Kamala Brewing / Whip In

Kamala Brewing / Whip InKamala Brewing / Whip In
Kamala Brewing / Whip InKamala Brewing / Whip In
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

1950 S. Interstate 35
Austin, Texas, 78704
United States

(512) 442-5337 | map

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Ratings by Gagnonsux:
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Rated by Gagnonsux from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Apr 05, 2014
More User Ratings:
Rated: 4.04 by mamaraza from Texas

Dec 20, 2017
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Reviewed by Karibourgeois from Texas

4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
Long time favorite Austin place. Incredible food...their version of a Frito pie is not to be missed. In-house beers are good quality and they always have an excellent tap list.
Feb 13, 2017
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Reviewed by Obriencurt from Texas

4.63/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25
Love this place - best selection of bottled beers in Austin including their cellar aged selection. Their drafts are up there with the top places in ATX, their own Kamala Brew isn't my type.... but that's fine.
Jan 06, 2017
Rated: 4.56 by GreatStoutman from Texas

Jul 18, 2016
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Reviewed by DoctorZombies from Florida

4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
"Kamala Brewing" ceased operations last year (2015) so this is only a restaurant, beer garden and bottle shop now. Tons of beer on tap and even more in the cooler. I loved my chicken curry but our other dish was so so. Flights available as well as growler fills. Bottle shop bottles to take home. Brewer plans on starting a new brewery - Kamala Gardens this year?
May 13, 2016
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4
Look through the other reviews and you'll get a very good idea of what's going on, they all seem to be right on. But, if you haven't been here before you've got to visit. It's just so kind of funky and weird that it's almost surreal; and if they fixed it up it would be totally ruined!

To throw my another 2 or 3 cents into the ring, I actually love their beers, and I'll be back. I've been to Austin twice, and when I return Kamala Brewing will be somewhere at the top of my list!

Also, other reviewers have dissed it but I didn't think that their Indian food was bad at all - I've certainly had better, but it was still very good. Their beers can be pricey though :(

I made a note of what they had in their coolers so I might as well share it (although it might have changed).
22 cooler doors including:
1 for new releases and limited beers
1 for strong singles and vintage beers
1 is a mix of German and Canadian imports
4 are for local, regional, and domestic big bottles
2 are for Belgian big bottles
1 is mainly English with some other imports mixed in
2 are for ciders
the rest are for 6 packs across the full range but mainly basic type craft brews
Feb 05, 2016
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Reviewed by Can_has_beer from Texas

4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5
This grocery/liquor store and all around hippie meets Indian place is pretty....chill. The idea of a wine bar/craft bar and Indian food counter is pretty rad. While the food isn't authentic Indian, it's really good, and way more exciting than a boring burger. They have a great selection of beer and wine. The only mark they missed was their own beer, which was 80% undrinkable. Smoked sours should not be a thing.
Dec 16, 2015
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Reviewed by sd123 from Georgia

3.89/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25
bar stools were uncomfortable but good selection of beer. i tried the flight of the sours they make, 2 of which were very very impressive (the lighter beers) and 2 of which were pretty terrible (the darker ones). didnt get to try the food but looked interesting
Dec 08, 2015
Rated: 4.14 by mig100 from Texas

Nov 06, 2015
Rated: 3.1 by BGsWo22 from Texas

Oct 20, 2015
Rated: 4.01 by gilgar from Texas

Aug 23, 2015
Rated: 4.06 by Patrick_Redbeard from Texas

May 11, 2015
Rated: 4.06 by Fabiand from Texas

Mar 26, 2015
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Rated by TX-Badger from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75
Great food! Funky little space, but they make the most of it. Great selection of brews and prices are pretty good too. Worth checking out!
Mar 19, 2015
Rated: 4.2 by Deggar from Idaho

Feb 16, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by BKotch from Texas

Dec 16, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by twb0392 from Wisconsin

Dec 04, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by menezes from Texas

Dec 03, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by ColSanders from Texas

Nov 30, 2014
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Reviewed by Theortiz01 from Texas

3/5  rDev -29.1%
The good:
House beers are good, endless selections of wine to-go, lots of taps, great hard to find kegs at times, good bottles- to-go list, the food has been amazing consistently.

The bad:
The service has been sub-par every time I've been here. Just seems like most of the servers have a care-free, "I'll get to you when I feel like it" type of approach. Not rude, but not attentive. Lots of hipsters. Bottles to-go are generally more pricey here than other stores. Growler fills have been pricey in the past as well, although haven't filled a growler in a while so that may have changed.
Nov 30, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by Williaar from Colorado

Nov 13, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by CheChe from Texas

Oct 31, 2014
Rated: 4 by JackNip from Delaware

Oct 24, 2014
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Reviewed by Realbeerguy from Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
Great place with a great beer selection, the only thing I can't stand about coming here is that god awful smell outside. WTF it seriously smells like death took a shit outback, that smell might be from all the damn dirty hippies and hipsters but its hard to tell. But inside is nice
Oct 20, 2014
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Reviewed by EMB1960 from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
Visited this place when I was on a business trip just this September. I thought the place was very laid back and had some solid beers on tap, as well as a decent variety.
The bartenders/pourers were informative of all the beers, especially the ones brewed there. Met some
decent people to talk to and thoroughly enjoyed myself. Had one of their beers a Shiva Stout done with Dates or figs that were soaked in Bourbon, and the beer was excellent.
I also over heard people talking about the food served here, and all were complimentary comments.
I would recommend this place to anyone wanting a decent craft beer.
Sep 26, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by holmesmi from Texas

Aug 12, 2014
Rated: 4 by GRG1313 from California

Aug 03, 2014
Rated: 4 by BDeibs from Colorado

Jul 31, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by nneighb33 from Texas

Jul 29, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by deadliest from Texas

Jul 28, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by Dello from Texas

Jul 18, 2014
Rated: 4 by bccocx from Texas

Jul 08, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Dicers from California

Jul 04, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by Jame515 from Texas

Jun 15, 2014
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Reviewed by JDV from Texas

4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4
While I haven't tried the house made beers here, the food is quite good and tastes very fresh. The tap selection is very good with new stuff constantly coming through here, and the bottle selection is very good as well. They allow you to break up 6-packs here so you can make your own packs out of anything they've got in the store, which is great for people like me that love to sample everything. Funky little place in an old convenience store setting that is most definitely worth a visit.
Jun 12, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by mgr78704 from Texas

Jun 08, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by SmellsofMahagony from Texas

Jun 07, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by greenspointexas from Texas

May 03, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Getalegup from Texas

Mar 18, 2014
Kamala Brewing / Whip In in Austin, TX
Brewery rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 87 ratings