Crown & Anchor Pub
Taps: 30 / Bottles: 100
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 10 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by BAbaracus:
3.7/5 rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Ive only been to the Crown & Anchor during daylight hours, so I cant vouch for the crowds later at night, but during the day the crowd has usually been sparse but not dead, and there always seems to be at least one or two people that stopped in while walking their dogs. I dont know why, but I like a bar that encourages people to bring in their dogs. The selection here is a nice compromise between cheap beer that the broker college students can indulge in and a fair cross section of micros and imports. As kbub mentioned, their draft selection is probably just shy of the Dog & Duck, although in terms of atmosphere the Crown & Anchor seems to have a bit less of the Olde English vibe - it mainly just seems like your average American bar done up mildly with a sports theme. Definitely a bar that Ive enjoyed going to the times I was there, but in dusting the cobwebs off my memory I havent come up with any rousing reasons to regret not having been back lately. One definite negative: one of the smallest, worst mens rooms in the Austin bar scene.
05-24-2006 20:58:38 | More by BAbaracus
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev +7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $
Best cheap burger and fries in Austin. Fast food prices for excellent bar food. Great beer selection. It can get a little "collegy" for my old ass, this is to be expected due to its location, but generally, this is an awesome place to get a laid back beer and burger.
06-08-2013 22:48:36 | More by GibbonsTheBeerGuy
3.88/5 rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
This place is fairly close to some of the universities in the area & attracts quite a few the students during the school year. A good sized outdoor seating area is available, as well as indoor seating and a small bar. It is a very casual atmosphere, with TVs, dartboard and a pool table to help out the entertainment factor. The staff is friendly and quick, busy nights do not seem to faze them. As far as beer, they carry a good variety of Texas beers such as Real Ale, Live Oak, 512 and then stuff from the rest of the country like Deschutes, Sierra Nevada and quite a few macro selections. I had a burger, which hit the spot and went well with some Texas craft brew. A solid option for some good local beer and casual pub fare while in Austin.
07-11-2011 15:35:39 | More by mltobin
3.33/5 rDev -11%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
The entry was on San Jacinto at East 30th Street. A long, wide outdoor area encircled the outside of the place. Entering, the short 3/8 octagon-shaped, blue Formica bar was right with a cooler of 90 bottles and 30 drafts as the back bar. Colored chalkboards detailed all of the available beers. Headed left were a couple of green-felt pool tables and two English-style dartboards. Women's lavs to right, men's lavs out and left. Despite the selection, I was unimpressed by the service, plus I felt like I could drink more pleasantly elsewhere.
12-21-2009 22:20:14 | More by woodychandler
Crown & Anchor Pub in Austin, TX
87 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.