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Craft Pride

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

64 Ratings
Ratings: 64
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 6.77%
Taps: 56
Bottles: 100
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

61 Rainey St
Austin, Texas, 78701-4308
United States
phone: (512) 428-5547

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @craftpride

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(Place added by: MEsquandoles on 03-08-2013)
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3.5/5  rDev -23.6%

mcintire78, Feb 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -12.7%

Nightwish1094, Aug 13, 2014
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Heretic42, May 16, 2014
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ThurmondTX, Jul 15, 2014
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4.03/5  rDev -12%

Down the street from Banger's in the Rainey District is Craft Pride, a newish beer bar with All-Texas beer, all the time.

Inside it looks like a log cabin deep in the Wisconsin woods, or a newly-built sauna somewhere in Scandinavia and filled with sweaty, bearded hipsters. Lots of space to roam and a super-chill atmosphere on a Friday night.

Among the drafts: Devil's Backbone, Convict Hill, 667 IPA, 512 DIPA and a ton more. Affable staff and a great garden/patio outside.

Love this place!

DoubleSimcoe, Sep 21, 2013
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4.14/5  rDev -9.6%

At end of Rainey street, nice open place reminded me of a cabin with lots of wood an a large map of Texas on ceiling. Plenty of chairs, tables, sofas inside as well as outside seating. All 3 of my visits there were no chairs at the bar. Everyone ordered drinks and took to tables. Bartenders extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and made suggestions. All taps are Texas beers with all varieties represented. I enjoyed all of the beers I was able to try here. Bottle shop in rear as well as a pizza truck which after you order delivers to the tables. Out of the 6 bars I visited in Austin this ranks only behind Bangers and is a definite must stop while in Austin.

Schultz, May 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

rdooley, Mar 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

Yeti1979, Oct 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

Williaar, Nov 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

StevenLaValley, Nov 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

Great list of beers. Nice space. Very hippie. I had a Imperium, St. Arnold Fresh Hop and Highlander. 2 of the 3 were recommended and were great. I would recommend for the list and staff recommendations. Nice wood plank tables outside.

RuckusDu, Nov 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

Ben7773, Aug 10, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev -3.9%

A great new beer bar that opened opened a few weeks ago. Just down the street from Bangers, and all the seemingly new places on this street. Well at least, I don't remember this part being so busy in years past. Take that with a grain of salt, beside two weeks ago, and now this week, it has been years since I was in Austin...

Anyway, a small area out front, a tiny wood bar in front of the tap wall. Some couches, and a wide open area to mingle inside. Out back is a great patio that will have some food trucks. The service is very friendly, and knowledgeable. Also fun to talk to. I remember one guy that use to work at the Gingerman in Houston, awesome.

I love the beer selection. 100% Texas breweries. 50 taps, plus two casks. That might be the most Texas beers available at one time anywhere in the state. That is saying something. Rogness, Real Ale, Austin Beer Works, Saint Arnold, 512, Jester King, and on and on...The quality is pretty damn good as well. The two casks are in great condition, Real Ale Blonde Barleywine, and 512 Black IPA.

Austin has always had a great beer culture. Though recently, there have been a mass of excellent beer bars opening up. This is one of them.

champ103, Mar 24, 2013
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4.47/5  rDev -2.4%

I LOVE Craft Pride. I love the location, the atmosphere, the staff who is really proud to be Craft Priders, the beer selection. Craft Pride serves Texas beers only and you may think it's a limiting factor but on the contrary. I love the fact that they still manage to keep the menu really exciting. Luckily TX has great breweries to offer; Deep Ellum, Thirsty Planet, 512...they all have great stuff and you can find it all at Craft Pride.

OriginalHopHead, Jun 29, 2013
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4.49/5  rDev -2%

CraftPride is as close to a perfect craft beer bar as you can get. The look from the outside, dark wood cabin feel, but inviting. Same inside, its dark, but strangely well light and welcoming. The way the seating is, the way the layout of the large back patio, its just comfortable. The beer selection is all local Texas beer. And not just the "off the shelf" stuff. They get the best of the best, the rare releases, and they get single one time releases. Last year I remember they had a Hops & Grain Alteration on Nitro, which I have never seen since. The staff knows their beers, and will work with you to find your pour. A number of times I have sat at the bar, listening to the bartenders asking questions to the patrons, giving samples, working for the perfect fit.

Food... good lord... they have a food truck in the back called 313 Detroit Style Pizza. If you like thick crust pizza, then you are done here. This maybe the best thick crust pizza. Garlic, buttery soft thick crust, the sauce is alive, and they have fresh toppings. And the choices are excellent.

If I had to pick a negative, it would be location. But thats a reach. It can get a little D-Bag on the weekends. Its more of a warning then a negative.

Men_of_the_Beer, Jun 13, 2014
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kjkinsey, Jan 24, 2014
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Craft Pride in Austin, TX
100 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.