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Uncle Billy's Brew & Que

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3.66/5
Uncle Billy's Brew & QueUncle Billy's Brew & Que
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1530 Barton Springs Rd.
Austin, Texas, 78704
United States

(512) 476-0100 | map
unclebillysaustin.com

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Added by HumuloneRed on 06-02-2007

BEER STATS
Beers:
80
Reviews:
149
Ratings:
354
PLACE STATS
Score:
89
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
57
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
8.29%
 
 
Taps:
10
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 35 | Ratings: 57
Reviews by HardTarget:
Photo of HardTarget
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Atmosphere: New place, everything is looking good. Inside isn’t huge, standard bar and tables with glass walls letting you see into the brewing area, which are pretty tight quarters. Outside has at least, if not more seating, much of it covered. Very cool silo water feature with folk art chickens. Great music in that it was mainstream rock but at the perfect level that let you hear it without having to work at a conversation.

Quality: Beers were well cared for and fresh.

Service: Our server was very good taking good care of us. After we ate he hung out and talked a bit. Turns out he had his first brew in the fermenter and was happy to talk beer. The GM stopped by and upon request gave us a tour of the brewing facilities; can’t really ask for much more.

Selection: Nice taps available. They had 6 of their own (and given the sampler board they serve with, that’s the expected number), A blonde, Hefe, APA, EPA, IPA, and a smoked porter. In addition, they had Real Ale’s Lost Gold and Coffee Porter, Live Oak’s Big Bark and Pilz, Independence’s IPA, and St. Arnold’s Elissa. It’s really an all star lineup of Texas craft brew.

Food: It’s a BBQ place, meat by the ½ pound, sides to order, stuffed potatoes, salads, sandwiches. Most comes family style that let’s you get a good selection. The fried pickles were pretty good. In general the food was tasty, if not Texas-Class BBQ. Brisket was probably the pick of the litter for me. Writing this up is actually making me hungry, so that’s a good sign.

Value: Reasonable.

I plan on going back.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ChuletaTX512
4.26/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Great fun place for people watching and the beer is pretty darn swell too.

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Photo of DoctorZombies
4.18/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Very good brewed on site draft beer. Canned limited release beer to buy and take home. Growlers too. Friendly bar staff and neighborhood pub vibe. Great location along restaurant row on Austin's south side. Didn't try the food having eaten next door...maybe next time!

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Photo of Junichi
3.19/5  rDev -19.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3

Photo of NealioATX
3.9/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

I've come here a few times over the years including their first year being open. The beers are A-OK. The vibe is what you'd expect in that area of the city. The BBQ is meh. That said, it's still probably better than Green Mesquite down the road. Double meh.

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Photo of BGsWo22
3.1/5  rDev -22.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of kojevergas
2.65/5  rDev -33.4%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.25 | service: 2.75 | selection: 2.75 | food: 3.5

Notes from 2014:

11 taps. 7 are house beers; 4 are guests (Live Oak schwarz, Live Oak hefe, and some Real Ale offerings when I was there).

Average barbecue by Texas standards, which is to say it's pretty good.

4 oz samplers are offered: 5 for $8, 6 for $10, 7 for $12.

Grumbler refills are $8. Growler refills are $15.

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Photo of gilgar
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of smb
3.4/5  rDev -14.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.38/5  rDev -15.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Photo of JamLand
3.38/5  rDev -15.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.25

Only their house brews on tap, which are all average to below average. Below average BBQ. You're in Austin for Christ's sake, don't eat BBQ here!

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Photo of Fabiand
3.94/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Dicers
3.78/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of LXIXME
3.29/5  rDev -17.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of ColSanders
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Realbeerguy
2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

BBQ is nasty but the beer is ok it's hit or miss

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of nneighb33
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of SAdams0192
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of JDV
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Uncle Billy's used to be my favorite brewpub in town when it opened, but it has definitely experienced a change since its first days. The head brewer leaving was a strike against it, even though the current brewer does a good job and makes some great beers, it was a step down compared to what it was. The food though has taken the biggest hit, as the menu and quality has changed for the worse. Don't get me wrong; it's not a terrible place, but I loved their chili cheese fries, and while the bbq wasn't anywhere near the best in town, it still was pretty tasty and went great with the beers here.

It's got a great location and patio on Barton Springs Road and is a nice place to hang out and grab some beers. Still definitely worth a visit.

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Photo of Jame515
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of greenspointexas
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of TxHopHead4
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of javlin624
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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Uncle Billy's Brew & Que in Austin, TX
3.66 out of 5 based on 354 ratings.
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