Kamala Brewing / Whip In
Active Beers: 8
Beer Ratings: 36
Beer Avg: 3.73
Taps: 72 / Bottles: 750
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 60 | Reviews: 45 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by tjkinate:
4.63/5 rDev +7.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
I have to say that I am a San Diego native and I had to get used to the Austin beer selection.
The best part of Whip In is their draft beers. It is comprised of a revolving list that I would have to guess has 70ish beers on tap at anytime. Bottle selection is above average for Austin, but I still shutter, since compared to my favorite spots on the west coast it doesn't quite measure up. I don't hold it against this place though, obviously its not their fault.
What is also great about this place is that they are more than a beer store. They have a solid wine selection, in addition they are an Indian restaurant (which I have yet to try.)
The primary downfall I see at Whip In is the service, I just don't get it? I have been here a dozen times, half of which I have sat down to grab a pint. Every time I need to snag the bartender. I feel like I don't exist. Once I get served, I feel the service improves, but overall it feels like less than a friendly place.
After a few great renovations and an almost entirely new staff the Whip In has skyrocketed, becoming my favorite place in Austin. Great deals on local beers every night, great live music with an incredible staff.
09-02-2011 02:44:44 | More by tjkinate
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4.65/5 rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75 | $$
Went to the Whip In on a Saturday night with a group of four. The place was crowded inside, but plenty of seating was available in the patio (it was a chilly night). We were able to get a booth next to the stage - an excellent seat to take in the whole club. Beers were picked out by a regular Whip In visitor in our group, and he made excellent choices for us, starting with the 'Namaste' brewed beers, made on site - I had the Bitterama, which had Earl Grey tea infused flavors. A really good Blue Grass band was playing on stage, and the crowd was enjoying the music. We ordered several Indian-themed appetizers, which were good. Service was also very good. There is a beer bar and a separate wine bar, which had a great selection by the glass.
The Whip In has an awesome selection of beers on tap, and an amazing selection of beers you can buy from the coolers, with an emphasis on local Texas brews. The rule is that you can buy a bottle of beer from the coolers & drink it at your table for a $1.00 corkage fee.
This place has a great vibe, and if I lived in Austin I would definitely become a regular here!
12-29-2013 14:55:28 | More by rorjets
Kamala Brewing / Whip In in Austin, TX
95 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.