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.
Address: 2314 Rutland Drive, 78758
Address: 3001 Industrial Terrace, 78758
Black Star Co-Op
Address: 7020 Easy Wind Drive, 78752
Address: 6015 Dillard Circle, 78752
Address: 10001 Metric Boulevard, 78758
Address: 2340 W Braker Lane, 78758
Address: 4112 Medical Parkway, 78756
Address: 2307 Kramer Lane, 78758
Address: 10420 Metric Boulevard, 78758
Pinthouse Pizza TEMPORARILY CLOSED
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)
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
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
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.
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
Address: 1902 E 6th Street, 78702
Live Oak Brewing
Address: 1615 Crozier Lane, Del Valle, 78617
Address: 3108 Manor Road, 78723
Southern Heights Brewing
Address: 6014 Techni Center Drive, 78721
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.
Address: 407 Radam Lane, 78745
Austin Beer Garden & Brewery (ABGB)
Address: 1305 W Oltorf Street, 78704
Address: 3913 Todd Lane #607, 78744
Last Stand Brewing SoCo
Address: Building 6, 7601 S Congress Avenue, 78745
Address: 3901 Promontory Point Drive, 78744
Address: 3804 Woodbury Drive Suite A, 78704
Address: 4236 S Lamar Boulevard, 78704
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.
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
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
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.
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!
Use these images to pin this Austin brewery guide to your Pinterest!