Craft Pride

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Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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

(512) 428-5547 | map

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Added by MEsquandoles on 03-08-2013

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.03/5  rDev -10.4%
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 NeroFiddled
4.41/5  rDev -2%
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 Gavage
4.97/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This is a small little place that has plenty of outdoor seating. The bar only had 4 stools, and a few hi-tops were inside, but it was mostly standing room space. Lots of wood and black wallpaper. Nice wooden decoration of state of Texas hangs from the ceiling. A large blackboard lists the beers on draft. A bottle and souvenir shop is in a room off the back of the bar.

Only Texas beers are served here which is an interesting concept. The bartenders are some of the most beer knowledgable folks I have experienced across the country. Plenty of people walked in not understanding the beers and the bartenders walked through a bunch of questions followed by a complete decription of the beer - which usually meant the customer knew what he was getting and appreciated the help.

The beers were all very good, and were a bit more of a unique offerings than other bars in Austin. Glasses were of correct style and were each checked for cleanliness before filling. These are the small things that show high quality of the place.

In my short 3 day visit of Austin, this was by far the best bar for service, quality, and beer offerings. This is a must visit by anyone coming to town. Simply outstanding.

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4.58/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

Stopped in here after stoping at Banger's, figured it was so close I might as well hit both. Atmosphere was a little dead compared to Banger's but that is fine with me. Beers are all listed up on the wall. Really enjoyed the awesome patio area out back, especially the food truck... Service was great. Bartender helped me order and then stuck around to talk about the local beer scene, even gave me a tip on where to get some bottles I was after. The food is truly world class. VIA 313 is one of the best pies in the country for a very good reason, one of the best things I ate on the whole trip. Quality and Selection were both awesome across the board. Tons of local beers on-tap and some world class pizza sitting out back. I had no problem finding something to try at both the bar and trailer. Overall I thought this was one of the best bars I visited on the whole trip. I will definitely return the next time I am in town.

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

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Photo of Sludgeman
4.21/5  rDev -6.4%
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 champ103
4.4/5  rDev -2.2%
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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4.5/5  rDev 0%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.93/5  rDev -12.7%
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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4.02/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

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4.41/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

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

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.54/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

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4.15/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

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Craft Pride in Austin, TX
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