Uncle Billy's Brew and Que

1530 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX, 78704, United States
512-476-0100
Latitude: 30.26172, Longitude: -97.76059

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  • Monday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM – 1:00 AM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 4.30 | Atmosphere: 4.65 | Service: 4.60 | Food: 4.00
90.3
out of 100
Overall Beer Mapping Score
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Wednesday 11th of May 2016 06:44:28 PM
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Stopped here for lunch and some beers. This is a wonderful brew pub. We had two flights of beer; 4 beers per flight in order to sample all their beers on tap. Flight samples are $2.00 each. The beers were all great as was the food and service. They have 32 ounce and 64 ounce growlers to go. The brewing equipment is open at one end of the brewery. It looked like they have a mug club but I didn’t get a chance to ask about it. The bar is a very open area with plenty of fresh air from the outside which was ok on a nice spring day but might not be so nice during hot Austin summers. There’s also a large outdoor patio area in front of a large stage ready for live music. They have free Wi-Fi, music, and TVs behind the bar area. There is a parking garage directly behind the brewery; they can validate the parking so it is free if you remember.
Selection: 4.25 | Atmosphere: 4.75 | Service: 4.5 | Food: 4.75
90.0
Overall

vgatto (442)
Sunday 30th of September 2012 10:44:32 PM
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Uncle Billy's has two distinctively memorable locations, both of which offer succulent BBQ and in-house crafted brews. The Barton Springs restaurant, with its wooden construction and concrete floors, has a rustic charm that reminds me of my favorite Gulf Coast BBQ Shed. Drive around back and park in the garage (parking will be validated inside). There is plenty of outdoor deck and patio seating, which I'd highly recommend on cooler days. Inside, there are several retractable windowed garage doors, but on an ultra hot summer day the interior fans and meager air conditioning were preferable to the exterior heat. They have a 16 chair wooden bar with several televisions and an overhead beer can collection. The restaurant also has several high tops and dining tables. Between the dining area and the kitchen, their stainless steel brewhouse is visible through windows. The service was super fast, and the fried okra warmed this southern man's heart. The BBQ brisket was tasty and I enjoyed their offering of various sauces. They have five core house beers (Back 40 Blonde, Ax Handle Pale Ale, Agave Wit Wheat Ale, Vienna Amber Lager, and Hop Zombie IPA), a few special brews (Hill Country Organic Amber Ale, Moose Dunkel Lager, and robust Dave Belgian Tripel at 8.7% abv), and about 5 guest taps of regional microbrews. Uncle Billy's definitely has charm, and I enjoyed my visit.
Selection: 4.25 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Service: 4.75 | Food: 4.25
90.0
Overall

mkiester (20)
Monday 14th of March 2011 10:25:12 AM
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Uncle Billy's Brew and Q is a wonderful place after the hustle and bustle of Austin’s 6th street. One of the striking elements is the huge tree around which the outside patio is built. There is plenty of covered parking near the restaurant. One is greeted with the slightest hint of smoking meat, warm woods and openness. I did not have any of the food but the burger was $7.29.

They had 6 beers of their beers on tap, the normal flight of 5 and brewers rotating tap special House Brown 660. The beer is named for a legislative attempt to reform the liquor laws in Texas. It was good on both levels.

The beer line up had Ax Handle pale ale and an India Pale ale. As is normal the IPA was an American version, with good nose and hop flavor. The Ax Handle is the most popular beer.

There is a mug club. For $50 a year one gets a 25 oz mug that is filled at the pint price. They do not have guest mugs, I asked.

They do have daily special offers. Pints are $3.50.

I plan to go back when the weather is warmer, sit under that great shade tree, soak up the ambiance, and sip beer to keep cool.


Selection: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Service: 4.5 | Food: N/A
90.0
Overall

LagoBrewer (17)
Friday 21st of January 2011 12:54:05 PM
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Uncle Billy's has three of the things Austin is known best for - beer, bbq and live music (and the bats are within walking distance).
The beers they brew are consistently top notch - as good (or better) than some of the local breweries. There are plenty of guest taps as well. The BBQ is fantastic and there is music on the back patio some nights & weekends. They have the occasional cask night (first Tuesdays) as well. They also hold other events, like beer dinners and sponsor homebrew contests.
And it's the only brew-on-premises pub in Austin that offers AHA discounts.
The wait staff is friendly and knowledgeable. And now they have a venue out by the Oasis on Lake Travis!
Parking used to be a real problem, but there is now more parking around back.
If you're in Austin and love craft beer, this is a "must stop" location.
Selection: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Service: 4.5 | Food: 4.25
90.0
Overall
Thursday 27th of August 2009 06:30:50 PM
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uncle billy's is the type of place you want to love. beer & bbq. a perfect combination. and while they excel at their beer the food is far from spectacular. so be forewarned, there are much better options when looking for bbq around town.

but on to the beer. on your first visit, you have to try the beer flight. all of their home brewed offerings for around $7 (i think). i consider their homebrews to be the best in austin. maybe even better than some of the beers coming out of the microbreweries in town. they maintain a consistent quality and variety that keeps you coming back. i cannot think of a beer i've had here that i did not enjoy.
Selection: 4 | Atmosphere: 5 | Service: 4.75 | Food: 2.0
91.7
Overall

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