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Namaste Brewing / Whip In
Active Beers: 6
Beer Ratings: 25
Beer Avg: 3.84
Taps: 72 / Bottles: 750
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Store ]
1950 S. Interstate 35
phone: (512) 442-5337
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by Pegasus:
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
I visited Whip In for the first time today and I must say, I was deeply impressed. The beer selection is the best in Austin, and yes, I visit Central Market and Grapevine Market on a regular basis. I found the selection to be excellent, I saw at least twenty-five beers that I have never encountered in Austin before. German, Belgian, and microbrews are stocked in particular depth.
One of the stockers, who noticed that I was picking a number of singles, briefed me on the beers that were in stock but not yet shelved and fetched my requests from the back room. Another point in favor of the store is their willingness to sell singles of any beer - the clerk in fact stated that no one should have to buy a six-pack just to try a new beer. While many of the beers are not refrigerated, I saw none that were dusty. Also, the light levels in the store were quite low, similar to those seen in a bar.
Although it is of less interest to me, Whip In also offers an excellent wine selection. The store itself is lacking in glamour, being as mentioned in another review, a former gas station. However, the excellent selection and the attitude of the staff more than compensates. The prices seemed quite reasonable, in fact no more and in many cases less than Central Market or Grapevine Market. If you are visiting Austin, Whip In is not to be missed.
03-07-2003 20:47:10 |
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More by JamLand
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Neat place I stopped in here in Austin. Looks like crap from the outside, but a cool eclectic feel on the inside. Indian type food (though, not what you normally think) and huge tap list (lots of Texas beers). Bottle selection is decent but nothing to call home about. Grabbed my first Jester King brew here and sat with some food and had a good time. Music seems like every night, too (I only came for lunch time). Highly recommended if you are in the area.
11-22-2013 02:31:08 |
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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | $$$
Whip-In takes the weirdness and funk of Austin to new heights. "Hindu Hillbilly", I read somewhere, and it fits indeed. Honky-tonk meets yoga and has a few beers. Rustic, hippie, free-spirited.
A sprawling, rambling space, with a beer bar, a wine bar, tables for dining, a stage for live music and a bottle shop in the back of the building. Busy but not crazy, I ordered my beer at the beer bar and sat at the wine bar, turning around to enjoy the live band.
They had 10 of their own Namaste brews on tap when I visited (although three were out), all unique and odd: Imperial stout with soaked dated and bourbon, a whiskey-aged Belgian quad named Ganeshale, a post-colonial IPA... I had the Ganeshale and found it underwhelming, a little flat.
70 taps in addition to the Namaste handles to boot, such as Old Rasputin Nitro, Boulevard Harvest Dance, Barrel-Aged Origin and 30+ Texas brews. Also craft beer cocktails/concoctions.
Bartenders are super nice and took time to offer samples despite having a full bar, I appreciate that. Next time I will try the food! Love an Indian-vegetarian menu at a beer bar.
The bottle shop is serviceable but not a must. Prices for the beers at the bar were a little high, although I had rare and barrel-aged stuff.
09-21-2013 13:57:51 |
More by DoubleSimcoe
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75 | $$
Love the Whip! Best beer bar in S. Austin. Starting to brew some interesting suds! Good food (Indian Tex-Mex tapas), good wine, excellent bottle shop, great selection of Texan and Belgian on tap. The biergarten is a nice little oasis just feet from 35.
06-22-2013 01:56:42 |
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