As Manchaca starts to widen and the green space between strip malls expands, the vibe trends distinctly more chill. At South Austin Beer Garden, that vibe turns positively beachy. Geographically landlocked but spiritually lake-adjacent, this welcoming new watering hole operates out of a converted old house still bearing its original shiplap. Whether you’re hunkered down at the bar, taking in the game and the decor’s license-plate kitsch with one of 60 beers on tap, or settling in outside on the 3,000-square-foot wooded deck, best dog at your feet and belly full from on-site food truck Cluck-n-Burger – the living is extremely easy in the 78748.
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