Uncle Billy's Brew & Que
Active Beers: 60
Beer Ratings: 217
Beer Avg: 3.78
Taps: 10 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 40 | Reviews: 32 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by HardTarget:
4.5/5 rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Atmosphere: New place, everything is looking good. Inside isnt huge, standard bar and tables with glass walls letting you see into the brewing area, which are pretty tight quarters. Outside has at least, if not more seating, much of it covered. Very cool silo water feature with folk art chickens. Great music in that it was mainstream rock but at the perfect level that let you hear it without having to work at a conversation.
Quality: Beers were well cared for and fresh.
Service: Our server was very good taking good care of us. After we ate he hung out and talked a bit. Turns out he had his first brew in the fermenter and was happy to talk beer. The GM stopped by and upon request gave us a tour of the brewing facilities; cant really ask for much more.
Selection: Nice taps available. They had 6 of their own (and given the sampler board they serve with, thats the expected number), A blonde, Hefe, APA, EPA, IPA, and a smoked porter. In addition, they had Real Ales Lost Gold and Coffee Porter, Live Oaks Big Bark and Pilz, Independences IPA, and St. Arnolds Elissa. Its really an all star lineup of Texas craft brew.
Food: Its a BBQ place, meat by the ½ pound, sides to order, stuffed potatoes, salads, sandwiches. Most comes family style that lets you get a good selection. The fried pickles were pretty good. In general the food was tasty, if not Texas-Class BBQ. Brisket was probably the pick of the litter for me. Writing this up is actually making me hungry, so thats a good sign.
I plan on going back.
10-15-2007 04:17:52 | More by HardTarget
More User Reviews:
3.83/5 rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75 | $$
Uncle Billy's used to be my favorite brewpub in town when it opened, but it has definitely experienced a change since its first days. The head brewer leaving was a strike against it, even though the current brewer does a good job and makes some great beers, it was a step down compared to what it was. The food though has taken the biggest hit, as the menu and quality has changed for the worse. Don't get me wrong; it's not a terrible place, but I loved their chili cheese fries, and while the bbq wasn't anywhere near the best in town, it still was pretty tasty and went great with the beers here.
It's got a great location and patio on Barton Springs Road and is a nice place to hang out and grab some beers. Still definitely worth a visit.
06-12-2014 17:58:09 | More by JDV
Uncle Billy's Brew & Que in Austin, TX
90 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.