The Dog & Duck Pub
Taps: 36 / Bottles: 18
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 19 | Reviews: 10 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by kbub6f:
4/5 rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Dog & Duck is one of my favorite places in Austin. It's close enough to campus to make it onto my weekly lunch rotation. The food is good, the atmosphere is good and the beer selection is very good.
Ok. Details. At 17th and Guadalupe, this is a great location for visitors. It's an easily walkable mile from 6th and Congress (the center of the map). It's just a couple of blocks west of the Capitol and a short walk southwest of the UT campus.
Inside, it's dark faux pub. Dart boards, pool table, video poker, wireless. There are several tables indoors. And you may recognize the bar from Miss Congeniality (Sandra Bullock orders a tub of ice cream). Outside, there are three patios: picnic tables under the trees to the south, a raised deck to the east, and a beer garden out back. Plenty of choices, though it does get busy at happy hour.
There's a decent mixture of food: Standard American (burgers, sandwiches, wraps, etc.); British Pub (bangers and mash, bubble and squeak, hot ploughman's, scotch eggs, fish and chips, etc.). There are also daily specials. Food prices are pretty good for the area. Table service begins around 5pm; order food/drinks from the bar before that.
There are 35 taps (if you subtract the two serving cider). Lots of British, a few German and a few other European taps. And plenty of local and American micro, including seasonals (usually Sierra Nevada, St. Arnold and Live Oak seasonals). Very little in the way of macro. Three or four Real Ale Brewing Co. taps and usually three Live Oak taps. There are daily beer specials, and you can always supersize any American pint (16oz) to a British pint (20oz) for 50 cents. Nice selection of bottles, too. The only thing they really need to push this place over the top is cask.
05-19-2005 20:29:34 | More by kbub6f
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The Dog & Duck Pub in Austin, TX
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