Crown & Anchor Pub
Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 10 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by kbub6f:
3.9/5 rDev +4.3%
The name notwithstanding, this is a fairly typical campus-hangout-American-burger-joint with an above-typical beer selection. Location is off the north/northeast edge of the UT campus. There's a small, unpaved parking lot to the side and a few spots in front, but once they've filled up, you could be in trouble trying to find street parking anywhere nearby. There are a couple of UT parking garages within walking distance that are open to the public.
A decent-sized outdoor uncovered patio sits out front. Bring sunglasses if you're planning on being there late afternoon, since its westerlyish orientation puts the Texas setting sun center-stage. This patio is stuck on the front of a second, enclosed/covered patio with long picnic tables. The area offers plenty of almost-outdoor seating, which is good because the restaurant proper is smallish and usually smells of smoke. Inside, there's a square bar with two banks of taps.
Draft and bottle menus are chalkboards high on the surrounding walls, and are organized mostly by country. I'd say the selection is very good for the campus area, probably second only to Dog & Duck. There are good locals, micros, imports and seasonals to choose from.
The food menu is fairly small and burger-centric, but the burgers are tasty (if a little greasy... maybe not a coincidence). All-in-all, this is a decent place for lunch and a pretty darn good place for afterwork beer.
05-20-2005 21:03:25 | More by kbub6f
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev +7%
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%
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%
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.