One of the best beer bars in Austin, TRP visited here March 2011, and we visited multiple times during our 10 day stay in Austin. 4x in fact. They boast over 80 beers on draft and 2 on cask and an unbeatable bottle selection. When we were there we sampled the 512 and Independence, two local Austin breweries, as well as a couple of different Real Ales and many different types of Shiner. According to their website, they are especially proud of their selections of Belgian ales and lambics, Oktoberfest brews, British & German beers, and beer from microbreweries local to [the area]. They actually have 6 different locations all around Texas, with the Houston location just celebrating their 25th year anniversary. They have a large outdoor patio in the back, as you will find with most of Austin, and all Ginger Man locations, they have nice weather almost year round, so it makes sense. They had a trivia night one night when we were there, but there isn’t additional information on their website about that. Go here, you will not be disappointed!
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Other Beer Destinations in the Area
Southern Star Brewing Co.
TRP visited Southern Star Brewing in February of 2012. We made our way to Conroe, TX after receiving several recommendations from Austin brewers. Conroe is close enough to Houston that many consider it suburb of the big city. The brewery was started in 2008 by avid frisbee golf enthusiasts Brian Hutchins and Dave Fougeron. Southern Star is probably best known for their Bombshell Blonde Ale, […]More Info
North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery
TRP visited North by Northwest Brewery in Austin, TX in January of 2012. After our encounter with NXNW’s Beerliner we had to check out the actual brewery that was making the delicious liquid we were sampling the night before. Davis Tucker started NXNW in 1984 after running a contract brewing facility in the area for […]More Info
TRP first visited Independence Brewery in February 2012. We actually had very lucky timing, the night before a friend from Lawrence put us in touch with a local friend who let us know that they are only open the first Saturday of the month, which just happened to be the following day… score! Sometimes beer […]More Info