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Draught House Pub & Brewery

Not Rated.
Draught House Pub & BreweryDraught House Pub & Brewery
Based on:
33 Beers
123 Hads
Place Score: 93
Reviews: 65
Visits: 114
Avg: 4.18
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

4112 Medical Parkway
Austin, Texas, 78741
United States
phone: (512) 452-6258

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Reviews: 65 | Visits: 114
Reviews by coldmeat23:
Photo of coldmeat23
4.6/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Why did this wind up being the last bar stop of our visit? Probably because if it had been the first, we never would have gone anywhere else!
If I lived in Austin this would be my number one favorite bar.

The exterior of the building looks like a bavarian cottage, or a swiss chalet, or something. Which is pretty cool. When you walk through the doors, you walk right into a room that spreads out to your right and left. The room just feels very conducive to beer drinking. I can't explain that, I just know it to be true.
Directly in front of you is the middle of the bar, which also spreads out to the right and left. There are a few tables set around and about a dozen or so barstools at the bar. My buddy and I set at the bar, naturally.

When we walked up, there were quite a few people standing around outside the front door, and in the parking lot, drinking their pints. This was a pretty cool concept to us, so we did wind up coming outside, at one point, to consume one of our pints. (It is against the law to do this in Oklahoma.) There is also an outdoor patio that has some picnic bench type seating. It's okay to be outside drinking sometimes, but most of the time, I prefer to be closer to the taps, so I'll mostly stay inside, thank you.

They have about 70 taps and almost every one of them is awesome. They are all about the craft beers here, and this should become a beer geek mecca. I saw about 20 or so bottles as well. Seems like it's all about the taps, but with a name like Draught House, that only makes sense.

They offer several of their own, house brewed, beers. Also, a good representation of Texas beers. Jester King, (512) Brewing, Southern Star, Ranger Creek, Live Oak, Saint Arnold, Real Ale, Rahr, Independence, etc. They also have beers from Dogfish Head, Stone, Great Divide, Deschutes, Anchor, Boulevard, Green Flash, Lagunitas, Victory, New Belgium, Oskar Blues, etc.
They have a couple of cask engines, as well. I had Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti on cask while we were there. Awesome.

They only offer a few food choices, like pizzas and nachos. The first good point though is that it is made right there in front of you (if you're sitting at the bar, anyway). The second point is that it's dirt cheap, based on the portions they give you, anyway.
My advice to you: Don't order the nachos unless you have a couple of people with you and you're all hungry!

The staff was quite friendly and helpful. Even when the line started going out the front door, they would stop by every few minutes to make sure that we were doing alright. One of them even came over and talked beers with us, during a lull in the crowd.

I definitely had a good time at Ginger Man and Flying Saucer, but next time I'm in town, Draught House will be my first stop....and perhaps my only stop!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of smb
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of kojevergas
3.74/5  rDev -10.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of BGsWo22
3.08/5  rDev -26.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.25

Photo of Roybert
4.22/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of pauldig
4.8/5  rDev +14.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

This is one of my favorite taverns in the country.

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Photo of stumac
4.79/5  rDev +14.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of Fletchlovesbeer
4.61/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 2.5

Photo of dhfreak
4.88/5  rDev +16.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This place gets busy; middle of the week busy! Doesn't matter though; bartenders were really helpful, and the vibe is awesome!

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Photo of Deggar
4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Patrick_Redbeard
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of MLDucky
4.61/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

if you're looking for a trendy beer bar, stay away. If you want a place to relax, sit on the patio or sit inside in the dark, wood filled pub and have great beer come here. this is my favorite place to have a great beer and relax. No pressure, just have a good time with friends. I hope it never changes. Places like this are a dying breed.

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Photo of jackweinbender
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Must have been 40 taps, great service, $3 pints on Sunday, heavy on local brewers. Seemed to be lighter on big beers or sours but I could be wrong about that, there was so many choices. Will be back for sure.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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Draught House Pub & Brewery in Austin, TX
93 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.