Banger’s named as one of America’s best beer bars

Photo by Banger's Austin. On July 8, a new event is kicking off at Banger's: a brewers roast that will feature the beer and brewers of Austin Beerworks, Hops & Grain and Pinthouse Pizza.

Photo by Banger’s Austin. Banger’s is one of Austin’s beloved beer bars.

No arguments here: USA Today published a list today of some of the best bars in America for beer lovers, and Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden is sitting pretty on it.

The publication had the following to say about this beloved Rainey Street spot: “There’s no shortage of cool beer joints in Austin, Texas, but Banger’s tops the list with craft beer, great food and a massive outdoor seating space. This beer garden has a seriously impressive beer resume. With the third largest draft system in the state, Banger’s has 104 brews on draft and another 50 in cans and bottles. In addition to great beer, Banger’s offers 30 house-made sausages.”

In the story, writer s notes that drinking has become “a sophisticated pastime,” with lots of natural curiosity and the desire to share as just two reasons why craft beer, in particular, has caught on so much.

It’s not hard to see why Banger’s made the cut — for having as many beers as it does, the bar does a solid job of making sure the bartenders and waitstaff are well-educated about craft beers and can bring you out a perfect pint. Banger’s also hosts regular events like Mega Mutt Monday, Smoke Out Saturdays and special firkin tappings.

The article also featured watering holes like Bob’s Bar in Columbus, Ohio, and Bay Street Biergarten in Charleston, South Carolina.

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