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The Dig Pub

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

15 Ratings
Ratings: 15
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: n/a
Taps: 36
Bottles: 8
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

401 Cypress Creek Rd
Cedar Park, Texas, 78613-4486
United States
phone: (512) 996-9900

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(Place added by: osiris on 06-02-2008)
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Reviews by JonathanL7890:
Photo of JonathanL7890
4.43/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

This is my local pub so I may be a bit biased.

The bar is small with only 6 tables or so inside and 2 outside. It can fill up real fast, but that's good sometimes.

They have 24 or so beers on tap. All solid offerings. Each selection is well thought out and they don't carry any BMC beers. They promote the local Texas brews and are quick to pick up seasonals. They also have occasional cask versions of the locals which are quite popular.

The staff is friendly and makes sure that your beer glass does not get empty for too long.

The food menu is pretty limited but what they do have is pretty tasty. All their food is prepared using fresh ingredients and is reasonably priced.

The beer is very reasonable also. Pints are $3 during happy hour and always less than $5.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Realbeerguy
5/5  rDev +11.4%

Awesome atmosphere and great beer selection

Photo of Getalegup
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of TxHopHead4
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Furley80
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of DanThaMan85
3.54/5  rDev -21.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3

Considering the location and size it provides a good selection. All they have are craft with rotating taps. If you are looking for a place with a good selection without going into Austin give it a shot. Only down side is the services is slow unless you are sitting at the bar.

Photo of jtoledo04
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of bundy462
4.53/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

A: Very clean, and they only serve micro brews and a small selection of wine, nothing else, great place for craft beer lovers.

Q: They rotate about 40 crafts in and out, 10 local and 30 of the finest brewers you'd want.

S: Top notch service, fast, friendly, and knowledgeable.

S: 40 craft brews constantly rotating, can't ask for much more.

F: Small selection, but good quality. Upscale "bar fair".

V: $5 - $6 a beer average. Daily happy hour where you can get probably 10 different pints for $3.50.

Photo of Rejohnson
4.95/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

One of my absolute favorite places to visit while I'm in Cedar Park. When I still lived here, my family and I made our way every Tuesday, and to this day I still make my way over whenever I can. The wait staff is amazing and really know their stuff, and the Dig's selection is as good as, if not better, than many spots in Austin proper. The rotating draughts also keep things interesting, making it a different experience almost everytime you come. The food menu is limited, but solid, but the main draw here is the beer. Could not recommend it enough.

Photo of pippys85
4.41/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Stopped in and was VERY happy that I did. Solid tap list including a lot of the local Austin brews. GKnight was a nice surprise.
John the bartender made the stop worthwhile. He was on top of all his beers and his reviews were spot on. Mentioned he had Abyss but couldn't release due to a dinner in the near future. If you are in the area I recommend contacting about that dinner.
He then blew our minds with 2 different combo beers called frappucino and biscotti. They were both combos of 3 different beers on tap. I have had all 3 of the beers involved and they are average. When he combined them it created a truly excellent beer. Stop in if you are in the Cedar Park/Leander area.

Photo of htomsirveaux
3.58/5  rDev -20.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Stopped in here 10 Sep 2011 around 1800 with A and R & A.

There was a fundraiser going on outside with a meh cover band. Was pretty crowded in the parking lot, moderately full inside. It was fairly loud inside the whole time, even though the noise from outdoors was well muted.

To the right as you walk in, there are 10-12 seats around the bar, about 6 or so 4 tops, and a nook for a couple of couches. There might be something to the left but it was taken up by a food station for the fundraiser.

Kind of a cheesy archeaological theme going on. Faux semi Mayan looking stone work over the bar. Other than that and some of the names of the sandwiches, not really anything archeaological about the place. Stained concrete floors. Wooden chairs and tables. Lots of large windows. A couple of TVs were showing the UT game.

At times we couldn't tell who exactly was a waitress and who was just a patron that vaguely looked like a waitress.

About 35 or so beers on tap, mostly well selected locals. Independence, (512), Live Oak, Austin Beerworks, Circle, Twisted X and Real Ale are all represented.

Our table got a pizza, the cheese plate, chips & salsa, and a salami & fontina sandwich. Food was ok, not bad but nothing special. Our chip bowl was empty and the salsa half full, our waitress removed it without asking if we wanted a refill. We were also served a couple of our beers in plastic red solo cups. We gave them the benefit of the doubt and assumed their dishwasher ran out on them.

Overall I'd go back at a slower time for a beer but not to eat.

Photo of 12percent
4.58/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Wife and I have spent a few nights at the Dig Pub.

Bartenders are very knowledgeable about past, present, and future beers on tap. Great for giving suggestions on new brews and food pairings.

Menu is light, with hummus, pizzas, and cheese plates.

Atmosphere is fantastic. Lower lighting, warm colors, pub tables as well as upholstered "comfy" chairs. Dart boards and some live music throughout the week. Dont let the music turn you away, its usually just a solo or duo act with acoustic guitars or a keyboard.

Always a good variety of beer on tap at a good price.

Highly recommended.

Photo of wagenvolks
4.35/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Hit up the Dig Pub on a late February Friday night with some friends.

Crowded by 6:30pm, there is little but standing room in the intimate, triangular-shaped bar. Thankfully, within the next two months or so, the Dig Pub is expanding to twice the size and (somehow) three times the capacity. They certainly need it.

Waitstaff is fantastic, though. Exceptional service all night, and our waitress even tended to us while our group of 4 was huddling around the corner of the bar, notifying us when a seated group was about to leave. Very talkative and friendly, and actually made the visit much more enjoyable.

Selection isn't the most extensive in the Austin area, but it definitely holds its own. I was a little disappointed that some of the seasonal rarities they listed were out of stock, but was happy to get a pint of Bear Republic's Heritage Scotch Ale. The Widmer '10 Black IPA was tasty on-tap, too, and I walked away with a CHEAP ($11) growler fill of (512)'s IPA.

Food was on the more expensive side of things, with a $9.00 supreme pizza that I easily demolished (and I'm not a big eater). Cheese plate was $5, but worth it as it came equipped with olives, peanuts, sliced apple, and lots of crackers.

All in all, a great little hide-away in the Cedar Park area. Will definitely be revisiting in the near future, but probably not until they expand their seating options.

Photo of ie11
4.95/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

I can't believe it's taken me so long to get here to tap out a review. Guess I've been too busy workin' and making my weekly visit to The Dig.

We started patronizing The Dig shortly after they opened and have enjoyed having it as our "home" pub ever since. The decor is comfortable and not over the top (the theme is archeology) not too posh, not too rustic. It's an end spot in the strip so windows on two sides give it an open feel and the back bar is the "dig" with an ancient carved stone theme and a nice long display of taps, bottles, and electric candle lights--the lights giving it the feeling of an underground dig with lanterns. The long bar is a great place to belly-up, there are standard and taller pub tables on the floor, and a few picnic and patio tables outside for smokers and dogs. Sofa and upholstered chairs make up a conversation pit.

They have great toasted sandwiches (just like the best little pubs in UK and Ireland) with fresh ingredients and great flavor combinations--very creative. They also have cheese plates and chips and salsa and some other "munchies" but the sandwiches are the stars of the menu. They don't have a full kitchen and I wish they did so they could have a bigger menu (we have a lack of good restaurants in this town) but do a great job with what they have!

The beer selection is outstanding and they rotate new ones in frequently. They also have a great selection of wines, though I have focused on the beers, primarily, with most all visits. I've been able to taste lots of new varieties. I'm happy with a tap wall that includes Dogfish Head 90 amongst it's offerings!

With rare exception, the owners and staff are always very knowledgeable, attentive, respectful and fun. Occasionally they get busy and someone spaces off for a minute--that happens anywhere, but I've never felt neglected or forgotten.

If you go often enough, they know your name--or at least your face, they learn and remember your beer preferences and are knowledgeable to make suggestions of new brews you might like. It's a great mix of neighborhood locals and like a traditional public house you can wander in on your own and chat with a neighbor and not feel out of place for a moment. We've had great conversations at the bar on wide-ranging topics, and I have often grabbed my laptop and taken my work with me late in the day so I can keep working and meet my hubby after he gets out of the office and have a sandwich and a pint or two for dinner. You can even bring a kid along earlier in the afternoon/evening and they can have a sandwich and look at the great coffee table books and enjoy being with their mum and dad until the place gets too crowded and noisy and the live music starts (which sometimes involves more "adult" joking and banter).

Oh, and the loos--I have to mention the loos. I haven't been into the men's, but the women's is nicely decorated, roomy and CLEAN. Always well-stocked with the appropriate supplies, as well.

Even as the economy tightens up, I'll budget a regular trip to the pub to help keep them in business. They offer a rare service in this little city just outside the Austin city limits and I want to keep them here, forever.

UPDATE: The Dig has expanded into the space next door. Now, in addition to the main room, there's an "inner sanctum" with another "conversation pit", darts, shuffleboard, a stage and tables and seating for live comedy and live music. One wall serves as a gallery for works by local artists. It's curated by a member of the staff who is a talented artist. She arranges for a different artist's work to be show every month or so. This has all added a new dimension to an already great "digs"

Photo of BgThang
4.1/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

This is one of the only places in cedar park you can get a selection of craft beer. Todd the owner is a kewl dude as well.
The atmosphere is that of a smaller pub type and they always seem to have live music on the weekends. They are suppose to be expanding the bar soon. Happy hour is from 4-7 $3 pints.
They have 26 taps and are all the latest offerings in Texas. Sometimes you can catch a cask there as well. The food is limited but the food they do have is tasty. I like the pretzels and SN porter mustard

This is a must seek out place if your in the area.
The beer was served at proper temperature and the waitstaff for the most part is pretty intelligent about the beer.

The Dig Pub in Cedar Park, TX
96 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.