Doing an Austin, TX Brewery Tour? Don’t Miss These 10 Breweries…

Since we regularly provide transportation for bachelor and bachelorette parties taking wine tours in the Texas Hill Country , we recently pulled together a list of 10 popular wineries in Central Texas. In line with the trend, we wanted to do the same for some of the many breweries in Austin, TX. Let Austin Charter Services be your designated driver and we can get your group to the breweries of your choice. Check out this list of Austin, TX breweries for brewery tour ideas, and contact us if you’re interested in coordinating safe and afforable group transportation.

St. Elmo Brewing Company

Address: 440 E St Elmo Rd G-2, Austin, TX 78745

St. Elmo Brewing Company Reviews:

  • Located in the The Yard, a mixed-use development in South Austin, this brewpub in a former warehouse space offers rotating craft beers on tap, coffee pour-overs and housemade sodas. Soursop, an on-site Asian snack food trailer, is open for lunch and dinner in the dog- and kid-friendly beer garden. (
  • This South Austin brewery makes some of the best beer in the city, has a big back yard, and is home to Soursop, a great food truck serving a mix of Thai and Vietnamese food. There’s no wrong day to go to St. Elmo, but if you need a good pre-weekend Happy Hour spot, head here for $6 chicken sandwiches and $2 Kölsch on Fridays. (
  • First time I went, it wasn’t the best experience. Then the staff and owners took steps to convince me to try it again and I have to admit I’m impressed. They truly care about their beer and the people that drink it here, and I will be going back again. The Geoff is my favorite, and the other IPAs are exactly what I like in a summer beer. (Sam Alford, Google Local Guide)

Friends and Allies Brewing

Address: 979 Springdale Rd #124, Austin, TX 78702

Friends and Allies Brewing Reviews:

  • Partially hidden from the road behind a copse of trees, this homegrown brewery found in an East Austin industrial complex is nevertheless inviting with wooden tables and turquoise accents. The craft brew is made on-site and comes in both draft and canned form, to be enjoyed in their tasting room, patio or beer garden. (
  • Pretty cool brewery on the east side. They have a good selection of beer in the taproom. They have a good ipa and a summer blood orange ipa which was great. They brew their beer there and have seating inside and out to hang out. There’s a food truck in the parking lot selling burgers and different sandwiches and fries. They also share a deck with the Austin eastciders so you can try both places or it’s nice with a big group. The only downside is that there’s not a ton of shade in the late afternoon when the sun is starting to set. Definitely a fun place to hang out. (Derek Reaves, Google Local Guide)

Southern Heights Brewing Company

Address: 6014 Techni Center Dr Ste 2-101, Austin, TX 78721

Southern Heights Brewing Company Reviews:

  • This modern craft brewery in deep east Austin has a bright, funky interior with colorful walls, kitschy decor and large, wooden community tables that belie the nondescript exterior. They brew their own craft beer and have several on tap available in flights or pints. PS Free WiFi (
  • Great atmosphere, great beer! This up and coming hidden gem is a must visit for all you brew connoisseurs, anyone and everyone. Beers=Great variety. Something for everyone in your crew. They have corn hole and ping pong, an outdoor seating area as well with a food truck. Just a fun place to hang out, enjoy a good beer and help support our local Austin businesses. We met one of the owners, down to earth nice dude who definitely has a passion for what he does. Fortunately for all of us y’all, that means a great tasting beer. Cheers! (Lacey Sprague, Google Local Guide)

Zilker Brewing Company

Address: 1701 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

Zilker Brewing Company Reviews:

  • Great variety on tap. The vacation daze is crisp, fruity and refreshing. Parks and rec is pretty standard and drinkable. There’s a food truck out to compliment the beverages. (Jeanette Chang, Google Local Guide)
  • While visiting a friend in Austin we stopped into Zilker Brewy. I a lot of their beers on the menu seemed to be out but the one beer I did have was good. It’s definitely a cool spot and if your a brewery enthusiast this is definitely worth stopping into for a drink. (Scott Johnson, Google Local Guide)

Lazarus Brewing

Address: 1902 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

Lazarus Brewing Reviews:

  • This East Side taproom has a solid selection of local craft beer, plenty of bar seating, and a shady patio for you and your dog to sip a beer on and be admired by everyone walking by. It’s the kind of place meant for a long lunch or a late afternoon meet-up where everyone can show up wearing workout clothes or whatever they slept in last night. In addition to the homemade brew, Lazarus also serves tacos, and does a good job of it – they put a layer of cheese melted right onto the tortilla. If you’re in the mood for something else, they have also have coffee and a few solid sandwiches. (
  • This funky East Austin brewery has a well-curated cozy living room vibe with comfortable couches, antique rugs and warm woods throughout. The craft beers are strictly on-premise (not sold in stores), and they also offer housemade root beer, kombucha, espresso and street tacos. (

Pinthouse Pizza

Address(es): 4236 S. Lamar Blvd. Austin, TX 78704 and 4729 Burnet Rd Austin, TX 78756

Pinthouse Pizza Reviews:

  • I love Pinthouse Pizza…especially the Lamar location. The vibe is alive and festive. The pizza is tops with a great crust. Their selection of craft beers is awesome. The staff is helpful and friendly. There’s just no down side to coming here. (Tracy Houston, Google Local Guide)
  • Fun hopping (no pun intended) place. Perfect for family or larger company outings. While the bar area commands a big share of the retail space — pizza is king here. One unique characteristic of the design is the splitting of “orders” into two locations. One for adult beverages and one for pizza orders. Huge dining area with a mix of booths around the perimeter and longer community style tables as the centerpiece — think German Bier Garden. They offer signature pizza flavors but welcome you to make your own custom pie. There are a few old school arcade games in the corner so you can impress the kids with your college days skills. (Steven Dycus, Google Local Guide)

(512) Brewing Company

Address: 407 Radam Ln, Austin, TX 78745

(512) Brewing Company Reviews:

  • A top five brewery in Austin. Don’t expect more than a tap wall and brewing vessels though. You are truly in the brewery and that serves as it’s charm. If you can catch the brewmaster, he is more than willing to talk shop and about the beer industry as a whole. Excellent experience (Cameron Jalufka, Google Local Guide)
  • The beers here really can’t be beat, especially the stouts. The tasting option is generous, and the staff are friendly. The location itself is pretty no-frills. There are some picnic tables in the parking lot to enjoy your cold brew at. You are truly at their working brewery, and there’s not a lot else to the place. Great beers and a low key afternoon! (Janice Cook, Google Local Guide)

The Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.

Address: 1305 W Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704

The Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co. Reviews:

  • These guys are well known for their craft brews like the Superliner, but don’t overlook their roster of puffed pies with quality toppings. (Austin 360 Eats)
  • ABGB carries some “Always” beers—which you will always find being poured here—and other “Sometimes” beers, which will come and go with the seasons, the fashion, and the whims of the bar staff. The menu, too, varies according to the mood of Chef Tim Stevens, and the meat and produce available from the restaurant’s local sources. (AFAR)
  • Probably my favorite spot in Austin. Huge seating area so invite the party, great beer selection (especially their brews), cool t-shirts, and a great outside seating option on a pretty day. It’s tucked a little out of the hustle and bustle so the feel is a bit more relaxed. Definitely add to your round of places to hop. (Gabriel Gross, Google Local Guide)

Hops and Grain Brewing

Address: 507 Calles St #101, Austin, TX 78702

Hops and Grain Brewing Reviews:

  • Great brewery. The staff was super great and there was plenty of space to sit both inside and out. Others have mentioned it, but it is dog friendly (always a bonus!). We took bird scooters from downtown, easy little ride. Try the food truck if it’s open when you’re there too! (Phil Lafontaine, Google Local Guide)
  • Great dog-friendly brewery off the beaten path with good beer, friendly bartenders, a comfortable interior, reasonable prices and decent music. This would definitely be a hangout if I lived in Austin. (Gretchen Szostak, Google Local Guide)

Celis Brewery

Address: 10001 Metric Blvd, Austin, TX 78758

Celis Brewery Reviews:

  • Austin’s much-lauded 1960s craft brewery reopens in North Austin in this warehouse space with a taproom anchored by a bar built around the massive original hand-beaten copper kettle. The menu is dominated by Belgian-style ales, including the witbier that Pierre Celis brewed in Hoegaarden. (
  • Good sized brewery with lots of flavors and rotationals. They also have food and a food truck outside. Live music on a Saturday afternoon was nice as well. (David Ponce, Google Local Guide)

Austin Charter Services provides brewery tour transportation throughout Central Texas including Austin and the Texas Hill Country. This is a very popular (and safe) way to spend the day for bachelor/bachelorette parties in the Austin area. Contact us today to learn more about your transportation options, pricing, and booking your trip!