Uncle Billy's Brew & Que

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Uncle Billy's Brew & QueUncle Billy's Brew & Que
Based on:
69 Beers
309 Hads
Place Score: 90
Reviews: 32
Visits: 52
Avg: 4.02
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: 52
Reviews by stumac:
Photo of stumac
4.3/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

So word on the grapevine is that the guy that brews for them is the guy that used to brew for (or started) Live Oaks Brewery...Anywho, the first and foremost thing I will mention is that they sell growlers here!!! And good growlers at that!!! And they let you fill them for a cheap price and leave with them!!! Please God, show me a place in Houston that'll do that! Nowhere in Houston does....The staff is friendly, the service is great, the beers they make are very good...They just recently brewed a special beer known as Thick Black Smoke and it was the best Rauchbier I've ever had!!! Go to my review on it for tasting notes... They also carry the new (512) Brewery beer on tap. Very cool. Highly recommended place!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of kojevergas
2.65/5  rDev -34.1%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.25 | service: 2.75 | selection: 2.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of gilgar
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of smb
3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.38/5  rDev -15.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Photo of JamLand
3.38/5  rDev -15.9%
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!

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Photo of Fabiand
3.94/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Dicers
3.78/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of LXIXME
3.29/5  rDev -18.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of ColSanders
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Realbeerguy
2.5/5  rDev -37.8%

BBQ is nasty but the beer is ok it's hit or miss

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of nneighb33
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of SAdams0192
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of JDV
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

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Photo of Jame515
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of greenspointexas
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of TxHopHead4
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Getalegup
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of javlin624
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of zonker17
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

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Photo of psujmatt
2.7/5  rDev -32.8%
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.

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Photo of StoneBrewFanatic
3.9/5  rDev -3%
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!

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Uncle Billy's Brew & Que in Austin, TX
90 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.