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Jester King Brewery

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Jester King BreweryJester King Brewery

Type: Brewery, Bar

13005 Fitzhugh Road, Bld. B
Austin, Texas, 78736
United States

(512) 537-5100 | map

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Added by wagenvolks on 10-13-2010

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Reviews by orangesol:
Photo of orangesol
4.46/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Was really looking forward to checking out Jester King's new taproom having heard such amazing things about it. When you first drive up it is really impressive. Huge barn/brewery on the left and a large pavilion off to the left, connected to the pizza shop. Walking up to the brewery it really strikes you how beautiful the setting really is. Lots of stone, trees and picnic tables scattered amongst them. All of this lends itself to making an incredible atmosphere to drink beers in. We grabbed a table in the shade and just enjoyed the natural environment. Some of the other people should really learn to control their kids as they were really hurting others enjoyment but we tried not to let that bother us to much. Quality was quite high. As I said earlier the space is amazing while the beers are served in nice wine glasses. Service was solid all around, the initial wait was a bit much since they didn't really have a defined line and people just kept walking past us to make their own. Selection was great, both in house and to go. I love that they post the menu's on their website so I could plan out a few of the beers I was looking to try. I didn't try the food as I was still full from my Franklin BBQ lunch, humble brag, so I didn't try the pizza but from what I saw it looked excellent. Prices were more than reasonable, both the drafts and bottles to go. Overall an absolutely amazing place to have a beer, especially theirs. I would love to have this place around me. I will definitely return the next time I am in Austin.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of MB_Beer_Baseball
4.43/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.56/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of willreid86
4.41/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5

Photo of phingdong
4.31/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Nuggetz
4.61/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of DoctorZombies
5/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

One of the best, family friendly, fun places to drink beer I've been to. Lots of Millennials with lots of kids playing and having a great time. Such a young vibe and so many beers. There is the Jester King sour/farmhouse lineup on tap, then a wide assortment of Texas brewed beers, then a wide selection of bottles from around the country/world. And live music! Lots of parking and lots of seating under roof and out in the shade and/or sun. This place has great beer, and you have to go just to hang out. Unbeatable!

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Photo of NDogg44
4.46/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of MNBeerGeek
4.29/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

This was a highlight of our trip to Austin. We managed to hit it on the perfect day and hung out under the trees for probably 4 hours. Jester King has awesome grounds with a ton of space. We loved being able to sample so many different beers as well as take them to go.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.63/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

With the multiple bars on property, the bottle sales, the selection is spectacular. Local beers, Jester King beers (of course), beers from around the US, and beers from around the world. Add wine and cider to the mix. The vibe? I mean ... this is a rambling farm in beautiful hill country. Places to frolic and a number of different venues to explore from tin walled barns, to picnic tables, to grassy fields. One of the few truly magical beer destinations in the US.

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Photo of thatche2
4.78/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Butchnasty
5/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of dbannister
4.78/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Jester King is located on the outskirts of Austin. It is about a 30 minute drive with no traffic.

The brewery lies on what seems to be an old farm. Its a really nicely laid out property with food options also located there (a wood burning pizza place seemed pretty popular).

The way the brewery is set up, you can buy your bottles outside and/or you can do some tastings where you pick up the glasses inside and drink on benches outside.

I'm not really sure how it would work in the rain, but on the sunny day I visited, it was really awesome. I'd say it should definitely be on your places to visit in Austin.

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Photo of GreatStoutman
4.79/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of FanbladeNoise
4.24/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

I was visiting a buddy in Dallas and we devided to make the journey down to JK for the weekend. All I can say is that it was like nothing I have ever seen before. Huge tasting "facility" with outdoor stations and an indoor tap room. Gave me a feel of a German beer garden, except WAY BETTER.

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Photo of OldBrewer
4.26/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of jrstar96
4.78/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Beer_lover89
4.71/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Shaler_Tate
5/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This is hands down the best brewery experience I have had. I got to JK every 4-6 weeks and have a great time each visit. The property is beautiful and relaxing sitting in the Texas hill countries. I absolutely love this brewery and their beer.

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Photo of dasotelo50
3.46/5  rDev -24.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Ohiou84
4.42/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Great place. Good selection of their own beers, plus many guest bottles for sale. Do yourself a favor and come hungry. Brick oven pizzas for sale right next door. Kids and dogs welcome, very laid back vibe. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.26/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Jester King Brewery is located away from the suburbs in a quiet isolated location that is somewhat hard to find. However, it is a cozy place with a great vibe, lots of great beer, and not just their own beer. Their beer menu was very large. There’s plenty of outside seating that’s spread out and yet partially heated when it’s cold. They have friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic service and prices are reasonable. You get the food right across the yard from a pizza restaurant that has very good pizza.

Unfortunately the line for the food is horrendous, which is why some people drive several miles to get something else (as I said it’s isolated), or bring their own food. The very long pizza line is an unfortunate joy-killer that they need to fix. I did not lower the service rating because the restaurant is separate from the Brewery (so part of the Vibe instead). This is why I am rating it as low vibe, despite the otherwise good vibe.

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Photo of Junichi
3.9/5  rDev -15%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of dwagner003
4.73/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of tfrog3030
3.64/5  rDev -20.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

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Jester King Brewery in Austin, TX
100 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.