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Austin Breweries: A Guide to the Best Central Texas Taprooms (2022)

Austin, Texas is a veritable mecca for craft beer. With 58+ breweries in Austin and the surrounding areas, I'm here to show you the way.

by Caitlin
North Austin Breweries

I love you so much. It’s a simple phrase and one of the most popular murals in Austin. It also sums up how I feel about all my wonderful Austin breweries.

With over 58 breweries in Austin and central Texas, there’s a lot to love about our craft beer scene. I could go on and on about my favorite spots or the best IPAs at the most kid-friendly breweries. But I know you probably want to get to the good stuff…

Austin Breweries (Updated Summer 2022)

I’m a craft beer drinker. Obvi. I like to explore new places, and I love to try different beers. 

That being said, there are a lot of breweries in Austin, which is great, but it can be hard to find the best ones. Or decide which ones you’re in the mood to visit.

That’s why I’ve created this list of Austin breweries for you! (And the map below for you to save to Google!)

I’ve been to every single one of these breweries so I like to fashion myself quite the expert. If you know me, you know how I normally put location in relation to the nearest brewery…

Whether you’re a local or just visiting, here is the definitive guide on navigating breweries in Austin. Learn everything you need to know about the popular spots and even the hidden gems.

North Austin Breweries

North Austin is rich with breweries, both old and new. Until the recent explosion in South Austin, North by far had the most craft beer and brewpubs. And now with the addition of the Q2 Stadium and frequent soccer games, the area is a fun spot to explore via breweries. 

The coolest part about North Austin is that many of these breweries are located near CapMetro’s rail line. So if you’re visiting town, or live here and are looking for a neighborhood for a crawl, check out these breweries.

For more information on the breweries and craft beer in North Austin, check out my detailed guide here.

4th Tap Brewing Cooperative

In late July 2022, 4th Tap Brewing abruptly closed their doors and announced they would be filling for bankruptcy.


Adelbert’s Brewery

Address: 2314 Rutland Drive, 78758


Austin Beerworks

Address: 3001 Industrial Terrace, 78758


Black Star Co-Op

Address: 7020 Easy Wind Drive, 78752


The Brewtorium

Address: 6015 Dillard Circle, 78752


Celis Brewing

Address: 10001 Metric Boulevard, 78758


Circle Brewing

Address: 2340 W Braker Lane, 78758


Draught House

Address: 4112 Medical Parkway, 78756


Hopsquad Brewing 

Address: 2307 Kramer Lane, 78758


Oskar Blues

Address: 10420 Metric Boulevard, 78758



Sadly, this location is temporarily closed for renovations. However they have three more locations around town, including two down south.

Address: 4729 Burnet Road, 78756 


Slackers Brewing NEW

Slackers is one of the new Austin breweries, but they’re a welcome addition to the Anderson Mills area. I was so impressed by their Kolsch and their latest release, a Ghost Pepper Porter! As time goes on, you can expect to see less and less guest brews, and more from Slackers.

Address: 12233 Ranch Road 620 N #204, 78750


Breweries and Brewpubs in the Northern Austin ‘Burbs (Cedar Park, Georgetown, Round Rock)

Georgetown Breweries

Barking Armadillo 507 River Bend, Georgetown, 78628

Rentsch Brewery 2500 NE Inner Loop, Georgetown, 78626

Cedar Park Breweries

Hedgehog Brewing 3200 Woodall Drive C-1, Cedar Park, 78613

Red Horn Coffee House & Brewing Co. 13010 W. Parmer Ln. #800, Cedar Park, 78613

Whitestone Brewery 601 E. Whitestone Blvd. #500, Cedar Park, 78613

Round Rock Breweries

Bluebonnet Beer Company 1700 Bryant Dr. #107, Round Rock, 78664

Compadre Brewing 16920 Joe Barbee Drive Bldg 1, Round Rock, 78664

Cork & Barrel Pub and Microbrewery 4000 E Palm Valley Boulevard, Round Rock, 78665

Flix Brewhouse 2200 S Interstate 35 B1, Round Rock, 78681

Pinthouse Pizza 2800 Hoppe Trail, Round Rock, 78681

Leander, Liberty Hill, and Pflugerville

Humble Pint Brewing Co. 11880 Hero Way W Suite 208, Leander

Bull Creek Brewing 7100 FM 3405, Liberty Hill, 78642

San Gabriel River Brewery 500 Chaparral Drive, Liberty Hill, 7864Willard’s Brewery 2400 Patterson Industrial Drive, Pflugerville, 78660

Downtown Austin Breweries

Centrally located, downtown Austin is booming. The food is great, the entertainment is fantastic, and the culture is rich. One of the best parts about visiting downtown Austin are all of the incredible places to grab a drink. Two of which are these fabulous breweries:

Central District Brewing

Small taproom filled with lush plants and rich textures featuring a large list of creative and exciting beers.

Address: 417 Red River Street, 78701


Holdout Brewing

Sessionable pale ales, in-house restaurant featuring smash burgers and fresh salads, plus a dog-friendly covered patio. 

Address: 1208 W 4th Street, 78703


East Austin Breweries

East Austin has become a hotspot for craft beer lovers looking for something different. If you’re looking for some new brews and an adventure while in town, then be sure to check out these Eastside gems.

Batch Brewhouse 

Address: 3220 Manor Road, 78723


Blue Owl Brewing

Address: 2400 E Cesar Chavez Street, 78702


Central Machine Works Brewery and Beer Hall

Address: 4824 E Cesar Chavez Street, 78702


Friends & Allies Brewing

Address: 979 Springdale Road, 78702


Hi Sign Brewing NEW LOCATION

Address:  730 Shady Lane, 78702


Koko’s Bavarian NEW

Address: 4715 E 5th Street, 78702


Lazarus Brewing

Address: 1902 E 6th Street, 78702


Live Oak Brewing

Address: 1615 Crozier Lane, Del Valle, 78617


Oddwood Ales

Address: 3108 Manor Road, 78723


Southern Heights Brewing

Address: 6014 Techni Center Drive, 78721


Zilker Brewing

Address: 1701 E 6th Street, 78702


South Austin Breweries

South Austin has been exploding with breweries over the last few years. This list keeps growing and growing! On top of that, so many more new South Austin brewpubs and taprooms are in the works… If you’re looking to learn more about these breweries, check out my more in-depth guide to the area here.

(512) Brewing

Address: 407 Radam Lane, 78745


Austin Beer Garden & Brewery (ABGB)

Address: 1305 W Oltorf Street, 78704


Independence Brewing

Address: 3913 Todd Lane #607, 78744


Last Stand Brewing SoCo

Address: Building 6, 7601 S Congress Avenue, 78745


Meanwhile Brewing

Address: 3901 Promontory Point Drive, 78744


Nomadic Beerworks

Address: 3804 Woodbury Drive Suite A, 78704


Pinthouse Pizza

Address: 4236 S Lamar Boulevard, 78704


Pinthouse Brewing

Address: 2201 E Ben White Boulevard 78741


St Elmo Brewing

Address: 440 E St Elmo Road, 78745


Starbase Brewing NEW

Address: 4700 Burleson Road, Suite F, 78744


Vacancy Brewing NEW

Address: 415 E St Elmo Road, 78745


Breweries in West Austin / Hill Country

Hill Country is renowned for its Texas-style barbecue and cowboy traditions. But did you know that the region is also a haven for craft breweries? If you’ve got a hankering for a cold-one, the Hill Country has plenty of options.

*** Note: This area includes breweries in Dripping Springs and Driftwood, as well as the few out by Lake Travis.

Beerburg Brewing

Address: 13476 Fitzhugh Rd, Austin, TX 78736


Infamous Brewing Company

Address: 4602 Weletka Drive, Austin, 78734


Hitmaker Brewing Company

Address: 11160 Circle Drive, Austin, TX 78736


Jester King Brewery

Address: 13187 Fitzhugh Road, Austin, 78736


hill country breweries

Oasis Texas Brewing

Address: 6550 Comanche Trail, Austin, 78732


Suds Monkey Brewing 

Address: 12024 US-290, Austin, TX 78737


Breweries in Dripping Springs and Driftwood

12 Fox Beer Company 4700 W Fitzhugh Road, Dripping Springs, 78620

Acopon Brewing 211 W. Mercer Street, Dripping Springs, 78620

Bell Springs Brewery (and Winery) 3700 Bell Springs Road, Dripping Springs, 78620

Family Business Beer 19510 Hamilton Pool Road, Dripping Springs, 78620

Fitzhugh Brewing 15435 Fitzhugh Road, Dripping Springs, 78620

Ghost Note Brewing 23663 Ranch Road 12, Ghost Note Lane, Dripping Springs, 78620

One Shot Distillery & Brewery 31610 Ranch Road 12, Dripping Springs, 78620

Suds Monkey Brewing 1032 Canyon Bend Drive, Dripping Springs, 78620

Twisted X Brewing 23455 Ranch to Market Road 150, Dripping Springs, 78620

Vista Brewing 13551 Ranch to Market Road 150, Driftwood, 78619

Austin Breweries In Progress

Austin is often touted as the live music capital of the world. While that’s certainly true, we also have a thriving and vibrant beer scene. With microbreweries, breweries, taprooms, and gastropubs all over the city, there’s always something new to try.

With the emergence of craft breweries, Austin has become a destination for beer enthusiasts. In recent years, more than a dozen new breweries have opened in Austin and it seems like every day brings a new brewery announcement to downtown Austin.

The Lone Star State has over four hundred breweries and counting. But the Austin area is not slowing down any time soon. Here, are some of the most anticipated breweries to keep an eye on coming to our city (in no particular order).

Circle Brewing is working on their second location: a farm brewery in Elgin.

Lazarus Brewing is opening their second location soon on Airport Boulevard in the old I Luv Video building. They are aiming for a winter 2022 opening.

Stay Put Brewing is building a taproom on Rainey Street. The place looks beautiful and I’m excited to have a brewery there soon!

Urban Jungle Brew successfully met their Kickstarter goal. Founder and homebrewer Shannon Harris is looking to open the first black-owned brewery in the area and he’s hoping to do so with a unique farm brewery experience. I can’t wait for this one. Check out Jungle Brew on Instagram to keep up with the progress.

Prost Alehouse in Pflugerville is hoping to open in 2022.

5th Element Brewing has plans to open in Leander but no date has been announced.

More Helpful  Guides for Austin Beer and Booze:

If you made it this far.. Thank you, congrats! It was a long list but quite brief in describing the full craft beer scene here in Austin.

So here to help you, there are links below for further reading on what makes the beer culture and breweries in central Texas so special.

Which Austin Brewpub is Your Favorite?

Austin is a city that loves to drink. From the famous “Keep Austin Weird” slogan, to its bustling speakeasy scene and stellar craft beer festivals, there’s no denying that Austinites are passionate about their libations.

So next time you find yourself in Austin with some free time to explore, make sure to stop at one of our local breweries for a beer or two!

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