Kamala Brewing / Whip In
Active Beers: 13
Beer Ratings: 41
Beer Avg: 3.58
Taps: 72 / Bottles: 750
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 69 | Reviews: 45 | Display Reviews Only:
4.88/5 rDev +13.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
One of my go-to places in Austin every time I am in town. The craft beer selection is beyond great, they have a good wine selection, and there is always something great on tap it seems. They very often receive the more rare and limited brews as well. You can sit down and drink a great craft brew and get some amazing service. Bartenders remember the little details and are beyond friendly. They also do growler fills which is always a winner!! I hear they have really good Indian Cuisine, but I have never eaten here.
They almost always have what I am looking for!
They also sell growlers, t shirts, and other items.
10-30-2011 17:18:28 | More by LadyOfMuchBeer
4.85/5 rDev +13.1%
quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$$
I've been to the whip-in quite a few times during my time as an Austinite. If your looking for selection Whip-in is gonna be tied with grapevine and wholefoods (spec's is looking pretty good now too), but if you are looking for a unique experience, dedicated staff and something more unique to austin then whip in is the place to go. It would be impossible to go and not find something to satisfy your curiosity. I've read people on here saying that the sevice was bad, but I've never had anything but helpful service. You may need to ask, but this is a place for people who know beer so what do you expect? One of the few placed in Austin where you can break a six pack which is nice. My only complaint is the high prices on singles, however for the occasional splurge this place is the tops.
02-05-2008 02:27:34 | More by Ryanbob
4.85/5 rDev +13.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
I love Whip In. The food is great and the beer selection is awesome. It seems like he always gets the hard to find beer first. Dipak is very helpful and nice. I really appreciate his bottled cellared selection that he releases around Thanksgiving every year as well as his awesome draught cellar list. It can get a bit crowded inside but lots of room outside if the weather is nice. In the future they will be brewing their own beers, which is exciting. I also really like that the will fill growlers up with any of their 45+ taps.
01-12-2011 21:20:56 | More by bentwookie
4.85/5 rDev +13.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Ok, I am a complete novice, no doubt about it. I have only embraced my LOVE of complex, fantastically aromatic, and heavily hopped beer this past year.
I LOVED this place, it has a long bar with 60 beers on tap. Lots of local talent, and some aged brews including an awesome Divine Reserve 6, Sisyphus 2005.
They had growlers for taking tap brews home and I even had some fantastic Indian food from Mom, and she sat and chatted with me.
Since I was only in town for a couple of days I made my way to Whip In both, the owner recommended some brews on day two that were perfectly paired with what I indicated I like the day before. I am considering moving just to continue visiting this joint.
I think they are well worth a visit if you are in Austin!
11-20-2010 00:03:46 | More by dnarx
4.85/5 rDev +13.1%
quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
I live by Grapevine Market (the original) and shop there twice a week. I make it a point to go by Whip In in early December when they open their cellar and bring out the aged stuff.
Picked up a couple of bottles of 2004 Avery Beast bombers for x-mas presents. They must have most of the Anchor X-mas beer line up from 7-8 years past.
If you go to get the Beast, don't expect them to sell it to you on Sunday as it is 18% ABV.
Don't know how much more of it they have but it goes up in price every year.
They recently opened a restaurant in the store that smells really good.
12-19-2008 00:08:19 | More by jcruiser
4.72/5 rDev +10%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$$
I had heard the chatter about this place, and I wanted to give it a look. It has a sort of small parking lot, which is kind of inconvenient. I don't know if there is more parking in the back, but I had to wait for a bit to get a spot.
The atmosphere is very cool, and very laid back. There is a bar you can sit at and drink, I think they had about 12 bears on tap. To the immediate right there is a small restaurant, then there is 2 rows of wines. Behind that there is one and half walls of beers, and one aisle of beers as well. Someone here said that you can pull beers out of six packs and make your own. I wish I would have known that when I went, because I was eying some Inversion IPA, but it only came in a 6-pack.
Their beer selection is pretty large. It is nice because it is organized, and everything is clearly labeled. Their beers aren't past their expiration date, like some other places that offer that large of a selection. They have a large section of Belgian beers, and they were priced somewhat reasonably. I think I got a bottle of St. Bernardus and a bottle of Delerium for $10.
It is a fun environment, and the people seem nice and willing to help, and there is a pretty large selection. There still is more space for another aisle, it would be nice if they filled it with more beer!
04-06-2010 17:12:07 | More by Longhorn22
4.7/5 rDev +9.6%
vibe: 2 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
Atmosphere: 2/5 I know its Austin, which is a more liberal part of Tejas than the rest, but all of the posters on the wall with things like Mitt Romney as the devil and things like that aren't a great thing in my opinion.
Quality: 5/5 I'm not 100% sure what part of quality people are looking for here but the place was clean, neat, and well maintained
Service: 5/5 the employees here are awesome and help you out with what ever you are wanting. If you give them an idea of what you like they will respond with a good choice for you.
Selection: 5/5 a great selection of stuff that is harder to find up in Tyler so yeah thats that.
Food: 5/5 The food is great here, the nachos are to die for!!
06-12-2013 15:50:54 | More by Hdredfern
4.65/5 rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75 | $$
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 69 ratings.