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Draught House Pub & BreweryDraught House Pub & Brewery

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

4112 Medical Parkway
Austin, Texas, 78741
United States

(512) 452-6258 | map

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Reviews by DoktorZee:
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4.4/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

This is my go-to bar when I'm in Austin even though I have to go for a little drive to get there (or, more commonly, a cab ride).

The vibe here is exceptional; it's generally filled with folks that really love beer and enjoy just chilling out. I tend to spend all of my time in the beer garden thanks to the weather in Austin, though they just recently had to remove the existing canopy that covered the outdoor space; hopefully they'll have a good replacement before things start heating up.

The interior is old skool British pub with a bit of a Bavarian twist (light walls and lots of dark wood). The bar dominates the wall across from the door and is the only place to get beer (and on a busy night it's lined up outside). Adding to the hipness is the fact a lot of people just pull up a chair and tail-gate in the parking lot.

The people here are cool, relaxed and looking to have a good time. It's a little older than the usual college crowd (being fairly far from campus) with a huge range of interesting people.

Overall quality of the establishment of the place and the beer is excellent. The bartenders are knowledgeable and happy to give you samples of beers you haven't tried before you commit to a pint. It can be a bit intimidating when you get up to the taps, with all of the selection, but the folks are cool with a brief decision period.

Selection is superb - 40+ taps that rotate very frequently. There are usually 2 casks going at any time. Lots of representation from local breweries like Live Oak, 512 and semi-locals like Real Ale as well as their in-house beers. There's almost always a nice sampling of American craft brews on tap as well as some of the limited editions and rare items. It's also not uncommon to find a number of Belgians on tap as well. With the frequent rotation it's worth coming back frequently.

Food is probably the only weak spot since the focus is really on beer, but they do allow folks to bring in food from outside and there are a lot of good place to eat nearby, so this is far from a big deal.

This is a great beer bar - go there and see!

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Photo of dasotelo50
3.64/5  rDev -13.1%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4

Photo of sd123
4.65/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Ryannotbryan
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of phingdong
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of rorjets
4.73/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Arrived around 5 pm on a warm spring evening. The outside patio was almost full, and there was a short line to get a beer. Amazing selection on tap of their own beers, local craft beers, and craft beers from around the country. I tried their UK IPA and the newest Hop School variety; both were outstanding. You could easily spend hours here sampling great beers, amongst fellow beer lovers. While I was there a customer arrived with a box full of extra beer glasses which he gave away to anyone who wanted one - I got a Jester King & Austin Beerworks pint glass. Just a great vibe, and my son lives around the block so I know I will be visiting the Draught House whenever I visit him!

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Photo of bigchiquilin
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Junichi
3.51/5  rDev -16.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Hudson2508
4.49/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of NealioATX
4.49/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

This is probably my favorite place in the city to grab a beer. I may be biased because it's roughly in my hood. I may also be biased because the bartenders play music that competes with my Ipod. The selection is typically solid with a nice variety of styles, regions and breweries. Sometimes you can grab some solid choice beers on tap too! On weekends they have a grill set up and a dude that grills brats and sausages for tips. I'm not gonna lie, this is in my top 5 places to go in the city.

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Photo of BdM
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of John_M
4.23/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75

The two stops I made here during my trip Thanksgiving trip to Austin were clearly the beer highlight of the trip.

A couple of different people who have been to PDX mentioned that this place reminds them of the legendary Horse Brass put in PDX. There are some similarities for sure, but the Draught House is considerably smaller, and it doesn't have a kitchen or table service (but it does have a nice outdoor patio area). That being said, there's still the same sort of dark, cozy vibe you find at the Brass, and given the décor, posters and other decorations, this place has the feel and look of English pub wannabe (not unlike the brass as well). Beer selection is terrific, with something like 60 draft selections. There were a number of limited release and/or hard to find beers on tap here (BFM saison, founders breakfast stout, St. Arnolds Pumpkinator, to name just a few), plus they had several beers on cask and nitro. Service was OK, albeit a bit slow. There's a spot at the bar where you're supposed to place your beer order, and waits in line can get a bit lengthy. The two times I stopped by was during off hours (Or what passes for off hours. I get the impression there are probably very few times during the week when this place is dead.), and there was still a considerable line for a beer. That being said, the staff were friendly and pretty knowledgeable otherwise.

Shrug. This is a great place, no doubt, and is a spot I would visit any time I'm in town.

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Photo of smb
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of kojevergas
3.74/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of BGsWo22
3.08/5  rDev -26.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.25

Photo of Roybert
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of pauldig
4.8/5  rDev +14.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

This is one of my favorite taverns in the country.

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Photo of stumac
4.79/5  rDev +14.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of Fletchlovesbeer
4.61/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 2.5

Photo of dhfreak
4.88/5  rDev +16.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This place gets busy; middle of the week busy! Doesn't matter though; bartenders were really helpful, and the vibe is awesome!

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Photo of Deggar
4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Patrick_Redbeard
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of MLDucky
4.61/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

if you're looking for a trendy beer bar, stay away. If you want a place to relax, sit on the patio or sit inside in the dark, wood filled pub and have great beer come here. this is my favorite place to have a great beer and relax. No pressure, just have a good time with friends. I hope it never changes. Places like this are a dying breed.

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Photo of jackweinbender
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Must have been 40 taps, great service, $3 pints on Sunday, heavy on local brewers. Seemed to be lighter on big beers or sours but I could be wrong about that, there was so many choices. Will be back for sure.

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Draught House Pub & Brewery in Austin, TX
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