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16 Excellent Beer Gardens in Austin

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With fall attempting to creep its way back into Austin, it’s the perfect time of year to sip a beer and clank steins together with friends in a proper beer garden.

While there are a handful of authentic beer gardens in the city, like the historic Scholz Garten and Draught House Pub, there are also plenty of amazing patios that essentially double as beer gardens as well, like Radio Coffee & Beer and intimate Craft Pride. Then there are other beer gardens offering a great range of food to go alongside those beers, like pizza at ABGB and kolaches and klobasniky at Batch. Finally there are breweries with great outdoor spaces like Austin Beerworks and Live Oak Brewing Company. This update adds South Austin Beer Garden to the lineup.

For more beer needs, check out Austin’s best beer bars and Austin-area breweries and taprooms.

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With updates by Nadia Chaudhury.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Austin Beerworks

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3001 Industrial Terrace
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 821-2494
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The popular brewery just north of 183 offers a relaxed interior and a bustling patio, which is thankfully covered. Pick a pint or grab a flight of the usual suspects or order a seasonal beer from the wall. Be on the lookout for rotating food trucks.

Austin Beerworks
Austin Beerworks
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2. Draught House Pub & Brewery

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4112 Medical Pkwy
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 452-6258
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This 50-year-old institution has more than 70 beers on tap and a very laid-back patio.

Draught House’s patio
Draught House’s patio
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3. Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches

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3220 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78723
(512) 401-3025
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While not a traditional beer garden per se, this small retail shop offers an adorable patio and a great beer selection to pair with kolaches and klobasniky, the latter stuffed with Micklethwait meats.

Batch’s patio
Batch’s patio
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4. Sour Duck Market

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1814 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 394-5776
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The patio at the Central East Austin bakery/restaurant/bar is jam-packed with families and beer drinkers alike.

Sour Duck’s courtyard
Sour Duck’s courtyard
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5. Scholz Garten

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1607 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 474-1958
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Scholz Garten, one of the oldest-operating businesses in Texas — at 153-years-old, is one of the most iconic beer gardens in the state. Head to any of the establishment’s lively events, or grab a mug of brew and a giant pretzel that serves four people and soak up the history.

Scholz Garten
Scholz Garten
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6. The Rustic Tap

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613 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 662-4121
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This West Sixth Street live music venue and beer bar from next-door longtime restaurant the Original Hoffbrau Steakhouse offers an open terrace perfect for sipping a beer or two.

Rustic Tap
Rustic Tap
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7. Easy Tiger

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709 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 614-4972
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The creekside bakeshop/beer garden is as popular with the locals as it is tourists due to its downtown locale. Luckily, North Austin dwellers have a location of their own in the revitalized Linc shopping plaza. Make sure to order the beer cheese with that pint.

8. Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden

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79 Rainey St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 386-1656
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The all-day Rainey Street restaurant and bar is buzzing from brunch to dinner and beyond. Non-beer drinkers can imbibe in the full bottle of champagne with a touch of orange juice, plus 30 delicious sausages, while those who love the hops will enjoy 200+ beers on tap.

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9. Craft Pride

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61 Rainey St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 428-5571
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This Rainey Street bar focuses on Texas craft beer and has a spacious patio — perfect for those who want a more chill night out. Via 313’s pizza trailer completes the scene too.

10. The Brewer's Table

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4715 E 5th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 520-8199
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Known for using food scraps from the beer-making process in its dishes — including dessert — this new Govalle hotspot also brews its own beers and offers a relaxed outdoor beer garden complete with bocce ball and plenty of misters to keep cool.

Brewer’s Table’s garden
Brewer’s Table’s garden
Robert J. Lerma

11. The ABGB

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1305 W Oltorf St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 298-2242
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With giant warehouse space inside (which doubles as a live music venue), an inviting outdoor patio, and delicious pizza, this South Austin brewpub is great for families.

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12. Radio Coffee & Beer

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4204 Manchaca Rd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 394-7844
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Whether sipping coffee during the morning or enjoying a cold beer at night, Radio offers a relaxed environment and the delectable Veracruz All Natural and Dee Dee food trucks.

Radio Coffee & Beer
Radio Coffee & Beer
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13. Jester King Brewery

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13187 Fitzhugh Rd
Austin, TX 78736

Located on 165+ acres of farmland outside of Austin, Jester King is the quintessential outdoor beer locale for those who love sour, weird, and farmhouse ales. Farm tours are available on Saturdays. Do not skip the pizza.

Jester King’s patio
Jester King’s patio
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14. Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden

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121 Pickle Rd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 481-0694
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Much like Radio, this South Austin coffee shop doubles as an animated beer destination by night in its lush permaculture garden. Bonus: new-school barbecue trailer LeRoy & Lewis is only a few steps away.

Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden
Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden
Julia Keim

15. Live Oak Brewing Company

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1615 Crozier Ln
Del Valle, TX 78617
(512) 385-2299
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To get away from it all, head out to Del Valle and hang out under lush oak trees with buds while sampling from the longtime brewery’s beers on tap.

Live Oak Brewing Company
Live Oak Brewing Company
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16. South Austin Beer Garden

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10700 Manchaca Rd
Austin, TX 78748
(512) 669-5763

The far south Austin beer garden (not to be confused with ABGB) offers plenty of outdoor space to enjoy any of the 60 draft beers, lawn games, and fire pits for those chilly nights.

1. Austin Beerworks

3001 Industrial Terrace, Austin, TX 78758
Austin Beerworks
Austin Beerworks
Austin Beerworks/Facebook

The popular brewery just north of 183 offers a relaxed interior and a bustling patio, which is thankfully covered. Pick a pint or grab a flight of the usual suspects or order a seasonal beer from the wall. Be on the lookout for rotating food trucks.

3001 Industrial Terrace
Austin, TX 78758

2. Draught House Pub & Brewery

4112 Medical Pkwy, Austin, TX 78756
Draught House’s patio
Draught House’s patio
Draught House/Facebook

This 50-year-old institution has more than 70 beers on tap and a very laid-back patio.

4112 Medical Pkwy
Austin, TX 78756

3. Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches

3220 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78723
Batch’s patio
Batch’s patio
Courtney Pierce/EATX

While not a traditional beer garden per se, this small retail shop offers an adorable patio and a great beer selection to pair with kolaches and klobasniky, the latter stuffed with Micklethwait meats.

3220 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78723

4. Sour Duck Market

1814 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78702
Sour Duck’s courtyard
Sour Duck’s courtyard
Courtney Pierce/EATX

The patio at the Central East Austin bakery/restaurant/bar is jam-packed with families and beer drinkers alike.

1814 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Austin, TX 78702

5. Scholz Garten

1607 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701
Scholz Garten
Scholz Garten
Scholz Garten/Facebook

Scholz Garten, one of the oldest-operating businesses in Texas — at 153-years-old, is one of the most iconic beer gardens in the state. Head to any of the establishment’s lively events, or grab a mug of brew and a giant pretzel that serves four people and soak up the history.

1607 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78701

6. The Rustic Tap

613 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
Rustic Tap
Rustic Tap
Rustic Tap/Facebook

This West Sixth Street live music venue and beer bar from next-door longtime restaurant the Original Hoffbrau Steakhouse offers an open terrace perfect for sipping a beer or two.

613 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78701

7. Easy Tiger

709 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

The creekside bakeshop/beer garden is as popular with the locals as it is tourists due to its downtown locale. Luckily, North Austin dwellers have a location of their own in the revitalized Linc shopping plaza. Make sure to order the beer cheese with that pint.

709 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701

8. Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden

79 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701
Banger’s
Banger’s
Banger’s/Facebook

The all-day Rainey Street restaurant and bar is buzzing from brunch to dinner and beyond. Non-beer drinkers can imbibe in the full bottle of champagne with a touch of orange juice, plus 30 delicious sausages, while those who love the hops will enjoy 200+ beers on tap.

79 Rainey St
Austin, TX 78701

9. Craft Pride

61 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701

This Rainey Street bar focuses on Texas craft beer and has a spacious patio — perfect for those who want a more chill night out. Via 313’s pizza trailer completes the scene too.

61 Rainey St
Austin, TX 78701

10. The Brewer's Table

4715 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78702
Brewer’s Table’s garden
Brewer’s Table’s garden
Robert J. Lerma

Known for using food scraps from the beer-making process in its dishes — including dessert — this new Govalle hotspot also brews its own beers and offers a relaxed outdoor beer garden complete with bocce ball and plenty of misters to keep cool.

4715 E 5th St
Austin, TX 78702

11. The ABGB

1305 W Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704
The ABGB
The ABGB
The ABGB [Official]

With giant warehouse space inside (which doubles as a live music venue), an inviting outdoor patio, and delicious pizza, this South Austin brewpub is great for families.

1305 W Oltorf St
Austin, TX 78704

12. Radio Coffee & Beer

4204 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Radio Coffee & Beer
Radio Coffee & Beer
Radio Coffee/Facebook

Whether sipping coffee during the morning or enjoying a cold beer at night, Radio offers a relaxed environment and the delectable Veracruz All Natural and Dee Dee food trucks.

4204 Manchaca Rd
Austin, TX 78704

13. Jester King Brewery

13187 Fitzhugh Rd, Austin, TX 78736
Jester King’s patio
Jester King’s patio
Jester King Brewery/Facebook

Located on 165+ acres of farmland outside of Austin, Jester King is the quintessential outdoor beer locale for those who love sour, weird, and farmhouse ales. Farm tours are available on Saturdays. Do not skip the pizza.

13187 Fitzhugh Rd
Austin, TX 78736

14. Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden

121 Pickle Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden
Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden
Julia Keim

Much like Radio, this South Austin coffee shop doubles as an animated beer destination by night in its lush permaculture garden. Bonus: new-school barbecue trailer LeRoy & Lewis is only a few steps away.

121 Pickle Rd
Austin, TX 78704

15. Live Oak Brewing Company

1615 Crozier Ln, Del Valle, TX 78617
Live Oak Brewing Company
Live Oak Brewing Company
Live Oak Brewing Company/Facebook

To get away from it all, head out to Del Valle and hang out under lush oak trees with buds while sampling from the longtime brewery’s beers on tap.

1615 Crozier Ln
Del Valle, TX 78617

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16. South Austin Beer Garden

10700 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78748

The far south Austin beer garden (not to be confused with ABGB) offers plenty of outdoor space to enjoy any of the 60 draft beers, lawn games, and fire pits for those chilly nights.

10700 Manchaca Rd
Austin, TX 78748

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