BJ's Restaurant

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Type: Bar, Eatery

5207 Brodie Lane #300
Sunset Valley
Austin, Texas, 78745
United States

(512) 892-3800 | map

Root Beer and Cream Soda made on premises, but the beer is brewed under contract by Saint Arnold in Houston.

Added by midaszero on 08-02-2008

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of piconut
3.68/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of gilgar
4.09/5  rDev +18.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 5

BJ's has a pretty good selection of beer albeit rather expensive (around $7 for a pint). You save a buck or so by drinking their inhouse beers which are all pretty good. They always have a rotating inhouse beer that's typically good too. They've got an ok selection of local Austin beers although you won't be able to find out what they are unless you walk over to the bar and look at the taps. They're not on the menus and the wait staff have no idea what's available. This is the only place I've ever seen Lindemans Framboise on tap!

The food is excellent but again expensive for what you're getting plus everything seems to go up $1 about every six months or so. We used to go a few times a week but now it's once every few months. Still an ok place to go with the family and kids. They have a big variety of food.

The service is generally good to excellent although you will get a bad server every once in awhile.

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Photo of JamLand
2.13/5  rDev -38.4%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 1 | food: 2.5

If you're looking for the Chili's or Applebee's of brewpubs, then this spot is for you. However, I assume most BA's wouldn't go here unless they were forced to do so.

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Photo of mamaraza
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Jame515
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of Fenris244
3.05/5  rDev -11.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Went here about a week ago, like the over all feel of the place, went for lunch so it wasnt busy at all.

The dining area and bar look very nice and the tables looked cool(like granite or something) the menu was pretty huge with lots to pick from food wise the beer menu was also pretty nice with some good local brews and the usual out of state craft stuff showing up as well.

Service was really slow for me, after ordering my beer(their house imperial stout) I waited, we ordered an appetizer, still no beer, appetizer arrives, still no beer, I flag the guy down and finally it comes out, the stout was mediocre too! Also happened to my friend and with my second beer.

Food was nice, I enjoyed what I ate and the menu covers alot of stuff.

Overall not a bad place to go for a bite to eat but I wouldnt go back just based on the service I recieved

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Photo of JonathanL7890
3.95/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I went here last night for dinner. It was busy but not overall so. I had a beer at the bar while waiting for my party. They have 6 or so house beers on tap and about a dozen guest taps. The guest taps aren't too spectacular, mostly along the lines of Bass, Newcastle, etc But they had Live Oak Big Bark, Lindemans framboise, and Aventinus -- a few good ones. They have a pretty good bottle selection: Scaldis, Chimays (all three), Delirum Tremens,Orval, Saison Dupont, Duvel.
I had a Grand Cru at the bar --it was ok, I'll review that later.

We were seated promptly once my party showed up. They gave me a 10% discount with my AHA card. We had some beers that were decent and ordered a Chicago style pizza. The pizza was very good, not quite excellent -- a little bit doughy.
Service was prompt and friendly.

Overall, a pretty decent place to go if you're in South Austin, which doesn't have much.

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Photo of AChamberlain
3.23/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

It has a big city, chain restaurant feel to the atmosphere. Lots of tvs, especially in the bar area. The menu has pairings with each beer. The house beers are all good quality. Not that inspired, but fairly solid. The pale ale, porter, and stout are good choices usually. The food is decent as well. The service at this BJs location is lackluster to say the least. Both times we have had problems with our servers, and managers. Both times we have seen people walk out. Usually I do not complain about service, but it was not god at all. The prices are reasonable. Overall a good place, except for the service (really the management). Austin four much better (real) brewpubs. But if you are in the area, it is pretty much the only game in town.

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Photo of LiquidSnake
4/5  rDev +15.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I stopped in to check out the menu and location during a Texas Longhorns football game. I had two beers. I had the Piranha Pale ale, which was mildly hoppy, crisp, and delicious. I also had the BJ's PM Porter, which was real smooth and light. There were many other beers that I could have tried but I only had those two. I looked over the menu, which had a great deal of offerings. There were too many items, Pizza, Pasta, Sandwiches, appetizers, but what I really liked was the way the menu offered pairings and beer explanations. I would go back again. The bar seating area was too tightly packed, meaning that you either had a seat or you didn't. If you didn't you'd block the sightlines of those seated around the comfortable booths that surrounded the bar trying to watch the game. The service although prompt seemed sloppy. I saw an isolated incident where a bartender poured a pitcher of beer. He overflowed the beer and wasted too much in his haste to fill it quickly If you manage to go try, please try the Tatonka Imperial Stout, and post a review.

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