Crafted Pours Guide to Austin Beer & Bars
Top Rated Year-Round Beers
Austin, Texas is a great city to discover local craft beer, beer bars, breweries, and cocktail bars.
There are more than a dozen top notch beer bars offering 25 to 100 beers on tap, and several local breweries provide fresh beer to these bars. The Draught House has been named a top beer bar in the country by many lists. Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden boast over 100 beers on tap, and has great homemade sausages to go with your brew.
If you enjoy visiting breweries and soaking in the whole beer experience, then a trip to Jester King Craft Brewery is a must. Located a short drive from downtown, the brewery is on a farmhouse setting and produces some wonderfully unique beers. Longer standing Austin craft brewers Live Oak and Independence also offer days when they are open to the public.
The specialty cocktail scene is also pretty hot in Austin. Margaritas of course are very big here, and you can find a wide selection of unique versions in Austin. Austin is also home to a sister location of Weather Up, a boutique cocktail bar popular in NYC. Drink.Well and HandleBar offer up fantastic lists of house recipe specialty cocktails.