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Draught House Pub & Brewery

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3.91/5
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Place Score: 95
Ratings: 107
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: n/a
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4112 Medical Parkway
Austin, Texas, 78741
United States
phone: (512) 452-6258

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3.74/5  rDev -13%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Located near some hospitals and other medical facilities, northwest of center city is Draught House. It was the only spot that I ended up taking a cab to get to while in Austin a few weeks ago. Although it was fairly early in the evening on a Thursday, a line out the door was already formed. This as other reviewers have noted, is the line to order a beer...kinda strange. Although the bar itself is not very long, a couple other employees could be hired. It would be likely to help their bottom line as a business.
Anyhow, their beer was nice, a couple IPAs were my selections. The quality of the beer was better than a lot of other tiny brewpubs in the USA. And if you want to try something else, say Live Oak, Bear Republic or Stone, they have a great selection of "guest taps". If you find yourself in Austin this is worth checking out, just be prepared for their infamous beer line and the locals, who essentially tail-gate in the parking lot.

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Photo of dhfreak
4.88/5  rDev +13.5%
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!

Photo of MLDucky
4.61/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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.

Photo of ewaynewilliams
4.82/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

A great afternoon on the patio. Dog friendly, friendly dogs, and friendly people ... Including Joe and Julie from Monkey Wrench Bikes. Good time with son in law. More than adequate selection of beers even if it didn't include some of my favorites. But there are strange rules in Texas regarding hi ABV beers.

Photo of max316
3.91/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4

Draught House is one of the most popular drinking places in town and has been around for years. Austin has so many great places opening up all the time, but I have consistently come back here. I think the selection they carry coupled with the atmosphere is what makes it such a great place. Inside is all dark wood like an english pub, long wooden bar filled with taps, and booths and tables. Outside is one of my favorite patio/beer gardens. They have their own in-house brews that are of great quality, and usually a food truck out back. This is a great place to go drink with or without friends as everyone is very friendly and open.

Photo of sprucetip
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I had been here once briefly back in 2009, but it wasn't a thorough visit. Having spent more time there on a recent visit, it's time to give the Draught House a review.

The building has a kind of Euro Chalet sort of appearance inside and out. There is probably a more precise and accurate description, but it eludes me. Inside there is really nice, old wood work everywhere, and it is tastefully decorated and gives a cozy vibe. There is an outdoor area in a paved parking lot that is less awesome, but still good to have. There are heat lamps for cooler times of the year. A different food truck parks there every day.

The clientele was waiting to get in when they opened at 5 one Thursday afternoon. It had a neighborhood pub type of vibe and clientele at this time. Folks were chilling, reading, talking quietly, and being beer-geeky. Perfect. On another late night visit there was a more college type of crowd, but nothing at all like the 6th street debauchery downtown. They seemed like good kids, and were definitely into the beer. Not too much reason to be there if you are not.

Something I have noticed recently, with the proliferation of beer bars with enormous offerings, is that some (I'm thinking of you specifically Flying Saucer) do a shitty job of letting you know what they have currently. Flying Saucer prints their menu quarterly, for chrissakes! How can a feller order if he doesn't know what you have? Well the Draught House has 4 decent sized video screens, each displaying 18 of their 72 taps. Descriptions include price, style, name, brewery and size of pour. They are over the bar, and the tap handles spread wide along the bar too. There is no table service. You go up to the bar and order. They will let you taste something before you order. To facilitate prompt service most pours are in nonic glases, even 10 ouncers and so on, but some come in goblets or snifters. This style of service seems to be very efficient even when they are busy, and they can take care of a full bar with just 2 staff it seems.

The selection is fairly heavy on Texans, as it should be, but more interesting ones than we were typically seeing at other places. But there were plenty of solid and classic brews from around the States and the world. Prices are quite a bit better than downtown Austin. Stone 12.12.12 was $4.75 for an 8oz pour, downtown I saw the same of $7.50, for example.

We visited quite a few beer bars in Austin, and Draught House was far and away the favorite for me and my brother, and there is some decent competition. If and when I am ever back in Austin, Draught House will be my home pub. All elements considered, it is one of my all time favorites beer bars.

Photo of Lutter
4.81/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

The Draught House... I've been coming here ever since we moved to Austin from San Antonio... and believe me, it was a breathe of fresh air compared to the craft scene in SA at that time.

The place is supposedly modeled after The Tavern on the inside (ya know... "AIR CONDITIONED") further south on Lamar and resembles a german cottage on the outside. Inside it's as rustic a pub as you'll find in Austin with thick, worn wooden tables, a long bar with seats on both sides (and a walk-up area in the middle). Surrounding you is a lifetime worth of breweriana ranging from Belgian, German & English breweries to US craft brew. To the left of the bar: darts. To the right of the bar: a men's bathroom that could scare a gas station owner (try not to pee). Go out the door to the left (watch out for darts!) and you'll find an outside area with a long standing bar flanked by tables with umbrellas. Or just chill out by your truck or out in front on tables and benches in the parking lot. Very chill.

I've never had the food here, but I have eaten at various food trucks that station themselves there ... which are always delicious. They also do special pairings on occasion with a truck named The Seedling Truck and those have been absolutely spectacular. Can't beat Jester King's sours paired with bacon-wrapped figs. *drooool*

The beer selection is vast... they make sure to get very unique cask selections that you just don't see anywhere else made especially for them by the breweries (dry-hopped or with various other ingredients added to the cask like cocoa nibs or rum-soaked wood chips). They always seem to have the newest limited releases before other bars in the area and are one of the few bars in town that have Jester King on tap (and seem to have a good relationship with them in general). They have 70+ taps on draught including a number of nitro taps ranging from a great local selection to beers from around the country and the world.

New to the place this month are video screens that show you in big bright print exactly what beers are currently on tap, their ABV, oz-per-pour, and price. Very nice, as it was difficult in the past to eye all their taps without holding up the line. I'd love to see this at more bars around town!

People have called the bartenders/owners "surly"... but I always have fun chatting with them. They know their stuff and if they're slow (which they usually are if you go later in the night after 11pm on weekdays or before 7pm) they're glad to chat about beer with you and oftentimes about their house brews (the brewer is very often the bartender as well).

Prices are very fair when you compare them to other places in Austin and generally if they're serving a smaller 10oz or 12oz portion, it is at a cheaper cost than other Austin bars that serve only 16oz pints (most beers are in the $4-$5 range, which is very fair in the area). Even better is visiting on a night they are having a special... our favorite being Sunday, which is usually ver y sparse as far as visitors to the bar, but is also Texas Beer Night! All Texas-brewed pints are $2.75 or so... Hells yeah.

Overall... they aren't the biggest in town (that would be Banger's) but this is a bar made for drinkin'! If they'd only keep the bathroom sanitary, well-lit, and not lookin' like it belongs at a club on Sixth Street (actually, I've seen better bathrooms at Sixth Street) it would be absolutely perfect.

Photo of mbs
3.73/5  rDev -13.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 5 | food: 2.5

My favorite bar in Austin. Great selection of beer, surly bartenders, amazing home brews, awesomely varied clientele -- a true cross section of Austin. You will find yourself getting into some awesome conversations if you hang around here long enough. You can drink in the parking lot; I heard they got some special zoning so it's fully legal.

I usually drink only the homebrews here because they are often superior to even the european imported fancy schmancy stuff. Wednesday is free glass day (a slightly more expensive pint nets you an interesting glass). Tuesday/thursday will have 2.75 pints. Saturdays you can get a free excellent bratwurst.

Interior is styled after a british pub -- dark and dusty and grungy. Huge rough heavily-carved and lacquered tables. Toilets are horrifying. Food (other than the Saturday brats) is not great but not really necessary. Lately some weird taco cart has been coming around with some tastier grub but it's overpriced.

Highly recommended.

Photo of mixnslam
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

This is what I envisioned as a German Styled Pub with close to 90 different beers on tap. A vast selection to choose from and selection changes regularly. The beertenders appear to be pretty knowledgeable about the beers and usually give good selections. There is an area outside for the smokers or the people who would rather sit outside and drink. There are heaters to help assist on keeping you warm before the alcohol kicks in. I have been there numerous times and the crowd is very nice and relaxed. I haven't seen any unruly people in there.
There are a couple of things that bug me a little and the first is the downsized glasses for the higher alcohol content beers. I am a bigger guy and would like to achieve the same effect as a smaller person at the same cost and thats why I prefer stronger beers, besides the great taste. The second thing is the Men's bathroom stinks. Air freshener or ice in urinal will help. Other than that its a great bar.

Photo of CopeTech
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Nice local bar, in the British tradition of dark wood and no lights. They recently did a land grab out the back door and have some outdoor seating. Fairly large, I have always found a place to sit, there is always a friendly crowd by the front door, I think it is the neighborhood hangout.

A good selection, especially of Left Hand and Texan beers.

I think it's funny the property owner is a dentist, and has dental offices on the second floor, dovetailing office hours with the bar downstairs and sharing the parking lot.

Photo of omnigrits
4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

One of Austin's premier beer haunts. If you're a beer geek/nerd, you have to come here.

Aside from having one of the best selections of beer from both the US and abroad, their own beers are seriously good. The only two drawbacks to the place are the queue to buy beer and the queue to get into the toilet to let it out, which is why I've marked it down on service, not because of the staff. They're some of the best beer folk in town and they make it one of the two or three best places in Austin to get good beer. If there's a rare keg or cask in town, you're more than likely to find it here.

I don't ever recall seeing much in the way of food. This is a pub, not a restaurant.

I just wish it opened earlier, like a genuine British pub.

Photo of tjkinate
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Been in Austin for a couple of months and the Draught House has become a regular spot for my girlfriend and I. Every time we go here we seem to make friends at the outside seating portion. I also love that it just has that pub feel, but would be nice if it was a bit larger. The line for the bar often extends out the front doors.

If you are looking for a good eatery and beer spot you may want to try else where, food here is only ok. No problem for me, I just come for the beer!

One last note, if you do bring a lady with you, warn her prior to arrival that she will have to wait in line to use the restroom, always a line for the ladies.

Hope to see you there.

Cheers!

Photo of Parched
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

I've lived in Austin for nigh on 32 years and the Draught House is my favorite. Their in house brews are exceptional. Their commercial selection is more than adequate. Yeah, the servers are pretty busy and may give off the occasional Soup-Nazi vibe, but it's worth it. Sure there are other places like the Flying Saucer that are okay. But it's the difference between a pub and a bar. The only downside is that my wife doesn't like beer. "Yeah, I'd like a pint of wheat bock and a Savignon Blanc." Sigh.

Photo of jamescain
4/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5

Honestly this is my favorite place to grab a beer in Austin. They may not have the most taps in the city, but they usually have a great selection of diverse and occasionally rare/ one-off beers. Most of their beers are very moderately priced, they just don't update their website enough and it can be hard to tell what they offer without looking through all of the tap handles. The service can sometimes be lacking, just depending on who is servicing you. When they are busy the bartenders, prefer to serve and not chat, which some people find rude, I have no problem with this. I've never had their food, and I'm not sure if I've ever seen it, other then the one time I saw them making brats for their free brat day on Saturday. The atmosphere is that of an old English pub and seating can be hard to find on busy nights so most people will bring their own chairs. They have outdoor seating available as well. Like I said this is my favorite place to visit, probably because I'm from Austin, I'm biased towards Austin originals such as the Draught House.

Photo of EgadBananas
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Definitely one of the premier places to grab a brew in Austin. Plenty outside seating, along with the apparent BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) in the later hours when the place get's pack, makes for a nice place to come and relax and enjoy a brew. The selection is ripe with good quality stuff, lots of locals, and plenty of non-locals alike...plus, the selection is nicely extensive. Like most places in Texas, that I've noticed, pricing is very fair and wonderfully straight forward. Maybe a local may view the pricing differently, but being from Louisiana, the prices were inexpensive and the predictability was a welcomed change for me.

Photo of coldmeat23
4.6/5  rDev +7%
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!

Photo of jhimstedt
3.83/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2

The inside is quite dark with a lot of wood and not much room. Not sure who really goes to the Draughthouse and sits inside, but apparently some do. I've always sat outside, which is less cozy than inside but wide open with metal picnic tables, often shared by folks who did not come together.

Great selection of beers always. The house beers are always good and the taps are always full of great american craft beer. I almost always leave wishing i had more time/money/liver to have one or two more of something I didn't get around to.

The staff is ok, but don't expect hugs or warm greetings. They are there and they do their job which is to pour us great beer.

Food is the biggest downfall. Some nachos and a few other snack-type offerings but no real menu to speak of.

Overall, probably my favorite bar ever just based on the amazing selection and house beers.

Photo of ElkSherpa
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

First visited this location just recently. Walking in, the pub is dimly lit and smells slightly of stale beer in a very nostalgic manner. The environment is rather quiet and welcoming, perfect for a few beers and conversation. This is the kind of place I would imagine C.S. Lewis would be drinking a few pints of bitter.

The beer selection offers plenty of variety. I had only Texas made beer on my visit, seeing it was Sunday and the 2.50 special per pint was to reasonable to pass up.

Though it's a bit out of the way from where I live, I much prefer the Draught House over other bars in the area. Friendly staff, great prices, and a warm welcoming atmosphere. Exactly what I want when I fancy a beer.

Photo of Durge
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

My first visit to the Draught House and it was worth the excursion beyond the inner city bar scene. Having read some of the previous reviews I was expecting more complications than I actually encountered. True, the "beer line" is a very unusual concept. Not sure I like it but it sort of works with the general atmosphere where folks are walking all around the joint, inside and outside, including the parking lot, with beers in hand. So you stand in the line for a while to get your next beer. It seems the regulars don't mind it a bit. As for sitting at the bar, which is not very large but not impossible to access, we found the service was very solid. Not perfect, especially when they got busier as the Tuesday evening crowd grew, but the bartenders seemed to be working very hard to keep folks filled. I also found the bartenders very reasonably responsive and knowledgeable regarding the beer selection, which is really excellent with many Texas breweries represented and plenty of other highly credible micros available along with their own brews. And I tried one of their own IPA's and have to say it was up there with Hop Stoopid, really well done. We had a couple pizzas which were decent enough. The food selection is quite limited but the pies tasted just fine and really hit the spot. The decor of the place is classic German pub style. Lots of wood, dark, with big wooden tables inside and a large beer garden outside. It has a real nice feel the moment you walk inside. We met a couple of regulars at the bar that were extremely friendly and helped us out with selecting some local brews. The place was busy and at one point the line was well out into the parking lot for beer, but nobody seemed put off and the line moved along. The tenders really do hustle. I'm a big fan of Lovejoys from previous visits, but now that I've experienced this place I have to say I'll want to stop by both places on all future visits to Austin. Highly recommended!

Photo of champ103
3.64/5  rDev -15.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

I have mixed feeling about this place. On one hand, excellent house made beers, and high quality crafts. Though on the other, nothing flows right here. The bar is directly in front of the entrance, and seats about 10. Though there really is no point in sitting there. You will not get served at all. All the tap handle towers basically make a barrier between you and the bartenders. Everyone has to congregate and make a line in the middle of the bar area. Which takes a long time to get anything. The line is always out the door. Wood tables and booths are scattered about inside. Which gives it a a worn in old pub feel. There is an area outside, but all metal yard tables that gives it a cheep kind of feeling.

The servers do know the beer to a T, but like I said above it all takes forever. Even on a slow early afternoon.

They always have a handful of their own beers which are good. The Wilson ESB on cask was one of the best American version I have had. Lots of Texas micros and other US micros

Overall, I like the place. I am just not going to spend all day here, like I could with the Gingerman or Uncle Billy's.

Photo of tsatem
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

This is definitely my favorite bar in Austin. The selection is great, and the atmosphere is fantastic. Lots of local selections (including new releases - if I want something that's going to be hard to find, this is the first place I'll look) and a great selection otherwise.

There are a number of options here - the interior is great, lots of old, scarred looking tables (and I've never had a problem finding a place to sit) with lots of great beer decorations on the wall. The dartboards are fun, and there's one TV without any sound, which is nice if you want to watch a game that's on ESPN or something, and also great if you don't want to be bothered by the sound of the television. But the best part is the patio and tailgating. You will always find people just sitting outside in the backs of trucks or on lawnchairs enjoying their beers. You can walk in the door, buy a beer, then walk back out and enjoy wherever you'd like. There's a lot of tables out back and a big stand-up bar with a bunch of heaters for when it's cold out.

The only (potentially) bad part is the bar set up, which is unlike anything I've really seen anywhere else. There's one specific part of the bar where you can order, and a line forms here. At busy times, this line can extend out the door and you can be waiting for awhile. But hey, at least it's better than trying to fight your way to the bar and get noticed in a crowded place. That being said, the service is great and the bartenders are friendly and very knowledgable. If it's crowded it's usually pretty clear that you better hurry up and order your beer (and not in a negative way), but when business is slow they're always willing to chat.

Specials are great, usually where something (stouts, texas beers, house beers, or all pints!) is usually $2.75. There's always something great to pick from one of those categories.

Overall, this is a really great place. As I said, my favorite bar in Austin. It might get a little crowded at times, but you can't really go wrong as there's plenty of room outside. This is my go-to.

Photo of DoktorZee
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

This is my go-to bar when I'm in Austin even though I have to go for a little drive to get there (or, more commonly, a cab ride).

The vibe here is exceptional; it's generally filled with folks that really love beer and enjoy just chilling out. I tend to spend all of my time in the beer garden thanks to the weather in Austin, though they just recently had to remove the existing canopy that covered the outdoor space; hopefully they'll have a good replacement before things start heating up.

The interior is old skool British pub with a bit of a Bavarian twist (light walls and lots of dark wood). The bar dominates the wall across from the door and is the only place to get beer (and on a busy night it's lined up outside). Adding to the hipness is the fact a lot of people just pull up a chair and tail-gate in the parking lot.

The people here are cool, relaxed and looking to have a good time. It's a little older than the usual college crowd (being fairly far from campus) with a huge range of interesting people.

Overall quality of the establishment of the place and the beer is excellent. The bartenders are knowledgeable and happy to give you samples of beers you haven't tried before you commit to a pint. It can be a bit intimidating when you get up to the taps, with all of the selection, but the folks are cool with a brief decision period.

Selection is superb - 40+ taps that rotate very frequently. There are usually 2 casks going at any time. Lots of representation from local breweries like Live Oak, 512 and semi-locals like Real Ale as well as their in-house beers. There's almost always a nice sampling of American craft brews on tap as well as some of the limited editions and rare items. It's also not uncommon to find a number of Belgians on tap as well. With the frequent rotation it's worth coming back frequently.

Food is probably the only weak spot since the focus is really on beer, but they do allow folks to bring in food from outside and there are a lot of good place to eat nearby, so this is far from a big deal.

This is a great beer bar - go there and see!

Photo of tdawgydog
4.44/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Ended up here for some late night beverages based on the recommendation of a friend who lives in Austin. I don't know where to start... The tap list is impressive, easily 40+ offerings on tap from a ton of different brewers, they also have an extensive bottle selection.

We first went on a Tue. night and it was 2.25 drafts. They are using slightly smaller pint glasses but for 2.25 there weren't any complaints from me. I tried a good number of the draft offerings without repeating or tasting something that I had drank in the past. At the end of the night I had a pretty decent buzz and my tab was less than $20. I had to ask them to double check it because I thought they had forgotten to charge me for something.

We had been warned that the Draught House was a little different from the norm. They have a nice pub type atmosphere on the inside with plenty of seating, a great bier garden atmosphere with picnic tables and heaters (for those chilly Austin nights). If neither of those work for you, you can bring your own seating and tail-gate in the parking lot.

We ended back here on Wed. night. This is the go-to place on Wed. nights for the person that recommended the place to me in the first place. On Wed. night I partook in some tailgating, my friend had about 10 lawn chairs and we just sat in the parking lot enjoying pitchers of New Belgium 2 Below and Green Flash IPA. Although the drinks were full price on Wed. the final tab was well within reason.

Photo of ckeegan04
4.43/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I've been a few times now and it is certainly my favorite place I have found so far in Austin. Traditional bier house feel inside. Dimly lit with dark wood and it just has the feel of a place that has been around for a while. Outside beer garden is very nice, especially now that the weather is finally cooling off. Tailgating in the parking lot is a fun change of pace as well.

Beer list is substantial and very nice. 4-6 of their own beers at least along with at least 20+ other beers on tap. Great selection of local beers and some of the harder to find US crafts. Racer X on tap on my first visit was certainly a favorite. They seem to do a good job of getting special releases and have beer-centric events.

Services is good enough. Order at the bar and even when the line sticks out the front door it doesnt take long to get to the front. Prices range from fair enough to stupid cheap. House beers and locals for $2.50 or so is tough to beat.

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Draught House Pub & Brewery in Austin, TX
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