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Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

49 Ratings
Ratings: 49
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 11.31%
Taps: 104
Bottles: 11
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

79 Rainey St
Austin, Texas, 78701-4308
United States
phone: (512) 386-1656

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @bangersaustin

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(Place added by: sprucetip on 12-30-2012)
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Reviews by max316:
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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.

max316, Mar 13, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.1%

permian-boozer, Sep 02, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.1%

wow - fantastic selection. so many tap handles I couldn't count. quality brew to choose from and a cool place to hang out

mattvaletudo, Aug 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

cfrobrew, Aug 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.1%

brm300, Aug 18, 2014
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Nightwish1094, Aug 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

holmesmi, Aug 12, 2014
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1.9/5  rDev -57%

i don't like talking down about places or businesses so i won't. i will just say that the situation was so bad that i got my food for free and a 20 dollar gift card.i had high hopes for this place but unfortunately sometimes things don't always work out.

Ben7773, Aug 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Texas_T, Jul 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

aebax, Jul 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.5%

ThurmondTX, Jul 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

bccocx, Jul 08, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.1%

JesseCates, Jul 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

SAdams0192, Jun 23, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev -21.3%

Didn't go in here for the food. I had a shrimp BBQ? It was a forgettable at best, a sausage link served on a bed of gritty mashed potatoes with bbq sauce splashed over the top of it.
Beer on the other hand, impressive. The must've had over 95 beers on tap with a few wines as well. Knowledgeable bartenders was a plus here. They explained the taste and beer style before serving.

JuanAlberto, Jun 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

mgr78704, Jun 08, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.1%

mfunk9786, Jun 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.5%

Jame515, May 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

CraigTravor, May 25, 2014
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4.68/5  rDev +5.9%

Bangers has a bar which seats about 25, several indoor tables and a large outside table area which is set up like a German beer hall. On all 3 of my visits I sat inside at the bar. Over 100 taps, over half from Texas including several hand pumps. Plenty of variety for all tastes and more than enough IPAs for this Hophead. All of the glasses are rinsed with cold water before beer is poured. Their specialty food is house made sausages which are excellent and go great with beer. Everything is reasonably priced.

What sets Bangers apart is the service of the bartenders. I was there three different nights, with three different bartenders each night, and all provided the same excellent service. I have been to hundreds of "beer bars" including all of "classics" in San Fran, San Diego, Denver, Philly, Dc, etc. and except for maybe my hometown Maxs, no other bartenders had the knowledge of beer and the willingness to talk beer as what I found at Banger's. From making suggestions, offering samples and small pours to compare styles, to even breaking out a bottle of Pliny to share with the customers the service is second to none. They definitely make it a worthwhile beer experience. A definite must stop in Austin and IMO Austin's best beer bar.

Schultz, May 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

greenspointexas, Apr 30, 2014
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Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden in Austin, TX
97 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.