Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden

BA SCORE
96
world-class

98 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

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

(512) 386-1656 | map
bangersaustin.com

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Added by sprucetip on 12-30-2012

PLACE STATS
Score:
96
Ratings:
98
Reviews:
25
Avg:
4.36
pDev:
6.88%
 
 
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Ratings: 98 |  Reviews: 25
Reviews by max316:
Photo of max316
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Austin has developed and is still growing its craft beer scene, so there is a lot of competition. Having said that, this is one of my favorite beer bars in the city. The bar and wall of taps is one of best designs I have seen in a bar. The selection is expansive and rotates based on what the beer expert owner wants. More importantly the beer menu is fool-proof, indicating the style, brewery, and short tasting notes. Location is great, cool recently developed street with establishments running out of old houses. The backyard is very large featuring long communal tables and a music stage from which they host many events. While Draught House up north usually takes the cake, Banger's is fast becoming a major player in Austin's beer scene.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of bullywee
4.26/5  rDev -2.3%
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

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Photo of Sludgeman
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
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

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Photo of rmpic82
4.7/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

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Photo of psoriasaurus
3.5/5  rDev -19.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of HaoleToYouToo
4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

100 beers on tap. Endless options per style.

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Photo of dasotelo50
4.26/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Karibourgeois
4.3/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

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Photo of Ryannotbryan
4.26/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of bluesyasian
3.68/5  rDev -15.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of JamesStreet
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of phingdong
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Not too often that I love a place just as much or more for the food than the beer, but this place qualifies. The sausages here are nothing short of spectacular. Incredibly tasty and unforgettable.

And the beer selection is obscene. So many to chose from. This place always seems to have Yellow Rose on tap and that's a huge plus. But their selection literally runs the gamut and will have something in just about every style and they helpfully organize them. Check the bottle selection too for some gems, especially the Bishop's Barrel beers.

The outdoor biergarten is awesome too.

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Photo of dbannister
4.89/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This place is located away from the normal 6th Street scene (about 15-20 minute walk from there). It has a really great selection of beer (roughly 100 taps) and it was my favorite place for beer selection in Austin. If you go early in the day, you'll really enjoy yourself more and the staff are well informed about the different beers they have.

Definitely recommend.

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Photo of stevoj
4.06/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Live music! Accessible! Great tap list and homemade sausages. Unbeatable combo. Taps and bottles listed by style, menu made for easy navigation. Big covered outdoor beer garden. Overall size made service a bit slow, but still good al around

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Photo of dwagner003
4.3/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Hudson2508
4.71/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of MLDucky
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of BdM
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of crob3888
4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Stopped by here during SXSW 2015. Enjoyed sausages, a few beers from the wide selection on the menu, oh and I might have ate an entire order of fried cheese curds. Service was acceptable. Come for the beer!

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Photo of BGsWo22
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of SergeLowpz
5/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of sirhc3034
4.47/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Bristopher89
4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of pnelting
4.9/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden in Austin, TX
4.36 out of 5 based on 98 ratings.
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