America's Best New Burgers Hail From New Zealand
1. Freddie's Place1703 S 1st St, Austin
2. Cow Bells1620 E Riverside Dr, Austin
3. Wholly Cow3010 S Lamar Blvd, Austin
4. The Silo on 7th1300 E 7th St, Austin
5. Red's Porch3508 S Lamar Blvd, Austin
6. Black Star Co-Op7020 Easy Wind Dr, Austin
7. Lard Have Mercy603 W Live Oak St, Austin
8. Uncle Billy's Brew & Que1530 Barton Springs Rd, Austin
Whether you're here for breakfast or dinner, snacks or live music, meatloaf or vegetarian cheesesteaks, Freddie's is a South Austin institution. Surprise yourself with the Nouveau South Austin Burger: house-made hummus, avocado, sprouts, and pepper jack cheese combine for a real treat.
Cow Bells is a stationary truck on the East Side that strives to put as much love into your burger as possible. Ingredients grabbed daily from the local market combine to make your burger as fresh and delicious as it is likely to stop your heart -- check out the Spare Tire: two thick fresh-grilled patties, double cheddar, bacon, and fried pickles.
Operated out of a tiny Star-Grill Food Mart by a trained opera singer from New Braunfels who helped start up San Antonio's Rudy's BBQ, Wholly pushes patties of grass-fed beef sourced directly from his family's farm in Fredericksburg.
The Silo has super affordable burgers and brews (like Deep Ellum) that you can enjoy on their rooftop.
With a mix of Southern, Tex-Mex, and Cajun influences, Red's Porch brings flavors like the South Austin Po-Boy and Coffee Rubbed Brisket Tacos together under one roof (or onto one porch).
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.
As the name might suggest, bacon's in nearly everything at Lard Have Mercy, from the cheese-stuffed Juicy Lucy burger (topped w/ hickory-smoked bacon, served alongside bac-flavored fries), to chicken strips wrapped in hog's gold before getting deep-fried and served as Foghorn Leghorns, to a strip-wrapped 1/4lb hot dog called the Pig Sty.
What's better than a microbrewery or a BBQ joint? A microbrewery AND a BBQ joint! This place offers everything from pints to kegs, depending on your needs, and the beer available's award-winning. What more do you need?