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Monday, February 27, 2012

SXSW Post: Restaurants with a Great Beer Menu

With great beer, one also also needs some grub.  Here's a list of restaurants with a good beer selection to satisfy both your thirst and your hunger.  While the restaurants different in styles of food, rest assured that the beer menu is sure to please.

Barley Swine  2024 South Lamar Blvd  (512) 394-8150 - While it may not seem so given the neighborhood, this establishment is on the swanky side.  Prepare for shareable small plates and communal dining as you indulge in a well-crafted beer selection.

Black Sheep Lodge 2108 South Lamar Boulevard  (512) 707-2744 - If you're looking for all American burgers, this is the place to go.  Try the sweet potato fries.  They'll make everyone alright. 

Black Star Co-op  7020 Easy Wind Drive  (512) 452-2337 - This place was a legend in the making.  Blackstar is the first cooperatively owned brew pub.  Not only that, they have an upscale yet casual menu. 

Contigo 2027 Anchor Lane (512) 614 - 2260 - Ranch style dining in Austin style.  Good beer, good beer, and good times await.

Easy Tiger  709 East 6th Street - 512-614-4972  - This brand new bakery and bar pays tribute to the fermentation that makes bread and beer possible. Hop on down there and have a brat, pretzel, and beer. 

Foreign and Domestic 306 East 53rd Street (512) 459-1010 - The patio at Foreign and Domestic is quite nice and quite a gem.  Come here with open minds, open mouths, and ingredient combinations that make you feel like Andrew Zimmerman.

Frank 4th and Colorado 512-494-6916 - Hot Dogs. Cold Beer.  Need I say more?  Well, yes.  Also, cocktails. 

Hopfields  3110 Guadalupe St.  512-537-0467- This new bar in town is cozy, sweet, and all sorts of fun.  As the name implies, the beer menu is well-crated and hopping. 

Opal's Divine three locations- Opal's is now an Austin landmark.  With three locations in Austin, huge patios, free wifi, it is the perfect spot to grab some grub, a beer (or scotch), and a few hours to catch up on emails between  parties. 

Uncle Billy's 1530 Barton Springs Road  (512) 476-0100, also at Lake Travis- One of Austin's first brewpubs, Uncle Billy's beer menu features award winning brews along with local beers.  Put on some boots, have some beer and bbq, and you'll be an honorary Texan.  For a few hours at least. 

Whip-In  1950 S Interstate 35  (512) 442-5337 - Can we say classic Austin Gem?  This little convenience stores turned craft beer mecca crossed with spicy Indian influenced deliciousness.  It is the perfect spot for the food and beer lover in you. 

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