Austin’s Best Air Conditioned Tap Rooms

Updated 8/16/2022

There is a chance of over seventy 100° or higher days this year. No matter where the final count lands, this will be one of the hottest summers on record.

Recently, I was sitting at 4th Tap (RIP – I miss you so much) in a perfect air-conditioned Austin tap room, watching Metalocalypse reruns, and talking to Pam, Robbie, and Sam about this exact topic. 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

Central Austin

Black Star Co-Op

The Brewtorium

Central District Brewing

Oddwood Brewing

Pinthouse Pizza (Burnet)

South Austin

Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company

Independence Brewing Co.

Last Stand Brewing Company

Nomadic Beerworks

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.

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)

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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