Bottoms up: The 6 best pubs in Austin

Wondering where to find the best pubs near you?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top pubs in Austin, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fulfill your urges.

1. Draught House Pub & Brewery

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Topping the list is Draught House Pub & Brewery. Located at 4112 Medical Parkway in Rosedale, the pub and brewery is the highest rated pub in Austin, boasting 4.5 stars out of 553 reviews on Yelp.

If you are in the mood for bar snacks with one of the many beers on tap, stop by the food truck outside.

Yelper Dan. C., who reviewed Draught House Pub & Brewery on Jan. 17, wrote, "If what you are looking for is a vast range of beer choices, then this is the place for you. I can guarantee you there will be something you'll love here as they have dozens and dozens of beers on taps from a wide range of breweries both local and national."

2. Gourdough's Public House

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Next up is Gourdough's Public House, situated at 2700 S. Lamar Blvd. With four stars out of 1,245 reviews on Yelp, the pub and traditional American spot has proven to be a local favorite.

The doughnut-themed menu offers everything from sandwiches and burgers to entrées and desserts.

Yelper Alexandra G., who reviewed Gourdough's Public House on March 7, wrote, "This place is literally the best. I am not one to love doughnuts, but you don't have to be a doughnut lover to love Gordough's, even though every single item on the menu incorporates it."

3. Gourmands Neighborhood Pub

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East Austin's Gourmands Neighborhood Pub, located at 2316 Webberville Road, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the pub, which offers sandwiches, salads and more, four stars out of 496 reviews.

The family-run business was established in 2011. The pub offers a variety of soups, salads, sandwiches and more. Happy hour lasts nearly all day with specials offered Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Yelper Monet W., who reviewed Gourmands Neighborhood Pub on Jan. 28, wrote, "The bartenders and servers are all very friendly, the service is prompt, the portions are very generous, the beer is cheap, and they have Skee-Ball!"

4. Hopfields

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Hopfields, a pub, gastropub and French spot in West University, is another go-to, with four stars out of 434 Yelp reviews. Head over to 3110 Guadalupe St., Suite 400, to see for yourself.

French-inspired fare is prominent in the menu with items like ratatouille, various fromages (cheese), escargot dumplings and more.

Yelper Jennie V., who reviewed Hopfields on Dec. 16, wrote, "The ratatouille dish and the burger was really delicious. I love how they have a great food menu and more towards the back, the decor and ambience is really something unique and exceptional. The vibe is very bohemian, eclectic and hip."

5. College RoadHouse

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Over in North Lamar, check out College RoadHouse, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 125 reviews on Yelp. You can find the Korean pub and karaoke spot at 9515 N. Lamar Blvd., Suite 230.

The menu boasts Korean comfort food with items like Korean fried chicken, rice plates, soups and more.

Yelper Amy F., who reviewed College RoadHouse on Jan. 15, wrote, "Divey Korean bar with the best chicken I have eaten in my life. Sweet and spicy chili was the Texans' flavor of choice."

6. Billy's on Burnet

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Last but not least, there's Billy's on Burnet, a Rosedale favorite with four stars out of 360 reviews. Stop by 2105 Hancock Drive to hit up the pub and traditional American spot next time the urge strikes.

This neighborhood beer and burger joint was established in 2004 and now offers 28 beers on tap.

Yelper Thao P., who reviewed Billy's on Burnet on Jan. 17, wrote, "Uptown burger is usually my go-to if I'm super hungry. If I am in the mood for something lighter I will switch it out for a chicken patty or just go for the veggie burger."


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