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North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery

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BEER AVG
3.78/5
North by Northwest Restaurant & BreweryNorth by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

10010 Capital Of TX Hwy N
Austin, Texas, 78759
United States

(512) 467-6969 | map
www.nxnwbrew.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
55
Reviews:
185
Ratings:
448
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
89
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
59
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
9.64%
 
 
Taps:
6
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Photo of assurbanipaul
3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 5

A new and modern brewpub and restaurant on the north side of town which, according to its menu, tries to bring a bit of the Pacific Northwest to Texas. Nothing earth-shattering about it but, overall, not a bad place.

The restaurant is really more the star here than the beers with the menu selections sometimes experimental but always great (oh! those garlic fries). Atmosphere is brewpub modern, lots of wood and exposed steel with the brew tanks visible behind the bar. Full bar service, also, and what appears to be a quite extensive wine selection.

Beers are typical styles -- not experimental like Bitter End -- and are good but not terribly memorable. Five taps and a rotating offering, their Octoberfest was pretty good. Growlers available, no outside brands, which I respect in a brewpub. Worthy of repeat visits.

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Photo of HardTarget
4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Only one experience to draw on, but WOW, this is one great place. It has a great Northwestern US decor and inspired menu, and great beer. Had the sampler as an appetizer (with 3 cloves of roasted garlic) and loved every beer (ok, the 'Northern Light' beer was a touch watery, but I understand we have to educate the unwashed somehow). Food was exceptional, best meal I've had in quite some time, at a reasonable (about $22 for the special; cedar plank salmon with bleu cheese mashed potatoes on bed of greens) price. Got a growler ($20, but very nice quality, $15 full of seasonal beer). Good service, good selection, I was impressed. To quote the current governor of Calf: "I'll be back".

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Photo of Pegasus
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

I visited North by Northwest (or NXNW as the establishment typically refers to itself) on 23-May-2003. NXNW is a restaurant and brew on premises that according to the management is modeled after the brewpubs of the Pacific Northwest.

The interior is quite large and spacious with wood and stone predominating in the decor. Throughout there are mural-sized antique black-and-white photographs of scenes of the Pacific North West.

The menu selection is quite varied with prices ranging from about $8.00 for burgers to $20 for steaks and seafood. Many of the offerings seem to be what I would call "Nouvelle Cuisine", i.e. "Honey Glazed Game Hen", "Beef and Chicken Satay", or "Whole Cold Stream Trout". Overall, I prefer informal Texas cuisine, but that's a matter of taste.

There are six beers on tap that are brewed in house, one being a seasonal offering. The beers offered at the time of my visit were NXNW Bock, Okanagon Black Ale, Northern Light, Duckabish Amber, Py Jingo Pale Ale, and the seasonal offering NXNW Brown Ale. All of the beer selections were at least decent, some were very good.

During happy hour, a pint is $2.50, otherwise $3.25. Growlers are offered at $15.00 for a refill ($25 at other times), plus $10 for the empty growler. For those seeking mementos, NXNW logo T-Shirts, pint glasses, and the like are available.

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North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery in Austin, TX
89 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.
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