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 the wonderful Austin breweries in this town. 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.
Austin is a city with an eclectic personality. Here, you’ll find everything from the refined and cultured to the rowdy and tough. The same can be said of Austin’s breweries. You could take a brewery tour of Austin and never be bored. It’s because there are so many great options with such varied personalities and styles that I had to write this guide for you. So grab your friends or family, pick up some quality brews, and get going!
Best Austin Breweries (Fall 2021)
I’m a craft beer drinker. I like to explore new flavors, and I love to try different beers. There are a lot of breweries in Austin, which is great, but it can be hard to find the best ones. So that’s why I’ve created this list for you! Whether you’re a local or just visiting, here is the definitive guide on breweries in Austin that have the best tasting beers, from the popular spots to the hidden gems.
Whether you just moved to Texas or you’re planning what is sure to be an unforgettable beer-cation, this list should be your launching pad to Austin breweries.
It’s a long list, but I’m here to guide you. That’s why I’ve linked ‘further reading’ to help you understand what makes the beer culture in central Texas so special.
If you need help or have any questions about where to visit and what to drink, leave a comment below or shoot me an email!
Detailed Guides for Austin Beer and Booze:
Breweries in North Austin
Craft beer is trending and North Austin has some of the best breweries in the country. Here are a few that you should check out.
4th Tap Brewing Cooperative 10615 Metric Boulevard, 78758
Adelbert’s Brewery 2314 Rutland Drive, 78758
Austin Beerworks 3001 Industrial Terrace, 78758
Black Star Co-Op 7020 Easy Wind Drive, 78752
Brewtorium 6015 Dillard Circle, 78752
Celis Brewing 10001 Metric Boulevard, 78758
Circle Brewing 2340 W Braker Lane, 78758
Draught House 4112 Medical Parkway, 78756
Hopsquad Brewing 2307 Kramer Lane, 78758
Willards Brewery 2400 Patterson Industrial Drive, 78660
Oskar Blues 10420 Metric Boulevard, 78758
Pinthouse Pizza 4729 Burnet Road, 78756
Breweries and Brewpubs in the Northern ‘Burbs (Cedar Park, Georgetown, Round Rock)
Barking Armadillo 507 River Bend, Georgetown, 78628
Bluebonnet Beer Company 1700 Bryant Dr. #107, Round Rock, 78664
Bull Creek Brewing 7100 FM 3405, Liberty Hill, 78642
Compadre Brewing 16920 Joe Barbee Drive Bldg 1, Round Rock, 78664
[NEW!!!] Cork & Barrel Pub and Microbrewery 4000 E Palm Valley Boulevard, Round Rock, 78665
Flix Brewhouse 2200 S Interstate 35 B1, Round Rock, 78681
Hedgehog Brewing 3200 Woodall Drive C-1, Cedar Park, 78613
Humble Pint Brewing Co. 11880 Hero Way W Suite 208, Leander
Pinthouse Pizza 2800 Hoppe Trail, Round Rock, 78681
Red Horn Coffee House & Brewing Co. 13010 W. Parmer Ln. #800, Cedar Park, 78613
Rentsch Brewery 2500 NE Inner Loop, Georgetown, 78626
San Gabriel River Brewery 500 Chaparral Drive, Liberty Hill, 7864
Whitestone Brewery 601 E. Whitestone Blvd. #500, Cedar Park, 78613
Willard’s Brewery 2400 Patterson Industrial Drive, Pflugerville, 78660
- Like Mother, Like Daughter: Two Women Keeping Their Family Tradition Alive | LINK
- 7 Things You Should Know About Austin’s Circle Brewing | LINK
Breweries in Downtown Austin
Downtown Austin is booming. The food is great, the entertainment is fantastic, and the culture is rich. One of the best parts about living in downtown Austin are all of the incredible places to grab a drink. Breweries are popping up all over Austin these days, so here’s a list of some of our favorite breweries in downtown Austin.
Central District Brewing 417 Red River Street, 78701
Holdout Brewing 1208 W 4th Street, 78703
Breweries in South Austin
If you live near South Austin, then you know how difficult it can be to find a good bar. Beer snobs like us want something new and delicious from the tap, but most bars only have the same old stuff. For all those beer lovers out there, here’s our guide on the best places to enjoy craft beer in South Austin.
(512) Brewing 407 Radam Lane, 78745
Austin Beer Garden & Brewery (ABGB) 1305 W Oltorf Street, 78704
Independence Brewing 3913 Todd Lane #607, 78744
Last Stand Brewing SoCo Building 6, 7601 S Congress Avenue, 78745
Meanwhile Brewing 3901 Promontory Point Drive, 78744
Nomadic Beerworks 3804 Woodbury Drive Suite A, 78704
Orf Brewing 4700-F Burleson Road, 78744 (CLOSED Permanently Summer 2021)
Pinthouse Pizza 4236 S Lamar Boulevard, 78704
[NEW!!!] Pinthouse Brewing 2201 E Ben White Boulevard 78741
St Elmo Brewing 440 E St Elmo Road, 78745
Thirsty Planet Brewing 8201 S Congress Avenue, 78745
[NEW!!!] Vacancy Brewing 415 E St Elmo Road, 78745
- St Elmo Brewing | The Scoop on Austin’s Exciting New Brewery | Link
- South Austin Brewery Guide | Link
Breweries in East Austin
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 3220 Manor Road, 78723
Blue Owl Brewing 2400 E Cesar Chavez Street, 78702
Central Machine Works Brewery and Beer Hall 4824 E Cesar Chavez Street, 78702
Friends & Allies Brewing 979 Springdale Road, 78702
Hi Sign Brewing 1201 Bastrop Highway, 78742
Hops and Grain 507 Calles Street, 78702
Lazarus Brewing 1902 E 6th Street, 78702
Live Oak Brewing 1615 Crozier Lane, Del Valle, 78617
Oddwood Ales 3108 Manor Road, 78723
Southern Heights Brewing 6014 Techni Center Drive, 78721
Zilker Brewing 1701 E 6th Street, 78702
- The Complete East Austin Brewery Guide | Link
Breweries in West Austin / Hill Country / Dripping Springs
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.
12 Fox Beer Company 4700 W Fitzhugh Road, Dripping Springs, 78620
Acopon Brewing 211 W. Mercer Street, Dripping Springs, 78620
Beerburg Brewing 13476 Fitzhugh Rd, Austin, TX 78736
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
Infamous Brewing Company 4602 Weletka Drive, Austin, 78734
Jester King Brewery 13187 Fitzhugh Road, Austin, 78736
Last Stand Brewing 12345 Pauls Valley Road, Austin, 78737
Oasis Texas Brewing 6550 Comanche Trail, Austin, 78732
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.
No longer is it just about Pinthouse Pizza or Live Oak.
The Lone Star State has over two 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).
Slackers Brewing Company hopes to open its taproom in Anderson Mill by September 2021.
Urban Jungle Brew successfully met their Kickstarter goal (Is that what it’s called?! lol). Anyways, 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 2021.
5th Element Brewing has plans to open in Leander but no date has been announced.
Which 2021 Austin Brewery 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 drink or two!
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