B.D. Riley's Pub
East 6th Street, ph: 512-494-1335
A pleasant Irish-style pub with nice decor on Sixth Street (near Brazos
Street) with a dozen taps (Guinness, Fat Tire, Shiner, etc.) and tasty
pub grub (steak, burgers, fish and chips, stew).
Bitter End Bistro & Brewery
Colorado Street, ph: 512-478-BEER
This brewpub is three blocks south of Sixth Street, and offers great
examples of house made, craft beers. Get a sampler and try the
E-Z Wheat, Bat City Lager, Barnsteen Belgian Amber, Austin Pale Ale,
Hammerhead Porter, and seasonal brews. Unique food items include:
spit roasted chicken, jerk chicken linguine, fried antelope with
jalapeno gravy, and pecan roasted trout.
Draught House Pub & Brewery
Medical Pkwy., ph: 512-452-6258
This is the best beer pub in Austin! It is a $10 taxi ride from
downtown, but the six or so excellent house brews (IPA, Porter,
Barleywine, Dubbel, Spiced Ales) make it well worth it. There are
also around 70 guest taps with some of the best beers available in the
area; and the no-smoking area to the right of the bar is
pleasant. Pizzas, nachos, and calzones make up the pub fare.
West 6th Street, ph: 512-477-2337
Little Woodrow's has a good selection of around 30 decent beers.
It is a fun pub with food delivered from nearby restaurants. The
place used to be a garage -- as the large rollling doors up front give
evidence; and there are a multitude of televisions and video games for
entertainment. Be sure to tell them you do NOT want your beer mug
to be frosted.
Lovejoy's Tap Room & Brewery
Neches Street, ph: 512-477-1268
Lovejoy's is located a half block north of East Sixth and has an
extensive selection of draft and bottled beers. They also offer
4-5 house brews that are really cheap during happy hour. The
house beers are inconsistent at times, so ask for a sampler before you
order a pint. The place is very bohemian and cool with two pool
tables and a killer juke box.
Mother Egan's Irish Pub
West 6th Street, ph: 512-478-7747
The place is about as Irish as my "arse," but it is still a relaxing
place to grab a fresh Guinness. Mother Egan's is located out on
the west end of Sixth near West Ave. (across from Opal Divine's).
West 6th Street, ph: 512-477-3308
Opal Divine's is across the street from Mother Egan's and is a large,
multi-level bar and restaurant that is "party-central" for this end of
Sixth Street. The beer selection is typical, and the pub grub is
Zax Pints and Plates
Barton Springs Road, ph: 512-481-0100
Zax has a good selection of regional and import beers and is located
across the river near the Hyatt hotel. Their food is outstanding
Other Austin Pubs to Visit...
- Gingerman, 304 W. 4th Street,
ph: 512-473-8801. Part of the Gingerman beer pub
chain. Great selection of microbrews and imports.
- Copper Tank Brewing Company, 504 Trinity Street,
ph: 512-478-8444. Use caution - mixed reviews of
- North by Northwest Restaurant &
Brewery, 10010 N. Capital of
Texas Hwy., ph: 512-467-6969. Brewpub out in the
- B.B. Rovers, 12636 Research
Blvd., 101-B, ph: 512-335-9504.
- Crown and Anchor, 2911 San Jacinto,
- Scholtz Garden, 1607 San Jacinto,
ph: 512-477-4171. Old neighborhood German beer pub.