Austin is one of the top craft beer cities in the U.S., so beers fans will find ample opportunity to sample the local wares. Many of the breweries offer their own tours and taprooms, in addition to private companies that can take you on a curated Austin brewery tour to some of the city’s most popular spots. Feeling thirsty yet? Start your explorations of Austin’s vibrant craft beer scene by checking out some local breweries.
Address: 1615 Crozier Ln.
Live Oak beers features four specific beers year-round (including their popular Hefeweizen), in addition to a variety of seasonal brews and limited offerings. While Live Oak doesn’t offer brewery tours, the Taproom and Biergarten is open daily.
Address: 10615 Metric Blvd.
This Austin brewery cooperative is open daily with 10 rotating beers on tap at all times. Enjoy air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi, or complement your beer with a snack from their on-site food truck. The taproom has three options – buy a single beer and return the glass; buy a glass and enjoy a free pour, or buy a flight and sample three core beers plus your choice of two orbital selections.
Address: 3009 Industrial Ter.
This iconic Austin can-only brewery has it all, including a great tasting taproom, pint nights, and some of Austin’s best food trucks on-site. The taproom is open daily with varying hours.
Address: 2400 E Cesar Chavez St. #300
Located just east of Downtown Austin, a visit to Blue Owl’s tasting room is a must. They offer self-guided Sensory Tours that includes up to four pours and include a take-home Blue Owl glass. There is also a $20 “behind-the-tanks” brewery tour every Saturday and Sunday at 1pm. This guided tour takes you through the sour-mashed brewhouse and includes a Blue Owl branded glass, four 12oz. pours of beer, a tasting sheet, games and more.
Address: 13187 Fitzhugh Rd.
Located at an authentic farmhouse just outside the city in Texas Hill Country, this local favorite is definitely worth the trek. Tours are free, and the tasting room is open on Fridays from 4pm to 10pm, Saturdays from noon to 10pm, and Sundays from noon to 7pm. On the menu, you’ll find all of Jester King’s incredible beers along with wine, cider, and even sake.
Address: 1701 E 6th St.
Zilker Brewing Co. is found in the Historic East Austin area. Take advantage of its proximity to Plaza Saltillo & only walk 4 minutes from the station to the brewery. Best of all, enjoy food from the Hot Mess food truck that is always on site when the taproom is open except Tuesdays. This locally created artisan bar will surely create a unique Austin brewing experience.
Address: 3913 Todd Ln. Ste. 607
Looking for a laid-back feel? The Independence Brewery Company offers the perfect ambiance and is found in south Austin. The brewery is available for your liking from Thursday through Sunday. The Independence taproom shares classic favorites as well as seasonal & limited releases. Most importantly, you’ll find their brewery-exclusive beers on tap. They offer brewery tours, special food events & live original music.
Address: 1902 E 6th St.
Located between Whisler’s & Counter Café, this small neighborhood taproom lives at the heart of East Austin. This location makes bar hopping easy with Blue Owl, Zilker Brewing Co., and Hops & Grain just a short walk away. You can even reach Friends & Allies or the Brewer’s Table with a 5 minute car ride. This brewery serves coffee, wine, beer, tacos & good times.
If you want to see as many Austin breweries as possible without having to drive all over town, why not sign up for a professional beer tour? We’ve listed some of Austin’s best tours below, so you can start planning your next beer excursion in ATX.
This popular Austin beer tour company offers several options, including a five-hour public brewery tour that takes you to three different Austin breweries, and a custom brewery tour ideal for groups like bachelor/bachelorette parties and birthday celebrations. The custom tour lasts from three to five hours, includes two or three breweries and will pick you up and drop you off anywhere in Austin.
Bike & Brew ATX
Ideal for active beer lovers, this unique tour allows participants to enjoy the sights and sounds of the city on a custom bicycle, while taking you to some of Austin’s finest breweries, wineries, and distilleries. Since bicycles are the main transportation mode, the tours are separated into different areas of the city as well as difficulty level – so you can choose the perfect option.
Austin Brewery Tours
These tours start and end at Craft Pride, and include several options, including a three-brewery tour with tasting and a Jester King Tour out in Hill Country. A knowledgeable guide, light snacks and water are all provided.
Choose JW Marriott Austin to Explore Austin Breweries
You can experience quiet luxury at the JW Marriott Austin Hotel all while being centrally located to the best downtown breweries & beer tours. Enjoy your trip and let our team handle the planning. Our concierge provides booking services for tours of your interest. Make discovering new breweries easy by staying at the JW Marriott Austin.