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Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery

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Black Star Co-op Pub & BreweryBlack Star Co-op Pub & Brewery
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

49 Ratings
Ratings: 49
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.48%
Active Beers: 40
Beer Ratings: 196
Beer Avg: 3.89
Taps: 26
Bottles: 30
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

7020 Easy Wind Drive, Suite 100
Austin, Texas, 78752
United States
phone: (512) 452-2337

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @blackstarcoop

Notes:
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(Place added by: MEsquandoles on 12-09-2010)
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Reviews by videofrog:
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3.83/5  rDev -8.4%

A: Went on a mid-Saturday afternoon (7/27/13) with family, baby included. Nice mix of people; wasn't loud, but wasn't dead either. Good, mid-level din and exactly what you would expect for the time we visited. Decor was very modern brewpub-y, if that's a word. Clean look with good foot traffic flow.

Q: I had two draft beers and both were served at a what I guessed was upper 30's temp. Perfect. Food was freshly prepared and not frozen. Seating was comfortable.

Serv: This would be one of the few times I didn't chat up the "beer dudes" like a big nerd, but they were friendly taking orders and our food came out quickly. Usually, one line is for food and drink and the other is for beer only, which is clearly indicated by multiple signs. But, since there wasn't much of a line forming, the guys in either line would take a complete order of food and beer.

Sel: I'm guessing around 30 taps were available. They had about 6 or so house offerings, one of which is always a rotating cask selection. They also have a great mix of locals and other U.S. offerings. Didn't notice any macro or international offerings on draught. Growlers and bottles of house beers are available to go. Not sure if other beers are growler-filled.

F: We originally ordered the fried jalapenos, and our tongues like to have fell off. Seeds poured out of it, which I guess would be the culprit. However, the breading was great and they weren't greasy, just too much heat (which was on par with what an Indian restaurant would put 4 peppers next to on their menu). We then decided to get the mixed nuts and caramel bacon popcorn, both of which were much more palate friendly and $5 each. The others in our party ordered a cheese plate and were very impressed.

V: On par with what you would expect from the area and a brewpub. Most draught beers are $5-$6 and the food is reasonable.

Overall: Will be going again during non-peak hours, as it is family friendly and a mellow, but lively atmosphere. Prices are reasonable and selection is of great quality. Clean glassware and speedy service make this place another great brewpub in Austin. Didn't try any house beers this time, but look forward to doing so in the future.

videofrog, Jul 29, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of Realbeerguy
2/5  rDev -52.2%

Before I start let me say this is place was high on my list and I have been here several time and loved it however the last 3 times I have been here I have notice a decline in customer service, food quality, and beer selection. I live by the 3 strike rule and that is why I will not be coming back to Blackstar.

I went on a date recently and we decided to stop in and eat and it was a Thursday night not very crowed and the first thing I noticed was a limited beer selection alomst half of the taps were empty and when I asked about it the cashier replied with a rude "this is all we have" so I had a beer that was clearly marked as a full pour but only received a half pour so again I questioned the cashier and she replied "the sign is wrong". Then we get our cold food and my chicken tasted burnt or like they don't clean their grill very often it was so bad I could not finish nor could I have had something else because it ruined my appetite and when I finally found someone to complain to the guy said "nobody else is complaining" and that pretty much did it for me with this place

I really hoped they could turn it around but I think their pay scale living wage thing is starting to wear on the employees because they don't get tips which they probably make less money working here because of that and it seems like nobody gives a shit anymore.

Realbeerguy, Oct 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

DerekSmigelski, Sep 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

cfrobrew, Aug 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Texsuds, Aug 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

paleoplant, Aug 04, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

kbaer77, Aug 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

nneighb33, Jul 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

n00blar, Jul 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Texasfan549, Jul 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

bccocx, Jul 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

wisegreensoul, Jun 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

remdawg007, Jun 21, 2014
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4.38/5  rDev +4.8%

Came with the wife a couple weeks ago, and we had a great time here. The house beers were better than expected, and I enjoyed every one of them that I had on the sampler. Everything was clean, fresh and very drinkable and they have a very nice list of guest beers on tap as well.
My wife ordered the grilled cheese sandwich made with fresh baked bread from Easy Tiger bakery in town and served with homemade fries which were awesome! Overall, a cool and inviting environment with a smallish menu with well prepared food and great beers. Definitely worth a visit!

JDV, Jun 12, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev -7.2%

I like the vibe of Black Star. I used to ride the commuter rail and would pop in for a pint between trains.

The beer is great. I love Vulcan IPA and several others. Growler fills are available too.

The atmosphere is Austin-industrial. The staff and vibe remind me of a communist commune a little; the staff doesn't accept tips and the place is closed on May 1, International Labor Day. The food is decent, but the last time I had a burger it was really overcooked and dry. The service is a bit slow, but what do you expect from employees who don't care about tips.

utfiero, Jun 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery in Austin, TX
91 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.