Austin Pubs

A good place to hang out while waiting for the show to start, or to watch the game on TV, or just relax and socialize. Have a casual dinner, choose from a selection of national and imported beers and drinks, and just chill.


BD Riley's Irish Pub, 204 E. 6th St., (512) 494-1335 map website

Irish beers and casual food e.g. fish and chips with Shiner beer batter, wings, nachos. Irish pub atmosphere with wood paneling. Live music most nights.

Bikinis Sports Bar & Grill, 214 E. Sixth St., (512) 469-0001 map website

Large screen TVs, beer, bar food (wings, chicken strips, burgers), served by young ladies clad in bikinis.

Blind Pig Pub, 317 E. 6th St., (512) 472-0809 map

Inexpensive beers, patio, and roomy rooftop with good views of downtown. Multiple floors and sections. Sometimes different bands playing simultaneously in different sections.

Bourbon Girl, 212 E. Sixth St. map website

A country rock bar with live music every night and two private karaoke rooms.

Brass House, 115 San Jacinto Blvd., (512) 649-1253 map website

A downtown live music venue featuring live jazz, a full-service bar, and pub food.

Bull McCabe's, 714 Red River St., (512) 472-1170 map

Irish pub with Irish beer and cider, as well as mixed drinks. Rowdy atmosphere at times.

Craft Pride, 61 Rainey St., (512) 428-5571 map website

Choose from 54 taps and two casks of Texas beer, mostly served up in 20-ounce British-style pints.

Crown and Anchor Pub, 2911 San Jacinto Blvd., (512) 322-9168 map website

Wide selection of beer on tap, inexpensive pints and pitchers, daily specials. Back patio with tables and benches. Burgers and pub food. Pool tables, darts, arcade, televisions.

Darwin's Pub, 223 E. 6th St., (512) 474-7399 map

Pizza, good selection of drinks, live music. Neighborhood bar type of place.

Dive Bar and Lounge, 1703 Guadalupe St., (512) 482-3483 map website

Close to University of Texas. Small, intimate place with quality cocktails and beers on tap. Happy hour deals.

Draught House Pub & Brewery, 4112 Medical Pkwy., (512) 452-6258 map website

Named by Draft Magazine in 2013 as one of America’s top beer bars. Extensive beer selection, inexpensive, and knowledgeable bartenders. No music. Food trailers nearby. Lines can get long and parking lot gets full.

Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant, 214 W. 4th St., (512) 457-0172 map website

Large selection of beers on tap. pub food and some Irish items added e.g. shepherd's pie, fish & chips. Sunday brunch. Gets crowded during big soccer matches.

Hopfields, 3110 Guadalupe St. Ste. 400, (512) 537-0467 map website

Wide selection of beers on tap and drinks. Also burgers and other pub food. Classic, old-time decor inside. Dog-friendly back patio.

Javelina, 69 Rainey St., (512) 382-6917 map website

Extensive drink selection. Laid-back atmosphere. Sandwiches, burgers, sweet potato fries, Sunday brunch. DJ background music. Shuffleboard.

Mugshots, 407 E. 7th St., (512) 236-0008 map

Inexpensive local beers by the bottle and pitcher. Casual, relaxed atmosphere. Pool, table games, photo booth. Food trucks nearby.

Shakespeare's Pub, 314 E. 6th St., (512) 472-1666 map website

Inexpensive beer by the pitcher and shots. Multiple levels and a rooftop bar. Live music. Loud, rowdy, college bar atmosphere.

Sputnik, 1300 E. 6th St., (512) 628-1250 map website

Neighborhood bar atmosphere. Burgers, fries, hot dogs, fried chicken. Like a burger place that also serves drinks.

Tapasitas Tapas + Bar, 800 W. 6th St., (512) 436-9633 map website

Tapas bar with small appetizer-style plates and craft cocktails.

The Dog & Duck Pub, 406 W. 17th St., (512) 479-0598 map website

Extensive beer selection and authentic Irish pub atmosphere. pub food e.g. fish and chips, fried pickles.

The Flying Saucer, 815 W. 47th St., (512) 454-8200 map website

Good beer selection, and casual food e.g. quesadillas, meat and cheese plates. Large patio. $3 pint night Mondays, Trivia Tuesdays.

The Gatsby, 708 E. Sixth St., (512) 320-1526 map

Irish-themed wood decor inside, wide selection of beers. Jukebox music and TVs. Inside and patio seating.

The Ginger Man, 301 Lavaca St., (512) 473-8801 map website

Irish-themed wood decor inside, wide selection of beers. Jukebox music and TVs. Inside and patio seating.

The Local Pub and Patio, 2610 Guadalupe St., (512) 478-2337 map website

Neighborhood college bar atmosphere. Wide selection of inexpensive local beer. Sofas, TVs, dog-friendly patio. Group of regular customers. No food, but restaurants and food trucks are close by.

Toulouse, 402 E. 6th St., (512) 478-0744 map

Good selection of drinks, served in mason jars. Open air back patio with stone walls and bench seating. Also separate downstairs bar area.

Wright Brothers Brew & Brew, 500 San Marcos St., (512) 493-0963 map website

Combination coffee house and pub. Serves brewed coffee and craft beers.


Barfly's, 5420 Airport Blvd. Ste B, (512) 452-6455 map website

Inexpensive local beers and mixed drinks. Pool tables and arcade games. Movie screens and jukebox music.

Bikinis Sports Bar & Grill, 6901 N. Interstate 35, (512) 454-2247 map website

Large screen TVs, beer, bar food (wings, chicken strips, burgers), served by young ladies clad in bikinis.

Emerald Games Tavern & Cafe, 9012 Research Blvd. Ste. C6, (512) 994-4649 map website

Craft beer, coffee, and board games (borrow from the tavern's library or bring your own)

Opal Divine's Marina, 12709 Mopac Expy., (512) 733-5353 map website

Inexpensive drinks and appetizers, free wi-fi, quality casual food e.g. salad, sandwiches. Outdoor patio with wooden tables. Happy hour.

Pour House Pub, 6701 Burnet Rd., (512) 454-7687 map website

Good selection of beers at inexpensive prices. Rustic decor inside and outdoor seating with shaded tables. Jukebox music and bar food.

Somersault, 11601 Domain Dr., (512) 478-7275 map website

Cocktail lounge next to and under the same ownership as The Park at the Domain. Serves edible, Jell-O-like cocktails.

The Tigress, 100 W. North Loop Blvd., (512) 600-3232 map website

A craft cocktail bar, with recently expanded seating and a new back patio. Extensive cocktail menu and DJ music.


Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co., 1305 W. Oltorf St., (512) 298-2242 map website

Brew pub that serves wine and pizza, in addition to its 10 beers on tap.

Baker St. Pub & Grill, 3003 S. Lamar Blvd., (512) 691-9140 map website

Good selection of draft local beers. Happy hour specials. Bar food. Seating at the bar, tables, or outdoor deck.

Barlata Tapas Bar, 1500 S. Lamar Blvd., (512) 473-2211 map website

Good selection of draft local beers. Happy hour specials. Bar food. Seating at the bar, tables, or outdoor deck.

Little Woodrow's, 9500 S. I-35, (512) 282-2336 map website

Spacious outdoor seating, wide selection of beer on tap. Bar food.

Opal Divine's Penn Field, 3601 S. Congress Ave., (512) 707-0237 map website

Wide selection of beers and drinks. Casual food e.g. burgers, fish and chips, sandwiches, salads, fries. Weekend brunch. Indoor and patio seating.

Winebelly, 519 W. Oltorf St., (512) 487-1569 map website

Serves Spanish style tapas. Also entrees designed by an Austin native and former chef in New York City.


BB Rover's Cafe & Pub, 12101 Jollyville Rd., (512) 335-9504 map website

Neighborhood bar feel. Extensive beer and wine selection. Indoor and outdoor seating. Pool table and darts. Often live music in the back room.

Hideout Pub, 12164 N. MoPac Expy., (512) 821-9093 map website

Neighborhood bar atmosphere, good beer selection and pub food e.g. burgers, sandwiches, fries, onion rings. Patio seating but does get full.

Pour House Pints & Pies, 11835 Jollyville Rd., (512) 270-4740 map website

Has 33 beers on tap and also serves custom pizzas like marinated chicken, bacon, and artichoke hearts.

Sherlock's Baker St. Pub & Grill, 9012 Research Blvd., (512) 380-9443 map website

Pub atmosphere on one side with bar, tables, and booths, and live music area on the other with long tables. Inexpensive drinks and beer, casual food. Outdoor patio.


Opal Divine's Davenport, 3801 N. Capital of Texas Hwy., (512) 369-3709 map website

Wide selection of beers, quality casual food e.g. burgers, sandwiches. Happy hour and daily specials. Sunday brunch. Outdoor, dog-friendly patio.


Jester King Brewery, 13187 Fitzhugh Rd., (512) 537-5100 map website

Farmhouse brewery and brew pub that serves custom-made ales and pizza.


Haymaker, 2310 Manor Rd., (512) 243-6702 map website

Serves craft beer and sandwiches. Several large-screen TVs for sporting events.

Hi Hat Public House, 2121 E. Sixth St., (512) 478- 8700 map website

Serves upscale pub food and lunch. Also has 24 taps of national and local craft beers.

School House Pub, 2207 Manor Rd., (512) 264-6914 map website

Neighborhood bar that serves pub food and local draft beer.

Violet Crown Social Club, 1111 E. 6th St., (512) 614-4461 map website

Inexpensive selection of beers. Jukebox music. Bar, booth and patio seating. No food, but there are food trailers and casual restaurants close by.

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