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Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery

Not Rated.
Black Star Co-op Pub & BreweryBlack Star Co-op Pub & Brewery
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

47 Ratings
Ratings: 47
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.77%
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:
None, yet.

(Place added by: MEsquandoles on 12-09-2010)
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Photo of remdawg007
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

remdawg007, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of JDV
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%

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
Photo of utfiero
3.88/5  rDev -8.1%

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 +6.6%

Karibourgeois, May 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Lawl3ss, May 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Jame515, May 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Dicers, May 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Heretic42, May 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

charleslueg, May 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Getalegup, Mar 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Kurmaraja, Mar 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

attometer00, Mar 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

kjkinsey, Jan 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Theortiz01, Jan 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

thereal_adam, Jan 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

snansel, Jan 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

blue_eyed_fury, Dec 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Todd, Dec 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Jason, Nov 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

matthewbc, Nov 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Gagnonsux, Oct 22, 2013
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3.84/5  rDev -9%

I really want this place to succeed. I love the concept behind the place. However, every time I go I am continually disappointed. The atmosphere and service are always good. The beer selection can be hit or miss. It depends largely on how many local brews they are selling. We have a booming beer scene in Austin, unfortunately, not all of our breweries make great beer. I've tried most of their house beers and nothing has been special, so far. The biggest problem I have with this place is the food. Everything I/my wife/my friends have tried has been below average.

Overall, I will still keep trying this place because I want the concept to work. However, for someone visiting Austin, if you are in the area, stop in for a beer, but eat some where else.

JamLand, Oct 08, 2013
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4.06/5  rDev -3.8%

Other than there being nowhere to sit, this place was great. I had the Narcissus, Waterloo, & one of their wild sours, and, wow, they were amazing! The beers were great, the food was great, and I liked the overall atmosphere. Will visit again and recommend to my friends.

mwgroove23, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of Beertroop
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%

Great place and concept. It's a Coop with a great following due to great beer in a newer developed part of Austin. If I lived in Austin this is where I would like to live. it's in the outskirt of Austin and is the future area to be. Service is great even on a busy day, food is cutting edge with the feel of great pub fare. Over all a great place. One on my favorite in Austin Texas second to Jester King.

Beertroop, Aug 06, 2013
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3.83/5  rDev -9.2%

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
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Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery in Austin, TX
93 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.