Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden

Bar, Eatery

79 Rainey St
Austin, Texas, 78701-4308
United States

(512) 386-1656 | map
bangersaustin.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.43
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
114
pDev:
9.03%
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Reviews by Schultz:
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Schultz from Maryland

4.68/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Bangers has a bar which seats about 25, several indoor tables and a large outside table area which is set up like a German beer hall. On all 3 of my visits I sat inside at the bar. Over 100 taps, over half from Texas including several hand pumps. Plenty of variety for all tastes and more than enough IPAs for this Hophead. All of the glasses are rinsed with cold water before beer is poured. Their specialty food is house made sausages which are excellent and go great with beer. Everything is reasonably priced.

What sets Bangers apart is the service of the bartenders. I was there three different nights, with three different bartenders each night, and all provided the same excellent service. I have been to hundreds of "beer bars" including all of "classics" in San Fran, San Diego, Denver, Philly, Dc, etc. and except for maybe my hometown Maxs, no other bartenders had the knowledge of beer and the willingness to talk beer as what I found at Banger's. From making suggestions, offering samples and small pours to compare styles, to even breaking out a bottle of Pliny to share with the customers the service is second to none. They definitely make it a worthwhile beer experience. A definite must stop in Austin and IMO Austin's best beer bar.

May 04, 2014
More User Reviews:
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slasich from Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

May 16, 2020
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KrissyKat6 from New York

4.51/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Dec 29, 2019
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StanleysCup from Maryland

4.03/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Apr 24, 2019
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cryptichead from Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Dec 16, 2018
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JohnDon from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Oct 08, 2018
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Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Aug 04, 2018
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Spaceman_Jer from Colorado

4.19/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Jul 31, 2018
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puck1225 from Texas

4.68/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

I loved this place! Fun place, excellent, very knowledgeable service - first rate.

The food was fun and delicious. Poutine, good poutine, in Austin, TX! Sausages were excellent and diverse.

Excellent selection of first rate beers, especially if you like Deschutes Abyss and Black Butte. Several vintages each of these, on tap!

Definitely a beer destination in the capital of Texas!

Jul 06, 2018
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TheGent from New Jersey

4.4/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Cool vibe. Definitely a party vibe. Even on a Sunday night when I was there. A hundred beers on tap (at least it seemed) organized by style. A great variety. The food was awesome. I had some poutine and a rabbit sausage that were both to die for. Definitely would return for excellent food, and a very good beer selection.

May 09, 2018
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.43/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Apr 18, 2018
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HeartofMiami from Florida

4.37/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Apr 02, 2018
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zotzot from Vermont

4.01/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Mar 07, 2018
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SMH_NWI from Texas

4.55/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Nov 06, 2017
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mecmd from Tennessee

4.7/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Oct 28, 2017
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Kevinpitts from Illinois

4.73/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Cool place with awesome varieties of sausage and well selected tap list (over100). Great vibe. Would go back for beer or food in an instant.

Oct 12, 2017
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jbfarris from Georgia

4/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Aug 23, 2017
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bullywee from Colorado

4.26/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Really good sausages and a equally good beer selection! We enjoyed sitting outside with our dog (who enjoyed a Wolfwurst did sausage) It's kinda like the Texas Rosamonde

May 02, 2017
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Sludgeman from District of Columbia

4.38/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Visited on a Wednesday evening for dinner. Sat at the bar. Not crowded early but things picked up as the night wore on.

V - Not much of a beer vibe unless you are sitting at the bar and with the right bartender you can have a great "beer time." Otherwise it's just a good restaurant the serves a great selection of beer. 3.5

Q - Served in the proper glassware. Lots of taps so some beers may lanquish. All taps cleaned over a two week period. 4.5.

Ser - Great service at the bar, which can suffer a bit when it gets busy in the restaurant. Knowledgeable bartenders who are willing to talk beer when they have the time. 4.5

Sel - A fantastic selection for both Texas and the US. Don't come if you are looking for international beers. 4.5

F - If you don't know already, all the entres are sausage, even the one name "fried chicken!" 4.25



F - everything is a sausage. Remember that before you ask a question or order a dish. 4.25

Feb 27, 2017
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rmpic82 from Kansas

4.7/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Taplist of 100+ craft beers, ranging in style from lighter pilsners to BA stouts. Nearly everything one could want for beer is available at this spot. Bar seating could use a little more space. Service and glassware were spot on.

Feb 16, 2017
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psoriasaurus from England

3.5/5  rDev -21%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Dec 28, 2016
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HaoleToYouToo from Hawaii

4.21/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

100 beers on tap. Endless options per style.

Sep 03, 2016
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dasotelo50 from Texas

4.26/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Aug 28, 2016
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Karibourgeois from Texas

4.3/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Great place with great food and a tremendous beer selection. Only minuses are the fact that its always beyond crowded (understandable, as it is such a great place) and parking in that area can be a major PIA.

Aug 14, 2016
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Ryannotbryan from Texas

4.26/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Jun 21, 2016
Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden in Austin, TX
Place rating: 4.43 out of 5 with 114 ratings