Black Star Co-op Pub and Brewery
7020 Easy Wind #100, 512/452-2337
Hours: Mon., 4pm-12mid; Tue.-Thu., 11am-12mid; Fri.-Sat., 11am-1am; Sun., 11am-12mid
Black Star is the world’s first cooperatively-owned and worker self-managed brewpub. Start with the fried jalapeños, or a cornbread, and try the sandwiches or dinner entrées as you work through the local brews.
Co-operation makes noms happen
Lee Nichols, January 27, 2011
Near-ideal settings for a successful book group meeting, with food and drinks, decent acoustics, and seating that allows for spirited discussion without having to shout
Melanie Haupt, Dec. 27, 2018
Four friends bar crawl their way down the Capital Metro Red Line
Emily Beyda, July 12, 2018
Austin gets ready to host the nation's first-ever cooperatively run brewpub
Lee Nichols, Jan. 21, 2010
- 2011: Critics Best Tipping Policy (Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery)
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