Cheers at These Notable Austin Breweries
If you have a love for craft beer and you're on the hunt for a new place to unwind with friends, there's no shortage of notable breweries to explore in Austin. Have a taste at some of the city's best!
Hops & Grain Brewing
507 Calles St | 512-914-2467 | Website
As one of Austin's finest craft breweries, Hops & Grain Brewing is known for their IPAs. Gather with friends at the chic East Austin establishment that gives 1% of its annual income to local environmental non-profits.
2314 Rutland Dr | 512-662-1462 | Website
Mainstay beers are named after stories George Adelbert "Del" Hovey, the brewery founder's brother, loved to tell. The wide array of beer styles cater to beer lovers with all different tastes.
Austin Beer Garden and Brewery (ABGB)
1305 W Oltorf St | 512-298-2242 | Website
Hang out in the shade of the ABGB with a cold beer and fresh slice of pizza in hand while listening to live music on a Saturday night. With plenty of signature beers and a few seasonal brews, ABGB has something for everyone to enjoy.
13551 FM 150 W | 512-766-1842 | Website
A unique brewery destination in Driftwood, Vista Brewing boasts hyper-local food and beverages on beautiful acreage. An onside farm, apiary, orchard, and aquifer-fed water well enable the brewmaster, chef, and farmer to work hand in hand to serve finely crafted beers and seasonal menus.
3001 Industrial Ter | 512-821-2494 | Website
With their four core beers always on tap and plenty of exclusive flavors in the tap room, you can’t go wrong stopping by Austin Beerworks. Besides their beer, they also have cuisine from some of Austin’s best food trucks to pair with all your tastings.
5904 Bee Cave Rd | 512-276-2295 | Website
The Beer Less Travelled. They’re "intoxicated with the mystery of fermentation, the possibilities of taste, and chasing after unexplored horizons". Nestled behind Hat Creek Burgers at 360 and Bee Caves, the tap room is open Fridays and Saturdays.
The Brewtorium Brewery & Kitchen
6015 Dillard Cir | 512-524-0323 | Website
Besides the usual beer they keep on tap at this brewery, The Brewtorium boasts several local ciders, meads, sake and wines. All of the food here is handmade to pair perfectly with any beer or wine you choose.
3108 Manor Rd | Website
Focusing mainly on American style wild ales, this neighborhood pub keeps things relaxed to give you the satisfaction of drinking a pale ale from the comfort of a sofa. They have free arcade machines inside and pet friendly outside seating.
Southern Heights Brewing Co.
6014 Techni Center Dr Unit 2-101 | 512-358-4350 | Website
Located in far East Austin, this brewery is one of the newer places to take hold of your Austin beer taste buds. Its 7,500 square foot brewery has plans for an outdoor patio and is dog friendly.
Friends and Allies Brewing
979 Springdale Rd | 512-765-5240 | Website
Adjacent to Austin Eastcider’s Collaboratory, this brewery combines West Coast brewing with Austin’s vibrant culture. With five seasonal beers and four core family beers, there are plenty of flavors to choose from.
Uncle Billy’s Smokehouse & Brewery
1530 Barton Springs Rd | 512-476-0100 | Website
Just outside of Zilker Park, this brewery has figured out the perfect combination of tasty Texas BBQ and craft beers. They have several sizes of beer flights to choose from and a large collection of beer on tap.
Zilker Brewing Co.
1701 E 6th St | 512-765-4946 | Website
This brewery has such a variety in flavors for their craft beers. From a Coffee Milk Stout to a Session IPA, there is a beer here for everyone.
1902 E 6th St | 512-394-7620 | Website
This brewery serves beer and wine but also boasts a full espresso bar and tacos for guests to order. A large outdoor patio is pet and kid-friendly, making it a great space to meet with friends and family to enjoy happy hour.
Blue Owl Brewing
2400 E Cesar Chavez St | 512-593-1262 | Website
Blue Owl Brewery is known for their sour beers. Book a tour of Blue Owl and you’ll learn just how they andbrew their unique brews. You’ll also get to taste a few of their 12 sour beers they have on tap.
St Elmo Brewing Co.
440 E Saint Elmo Rd Unit G2 | 737-300-1965 | Website
St Elmo has a bar, beer hall, and beer garden to explore.They also serve pour-over coffee and food that’s provided by their resident food truck. The rotating menu of beer gives guests something new to look forward to upon arrival!
Jester King Brewery
13187 Fitzhugh Rd Unit B | 512-829-7766 | Website
Located in an authentic farmhouse, this brewery emcompasses the spirit of the Texas Hill Country. Tours are free and you do not need a reservation, but it’s smart to call ahead. Dress appropriately based on weather since part of the venue is outside!
Austin Eastciders Collaboratory
979 Springdale Rd Unit 130 | 512-538-0126 | Website
If beer isn’t your go-to, swing by Austin Eastciders for a taste of their many flavors of cider. They are always coming out with new flavors, so you can visit often and have something new to try.
Going to one of these breweries is a great way to enjoy summer in Austin! If beer isn’t your fancy, opt for a day at one of the well-known Hill Country wineries or grab some of the best margaritas in Austin.