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Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

3110 Guadalupe St
Ste 400
Austin, Texas, 78705-2800
United States

(512) 537-0467 | map

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Added by beerbay on 01-09-2012

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Photo of Texasfan549
4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of elNopalero
4.13/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I stopped by here during a recent visit to Austin, based on a recommendation for a vegetarian-friendly place with craft beer. (That’s all I ask for, folks… only because there’s nothing for me to eat at all the amazing BBQ places in the world.) And the food and beer did not disappoint. There was a wall full of tap handles with local and familiar treats, with pours and pricing clearly marked. No cask engine but it might apparently be in the works. (Yes, I asked.) Plus it looks like they’re developing a serious drink program here, judging by the cocktail list and some overheard conversations. Nosey, nosey!

Based on the same recommendation I went right to the ratatouille, although it looks like there’s a number of snackables—a locally-sourced cheese plate, frites, salads—for those who aren’t interested in the burgers.

I sat at the bar and found service to be efficient, but somewhat inconsistent. Upon entering and taking the place in—do I seat myself, is there room at the bar, how can I find out what’s on tap and on the menu before I commit?—I bellied up at the bar and …waited. It wasn’t until a friendly couple to my left explained ‘how things work’ to me—grab a printed menu since those are updated, beer is listed on the far wall—that I figured out what to do. Which was fine, just confusing for my first visit. However, not long after another couple came in and sat down to my right—and a server met them at the bar, brought them menus and explained the specials of the day. It was such a glaring contrast as to be all too apparent and just the sort of thing that you’d hope they work out among their staff. Clearly, another visit is in order!

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Photo of LittleDon
4.06/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Hopfields provides a comfortable space that's unfortunately close to the University. The interior is cool and inviting with picnic benches in the front of the house and several room like spaces toward the back. When the weather permits, there's also sun shaded outdoor seating. Due to it's proximity to UT, the best time to go is during lunch or between long sessions. This is not to say it won't be crowded and loud during this time. My most recent visit was on a Friday after the Spring session. At 4:30 it was starting to fill and by 6:30 it was hard to have a conversation at the front of the house. This shouldn't dissuade you from going, though. The beer selection, while not enormous, is large enough to keep you coming back on a somewhat regular basis with a nice mix of Texas and non-Texas beers. Service is good and the staff knowledgeable. The is very good, as well, with the burger being my favorite.

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Photo of JamLand
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of jvgoor3786
4.88/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of gilgar
4.89/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Great place with a great beer selection, with lots of IPAs., they even have a good bottle selection with several Jester King beers in stock. Nice sized bar with very informed, polite bartenders who actually offer you samples without having to ask. No beer snobs here.

It's located in the old Half Price Books building on Guadalupe and the did a great job fleshing out their space in it. Nice personal little rooms throughout that would be great for a date. If it were only in South Austin, I'd be there just about every day.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of zonker17
4.58/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Very new place. Only open a couple months. Clean and open area but small. A smaller room in back. Interior done very well.

Taps well represent craft beer from US and Europe. I enjoyed several over a few hours will update this later when I have the list in front of me. Bottle list is much smaller than taps, thus hurting selection a bit.

Food is awesome. Had the lamb sausage topped with frites and aioli sandwich. Wish the Triple Karmeliet crepe with lavendar vanilla was bigger. Interesting beer companion.

Congratulations Austin on another great beer bar!

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Photo of Theortiz01
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of permian-boozer
5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Hudson2508
4.7/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of JDV
4.55/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

I came here for the first time when I saw that they had Prairie Bomb! on tap and was excited to try it. I was even more pleased to see that they offer 1/2 pours at 1/2 price which was great because there were tons of beers that I wanted to try.
The beer list is pretty expansive and they've got 50 or so + high quality craft beers on tap. As if that weren't enough, the food was absolutely fantastic. Seriously one of the best burgers I've even had in my life with the most tender and flavorful beef. I came back and had it again and it was equally as delicious and well cooked.
Another awesome spot in town and with reasonable prices I thought, for the quality.

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Photo of rdooley
4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of Bristopher89
4.56/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of SunglassesJoe
4.3/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

The vibe is the only thing working against this place. It's in a strip center and you cant really find it but that kinda adds to it. Like, "how can a place this great look/be located like this?"

Beer selection is great, they even have Tokyo from Brew Dog. Didn't have the balls to try it as it was a Wednesday but I will be back. You better believe that!

Food and service was stellar. Everyone working there was super nice/chill and they know their beer.
My girlfriend and I split the muscles + frites and the seared lamb on top of a bed of elotes (Mexican corn). To quote my buddy Guy Fieri, the food was "gangster". I had muscles in Belgian a couple of months ago...these were leaps and bounds better. The lamb was really delicious too. If you like it rare, you will love it.

Definitely take a beer lover here if you are looking for a place to go.

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Hopfields in Austin, TX
Place rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 32 ratings