Draught House Pub & Brewery

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3.91/5
Draught House Pub & BreweryDraught House Pub & Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

4112 Medical Parkway
Austin, Texas, 78741
United States

(512) 452-6258 | map
www.draughthouse.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
38
Reviews:
86
Ratings:
132
PLACE STATS
Score:
93
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
124
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
6.68%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews by Durge:
Photo of Durge
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

My first visit to the Draught House and it was worth the excursion beyond the inner city bar scene. Having read some of the previous reviews I was expecting more complications than I actually encountered. True, the "beer line" is a very unusual concept. Not sure I like it but it sort of works with the general atmosphere where folks are walking all around the joint, inside and outside, including the parking lot, with beers in hand. So you stand in the line for a while to get your next beer. It seems the regulars don't mind it a bit. As for sitting at the bar, which is not very large but not impossible to access, we found the service was very solid. Not perfect, especially when they got busier as the Tuesday evening crowd grew, but the bartenders seemed to be working very hard to keep folks filled. I also found the bartenders very reasonably responsive and knowledgeable regarding the beer selection, which is really excellent with many Texas breweries represented and plenty of other highly credible micros available along with their own brews. And I tried one of their own IPA's and have to say it was up there with Hop Stoopid, really well done. We had a couple pizzas which were decent enough. The food selection is quite limited but the pies tasted just fine and really hit the spot. The decor of the place is classic German pub style. Lots of wood, dark, with big wooden tables inside and a large beer garden outside. It has a real nice feel the moment you walk inside. We met a couple of regulars at the bar that were extremely friendly and helped us out with selecting some local brews. The place was busy and at one point the line was well out into the parking lot for beer, but nobody seemed put off and the line moved along. The tenders really do hustle. I'm a big fan of Lovejoys from previous visits, but now that I've experienced this place I have to say I'll want to stop by both places on all future visits to Austin. Highly recommended!

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More User Reviews:
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 d├ęcor, 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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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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Draught House Pub & Brewery in Austin, TX
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