wright Bros. Brew & Brew

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Coffee and beer are on equal footing at the East Austin cafe. As for the hoppy beverages, there are nearly 40 rotating taps with a heavy local emphasis. Check out Clarksville-adjacent sibling restaurant Better Half for a similar focus on beer. Takeout orders for food and nonalcoholic drinks can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas;

Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden

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There just isn’t a lot of things that more enticing than sausage and craft beer. The massive undertaking awaits the hungry and thirsty at the downtown beer garden and restaurants, which boasts the largest tap wall in Austin (now 207 thanks to its expansion) and ample outdoor seating. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Whip in

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The Travis Heights bar and Indian restaurant is all about beers, available on more than 95 taps and bottles and cans that line the shelves of the shop. Takeout orders for food can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Radio Coffee & Beer

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For South Austinites, Radio is the place to go for a nice selection of Austin-area beers, from St. Elmo to Hops and Grain. Then there’s also its McKinney location. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery

Located just off the Capital Metro Crestview Station rail stop, this bar remains the first cooperatively owned and worker-self-managed brewpub providing patrons with sublime daily specials and a rotating selection of house and guest drafts. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Workhorse Bar

There are no frills or pretension at the North Loop bar. However, there are nearly 50 taps (including local favorites like Austin Beerworks and Live Oak), a jukebox, and plenty of regulars at this hangout. Takeout and delivery orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Draught House Pub & Brewery

The Rosedale brewpub may be cozy and welcoming, but it’s still a craft beer giant and iconic in its own right. Know what you want and have your ID ready at the bar as the line of patrons often flows right into the parking lot.Takeout food orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Hopfields

There’s something undeniably appealing about the French-ish Heritage restaurants, with an exceptional selection of craft beers available on draft, in cans, and in bottles paired with a menu that includes items such as ratatouille, steak frites, and mussels. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

WhichCraft Tap Room & Bottle Shop

The comprehensive specialty beer shop offers on-site pints and flights for those who want to try out the beers. Takeout orders can be placed in person; there are indoor dine-in areas.

Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches

The MLK cafe is perfect for beer geeks, boasting a bar with rotating taps and a shop full of 400+ bottles and cans, with an emphasis on microbrews. Those looking to drink in the store are more than welcome to with a corkage fee (or take advantage of the no-corkage-fee-happy-hour). Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas;

Mort Subite

The downtown Belgian bar focuses on beers from the European country, like trappist, hefeweizens, pilsners, and more, alongside brews from other places, including Central Texas. Mark a special occasion by sabering giant bottles of Deus, served in champagne glasses. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Wright Bros. Brew & Brew

Coffee and beer are on equal footing at the East Austin cafe. As for the hoppy beverages, there are nearly 40 rotating taps with a heavy local emphasis. Check out Clarksville-adjacent sibling restaurant Better Half for a similar focus on beer. Takeout orders for food and nonalcoholic drinks can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas;

Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden

There just isn’t a lot of things that more enticing than sausage and craft beer. The massive undertaking awaits the hungry and thirsty at the downtown beer garden and restaurants, which boasts the largest tap wall in Austin (now 207 thanks to its expansion) and ample outdoor seating. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Whip in

The Travis Heights bar and Indian restaurant is all about beers, available on more than 95 taps and bottles and cans that line the shelves of the shop. Takeout orders for food can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Radio Coffee & Beer

For South Austinites, Radio is the place to go for a nice selection of Austin-area beers, from St. Elmo to Hops and Grain. Then there’s also its McKinney location. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

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