Austin’s Best Air-Conditioned Tap Rooms
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
Pinthouse Pizza (Burnet)
Pinthouse Pizza (South Lamar)
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.