Austin's 4 top beer bars (that won't break the bank)

Zilker Brewing Company and Taproom. | Photo: Irma Abraham G./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on May 11, 2020.

Wondering where to find the best beer bars near you?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable beer bars in Austin, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fill the bill.

1. Batch - Craft Beer And Kolaches

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Topping the list is MLK's Batch - Craft Beer and Kolaches, situated at 3220 Manor Road. With 4.5 stars out of 246 reviews on Yelp, the beer bar and Czech spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an affordable option. 

If you're curious for more, we found these details about Batch, which also offers Kolaches. 

Yelper Josh P., who reviewed the brewery on May 9, shared, "A strong up and comer in the atx brewery game...really good IPAs and sours and a lot of outside-of-the-box variants that I really appreciate. I highly recommend checking them out!"

2. Zilker Brewing Company and Taproom

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East Cesar Chavez's Zilker Brewing Company and Taproom, located at 1701 E. Sixth St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the cheap brewery and beer bar 4.5 stars out of 229 reviews. 

We looked there for an overview of Zilker Brewing Company and Taproom.

This spot has earned numerous awards including the Austin Beer Guide, Best Brewery Taproom and Best Single Beer Packaging, notes the business' Yelp profile. 

When it comes to signature items, this East Austin brewery focuses "on the American IPA, while brewing a wide array of interesting and classic beer including stout, sour, blonde, pale ale and fruited beer," it states on Yelp in the section explaining specialties. 

3. Cherrywood Coffeehouse

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Cherrywood Coffeehouse, a beer bar and breakfast and brunch spot that offers coffee and tea and more in Upper Boggy Creek, is another cheap go-to, with four stars out of 754 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1400 E. 38th First St. to see for yourself. 

Yelper Nicholas B., who reviewed Cherrywood Coffeehouse on Dec. 1, wrote, "Affordability is a mainstay across the board. Beers are actually cheap. Lots of great local varieties on tap. The food is actually spectacular. [The] breakfast tacos are different but great—all splayed out with delish toppings. Fork eatable."

4. Radio Coffee & Beer

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Over in South Lamar, check out Radio Coffee & Beer, which has earned four stars out of 668 reviews on Yelp. Dig in at the beer bar, which offers coffee and tea, tacos and more, by heading over to 4204 Manchaca Road. 

If you're curious for more, we found these details about Radio Coffee & Beer. Voted Best Coffee Shop by The Austin Chronicle in both 2016 and 2017, this spot is the brainchild of owner  this spot is the brainchild of musician Jack Wilson and his father Greg, notes Austin360. 

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