Best Breweries in Austin

Austin, Texas is known for its vibrant craft beer scene, and there are many breweries located throughout the city that offer unique and delicious brews. Whether you are a beer connoisseur or just looking to try something new, there is sure to be a brewery in Austin that will suit your tastes.

25 of the Top Breweries in Austin

Here are the twenty five finest craft beer destinations in Austin.

  1. Oddwood Brewing
  2. The Brewtorium
  3. Meanwhile Brewing
  4. St Elmo Brewing
  5. Friends and Allies
  6. Southern Heights Brewing Company
  7. Pinthouse Pizza
  8. Jester King
  9. Oasis Texas Brewing Company
  10. Zilker Brewing Co
  11. Austin Beer Garden Brewing
  12. Austin Beerworks
  13. Independence Brewing
  14. Circle Brewing Company
  15. Hopsquad Brewing Co.
  16. Family Business Beer Company
  17. Hold Out Brewing
  18. Lazarus Brewing Co.
  19. Hi Sign Brewing
  20. Live Oak Brewing Company
  21. Nomadic Beerworks
  22. (512) Brewing Company
  23. Last Stand Brewing Company
  24. Vista Brewing
  25. Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches

1. Oddwood Brewing 

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Picture from the Oddwood Brewing website

Oddwood Brewing is a great destination for beer lovers who are looking for something out of the ordinary. Their commitment to using local ingredients and traditional brewing techniques, combined with their cutting-edge approach to brewing, makes them a standout brewery in the Austin craft beer scene.

Location

3108 Manor Rd. 

Hours

Closed Mondays.

Tues & Weds open from 3pm to 11pm

Thurs-Sat from 11am to 11pm

Sundays 11am-10pm

2. The Brewtorium 

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Image from The Brewtorium website

At Brewtorium, you can enjoy a variety of beers that are brewed on site, including classic styles like pilsners and hefeweizens, as well as experimental brews that reflect the creativity of the brewery’s brewing team. The taproom is spacious and inviting, with a large bar area and plenty of seating both inside and outside.

Location

6015 Dillard Circle Ste A, Austin, TX 78752

Hours

Closed Mondays

Tues-Thurs 4pm-10pm

Fri-Sat 12pm-11pm

Sundays from 12pm-9pm

3. Meanwhile Brewing

Meanwhile Brewing
Image from Meanwhile Brewing’s Instagram

Whether you’re clocking out, riling up, winding down, or passing through, here in Austin, Meanwhile Brewing Co. is the place to pause time, catch a breath, and get a drink. Meanwhile’s menu features award winning beers such as the Secret Beach IPA, Meanwhile Pilsner, coffee, cocktails, and more! 

Location

3901 Promontory Point Dr Austin, Texas 78744

Hours

Monday – Wednesday 8am-10pm

Thursday 8am-11pm

Friday 8am-11:30pm

Saturday 9am-11:30pm

Sunday 9am-10pm

4. St. Elmo Brewing Co

St. Elmo Brewing Co
Image courtesy of St. Elmo Brewing’s Instagram

St. Elmo Brewing Co offers a variety of deals and specials that make it a great destination for beer and food lovers in Austin. Whether you’re looking for discounted prices during happy hour or a unique dining experience during one of their themed nights, St. Elmo Brewing Co has something for everyone.

Location

440 E. St. Elmo Rd Austin, TX  78745  

Hours

Wed-Sun: 11am – 10pm.

Thurs-Sat: 11am – 11pm.

5. Friends and Allies

Friends and Allies
Image courtesy of Friends & Allies Instagram page

Friends & Allies is visual represented by the juxtaposition of two different apex predators standing side by side, thus symbolizing the way beer can bring anything or anyone together. Brewing good beer and building a great community is the backbone of this brewery, and it’s what every patron walks away feeling! 

Location

979 Springdale Rd, Austin, TX 78702

Hours

Mon-Thurs: 3pm-10pm

6. Southern Heights Brewing Company

SouthernHeights
Image from Southern Heights website

Southern Heights is a small brewery in East Austin focused on keeping a rotation of fresh beers on tap. The brewery was founded by two friends who shared a passion for beer and a desire to create a space where people could gather, relax, and enjoy high-quality craft beer. 

One of the distinguishing features of Southern Heights Brewery is its focus on using locally sourced and organic ingredients whenever possible. This commitment to sustainability and supporting local communities is reflected in the brewery’s wide range of beer styles, which include everything from classic IPAs and stouts to more experimental brews featuring unexpected ingredients like coconut, chai tea, and sweet potato.

Location

6014 Techni Center Dr Austin, Texas

Hours

Wed 3pm – 8pm

Thurs 3pm – 8pm

Fri 3pm – 10pm

Sat 12pm – 10pm

Sun 12pm – 8pm

Deals

Barks for Beers! 30 Breweries, 30 Bucks, and 1 Great Cause! @barksforbeers runs the entire month of May

7. Pinthouse Pizza

Pinthouse Pizza

Pinthouse Pizza is a popular brewpub chain with multiple locations in Austin, Texas. They are known for their craft beer and their artisanal pizzas. The brewery is a production facility that produces all of the beer for the Pinthouse Pizza locations in Austin. They have a taproom on site where you can enjoy their beers on draft, and they offer tours of the brewery as well.

Location

4729 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756

Hours 

Open everyday from 11am to 10pm 

8. Jester King

Jester King
Image from the Jester King website

One of the unique features of Jester King Brewery is their commitment to using wild yeast and bacteria in their brewing process. Jester King also offers tours of their 165 acre farm land which includes food & drink focused demonstrations and goat feedings. Brewery tours are offered at 1pm, 3pm, & 5pm on Saturdays. 

Location

13187 FITZHUGH RD AUSTIN, TX 78736

Hours

Closed Mon-Wed

Thurs & Fri: 2-9PM

Sat: 11AM-9PM

Sun 11AM-8PM

9. Oasis Texas Brewing 

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Picture courtesy of the Oasis Texas Brewing Co website

Oasis Texas Brewing Company is not only a brewery, but a destination as it is the perfect place to enjoy the picturesque view of Lake Travis while sipping on a refreshing beer. Make sure to try the London Homesick ESB, one of their flagship beers, which took home the Gold Medal in its’ category at the Great American Beer Festival; the highest honor an American beer can receive.

Location

6550 Comanche Trail #301 Austin, TX 78730

Hours

Wed through Sun 12 pm–9 pm

10. Zilker Brewing Company

Zilker Brewing Company

Zilker Brewing Company’s taproom features a rotating selection of beers on tap, including year-round favorites like their Marco IPA and Parks & Rec Pale Ale, as well as seasonal and limited-release beers. The taproom also serves food from local vendors, and often hosts events like trivia nights and live music performances.

Location

1701 E. 6th Street Austin, TX 78702

Hours

Mon-Thurs: 11-10pm

Fri-Sat: 11-11pm

Sun: 11-8pm

11. Austin Beer Garden Brewing

Austin Beer Garden Brewing

ABGB’s brewpub has indoor and outdoor seating areas make it a great spot to enjoy some great beer and food with friends or family. The brewery has a rotating selection of beers on tap, including their popular Superliner IPA and Industry Pilsner, as well as seasonal and limited-release beers. 

Location

1305 W. Oltorf 

Hours

Closed on Mondays

12. Austin Beerworks

Austin Beerworks
Image from the Austin Beerworks website

The Austin Beerworks taproom features a rotating selection of beers on tap, including their popular Pearl-Snap Pilsner, Fire Eagle IPA, and Bloodwork Orange IPA. They also offer a variety of limited-release and experimental beers throughout the year. One of the unique features of Austin Beerworks is their commitment to sustainability, as they use solar panels to power their brewery!

Location

Hours

Mon-Sat: 11AM-10PM

Sun: 11AM-8PM

13. Independence Brewing

Independence Brewing

Since 2004, Independence Brewing has been united by a love of beer and self-expression in order to serve those Independent drinkers and thinkers of Austin, Texas. They use Texas-grown hops, barley, and other ingredients whenever possible, which gives their beers a distinct and unique flavor.

Location

3913 Todd Ln #607, Austin, TX 78744

Hours

Wed 3 – 7 PM

Thu and Fri 3 – 10 PM

Sat 12 – 10 PM

Sun 12 – 6 PM

14. Circle Brewing Company

Circle Brewing Company

Circle Brewing Company is a great spot to enjoy some delicious craft beer while supporting a local business and sustainable practices. Their commitment to using locally sourced ingredients and environmentally friendly practices makes them a must-visit destination for beer enthusiasts in Austin.

Location

2340 W Braker Ln Ste B, Austin, TX 78758

Hours

Monday: Closed

Tuesday – Thursday: 4:00 – 9:00 PM

Friday: 3:00 – 10:00 PM

Saturday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Sunday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

15. Hopsquad Brewing Co

Hopsquad Brewing Co
Image from the Hopsquad Brewing Co website

One of the unique features of Hopsquad Brewing Company is their commitment to supporting local organizations and events. They regularly host events and fundraisers to support local charities and organizations, as well as collaborate with other local businesses to create unique beer offerings.

Location

2307 Kramer Lane, Austin, TX 78758

Hours

Tues-Thurs 12pm- 10PM

Fri-Sat 12pm – 11PM

Sun 12pm – 10PM

*Open until 12AM during Austin FC home games

16. Family Business Beer Company

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Image from the Family Business Beer website

Family Business Beer Company is a craft brewery located in Dripping Springs, Texas, just outside of Austin. The brewery is co-owned by Jensen Ackles- an actor widely known for his role as Dean in ‘Supernatural’- and his family, who are passionate about creating high-quality craft beer for the community. The perfect spot if you are looking for that family feel while enjoying a nice cold beer!

Location

19510 Hamilton Pool Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620

Hours

Closed Mon through Wed

17. Hold Out Brewing

Hold Out Brewing

The brewery is known for its small-batch, handcrafted beers such as the popular Hold Out Pale Ale, Whole Lotta Love IPA, and Headstrong Belgian Dubbe. Hold Out Brewing also features a spacious outdoor patio area, making it a great spot to enjoy some cold beer during the warm summer afternoons or evenings here in Austin. 

Location

1208 W 4TH, AUSTIN, TX 78703

Hours

MON:  3PM – 10PM

TUE – FRI: 11AM – 11PM

SAT: 10AM – 11PM

SUN: 10AM – 9PM

18. Lazarus Brewing Co.

Lazarus Brewing Co.
Image from the Lazarus Brewing website

Lazarus Brewing is the perfect place to satisfy all of your coffee, beer, and taco needs. The taproom features a rotating selection of beers on tap, including their popular Amandus Belgian Tripel, 40 Days & 40 Nights IPA, and Wet Hop Pilsner.

One of the unique features of Lazarus Brewing Company is their dedication to supporting local artists and musicians. They regularly host events and art shows featuring local talent, and even their taproom features a beautiful mural painted by a local artist.

Location

1902 E 6th, Austin, TX 78702

Hours

Mon – Fri: 7:30 AM – 11 PM

Sat: 9 AM – 11 PM

Sun: 9 AM – 10 PM

19. Hi Sign Brewing

HI Sign Patio
Image courtesy of the Hi Sign Brewing website

Hi Sign Brewing is a great spot to enjoy some delicious craft beer while supporting a local business and the local community. Their commitment to approachable, high-quality brewing and their dedication to community make them a must-visit destination for beer lovers in Austin.

Location

730 Shady Ln, Austin, TX 78702

Hours

MONDAY – THURSDAY 9AM – 10PM

FRIDAY – SATURDAY 9AM – 11PM

SUNDAY 9AM – 10PM

20. Live Oak Brewing Company

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Image from the Live Oak website

Live Oak Brewing Company is a must-visit destination for those who appreciate traditional German-style brewing and high-quality ingredients. One of the unique features of Live Oak Brewing Company is their dedication to traditional brewing methods. They use open fermentation and decoction mashing to produce beers that are true to German-style traditions. 

Location

1615 Crozier Ln Del Valle, TX 78617

Hours

Sun-Tues 12PM – 8PM

Wed-Thurs 12pm-9pm

Fri & Sat 12pm-10pm

21. Nomadic Beerworks

Nomadic Beerworks
Image from the Nomadic Beerworks website

Nomadic Beerworks is fueled by its restless thirst for adventure that knows no bound. One of the unique features of Nomadic Beerworks is their commitment to sustainability. They use renewable energy sources, have a closed-loop water system, and recycle and compost all of their waste. They also donate a portion of their profits to local environmental and social justice organizations.

Location

3804 Woodbury Dr, Suite A, Austin, TX 78704 

Hours

SUN – WED:  11AM –  9PM

THUR – SAT:   11AM – 10PM

22. (512) Brewing Company

(512) Brewing Company

512 Brewing Company is a must-visit destination for beer aficionados who appreciate high-quality, handcrafted beers and locally sourced ingredients. Their dedication to using locally sourced ingredients and their commitment to sustainable agriculture practices make them one of the best breweries in Austin.

Location

407 Radam Ln, Austin, TX 78745

Hours

Saturdays 1pm-5pm

23. Last Stand Brewing

Last Stand Brewing

Last Stand Brewing Company is a must-visit destination for those who appreciate approachable, high-quality beers and a welcoming atmosphere. Their dedication to creating a fun and inclusive environment for their customers and their commitment to producing great beer make this a notable brewery in Austin! 

Location

7601 S Congress Ave

Hours and Deals

Sun & Mon 11 AM – 9 PM | Tue – Sat 11 AM – 10 PM

Happy Hour: All Day Monday; Tuesday- Friday 3- 6pm: $2 off beers & apps

Monday – Burger and a pint for $10

Tuesday – Trivia hosted by Geeks Who Drink

Wednesday – Last Stand Up Comedy 8pm – ~9:30pm

24. Vista Brewing

Vista Brewing

A large part of the Vista Brewing is their dedication to agriculture. With an emphasis on the farm-to-table model, Vista is intent upon cementing itself as a “destination” brewery, not only for their wide selection of brews but their agricultural techniques and cozy patio atmosphere. 

Location

13551 FM 150  Driftwood, TX 78619 

Hours

Wed – Thur 4 – 9 pm

Friday 2 – 9 pm

Saturday 12 – 9 pm

Sunday 11 am – 7 pm

25. Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches

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Image from the Batch website

Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches is a unique establishment and as the name suggests, they specialize in both craft beer and freshly baked kolaches. Their taproom features a rotating selection of craft beers on tap, including many local and regional favorites. They also offer a wide variety of freshly baked kolaches, including savory options like sausage and cheese or jalapeno popper, as well as sweet options with cream cheese or fruit.

Location

3220 Manor Road Austin, Texas 78723

Hours

Monday – Wednesday | 8AM – 10PM

Thursday – Friday | 8AM-11PM

Saturday | 9AM – 11PM

Sunday | 9AM – 9PM

Conclusion

Austin, Texas is a city with a thriving craft beer scene, with a wide variety of breweries offering high-quality, handcrafted beers. From established breweries like Live Oak Brewing Company and Austin Beerworks to newer breweries like Hi Sign Brewing and Nomadic Beerworks, there is something for every beer enthusiast in Austin.

In addition to great beer, many breweries in Austin also offer a variety of food, live music, and other events and activities, making them great places to socialize with friends or family. Whether you’re a long-time craft beer fan or new to the scene, Austin’s breweries are definitely worth checking out!

Eva Rogers

Eva Rogers, a proud Texan and contributor for TexasTasty, infuses her writing with a deep passion for the Lone Star State. With roots in the vast plains of West Texas, Eva treasures the unique fusion of tradition and innovation that embodies the Texan spirit. Through her articles, she celebrates the diverse tapestry of Texas, exploring everything from its vibrant urban centers to its tranquil rural landscapes.