Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - South Lamar

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Type: Bar, Eatery

1120 South Lamar Blvd.
Austin, Texas, 78704
United States

(512) 476-1320 | map

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Added by DaPeculierDane on 06-01-2008

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3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

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3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 3.25

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3.23/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Went here to see "Up in the Air" with the woman. Also where I first tried the (512) WB Double Pecan Porter. Ordered the regular but the waiter told me of the WB, yeah like I had to think about that decision.

Like the way the theater is set up and the ordering system is pretty easy and service is okay. A little slow but nothing that makes you annoyed.

Food isn't anything to write home about and it kind of pricey, but I find it appropriate for the setting.

The picture quality could be better for the movies, and since it is a theater first and a restaurant second I think that is a major issue.

All that aside they have a good beer selection. I can't name anything besides the (512) but that is only because that is all I drank. I might of had a live oak hefe somewhere along the way but not sure.

They also held a Brooklyn Beer and food tasting there one time or at another location not sure. Didn't make it but I'm sure it was good.

I'd go again and plan on it once I get that thing called money back in my account.

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3.45/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Visited the South Lamar Alamo Draft House for the opening showing of Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay and am now really pissed off because I can't possibly hope for such a great movie going experience anywhere else in the country.

Upon arriving at the Draft House we took our seat behind a large counter where our food and beverages would be placed. A server came around after a few minutes, took our order, and returned a few minutes later with a pitcher of Live Oak Hefe.

While we waited for the movie to start, the Draft House showed an odd but entertaining compellation of late night interviews with John Cho and Kal Penn, Clips from Doogie Howser M.D., a scene from Neil Patrick Harris's production of Sweeney Todd, and other clips related to Harold and Kumar.

Then some wild eyed hippy came out to the front of the stage and demanded four volunteers. Two guys and two girls stood up from the front rows and the next thing I knew, there was a cock meat sandwich eating competition going on. These poor guys and gals had to eat 5 feet of cock meat sandwich, all to win 40 bucks in free beer. I imagine that these sort of pre-show shenanigans are the norm at Alamo and they sure got the audience revved up for the show.

The food was decent - Pizzas, nachos, salads, burgers, etc... and the beer selection was good, particularly for a movie theater...

Selection: About 25 taps. 4/5 are craft or good imports from brewers like Stone, New Belgium, Sierra Nevada, Sam Adams, Live Oak, etc... About 40 bottles. About 2/3 are craft such as Aventinus, Delerium, Rogue, Ommegang, New Belgium, Left Hand, etc... Prices are good.

Service was a bit chaotic though. It was great at first and I was impressed by how organized the servers were in such an unorthodox environment. As the film progressed, however, our server kept forgetting to bring beers for us and our neighbors and wasn't very available at all.

Overall, I enjoyed the experience and hope to see an Alamo Draft House Franchise open in Madison ASAP.

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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - South Lamar in Austin, TX
Place rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 7 ratings