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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
131 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 jdoncbus:
Photo of jdoncbus
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I was in town for ACL and was glad I stopped by (twice). The first visit was on Friday of ACL and the place was somewhat dead. Nice Texas style atmoshphere with the wood and open air feel to it; a nice clean place.

I ordered a Real Ale IPA. The bartender (bearded guy) seemed intent on pushing his ESB but after reading about Real Ale I wanted the IPA; an amazing IPA by the way. I felt obliged to taste their own beer and grabbed their Wit; refershing beer that hit the spot on a hot day.

They had about five of their in-house brews on tap, 3-4 guest taps, and plenty of bottles. I didn't spend a ton of time looking over their selection but it would suffice any beer geek.

The second visit I ordered some chili and mac-n-cheese, very tasty with the chili packing a nice Texas-heat punch. The food and beer were very affordable and I will certainly stop by this place again when I make my way back to Austin. (914 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
91 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.