Beautiful taproom with some of the best beer in Austin
This Austin brewing scene staple is known for it's six core beers and the the colorful cans they come in. While you can find their beers in stores and bars all over the city, why would you pass up a visit to one of the best breweries and taprooms in Austin, especially when they serve some taproom exclusive beers, have an on-site food truck Can-Tina, and a play area for the kids. Honestly, it would be ridiculous not to come. In recent years, North Austin has become a bit of a craft beer hub with a number of breweries popping up within a few miles of each other, so when you leave you will have a number of options for your next stop: Celis Brewery, Circle Brewing, and Adelbert’s Brewery.
Live Oak Brewing Company
Austin's first brewery is still one of the best
This Austin icon has been producing beer and serving it under it's live oaks since 1997. Since then, they have moved to a huge new location with a large biergarten and stylish taproom, but the great environment and high quality beer remains the same. They have an on site German food truck and they even have their own disc golf course that you can play while carrying one of their hefeweizens. When you are done here, head next door to Hi Sign Brewing for another drink.
Live Oak Brewing
Jester King Brewery
Hill Country oasis for great beer
Set just half an hour from downtown, this laid back craft brewery is a favorite of both beer connoisseurs and locals looking to relax. With over 60 draft options, you are sure to find a beer that you love. It will pair nicely with a pizza from their restaurant that is made with ingredients they grow on the premises. Grab a seat at one of the many picnic tables on their 165 acres or bring your beer with you to walk their half mile loop trail and visit the goats.
ATX Beer Bus
Brewery tour with a beer tasting mini class
This beer enthusiasts bus tour that is led by a Cicerone certified guide takes you to three Austin breweries. One of the stops will include a brewery tour while another includes and mini beer tasting class. All you have to do is decide which one of their many tours you want to take, but if you can't decide we recommend going with the Austin Brewery Bounce.
ATX Beer Bus
Huge beer garden with live music and food
The Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company has lots of space both indoors and out that they utilize to host frequent live music. This laid back spot that is popular with locals offers a nice selection of beers, some of which are always available while others are seasonal or rotated in and out. Their gourmet gastropub bites are made to pair perfectly with their beers, which they do.
St. Elmo Brewing Company
Popular taproom with a great range of beer
This inviting taproom is a favorite of locals because of the variety of quality beers on draft, the incredible Thai-inspired food from the Soursop food truck, and the cozy patio out back that frequently hosts live music. This spot that makes some of the best beer in the city has a rotating draft list with new brews often added into the mix, but their popular Carl Kolsch is usually available.