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Scholz Garten

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very good

15 Ratings
Ratings: 15
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 10.39%
Taps: 26
Bottles: 26
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1607 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, Texas, 78701-1414
United States
phone: (512) 474-1958

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Reviews by kbub6f:
Photo of kbub6f
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%

Scholz Garten is an interesting blend of German restaurant, Barbecue restaurant and sports bar. Its location makes it a great place for lunch (check the specials) or dinner (no specials) if you're sightseeing just north of downtown (the Capitol, Governor's house, History museum, UT campus and museums, etc.). The menu is solid, with enough variety and the food is good. But it's probably best to avoid this place when there are sporting events at the UT facilities close by (Erwin Center arena, Texas Swim Center, football/soccer/baseball stadiums). Not only is the place much more busy, but they usually replace the full menu with their spartan "special events" menu (not much more than burgers and fries).

Now for the beer. There are some interesting taps including a few Germans and one Live Oak (usually Big Bark year-round). They also have a decent selection of imports in bottles -- again many Germans -- but not much in the way of American craft. You'll definitely find something you like, but it's a distant second to Dog & Duck (also in the area) for selection. Finally, the draught is usually good, but I get the impression some of the less popular beers don't move quickly enough. My choices haven't always been the freshest, though I've never had anything really past its prime either.

All-in-all, a good restaurant in this area with enough of a beer selection to find something you want to drink.

kbub6f, May 17, 2005
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Photo of Fenris244
3.93/5  rDev +10.4%

Scholz has a special place in my heart as I enjoy barbecue and I like good beer, this place has both. The german potato salad, peach cobbler and nice atmosphere are bonus points. I usually sit in the front room, the bar is there the booths are comfy and I like all the history on the wall. The staff is nice and usually attentive the beer selection is nice(around 10 taps of good stuff) it's pretty much what I want in a bar as far the atmosphere and food go. I wish they had a little more craft and a little less bmc but that's ok. The food is great and not to pricey and the German potato salad is second to none.

Overall this is a solid place to go to if you want a good beer and and some good barbecue.

Fenris244, Nov 26, 2010
Photo of woodychandler
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%

Right in the shadow of UT, it has been in operation since 1866 and is the oldest business in Texas. The light brick building had an arched awning above the doorway which opened onto a sea of standard restaurant tables and chairs with the lavs (Damen and Herren) on the left. The long, dark wood bar was right with an elaborate carved antique wood and mirrored back bar. Our CS host recommended that we eat here and the beef brisket put me in mind of a late 1980's Bud Light commercial. Speaking of which, entering, the aroma put me in mind of Jimmy John's Sandwiches. More seating down a flight of stairs, aft. Extensive back patio with picnic seating. Private party room to left.

Beers: 20 taps, 10 decent. 24 bottles, but overloaded on BMC.

woodychandler, Dec 21, 2009
Photo of Nutleybeer
3.48/5  rDev -2.2%

Stopped here for a late lunch after finding out the Draught House didn't open on weekdays until 5pm.

It was a big breezy, but we found a spot outback in the sun. Outside is nothing fancy, picnic table seating. There is a stage which makes me think it would have been cool to visit at night with some music playing.

I peaked inside. Okay atmosphere, but it had a real strong smokey smell from the BBQ. If we sat inside, I think the scent would have lingered on us all day long.

The beer menu was decent, but not great. Thankfully, they did have some locals micros from Live Oak and Real Ale, as well as Shiner. I had a Live Oak Big Bark.

The food was good. You don't get too much, though, at least not for lunch. I had a smoked turkey and got 4 medium sized slices. The sides of slaw and German potato salad were really good.

Overall, okay place. Not necessarily worth seeking out, but if you end up there like us, it is fine. The waitress was good early on, but then disappeared inside as we and other patrons were looking for our checks.

Nutleybeer, Feb 28, 2009
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Scholz Garten in Austin, TX
85 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.