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Uncle Billy's Brew & Que

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BEER AVG
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 JonathanL7890:
Photo of JonathanL7890
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Uncle Billys is located on Barton Springs Restaurant Row just a stone's throw from Zilker Park. It is a wonderful place to have a decent beer and a reasonable priced bite to eat during the ACL festival or any other Zilker festival.

The beer selection is pretty much limited to the house beers, which is not such a bad thing. All the house beers are solid offerings. Brian Peters, the brewmaster, churns out creative offerings but has something for everybody. My favorite is their smoked beers, currently Thick Black Smoke, which pair perfectly with their barbecue. The smoke beers use malt which is smoked on premises so it gives a very nice smoke flavor.
There are a couple of taps that have guest beers. Usually there is a beer from Real Ale, Live Oak, and 512 Brewing on tap if you get tired of the house beers.
The food is very good for a brewpub but as Austin barbecue goes I would say it's just average. It is reasonable priced and service is fast and allows me to drink more beer.

They have a cask night every month or so, and whenever Brian feels like it. I have had some incredible cask offerings, Bitchin Camaro cask and a double Pilsner cask come to mind.

Overall, this is a great brewpub. The only drawback is the parking situation.

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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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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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