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:
125
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
6.68%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
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Reviews: 68 | Ratings: 125
Reviews by allengarvin:
Photo of allengarvin
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2.5

First time there was the friday night Texas BA gathering, 2006. I don't know if this was here when I lived in Austin in the 80s... it's got a feeling of age, but I never went to it back then. Lots of old dark wood: chairs and benches that are none-too-comfortable yet still just perfect for the decor. A lot of people sat outside on truck tail-gates or just hung around in the parking lot. Not much parking, unfortunately. As for service, there really wasn't any, except at the bar. No waitstaff taking orders. You have to stand in line to get anything. However, the line moved pretty quickly and they were quick to pour. Fabulous selection of beers, with about 6 locally-made beers, which they call "Homebrews": an accurate description. I tried several, and all were quirky, not very attentitive to proper style (an extremely hoppy edelweiss wheat, a very clovy/medicinal hefeweizen, a pale ale that was so resinously hoppy it smelled like pine-sol). On the other hand, last year at the craft brewer's festival, I had some excellent Belgian-style beers they brought along. I hear they rarely brew the same exact recipe twice. The commercial beers I had were fresh and tasty. All were priced reasonable.

It really suffers on food, though. There's a short list of food items the kitchen prepares (nachos, a pizza), but the kitchen closes very early. At around 8:30, we got a bowl of Goldfish crackers ("the snack the smiles back").

An interesting place to drop by: I recommend eating elsewhere before going, though.

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More User Reviews:
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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