Draught House Pub & Brewery

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Draught House Pub & BreweryDraught House Pub & Brewery
BEER AVG
3.9/5
Based on:
33 Beers
86 Reviews
Place Score: 93
Reviews: 65
Visits: 110
rAvg: 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: 110
Photo of dauss
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Its like a british pub in england was magically transported to Ausin. Very fine details. Very nice english decor on the inside and out with lots of brewnernia. It was a weird scene when we got there though, there weren't many people sitting inside, but there are some benches and tables, but there were also a lot of people who had brought lawn chairs just sitting around in the parking lot and talking.

Inside were a plethora of taps and a blackboard with a list of beers over the bar. I had left before 1am and there were a lot of beers that were out. The staff provides good and fast service, provided that you tell them what you want. If you don't know what you want, they just walk away until you decide. They don't try hard enough to help you make a selection, though they are knowledgable about the beers.

Overall, all the beers were good and fresh. Its a nice little spot with a lot of draught beers. I would definitely come back.

3/30/2006 update: I was in town and decided to stop there for a beer. It was a thursday night and pretty crowded. I saw that they had Live Oak Hefeweizen on tap and ordered it because I haven't had it in a while. I told the bartender "no fruit", and he repeated "no fruit" so he did hear me. I guess by force of habit he put a slice of lemon in the glass anyways. By then I had the "what the hell?!?" look on my face. He took out the lemon, dumped the glass, got me a fresh glass, and poured me another one. That was awesome. (1,473 characters)

Photo of HardTarget
4/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Had some beers in the Draught House with Pegasus last night, and a good time was had by all. The décor is English Pub with wood paneling and beer signage and stuff everywhere. As has been said, they serve some of their homebrewed beer (looks like a small operation) but that’s just 4 taps out of close to 80 or so offerings. The other beers they have are impressive in scope. We had Rogue I2PA, St. Bernardus Abt 12, Salvator, and their own Orange Cream Ale. Staff was nice enough to split most of our beers into 3 glasses so we all could sample multiple beers. They were giving out free brats, but I didn’t include this in the food ranking because they aren’t always served, think just Saturday nights. Quality was good and selection was impressive. As has been noted, it’s a bit of a hunt to find the place, but worth it. Check it out! (842 characters)

Photo of assurbanipaul
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

The only bad thing I can think of to say about the Draught House is its location, tucked away in a difficult-to-find medical and residential district, miles away from other Austin social scenes.

Great pub atmosphere and decor with walls lined with brewerania, brewery signage and an old coaster collection. Lots of well-worn wood, a little compact but people have no trouble spilling out into the parking lot with folding chairs, almost in tailgating fashion. No bar-space to speak of and no table service, either.

But the selection is well worth the trip. This establishment falls into a sorta hybrid category of Beer Bar / Brewpub, with around 80 taps lined up at the bar and 3 or 4 in-house rotating brews offered, 2 or 3 casks also. (They brought six house brews to the festival the next day, so they seem to have a good selection, range and quality.) No bottles or food that I saw.

A bit noisier and active than a traditional British pub but very well done. (971 characters)

Photo of PCaravan
4.22/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 2

I decided to go here based on the selection. I'd seen reviews that indicated that they had a great selection of beers from all over but that their house brews were only OK. The first beer I had was a Pilsner Uquell on draft. It was the first time I've seen Pilsner Urquell on draft so I had to try it. It was it's typical self but I didn't notice the usual peppery saaz so much. I then tried the house Double IPA. Wow, that was great. I was told it was both double alcohol and double hops (they limit you to 2 pints on this one) and it came out more like a very intense IPA with the kind of hop/malt balance a Pale Ale might have. The aroma hops is what really got me. I couldn't quite place it but it might have been an offshoot of Cascade but not the original Cascade. It had the citrusy Cascade quality but a very distinct mintyness that I haven't experienced before. Worth a try for anyone. The next beer I tried was a Palauner Salvator. I was a little disapointed but this had nothing to do with the establishment as they had so many to chose from and I'd never seen this one anywhere... on tap or in the bottle. The food was a little disapointing. Mostly just your appetizer/gameday type food and not a good selection. (1,224 characters)

Photo of farHillsBrewer
3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 3

I had my first chance to visit this excellent pub and am looking forward to coming back. The selection was overwhelming; I had 2 European Imports I had never tasted before, and there were at least a dozen more, including German, English, and several Belgians as well. The layout and clientele had much to offer. This pub is known for it's daily specials, discount pints, free brauts, free pizza etc. Unique feature is the parking lot cafe, bring your own chair and a brew from inside. The house beers were discounted, but I'm told they are only average(Objection-Heresay-Sustained). I'll check them out next visit, if I can get past the untasted imports. (654 characters)

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