10Best | Beer Gardens

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Updated March 7, 2023

Drinking a beer outside with friends is one of the great joys in life.  Central Texas has some amazing beer gardens.  Here are our ratings for the 10 Best Austin (and Austin Area) Beer Gardens.  Not limited to breweries, this list is inclusive of some of our favorite outdoor beer bars as well.

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Beer GardenWhyWhere
12 FoxLarge, rustic space with plenty of parking and shade. Great for events, which they host frequently.4700 W Fitzhugh Rd
ABGBBeer Garden is in the name! Great food, award winning beer. That train can be annoying but the location is great and sort of tucked away behind Lamar in South Austin.1305 W Oltorf
BangersOver 200 taps! Frequent live music, crazy fun events and food. It's a must visit before it becomes another Rainey casualty.79 Rainey St
BeerburgOpen shaded error with plenty of seating and a separate, dog friendly area. Patio seating, ground seating, dog area, they are accommodating everyone.13476 Fitzhugh Rd
CosmicMaybe the most interesting garden on the list. Great food trucks, water feature and garden spots that are professional botanical garden worthy.121 Pickle Rd
Jester KingObviously Jester King was going to make this list with their sprawling estate and amazing event spaces and views. You can even stay on site.13187 Fitzhugh Rd
Live OakThey host fun well shaded parties with an active fire pit. 13 hole disc golf course onsite as well. I am always surprised how much space there really is at Live Oak.1615 Crozier Ln
Real AleSprawling acreage that hosts the single best anniversary party in Central TX. It's a trek, but also a requirement at least once a year.2250 US-281
RentschThis is a great multi-level spot with rotating food options. It's a little Oasis in the middle of Georgetown. 2500 NE Inner Loop Ste 3105
VistaThis is the quintessential destination brewery. It's an extraordinarily inviting outdoor space surrounded by beautiful walking trails and views. Great beer and great people as well.13551 FM150 W


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