No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
Ratings: 24 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
4.06/5 rDev -6.7%
Hopfields provides a comfortable space that's unfortunately close to the University. The interior is cool and inviting with picnic benches in the front of the house and several room like spaces toward the back. When the weather permits, there's also sun shaded outdoor seating. Due to it's proximity to UT, the best time to go is during lunch or between long sessions. This is not to say it won't be crowded and loud during this time. My most recent visit was on a Friday after the Spring session. At 4:30 it was starting to fill and by 6:30 it was hard to have a conversation at the front of the house. This shouldn't dissuade you from going, though. The beer selection, while not enormous, is large enough to keep you coming back on a somewhat regular basis with a nice mix of Texas and non-Texas beers. Service is good and the staff knowledgeable. The is very good, as well, with the burger being my favorite.
05-24-2014 14:18:31 | More by LittleDon
4.13/5 rDev -5.1%
I stopped by here during a recent visit to Austin, based on a recommendation for a vegetarian-friendly place with craft beer. (That’s all I ask for, folks… only because there’s nothing for me to eat at all the amazing BBQ places in the world.) And the food and beer did not disappoint. There was a wall full of tap handles with local and familiar treats, with pours and pricing clearly marked. No cask engine but it might apparently be in the works. (Yes, I asked.) Plus it looks like they’re developing a serious drink program here, judging by the cocktail list and some overheard conversations. Nosey, nosey!
Based on the same recommendation I went right to the ratatouille, although it looks like there’s a number of snackables—a locally-sourced cheese plate, frites, salads—for those who aren’t interested in the burgers.
I sat at the bar and found service to be efficient, but somewhat inconsistent. Upon entering and taking the place in—do I seat myself, is there room at the bar, how can I find out what’s on tap and on the menu before I commit?—I bellied up at the bar and …waited. It wasn’t until a friendly couple to my left explained ‘how things work’ to me—grab a printed menu since those are updated, beer is listed on the far wall—that I figured out what to do. Which was fine, just confusing for my first visit. However, not long after another couple came in and sat down to my right—and a server met them at the bar, brought them menus and explained the specials of the day. It was such a glaring contrast as to be all too apparent and just the sort of thing that you’d hope they work out among their staff. Clearly, another visit is in order!
05-03-2012 21:01:43 | More by elNopalero
Hopfields in Austin, TX
95 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.