Crown & Anchor Pub
Taps: 30 / Bottles: 100
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 10 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by bcdees47:
4.1/5 rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $
Oh how I miss the Crown, my local pub for three years of grad school. There's nothing like a pitcher of Shiner or Dos Equis on a hot, humid Austin night. The Crown attracts a rather diverse clientele, ranging from the crusty regulars to the nearly underage UT students to various grad students. This makes for an interesting atmosphere. They almost always have good music playing, there's cheap pool and darts, and a large patio with wooden picnic tables for enjoying a warm summer night.
As for the beer selection, it's no Gingerman or Flying Saucer, but they do have an above average range of beers, including a good number of offerings from New Belgium. They also boast a number of sales during the week. Texas beers, for example, are cheap on Monday, which makes Monday the perfect day to enjoy one of their excellent burgers and a Shiner Bock for ridiculously cheap after work. It gets rather busy on the weekends, but during the day it can actually be a decent place to get some work done, as they also have free wi-fi. Yes, the Crown will always hold a special place in my heart.
05-10-2009 13:53:20 | More by bcdees47
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.