Uncle Billy's Brew & Que

BEER AVG
3.61/5
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:
78
Reviews:
150
Ratings:
356
PLACE STATS
Score:
89
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
58
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
8.29%
 
 
Taps:
10
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 35 | Ratings: 58
Reviews by Nutleybeer:
Photo of Nutleybeer
3.98/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Our first stop in Austin, to get some lunch and "que." Nice, spacious outdoor seating. It was a beautiful day, couldn't ask for more. Unlce Billy's is located right on a strip near Shady Grove, Chueys and a few others.

Started with a sampler that included 5 beers, incl an amber, pale ale, wit, coffee stout (really tasty) as well as what was described as a hybrid between the amber and pale ale. All drinkable. The wit, fresh and lite went perfect with the BBQ.

They had 3-4 taps dedicated to local micros too. Wish I had gotten a chance to try the 512 Pecan Porter too, but we didn't have enough time.

Nice menu for lunch. You can order a BBQ meat plus 1-3 sides. Got the BBQ pork with slaw. The portions are not huge, but enough at least for lunch.

Great stop. Not sure if they have music at night. We passed by on Friday night and it looked kinda quiet. Certainly worth seeking out when in the area.

I got a logo pint here as well. Nice stop.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of The_Epopt
3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

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 mig100
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%

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Uncle Billy's Brew & Que in Austin, TX
3.61 out of 5 based on 356 ratings.
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