North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery
Active Beers: 36
Beer Ratings: 324
Beer Avg: 3.79
Taps: 6 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 41 | Reviews: 30 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by dragonWhale:
3.2/5 rDev -19.2%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$
Debating whether or not to go here or the Ginger Man, I decided that even though this was much further away, a jaunt across town at 5 would be a good taste of Austin. After circling the block like a vulture (not really a block, more like a shopping center) I finally located its precise location, and swooped in. There was a valet there in the parking lot. Confused, I thought about letting him try to park my truck loaded with all my belongings and then tipping him a high-five, but instead I parked myself and went inside, baffled.
Inside it was nice, high-ceilinged and kind've stale. It had that classy style brewery attempt vibe thing (which is always weird, and hence the valet parking). Not really my kind of place although the space itself is impressive. They had 6 beers on, a BA something or other and a hoppy brown as specialties. The bartender was friendly, let me try a few. Had a little artichoke pizza off the happy hour menu at a reasonablish cost and taste.
The beer was pretty good. I'm not sure what the NW theme was..pretty good beer? No IPA? Or was it the pictures? I don't know..a bit of a let down on that front.
I would replace the valet parking with a team of designated drivers to take people home within a certain area so that everyone can get smashed-like, have fun, and get home safe. It's not that much of a jump from valet to this..
03-11-2011 21:57:28 | More by dragonWhale
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North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery in Austin, TX
89 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.