1500 N. I-35, Round Rock, 78681, 512/238-8438
features a selection of 51 beers on tap and 60 bottled beers, including many local craft and seasonal beers. Expect cheesy cheese burgers, buffalo wings, and sandwiches from the kitchen.
First Friday of every month, 7pm
The Blues Posse
This attractive, comfortable place has exceptional small-dish food, great drinks, and a stunning wine list.
612 W. Sixth, 512/474-2194
This may be a bar providing Alamo Drafthouse moviegoers with a new foraging alternative, but Chef John Bullington's snacky menu includes interpretations of classic Mexican street food, such as N.Y. Strip alambras and a giant Sonoran hot dog. Brunch is exciting as well, what with tangy avocado tomatilla sauces, and poblanos in the chichimigas.
5701 W. Slaughter, 512/861-7069
It's not just about beer, although they are brewing up some of the best pils and IPAs in Central Texas. It's also about the sophisticated pizza. You can't beat the one with Gulf oysters.
1305 W. Oltorf, 512/298-2242