Uncle Billy's Brew & Que

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
BEER AVG
3.67/5
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
www.unclebillysaustin.com

Notes:
No notes at this time.

Added by HumuloneRed on 06-02-2007

BEER STATS
Beers:
79
Reviews:
148
Ratings:
343
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
View: Beers | Place Reviews | Events
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 35 | Ratings: 57
Reviews by jdoncbus:
Photo of jdoncbus
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I was in town for ACL and was glad I stopped by (twice). The first visit was on Friday of ACL and the place was somewhat dead. Nice Texas style atmoshphere with the wood and open air feel to it; a nice clean place.

I ordered a Real Ale IPA. The bartender (bearded guy) seemed intent on pushing his ESB but after reading about Real Ale I wanted the IPA; an amazing IPA by the way. I felt obliged to taste their own beer and grabbed their Wit; refershing beer that hit the spot on a hot day.

They had about five of their in-house brews on tap, 3-4 guest taps, and plenty of bottles. I didn't spend a ton of time looking over their selection but it would suffice any beer geek.

The second visit I ordered some chili and mac-n-cheese, very tasty with the chili packing a nice Texas-heat punch. The food and beer were very affordable and I will certainly stop by this place again when I make my way back to Austin.

 914 characters

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.

74 characters

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!

 268 characters

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.

 261 characters

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.

 322 characters

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!

145 characters

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

48 characters

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.

 744 characters

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%

Photo of Getalegup
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of javlin624
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Uncle Billy's Brew & Que in Austin, TX
89 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.

    Subscribe