Austin Brewery Bucket List
By Erin O'Brien
The temperature may keep going up, but the brews stay ice cold! Check out this list of fantastic breweries native to the Austin area for your next outing!
"Tap it and they will come!" (Or something like that)
Here in Austin, the beer brewing industry is rising like the yeast in their ingredients, and with more and more varieties of craft beer emerging, the possibilities are endless. There are over 9,000 microbreweries in the U.S. and we have our fair share of those right here in Central Texas! Austin has more craft breweries than any other city in Texas, so we've compiled an Austin Brewery Bucket List for you to get sippin' on this summer! Cheers!
512 Brewing Company– 407 Radam Lane, Ste. F200, Austin
Tours and More: Open for pickup and pints Saturdays from 1-5pm.
4th Tap Brewing Co-Op – 10615 Metric Blvd, Austin
Tours and More: Taproom and curbside open every day, local food truck SXSE Food Co on site.
Austin Beerworks – 3001 Industrial Trace, Austin
Austin Eastciders – 979 Springdale Road Ste. 130, Austin
Tours and More: Bishop Cidercade offers 48 taps of ciders, seltzers, kombuchas, and hard smoothies surrounded by a 150+ game arcade. In-house pizza, wings, and more. Family-friendly, 21+ after 8pm.
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse – Multiple locations in Round Rock, Cedar Park, Austin, Sunset Valley
Tours and More: Taproom located in Temple, restaurants serve core beers and seasonals with full food menu daily.
Black Star Co-Op Pub & Brewery – 7020 Easy Wind Drive, Ste. 100, Austin
Bluebonnet Beer Company – 1700 Bryant Drive #107, Round Rock
The Brewtorium Brewery & Kitchen – 6015 Dillard Circle, Austin
Bull Creek Brewing Company – 7100 FM 3405, Liberty Hill
Tours and More: Taproom open every Saturday and Sunday. Local food trucks sometimes available on Saturday, but guests are allowed to bring outside food to enjoy with their beverages.
Celis Brewery – 10001 Metric Blvd, Austin
Central District Brewing – 417 Red River Street, Austin
Tours and More: Taproom open every day, with curb-side service for to- go beer.
Circle Brewing Co. – 2340 W Braker Lane Ste. B, Austin
Tours and More: Taproom open Tuesday through Sunday and is kid and leashed dog-friendly.
Family Business Beer Company – 19510 Hamilton Pool Road, Dripping Springs
Tours and More: Owned by Danneel and Jensen Ackles of TV’s One Tree Hill and Supernatural. Taproom open Thursday through Sunday. On-site food truck serving up pizza, kid and leashed dog-friendly.
Friends and Allies Brewing – 979 Springdale Road Ste. 124, Austin
Frontyard Brewing – 4514 Bob Wire Road, Spicewood
Hi Sign Brewing – 730 Shady Lane, Austin
Tours and More: Taproom open daily! Easy Tiger sandwiches available Friday through Sunday.
Hold Out Brewing – 1208 W 4th Street, Austin
Independence Brewing Company – 3913 Todd Lane Ste. 607, Austin
Infamous Brewing Co. – 4602 Weletka Drive, Austin
Jester King Brewery – 13187 Fitzhugh Road, Austin
Tours and More: Taproom open Wednesday through Sunday, full kitchen on-site. Enjoy the hiking trails throughout the property, playground, as well as other batch cocktails, guest wines, and N/A beverages. Well-behaved leashed dogs welcome.
Lazarus Brewing – 1902 E 6th Street, Austin
Tours and More: Offering coffee, beer, and tacos, what more could you want? Open every day, with pick-up and to-go options.
Live Oak Brewing Co. – 1615 Crozier Lane, Austin
Meanwhile Brewing Co. – 3901 Promontory Point Drive, Austin
Tours and More: Taproom open every day! Soccer field, outdoor stage, and private events venue on-site! Meanwhile offers beer, wine, cocktails, coffee, and N/A beverages, as well as five food trucks: Pueblo Viejo, Side Eye Pie, Distant Relatives, Smokin Bahn Mi, and Bésame.
Middleton Brewing – 101 Oakwood Loop, San Marcos
Oasis Texas Brewing Company – 6550 Comanche Trail, Austin
Tours and More: Taproom open Wednesday through Sunday. Oasis Texas Brewing Company sits 450 feet above Lake Travis and is kid and pet-friendly. Order food from the on-site kitchen or visit The Barrell Room for some cocktails and Cajun food (Thursday through Sunday).
Oddwood Brewing – 3108 Manor Road, Austin
Oskar Blues Brewery Austin – 10420 Metric Blvd, Austin
Tours and More: Open Tuesday through Sunday and offers crowlers and packaged beer to-go.
Pecan Street Brewing – 106 E. Pecan Street, Johnson City
Tours and More: Taproom open every day, with brunch on Sundays. Pet-friendly biergarten, live entertainment, and pizza and beer to-go.
Pinthouse Pizza Brewpub – Various locations in Austin
Tours and More: Each brewpub is open daily. Offering pizza and beers -both their brews and other local favorites.
Real Ale Brewing – 231 San Saba Court, Blanco
Tours and More: Taproom open Thursday through Sunday. Outside food and furry friends permitted. Real Ale is a family-friendly brewery and offers to-go brews as well.
Rentsch Brewing – 2500 NE Inner Loop, Unit 3105, Georgetown
Tours and more: Taproom open Wednesday through Sunday. Various food trucks on-site, but outside food welcome! Family friendly beergarden with live music and events! All beers brewed with 100% renewable energy.
Save the World Brewing Co. – 1510 Resource Parkway, Marble Falls
The Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co. – 1305 West Oltorf, Austin
Thirsty Planet Brewing – 8201 S Congress, Austin
Tours and More: Taproom open weekly for tours at their South Congress location.
Twisted X Brewing Company – 23455 W RR 150, Dripping Springs
Whitestone Brewery – 601 E Whitestone Blvd, Ste. 500 Bldg 5, Cedar Park
Zilker Brewing Company – 1701 E 6th Street, Austin