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Texans love their beer, and Austin is no exception. With plenty of craft beers to choose from (both from Texas and internationally), it’s a beer-lover’s dream. Here’s a look at several Austin bars to try. We wish we could feature every last one, but we’ve chosen a few favorites to share with you!

Hops & Grain | East Austin

Hops & Grain has a brewery and tap room tucked away in East Austin. Tour the brewery for free on most Fridays at 5PM or Saturdays at 2PM or 4PM or enjoy a cold one in the tap room or on the dog-friendly patio (the brewery also turns spent brewing grains into Brew Biscuit dog treats). Hops & Grains offers seasonal beers like a New Zealand IPA or year-round brews such as River Beer Lager or 78702 (in the style of a traditional German Kolsch).

Open Monday-Sunday from 10AM-10PM

Hops & Grain IG: hopsandgrain

Twitter: @hopsandgrain

Craft Pride | Rainey Street

Craft Pride boasts 54 taps and two cask engines of all Texas craft beer from regional breweries. As of this writing, the beer list included a Pearl-Snap Pilsner from Austin Beerworks, a HefeWeiszen from Live Oak Brewing Company and a Coffee Milk Stout from Zilker Brewing Company. This casual beer joint also live music, Monday video game night, Tuesday trivia and other events.

Open Monday-Friday from 4PM-2AM, Saturday from 1PM-2AM and Sunday from 12PM-1AM

Craft Pride IG: craftprideaustin

Twitter: @CraftPride

Easy Tiger Bake Shop & Beer Garden | 6th Street

Easy Tiger serves craft beer, whiskey and housemade breads, pretzels and sausages. During happy hour (weekdays 4:30-6:30PM), enjoy select local draft beer and provisions including sausage links or a small pretzel for $3. The beer garden has space indoors and outside, and when temperatures dip to a comfortable level, the green space and twinkling lights of the beer garden offer a delightful slice of Bavaria right in Austin.

Open Monday-Sunday 11AM-2AM

Easy Tiger Beer Garden IG: easytigeratx

Twitter: @EasyTigerATX

Ginger Man | Warehouse District

The Ginger Man is a relaxed beer bar serving dozens of beers, ciders, and wine from Texas and around the world. True aficionados can order a beer flight to sample a variety. The beer garden is back is the perfect spot for groups, and a packed calendar of events keep Ginger Man patrons entertained. Monday night is BYOV (Bring Your Own Vinyl) and Wednesday is trivia night, with an Oktoberfest Kick-off and brewery nights rounding out the calendar.

Open Monday-Thursday from 2PM-2AM and Friday-Sunday from 1PM-2AM

Twitter: @AustinGingerMan

Waller Creek Pub House | Downtown

Waller Creek Pub House offers thirty rotating beers on tap. As of this writing, the list included Stygian from Idle Vine Brewing in Pflugerville, Texas, London Dry cider from Seattle and Bockslider from Fort Worth, Texas. Beyond Waller Creek’s extensive beer list and scenic patio, it also boasts a varied food menu, including burgers, salads and wraps, and snacks like zucchini fries or white bean hummus with pita and veggies.

Open Monday-Saturday from 11AM-2AM and Sunday from 12PM-2AM

Waller Creek Pub House IG: wallercreekpubhouse

Twitter: @wallercreekpubhouse

Wherever your apartment is, you won’t have to wander far to quench your thirst. If you’re not an Austinite yet, learn more about some of the hottest neighborhoods in Austin and start plotting your next bar hop.

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Susan Johnston Taylor lives in Austin, Texas. Her lifestyle articles have appeared in or on The Boston Globe, DailyCandy.com, Parade, SELF Magazine and others. Learn more at staylorwrites.com.

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