Craft Pride

BA SCORE
95
world-class

16 Reviews
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

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

(512) 428-5547 | map
craftprideaustin.com

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Added by MEsquandoles on 03-08-2013

PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
102
Avg:
4.44
pDev:
2.93%
 
 
Taps:
56
Bottles/Cans:
100
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 102
Reviews by champ103:
Photo of champ103
4.4/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

A great new beer bar that opened opened a few weeks ago. Just down the street from Bangers, and all the seemingly new places on this street. Well at least, I don't remember this part being so busy in years past. Take that with a grain of salt, beside two weeks ago, and now this week, it has been years since I was in Austin...

Anyway, a small area out front, a tiny wood bar in front of the tap wall. Some couches, and a wide open area to mingle inside. Out back is a great patio that will have some food trucks. The service is very friendly, and knowledgeable. Also fun to talk to. I remember one guy that use to work at the Gingerman in Houston, awesome.

I love the beer selection. 100% Texas breweries. 50 taps, plus two casks. That might be the most Texas beers available at one time anywhere in the state. That is saying something. Rogness, Real Ale, Austin Beer Works, Saint Arnold, 512, Jester King, and on and on...The quality is pretty damn good as well. The two casks are in great condition, Real Ale Blonde Barleywine, and 512 Black IPA.

Austin has always had a great beer culture. Though recently, there have been a mass of excellent beer bars opening up. This is one of them.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Sludgeman
4.21/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Craft pride
Visited on a Tuesday evening. Sat at the bar inside.

V - Bright and open inside. A nice outdoor space with a pizza food truck (more later on that). Also a "to-go" store connected to the bar. Plenty of beer lovers and talk about beer without getting to geeked out. 4.25

Q - Clean and proper glassware. Quite a number of taps. Curious how long some of these beers last on tap (maybe too long). 4

Ser - Josh, behind the bar, was great. Flexible and helpful. Very knowledgeable. Ready to help newbie or master. Not a big fan of a bar holding my credit card when I want to run a tab, but I guess those are the realities when you live in a college town. 4.25

Sel - All Texas all the time on tap. I like that. No Jester King on tap which was a disappointment. But a wide variety something for everybody. Every style. Plus plenty of bottles to choose from if nothing on tap meets your needs. 4.5

F - A great "Detroit" style pizza food truck outside. A narrow but excellent selection. 4

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.02/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.41/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I've looked through the reviews and there's not much else to say, just read back. It's right down the street from Banger's, which is one of my favorite places, so that's a bonus, especially as they don't serve food. It's all Texas beers, which is great if you're from out of state; and that also means they've got stuff that you won't find elsewhere. I also have to back up the positives for the service - I'm a brewer and so I know what I'm talking about, and the bartenders here are right on track with me. But they're also ahead of me in that they've really got their stuff down - ask me "Oh what's like so and so beer?" and I'll have to think about it, but they're right on it, bam bam bam! And I greatly appreciate that they're honest. That's a little bit of a Texas thing, they're straight-shooters and they'll right out tell you who's beer is better than who's. So, although I'm not particularly comfortable with their indoor space, I love it as a follow up to Banger's - mostly because they don't open until 4pm on weekdays and 1pm on Saturday and Sunday.

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Photo of cbaz
4.14/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Photo of HaoleToYouToo
4.31/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Detroit-style pizza goes well w/ good selection of beers.

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Photo of dasotelo50
3.61/5  rDev -18.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of sd123
4.21/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Ryannotbryan
3.9/5  rDev -12.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of spacebear09
4.4/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of phingdong
4.21/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of dbannister
4.76/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Craft Pride is located off of Rainey which is roughly a 20 minute walk from the 6th street madness. This bar focuses on Texas beers and consistently has Yellow Rose on tap (if that's your thing).

The back of the bar has a nice outdoor area that has a pizza food truck with pretty darn good pizza. I actually visited this place several times during my short stay in Austin because its a great place to relax and enjoy a good beer.

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Photo of dwagner003
4.58/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Hudson2508
4.18/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of BdM
4.15/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of BGsWo22
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of SergeLowpz
4.93/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of IsYoursGold
4.43/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of jbfarris
4.34/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Karibourgeois
4.43/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Craftcraft
5/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of sirhc3034
4.57/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Bristopher89
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of billab914
4.43/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Matt141
4.41/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

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Craft Pride in Austin, TX
4.44 out of 5 based on 102 ratings.
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