Austin takes its beer very seriously, and the ever-growing bar and restaurant scene reflects that obsession. Here's an updated take on the new places that offer the best beers, from Dai Due’s Texas-only list, the coffee and beer combination cafe Stouthaus, and North by North West’s South Austin expansion. If your new favorite watering hole is missing on the list, let us know on the tipline or in the comments below.Read More
The Eater Austin Beer Heatmap, January '15
An updated list on the best places to get beer in Austin.
1. North By Northwest (South)
The northern brewery opened a second location in Parkside Village on Slaughter Lane, right near the Alamo Drafthouse, offering beer and food. [Photo: Scott M./Yelp]
2. Taco Flats
While it’s not the original legendary Taco Flats, the new iteration features a wide selection of beer, available on tap, cans, and bottles. [Photo: Jessica Attie/EATX]
3. Stouthaus Coffee Pub
Further South is Stouthaus, another beer/coffee shop that calls itself an “extended living room,” so prepare to drink in comfort.
4. Dai Due Butcher Shop & Supper Club
Dai Due’s beer list reflects the restaurant’s mission for local goods, featuring Texas beers like Live Oak, Real Ale, and Deep Ellum. [Photo: Nadia Chaudhury/EATX]
Austin, TX 78762
The vegetable-focused restaurant offers a nice array of beers for dinner and its patio menu. The list includes Texas brews like Jester King, and international ones like Belgium’s Mikkeller. [Photo: Robert J. Lerma/EATX]
6. Radio Coffee & Beer
7. Bar 2211
This project from the crew behind The Blackheart focuses on canned beers and whiskey. They want to build the city's widest selection of craft canned beers.
8. The Container Bar
Local and international beers, from Live Oak to Sapporo, in draft, bottles, or cans, are available at the literally-named bar on Rainey Street. [Photo: The Container Bar/Facebook]
9. Blackbird and Henry
Austin, TX 78705
The English pub concept features a weekly Wednesday "curry and pint night" and serves a respectable spread of both local and international beers.
10. Oasis Texas Brewing Company
Austin, TX 78732
Session beers are on tap at this Hill Country brewery overlooking Lake Travis. The tap room’s open from Thursdays to Sundays.