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Uncle Billy's Brew & Que

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Uncle Billy's Brew & QueUncle Billy's Brew & Que
BEER AVG
3.87/5
Based on:
67 Beers
130 Reviews
Place Score: 91
Reviews: 32
Visits: 51
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: n/a
Taps: 10
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1530 Barton Springs Rd.
Austin, Texas, 78704
United States
phone: (512) 476-0100

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Place added by: HumuloneRed on 06-02-2007

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Reviews: 32 | Visits: 51
Reviews by JonathanL7890:
Photo of JonathanL7890
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Uncle Billys is located on Barton Springs Restaurant Row just a stone's throw from Zilker Park. It is a wonderful place to have a decent beer and a reasonable priced bite to eat during the ACL festival or any other Zilker festival.

The beer selection is pretty much limited to the house beers, which is not such a bad thing. All the house beers are solid offerings. Brian Peters, the brewmaster, churns out creative offerings but has something for everybody. My favorite is their smoked beers, currently Thick Black Smoke, which pair perfectly with their barbecue. The smoke beers use malt which is smoked on premises so it gives a very nice smoke flavor.
There are a couple of taps that have guest beers. Usually there is a beer from Real Ale, Live Oak, and 512 Brewing on tap if you get tired of the house beers.
The food is very good for a brewpub but as Austin barbecue goes I would say it's just average. It is reasonable priced and service is fast and allows me to drink more beer.

They have a cask night every month or so, and whenever Brian feels like it. I have had some incredible cask offerings, Bitchin Camaro cask and a double Pilsner cask come to mind.

Overall, this is a great brewpub. The only drawback is the parking situation. (1,251 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of gilgar
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of smb
3.63/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.38/5  rDev -16.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Photo of JamLand
3.38/5  rDev -16.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.25

Only their house brews on tap, which are all average to below average. Below average BBQ. You're in Austin for Christ's sake, don't eat BBQ here! (145 characters)

Photo of Fabiand
3.94/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Dicers
3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of LXIXME
3.29/5  rDev -19%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of ColSanders
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Realbeerguy
2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

BBQ is nasty but the beer is ok it's hit or miss (48 characters)

Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of nneighb33
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of SAdams0192
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of JDV
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
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. (744 characters)

Photo of Jame515
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of greenspointexas
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of TxHopHead4
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Getalegup
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of javlin624
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of zonker17
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Stopped here for dinner and a beer. Found true Texas style BBQ, a small but very well rounded selection of brews, and some of the most down-to-earth guys behind the bar that exemplified hospitality.

I lean toward Belgian styles and IPAs, which were both available and brewed in-house. The dark strong holiday Belgian at 10% carried the types of charateristics one might find in a N'Ice Chouffe. The Hop Zombie IPA delivered what one would expect. A full flavored hopped-up beer. If I brewed either one myself, I'd be quite proud.

Whether you are looking for a beer or some good ole BBQ, consider this a best of both world's stop. (631 characters)

Photo of psujmatt
2.7/5  rDev -33.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 1.5

Definitely go to Uncle Billy's for the Brew, not the Que, and or head to the lake for the View. They have some nice brews of their own, which are also a good value. Look for the special brews more than their standards, as some of the specialties really shine.

I been about 5 times for food and beer, and 2-3 other times just for beer. If you need something solid to go with your food, aim for the fried food. Fried pickles or fried okra are definitely tasty, and the potato chips out at the lake location were great too (not sure if they are offered at Barton Spring Road location or not).

For a place with 'Que in the name, I would expect much better. Definitely skip the brisket--the worst I ever had. The pulled pork should be skipped, too. Pork ribs were very disappointing. The sausage...well, its sausage! Try it fried. (829 characters)

Photo of StoneBrewFanatic
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Stopped in for some lunch with my buddy the other day and some beers of course! Not really a huge selection, however I did really enjoy Hop Zombie, and it pains me to say so but their version of HB660 was way better then my favorite brewing company down here in San Antonio. They also had a few selections from Real Ale, and Live Oak, which are always excellent offerings! For a slow Saturday afternoon the service was not really as attentive as it could have been, however I will say that out food came out extremely fast which was really nice! I thought the BBQ was very good and especially enjoyed the sauces that were provided. So all in all, really good beer and food, can't go wrong with that combination! (711 characters)

Photo of thatlongname
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Decent barbecue. They have a few good beers here which they apparently brew themselves. The combination of beer and bbq is probably what makes me like this place. I can't remember how great the beer was but when combined with bbq it's most certainly better. The portions could probably be a bit larger for a Texas bbq place.

They have their brewing equipment viewable from the dining area. It's behind a glass. I wish I could see them using it. It's strange just watching it sit there. Overall a pretty good place if you're looking to try some new draft beers and eat bbq. (574 characters)

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Uncle Billy's Brew & Que in Austin, TX
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