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1. Growler Room6800 Burnet Rd, Austin
2. Whip In1950 S Interstate 35, Austin
3. Craft Pride61 Rainey St, Austin
4. Quickie Pickie1208 E 11th St, Austin
5. Wright Bros. Brew & Brew500 San Marcos St , Austin
6. Black Star Co-Op7020 Easy Wind Dr, Austin
7. Draught House Pub & Brewery4112 Medical Pkwy, Austin
8. Hopfields3110 Guadalupe St, Austin
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Draught House has 45yrs of pint-pouring under its belt and even dishes out free brats on Saturdays.
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.