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Hyde Park MarketHyde Park Market

Type: Store

4429 Duval St
Austin, Texas, 78751-3917
United States

(512) 524-4217 | map

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Added by AChamberlain on 11-25-2008

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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 22
Photo of meganj
4/5  rDev +4.7%

This gas station is my go to spot when I want a decent beer in my neighborhood. The parking lot is completely covered in flags, and when you walk in everything is crammed in such a tiny space, but it works. The first thing you see when you walk in are the single beers for the mix n match 6 packs. There is a maze of beer around the store with a few isles of food in the middle. (they have an awesome ice cream selection too.) The service is good. The people who work/own the place seem very nice, but I never really talked with them about beer other than complimenting the selection. It is fairly reasonable, but not cheap. Overall, I would say you have to stop by if you need good beer in the hyde park/ north loop area.

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Photo of Wingfan13
2.79/5  rDev -27%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5

I went here for the first time this weekend and was impressed with the selection. There is a sign on the cooler that says $12.99 for mixed six packs. I filled a six pack with different beers and headed to the counter. The person started to ring me up and then let out a huff. I was told you cant grab beers from the same brewery to build your six pack. Fine, I understand that but put that as part of the sign you have out there.

I put the beers back pretty annoyed and then went and looked at the cooler on the other side of the store. The prices are ridiculous. Arrogant Bastard which is around $4.89 everywhere else in Austin was $6.99 (I think). Lukcy Bastard which I have bough in Austin for $5.99 was $8.99.

I wont be back.

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Photo of mflkb4
4.17/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

While I am wildly biased towards this place because it is across the street from me, I will admit straight off the bat that, yes, they are overpriced and yes, it's hard to find a staff member who knows what they're talking about. Most people tend not to compare prices of their craft ale, so they get away with charging $24 for the Great Divide Grand Cru I saw last night whereas more knowledgeable shops are charging $18.

BUT! I love it. It feels like a home to me. The owners parents who are always working behind the counter both have great, dry senses of humor. The mom even smiles a little when she sees me which I don't think she does for many people. The owner has a crush on my roommate and I laugh about this fact every time I go in. The store is claustrophobic - I think they just sell whatever and see what sticks, so I have also picked up things like a plunger or toothpaste while buying beer. As for the selection, I guess they just order the whole slate available in town. I have bought things here that I thought were all bought up in the whole Austin area - Real Ale Peach Sour, Jester King Ambree, Prairie Ale Christmas Bomb! because I think it just takes so long for them to rotate stock.

I love Hyde Park Market (aka Flag Store) forever and always.

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Hyde Park Market in Austin, TX
3.82 out of 5 based on 22 ratings.
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