101 Oakwood Loop, San Marcos, 78666
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