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Hyde Park Market

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Hyde Park MarketHyde Park Market
BA SCORE
86
very good

13 Reviews
Reviews: 13
Visits: 20
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: n/a
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4429 Duval St
Austin, Texas, 78751-3917
United States
phone: (512) 524-4217

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Reviews: 13 | Visits: 20
Photo of bccocx
3.21/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2.25 | selection: 4.75

Hyde Park Market offers a very nice selection of beers. Ultimately, they may have the largest bottle selection in Austin. Their biggest problem is they overcharge every beer by a few dollars. It's reasonable for small bottle shops to charge a little more than HEB or Spec's, but Hyde Park Market often charges $2-3 more than the rest of the small bottle shops in town. I only go to this store if I'm looking for something that has sold out everywhere already.

Mix and Match 6-packs are nice, but many of the beers are far beyond expiration. I've seen beers in that shelf that were 2+ years old (expired 18 months). At the same time, you might find something that has been aged in good condition for a long period of time. The same goes for the rest of the bottles in the store - if you're not careful, you might buy expired beers. Always check the date if you can!

Beyond the beer selection, they have nice offerings. They're a very typical Austin-esque convenience store. They may have the best British candy selection in town.

Unfortunately, I often leave this store with regret. (1,085 characters)

Photo of Wingfan13
2.79/5  rDev -22.7%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5

I went here for the first time this weekend and was impressed with the selection. There is a sign on the cooler that says $12.99 for mixed six packs. I filled a six pack with different beers and headed to the counter. The person started to ring me up and then let out a huff. I was told you cant grab beers from the same brewery to build your six pack. Fine, I understand that but put that as part of the sign you have out there.

I put the beers back pretty annoyed and then went and looked at the cooler on the other side of the store. The prices are ridiculous. Arrogant Bastard which is around $4.89 everywhere else in Austin was $6.99 (I think). Lukcy Bastard which I have bough in Austin for $5.99 was $8.99.

I wont be back. (731 characters)

Photo of bisonkron
2.19/5  rDev -39.3%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 1.5 | service: 1 | selection: 4.5

This place looks like a gas station, but has just about the largest craft brew selection in austin. Only place i've seen with more is oak hill liquors. I saw so many things there I did not see anywhere else in austin. Tried a few of their mix and match 6-packs for 12.99. But it seems like they never take beer off the shelf, no matter how old it gets and how skunked out it gets, they just keep it on the shelf. Its hard to find an employee who knows what you are talking about when you tell them that the beers have been sitting out for too long, and even when you do find someone, they don't care.

I'll only return if I need to buy something out of a can that can age, or new releases that are sold out everywhere else, but still at this location b/c their prices are so much higher.

This place a bit pricey, more expensive than the other specialty stores like specs by a long shot, only places more expensive are restaurants.

Re-visited today. Their singles selection has become so limited as to what you can get in the same 6-pack, that it was impossible to pick out 3 decent beers that could go into a 6-pack. Selection is still probably mostly skunked. And their idea of service is if you happen to walk out not finding anything you wanted to buy, they will yell at you "WHAT CAN I HELP YOU FIND!", not that they can actually help you find it. (1,355 characters)

Hyde Park Market in Austin, TX
86 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.