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Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

21 Reviews
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
95
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
88
Avg:
4.38
pDev:
7.08%
 
 
Taps:
104
Bottles/Cans:
11
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

79 Rainey St
Austin, Texas, 78701-4308
United States

(512) 386-1656 | map
bangersaustin.com

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Added by sprucetip on 12-30-2012

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Reviews: 21 | Ratings: 88
Reviews by max316:
Photo of max316
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Austin has developed and is still growing its craft beer scene, so there is a lot of competition. Having said that, this is one of my favorite beer bars in the city. The bar and wall of taps is one of best designs I have seen in a bar. The selection is expansive and rotates based on what the beer expert owner wants. More importantly the beer menu is fool-proof, indicating the style, brewery, and short tasting notes. Location is great, cool recently developed street with establishments running out of old houses. The backyard is very large featuring long communal tables and a music stage from which they host many events. While Draught House up north usually takes the cake, Banger's is fast becoming a major player in Austin's beer scene.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of phingdong
4.18/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Not too often that I love a place just as much or more for the food than the beer, but this place qualifies. The sausages here are nothing short of spectacular. Incredibly tasty and unforgettable.

And the beer selection is obscene. So many to chose from. This place always seems to have Yellow Rose on tap and that's a huge plus. But their selection literally runs the gamut and will have something in just about every style and they helpfully organize them. Check the bottle selection too for some gems, especially the Bishop's Barrel beers.

The outdoor biergarten is awesome too.

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Photo of dbannister
4.89/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This place is located away from the normal 6th Street scene (about 15-20 minute walk from there). It has a really great selection of beer (roughly 100 taps) and it was my favorite place for beer selection in Austin. If you go early in the day, you'll really enjoy yourself more and the staff are well informed about the different beers they have.

Definitely recommend.

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Photo of stevoj
4.06/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Live music! Accessible! Great tap list and homemade sausages. Unbeatable combo. Taps and bottles listed by style, menu made for easy navigation. Big covered outdoor beer garden. Overall size made service a bit slow, but still good al around

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Photo of dwagner003
4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Hudson2508
4.71/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of MLDucky
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of BdM
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of crob3888
4.41/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Stopped by here during SXSW 2015. Enjoyed sausages, a few beers from the wide selection on the menu, oh and I might have ate an entire order of fried cheese curds. Service was acceptable. Come for the beer!

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Photo of BGsWo22
4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of SergeLowpz
5/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of sirhc3034
4.47/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Bristopher89
4.44/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of pnelting
4.9/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Bomber714
4.9/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

My Wife and I were in Austin for a week in mid-May 2015 (during the month-long rain fest). First of all, parking near Banger's is going to be tough. Patience is a virtue in this endeavor...it's worth it. Despite being seriously crowded, a waiter approached us fairly quickly. Nice guy who handled everything with aplomb. The tap list is world-class and quite extensive. Way too many quality choices to make it easy on a beer geek. Not a bad problem to have, mind you. The food? How does a smoked bacon and shrimp sausage on a bed of beautifully grainy white cheddar grits sound? It went swimmingly well with my two draft picks. Correct glassware and perfect temps. Very nice, well-behaved crowd. If I lived here, i'd be here every week. God bless Texas!

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Photo of billab914
4.89/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of M_chav
4.49/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of nickfl
4.21/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

The vibe is crowded, hipster and tastefully re-purposed older building... so exactly like everything else in this part of Austin. The beer selection is very nice, lots of taps and pretty much all local/regional and much of it the sort of thing a hardened beer geek would be happy to find. Service was fine, it was a Saturday night and crowded and honestly we managed to get drinks at the bar much quicker than I expected and when we got a table our waiter was good. The food well, I expected it to be the main draw, but if I went back it would be for the beer. I think I ordered one of the weaker items on their menu, but still my sausage was just ok and none of the others I tasted were a whole lot better... oh and the red beans and rice were flat out awful, like those would get you run out of town some places. Not to say I wouldn't give it another chance, especially if I lived in Austin because the beer selection alone would draw me back then.

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Photo of ldhughes3
4.41/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of smb
4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of JamLand
4.18/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Great outdoor seating, a outdoor German beerhaus vibe. Usually a large selection. In my experience, the staff's knowledge of beer is limited.

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Photo of BrennanS
5/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Dicers
3.86/5  rDev -11.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of menezes
4.25/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden in Austin, TX
95 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.