Food & Drink

8 great spots to get your growler on in Austin

Published On 01/22/2014 Published On 01/22/2014
Growlers Austin
All Photos: Mike Cortez
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1. Growler Room 6800 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757

A suds shop with tons of craft beers, Growler Room also slings custom steins and growlers, all of which you can fill up cheaply from their 20 taps.

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2. Whip In 1950 S Interstate 35, Austin, TX 78704

Whip In has a lot going for it: 72 beers on tap, growlers for you to take your brews home, live music every night of the week, and Indian cuisine with a Texas flare.

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3. Craft Pride 61 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701

Craft Pride on Rainey St is a beer bar with 52 drafts on tap, all from the Lone Star state. Featuring options like Hay Merchant in Houston, Craft & Growler in Dallas, and Bangers, brewed right there in Craft Pride’s backyard, Craft Pride's certainly Texas proud. They offer to-go cases of bottles and bombers, all curated by an OG Black Star brewer.

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4. Quickie Pickie 1208 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702

A convenience store with 27 BEERS ON TAP, where you can get a rotisserie chicken (to stay or to go!) and a local craft beer. Or opt for many bombers, way-better-than-convenience-store coffee, or made-to-order sandwiches.

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5. Wright Bros. Brew & Brew 500 San Marcos St , Austin, TX 78702

Both kinds of buzzes are on the menu at this beer bar and coffee shop hybrid in East Austin. Wright Bros. Brew & Brew features a constantly rotating selection of trendy roasters from around the country while their beer menu tends to take a more local approach. The industrial space houses some of the most knowledgable baristas in town, and don't forget to take advantage of the Aeropress, which is hard to find in the city. Although they don't have a kitchen, Wright Bros. Brew & Brew sources popular menu items from popular Austin eateries.

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6. Black Star Co-Op 7020 Easy Wind Dr, Austin, TX 78752

Black Star Co-Op is a not-for-profit neighborhood brew-pub and eatery entirely owned and run by its members. Beyond house-brewed beers, bar food, and a pet-friendly patio, Black Star employs power-to-the-people policies and promotes a democratic workplace through end-of-year profit redistribution and living wages for all members. You don't have to be a member to enjoy Black Star's bounty, but you're encouraged to go to show support for the small, local businesses of Austin by drinking a beer or several.

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7. Draught House Pub & Brewery 4112 Medical Pkwy, Austin, TX 78756

The Draught House has 45yrs of pint-pouring under its belt and even dishes out free brats on Saturdays.

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8. Hopfields 3110 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705

A cathedral-inspired gastropub, Hopfields creates an upscale atmosphere where locals can enjoy craft beer, French wine, and a menu filled with French cuisine (or, at least, French-inspired takes on American classics). You can opt of a low key night of cheese plates and Pinot Grigio, or chow down on the colossal Pascal Burger and a nice craft beer.