Hopfields somehow captures both the casual and classy. It has 44 rotating taps that encompass an enormous cross section of beers—all served in a cozy setting that gives off the vibes of a summertime cabin in the woods of Europe. Spend a night trying them all. Current offerings include porters from Colorado, wheat beers from Belgium, IPAs from California, and, of course, a sizable number of local and state-brewed beers. The food offerings are all French-inspired. The menu’s dishes, such as Chicken Normandy and ratatouille, serve as a delicious culinary upgrade from the usual gastropub fare. But, sometimes the best combinations are the simplest—nothing pairs more perfectly with a pint at Hopfields than their salty, crispy, duck-fat-fried frites.
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Hopfields’ Pascal Burger, with its toasted Challah bun, poignant-smelling Camembert cheese, cornichons, grain mustard, and caramelized onions—not to mention pommes frites and aioli—is the answer for those in search of the bougiest burger in town. Pro tip: Hopfields boasts one of Austin’s best beer selections so be sure to grab a growler to-go.