Live Oak Brewing Company
1615 Crozier, Del Valle, 78617, 512/385-2299
This microbrewery specializing in German-style beers was hand-built two years ago from used dairy equipment. Sold in draft only to 35 Austin restaurants and bars, Live Oak has been getting rave reviews from beer drinkers, according to co-owner/brewer/delivery boy Chip McElroy.
- 2014: Critics Feistiest Craft Beer Advocate (Chip McElroy)
- 2011: Readers Best Local Beer
- 2010: Critics Best Brewery
- 1999: Critics Best Beerhounds
While the ABGB remains a favorite South Austin pizza and pint hangout, with a large outdoor patio and rotation of on-premise signature brews, its inside stage has become a regular stop for local bands since opening in 2013. Its 270-person inside and laid-back, shared-table vibe provides excellent sound, generous floor space in front of the stage, and a casual, family-friendly atmosphere that can accommodate both fans of the bands or just the beer. The parking lot fills quickly.
1305 W. Oltorf, 512/298-2242
Enjoy one of their core ciders or seasonal flavors in the Collaboratory, the on-site taproom boasting ample outdoor seating.
979 Springdale #130, 512/538-0126
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.
7020 Easy Wind #100, 512/452-2337