Austin’s Best Air-Conditioned Tap Rooms

Updated 8/23/2023

Just like most recent years, this will be one of the hottest summers on record with no short-term sign of a cooldown. Based on the troublesome forecast over the next couple of months, we asked ourselves, “What breweries in Austin have the perfect inside air-conditioned oasis to get out of the heat with a local craft beer?”

For this list, I am limiting to breweries only, the focus is Austin proper (see the bottom of the article for some Austin area breweries that fit the bill), and just having air conditioning isn’t enough, it has actually to be cool inside. For instance, I love Lazarus and Zilker and while there is some AC, they have more of a patio atmosphere, so they didn’t make the list. If your favorite brewery isn’t listed below, feel free to yell at me online, but it’s probably for the aforementioned reasons.

Here is the list of Austin Area breweries where you may find me staying cool this summer with a locally made craft beer.

North Austin = The Domain & Q2 Stadium Area Breweries (North of 183 / South of Parmer or McNeil)
Central Austin = North of the River and Inside of Hwy 183 & 360
South Austin = Generally South of the river but with an Austin address

North Austin

Celis Brewery

Austin Beerworks Sprinkle Valley Location

Oskar Blues Brewery


Central Austin

Black Star Co-Op

The Brewtorium

Central District Brewing

Hi Sign Brewing

Oddwood Brewing

Pinthouse Pizza (Burnet)

South Austin

Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company

Fast Friends Beer Company

Independence Brewing Co.

Last Stand Brewing Company

Nomadic Beerworks and Outpost

Pinthouse Pizza (South Lamar)

St Elmo Brewing Company

Vacancy Brewing


Area Breweries

If you are in the Greater Central Texas area, here is a quick list of some other great AC-friendly places to hit to get out of the sweltering heat.

3rd Level Brewing (Round Rock)

5th Element Brewing (Leander) 

Bluebonnet Beer Company (Round Rock) w/new 1000+ sqft air conditioned beer hall

Acopon Brewing Co (Dripping Springs)

Barking Armadillo (Georgetown)

Bear King Brewing (Marble Falls)

Beerburg Brewing (Dripping Springs)

Fitzhugh Brewing (Dripping Springs)

Humble Pint Brewing Co. (Leander)

Lago Vista Brewing Co. (Lago Vista)

Red Horn Coffee House And Brewing Co. (Cedar Park)

Roughhouse Brewing (San Marcos)

Whitestone Brewery (Cedar Park)

Stay Cool and We Hope to See You Around Town

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