Craft Pride

BA SCORE
97
world-class

102 Ratings
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:
97
Ratings:
102
Reviews:
16
Avg:
4.44
pDev:
2.93%
 
 
Taps:
56
Bottles/Cans:
100
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Ratings: 102 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of mcintire78
3.5/5  rDev -21.2%

Photo of dasotelo50
3.61/5  rDev -18.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.75 | 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 ONovoMexicano
3.93/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Dipped in here for a beer with my wife and daughter.

The selection is extensive but as an out-of-towner looking to find gems like "Yellow Rose," "Divine Reserve" and other sought after stuff, I was a bit disappointed that none of these were available (despite me finding them at other places around Austin the same week). Still, there's a beer here for every taste bud and all the beers are Texas brews, which should serve as a reminder just how much damn beer Texas has to offer.

The vibe was nice and relaxed and probably would have been even more so if we'd elected to sit out in the back, eaten some pizza and caught some live music. It was early on a Wednesday so there wasn't much going though.

Overall, a nice place to drop in and if I hadn't been with the family I'd have probably hung a while longer. Also, the mini-bottleshop is a nice touch and if I remember correctly the bottles for sale can be consumed onsite.

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4/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of ThurmondTX
4/5  rDev -9.9%

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

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.03/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Down the street from Banger's in the Rainey District is Craft Pride, a newish beer bar with All-Texas beer, all the time.

Inside it looks like a log cabin deep in the Wisconsin woods, or a newly-built sauna somewhere in Scandinavia and filled with sweaty, bearded hipsters. Lots of space to roam and a super-chill atmosphere on a Friday night.

Among the drafts: Devil's Backbone, Convict Hill, 667 IPA, 512 DIPA and a ton more. Affable staff and a great garden/patio outside.

Love this place!

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Photo of gtermi
4.03/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

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

Photo of Schultz
4.14/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

At end of Rainey street, nice open place reminded me of a cabin with lots of wood an a large map of Texas on ceiling. Plenty of chairs, tables, sofas inside as well as outside seating. All 3 of my visits there were no chairs at the bar. Everyone ordered drinks and took to tables. Bartenders extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and made suggestions. All taps are Texas beers with all varieties represented. I enjoyed all of the beers I was able to try here. Bottle shop in rear as well as a pizza truck which after you order delivers to the tables. Out of the 6 bars I visited in Austin this ranks only behind Bangers and is a definite must stop while in Austin.

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

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

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 Deggar
4.23/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of ldhughes3
4.23/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of RuckusDu
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

Great list of beers. Nice space. Very hippie. I had a Imperium, St. Arnold Fresh Hop and Highlander. 2 of the 3 were recommended and were great. I would recommend for the list and staff recommendations. Nice wood plank tables outside.

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Photo of Ben7773
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

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