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The Dog & Duck Pub

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The Dog & Duck PubThe Dog & Duck Pub
very good

19 Ratings
Ratings: 19
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.85%
Taps: 36
Bottles: 18
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

406 W 17th St
Austin, Texas, 78701-1207
United States
phone: (512) 479-0598

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

05-14-2014 02:49:58 | More by Bstrickler
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

03-18-2014 17:39:54 | More by Getalegup
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

It's been a couple of years since I've been there, but I used to live a couple of blocks away, and I've always had a good time. The atomosphere is dark and inspiring. If you are a poet or writer, this would be great place to hang out. The beer is fresh and cold.
I used to be a big fan of Boddington, and Dog&Duck had it draft. Fish and chips here are tasty and crisp and quite delicious. (Then again, I've always been drunk when I've tasted them.)
This is definitely a place I would recommend and look forward to visiting again.

04-07-2007 20:26:24 | More by LuminousEther
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4.28/5  rDev +8.1%

The Dog & Duck is one of my all time favorite Austin beer bars. While it may not have as many taps as some others, they have a good selection of Texas micros (Live Oak, Independence, St Arnold, etc) and imported beers. The staff is great - they are pretty knowledgeable about beer and talented (there are several local musicians who work there). It's just a great laid-back bar with a good patio in the back and covered deck. The food is good, nothing fancy, but ultimately satisfying - good burgers, and really good fish and chips. There's a couple of dart boards and a pool table, but usually I just enjoy hanging outside on one of their many picnic benches.

07-18-2006 22:49:39 | More by beertramp
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

07-08-2014 21:23:36 | More by bccocx
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4.13/5  rDev +4.3%

A really good, urban, British-style pub within walking distance from the Capitol and UT. Good college-pub feel without being overrun by frat boys. Not as authentic as some but a good establishment nonetheless.

Somewhere around 40 taps with a good selection of all the local brewers, at least 20 brands in bottles, maybe more. Staff is young, well-informed and friendly. Food is standard pub grub but better quality than most (I've never had a bad meal in Austin).

Pool table, darts, lots of patio space, some out front and more in back. Wireless internet also available, if you're tired of Starbucks. If you're visiting Austin and want a good sample of Texas beers, this is a good location to find most of them, even if it is a long walk from Sixth Street.

04-02-2004 17:03:13 | More by assurbanipaul
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4/5  rDev +1%

05-29-2014 00:03:58 | More by Jame515
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New York

4/5  rDev +1%

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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3.98/5  rDev +0.5%

I stopped in for lunch during a recent visit to Austin, and came back later that evening for some beers. Other than Ginger Man, this seems like the place to be in town for a good beer selection with a great selection on tap and in bottles.

When I stopped for lunch things were a bit slow, and the bartender and I chatted a good bit about business. He was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. The pub's selection is wide, but being from out of town I would've preferred to see more beers I couldn't get back home.

I had lunch, but I couldn't find much I was interested in on the menu. I had a Philly Cheese-steak sandwich, and I wasn't too impressed with it. Maybe I chose poorly. One block to the east was a Mexican place I wish I had gone to instead. Still, as a beer place, I think it would be a mistake to skip this place when in Austin.

09-30-2007 02:25:50 | More by BeerBelcher
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3.93/5  rDev -0.8%

With 40ish taps of mostly British imports, the Dog & Duck is one of the more authentic English pubs in Austin. Whereas Fado and BD Riley’s go for more of a designer Britpub feel, the Dog & Duck with it’s copper ceilings and plenitude of dart boards is more akin to what I would expect to find in the average English neighborhood. The menu favors Brit fare such as bangers and mash and the like and also strives sucessfully for authenticity. This bar is often packed with a college aged crowd as it’s a mere 5-6 blocks from the University of Texas campus. They throw a pretty lively St Patrick’s Day celebration every year that’s more of a block party than anything. If it gets too crowded inside there are always a number of wooden picnic tables out on the patio.

05-24-2006 21:04:34 | More by BAbaracus
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The Dog & Duck Pub in Austin, TX
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