Best Breweries in Austin, Texas

With over 60 breweries in the area, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. From great views to kid/dog friendly spots, you’re bound to find your new favorite Brewery. The Breweries labeled with a * are some of my favorites. (The list is in no particular order but sectioned by area)

NORTH AUSTIN:

Photo: Pinthouse Pizza Lunch “Deal”

*Pinthouse Pizza* 4729 Burnet Road
If you’re looking for a brewery with awards to show, you’ll love Pinthouse. They’ve won with their Fully Adrift IPA, Nomurda DIPA, Green Battles IPA, and Electric Jellyfish (my personal favorite.) What makes this one of my favorites is the FOOD! Their pizza is great and they have unbeatable lunch specials ($10.50 for a 10″ Pizza, side salad, & drink! Beer is an up-charge but discounted!)

Oskar Blues 10420 Metric Boulevard

Willards Brewery 2400 Patterson Industrial Drive

Hopsquad Brewing 2307 Kramer Lane

Draught House 4112 Medical Parkway

Circle Brewing Co.(Photo from Ian W.)

*Circle Brewing* 2340 W Breaker Lane
If you’re looking for a brewery with unique beers, this just might be your new favorite spot. They typically stray away from the ‘typical’ Austin Brewery beers. They do have a variety of food trucks that rotate in and out so you would have to luck out on a day to get what you’re craving. It’s dog and kid friendly and offers both indoor and outdoor seating. I’d recommend trying the Blur if you’re into a lighter beer, or the Tuxedo T-shirt if you’re into something darker. They host some really great events that often give back to local charities and are great times to enjoy a beer + support nonprofits locally.

Photo from Circle Brewing Co. (Sean M.)

*Celis Brewing* 10001 Metric Blvd.
This Brewery is one of the oldest in Austin so you can rest easy knowing that it’s been here for a while… for a reason! It is dog (inside & out) & kid friendly AND they offer live music on the weekends from 6-9PM. They’re known for their Celis White. If you’re looking for a lighter beer, try the Lo Lo Lager and if you’re not a beer lover… try the Raspberry Sour.

Brewtorium 6015 Dillard Circle

Black Star Co-Op 7020 Easy Wind Drive

Austin Beerworks (Photo from Ben P)

*Austin Beerworks* 3001 Industrial Terrace
Austin Beerworks has both indoor and outdoor seating in their *newly* expanded taproom. One of their well-known staples is offering free chips and salsa with every order. It’s dog (patio only) & family friendly and offers food from local food trucks. If you’re feeling edgy enough to try their seasonal beers, try the Sputnik (coffee oatmeal stout), The Heisenberg or the Black Thunder. If you’re looking for a year-round staple… try the Sun Shovel or the Fire Eagle.

Adelberts Brewery (Photo: Corey R.)

*Adelbert’s Brewery* 2314 Rutland Drive
Are you into Belgian-Style beer that’s not too sweet? Look no further. This is a great place to play some games and drink a few beers. They offer darts, Mario Kart (you can challenge your bartender to a game), boardgames and old-school arcade games to play. Although there’s not a kitchen inside, you can venture outside to a food truck. They also have a lot of unique art for sale covering their walls. Go to Adelbert’s for the experience and you won’t be sorry!

4th Tap Brewing Cooperative 10615 Metric Blvd.


CEDAR PARK/ROUND ROCK:

Willard’s Brewery 2400 Patterson Industrial Drive (Pflugerville)

Whitestone Brewery 601 E Whitestone Blvd. (Cedar Park)

San Gabriel River Brewery 500 Chaparral Drive (Liberty Hill)

Rentsch Brewery 2500 NE Inner Loop (Georgetown)

Red Horn Coffee House & Brewing CO. 13010 W. Parmer Lane (Cedar Park)

Pinthouse Pizza 2800 Hoppe Trail (Round Rock)

Humble Pint Brewing Co. 11880 Hero Way Suite 208 (Leander)

Hedgehog Brewing 3200 Woodall Drive C-1 (Cedar Park)

Flix Brewhouse 2200 S Interstate 35 B1 (Round Rock)

Compadre Brewing 16920 Joe Barbee Drive BLG 1 (Round Rock)

Bull Creek Brewing 7100 FM 3405 (Liberty Hill)

Bluebonnet Beer Company 1700 Bryant Drive #107 (Round Rock)

Barking Armadillo 507 River Bend (Georgetown)


SOUTH AUSTIN:

Thirsty Planet Brewing 8201 S Congress Ave.

St. Elmo Brewing Co (Photo: Justin N.)

*St. Elmo Brewing* 440 E. St. Elmo Road
This is a great local spot that has fun beers and great food trucks around back (love me some SourSop). I’d recommend the Carl for an easy-drinking beer the Joe for a nice coffee-stout. Be prepared to sit outside and play some corn hole since their indoor seating is limited. You might just luck into some live music!

Pinthouse Pizza 4236 South Lamar Blvd.

Orf Brewing 4700-F Burleson Road

Nomadic Beerworks 3804 Woodbury Drive Suite A

Meanwhile Brewing 3901 Promontory Point Drive

Last Stand Brewing Soco Building 6 South Congress Ave.

Independence Brewing- Stacey M

*Independence Brewing* 3913 Todd Lane #607
This is one authentic microbrewery.

Austin Beer Garden Flight

*Austin Beer Garden & Brewery* 1305 W. Oltorf Street
A place for great food and great beer! I am a personal fan of the calamari and stuffed portobello. As for beers i’d suggest the liquid gold. If you’re a fan of concerts & beer, keep a look-out on their events page. You won’t regret it.

512 Brewing 407 Radam Lane


CENTRAL/DOWNTOWN AUSTIN

Holdout Brewing 1208 W 4th Street

Central District Brewing 417 Red River Street


EAST AUSTIN

Zilker Brewing

*Zilker Brewing* 1701 E 6th Street
I don’t have any bad things to say about Zilker Brewing Co. They have some great beers along with a Spicy Bois food truck out back with outstanding chicken. It’s in a great location and is so fun to sit and people watch. If you’re a light beer fan, try the Icy Boy but if you like a darker beer I’d recommend the Midnight Voyage. Want something new? Try the Parks and Rec. Not a beer drinker? Get the frosé!

Southern Heights (Photo: Jeff S)

*Southern Heights Brewing* 6014 Techni Center Drive
If you’re not quite there with the IPA’s, this is the place to fall in love with them. Trust me, it’s worth the trip! There’s so many to choose from and the staff is great when it comes to helping you find what you like. Great boardgames, pool & cornhole (inside!), hazy IPA’s and it’s dog & kid friendly. There’s easy parking, multiple tv’s, and free wifi. What more could you ask for? Give this place a try! My personal favorite is the Hazy Cloud IPA.

Oddwood Ales 3108 Manor Road

Live Oak Brewing (Photo: Dawn H)

*Live Oak Brewing* 1615 Cozier Lane
This brewery is home to beautiful Live Oak trees and is great for a day spent outside under the shade. It’s dog & kid friendly and has an area to play disc golf. They don’t have a kitchen but often have food trucks parked outside. You can enjoy seeing the planes take off and land overhead as it is very close to the Austin Bergstrom Airport. I’d suggest trying the Live Oak Hefeweizen or the Sour (choose your own syrup to flavor!)

Lazarus Beer Flight: (Photo: Laura H)

*Lazarus Brewing* 1902 E 6th Street
A brewery that’s great to work from? You’ve found it. They make and sell their own coffee, beer and FOOD (+ queso, street tacos, enchiladas, you name it!) It’s also kid & dog friendly… so I’m hearing no excuses to not visit this one! If you’re an IPA fan, try the 40-40. The parking can be difficult but once you make it inside, there’s plenty of space!

Hi Sign Brewing (Photo: Tracy T)

*Hi Sign Brewing* 1201 Bastrop Highway
This brewery is a new addition to Austin and offers some unique flavors unlike any other. Try the Hi-C IPA if you’re looking for something fruity or the Violet if you’re a blonde beer drinker. Finally, try Shamus the Fiddle if you’re looking for a true Irish Red. You can’t go wrong at Hi Sign!

Friends & Allies Brewery (Chris U)

*Friends & Allies Brewing* 979 Springdale Road
If you’re an IPA fan, you’ll be a fan of Friends & Allies. They have wifi, indoor & outdoor seating as well as games (& they’re dog friendly!). I would personally recommend the Blood orange or the Noisy Cricket.

Central Machine Works Brewery & Beer Hall 4824 E. Cesar Chavez

Blue Owl Brewing (Photo: Don T)

*Blue Owl Brewing* 2400 E Cesar Chavez Street
This quaint little find is great for those who love an experience. First, you choose your glass and that price comes with 4 pours of that glass- letting you try multiple beers… or if you love it you’ll just get that much more! After 4 pours, you get to keep the glass. If you’re a sour beer drinker, you’ll love Blue Owl Brewing (and need to try Little Boss.) To make it better- it’s dog friendly. They offer games, brewery tours and have a great patio. It is a smaller brewery in comparison to some Austin finds so be sure to get there early to ensure you have a seat.

Batch BrewHouse 3220 Manor Road


HILL COUNTRY/WEST AUSTIN/DRIPPING SPRINGS

Vista Brewing (Photo: Sandi N.)

*Vista Brewing* 13551 Ranch to Market Road 150 (Driftwood)
I always suggest Vista as a great place to get away from Austin for a day. Enjoy some beer flights and the beautiful outdoors. They tend to have a lot of live music on the weekends and it can tend to draw a crowd. For some extra fun, bring your own food (yes, they are serving food) and a table cloth to have your own picnic!

Twisted X Brewing 23455 Ranch to Market Road 150 (Dripping Springs)

Suds Monkey Brewing 31610 Ranch Road 12 (Dripping Springs)

One Shot Distillery & Brewery 31610 Ranch Road 12 (Dripping Springs)

Oasis Brewing Co (Photo: Everly M)


*Oasis Texas Brewing* 6550 Comanche Trail (Austin)
A beer and a view? What more can you ask for? This brewery is family friendly and offers a variety of foods on their menu. I’d recommend the Double IPA and the Samurai Lager (as my personal favorites.) As for food, the wagyu burger is my go-to.

Last Stand Brewing 12345 Pauls Valley Road (Austin)

Jester King Brewery- outside the tap room


*Jester King Brewery
* 13187 Fitzhugh Road (Austin)
This place is an experience and I’ll recommend them every day. If you plan on going, go hungry and make a reservation for a table in the Goat barn. Get the Benno pizza, sit under the shade trees and enjoy one of their many tasty beers.

Infamous Brewing Company 4602 Weletka Drive (Austin)

Fitzhugh Brewing 15435 Fitzhugh Road (Dripping Springs)

Family Business Beer 19510 Hamilton Pool Road (Dripping Springs)

Bell Springs Brewery and Winery 3700 Bell Springs Road (Dripping Springs)

Beerburg Brewing 13476 Fitzhugh Road (Austin)

Acopon Brewing 211 W. Mercer Street (Dripping Springs)

12 Fox Beer Company 4700 W. Fitzhugh Road (Dripping Springs)

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