Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden

Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden

81 Rainey St (btwn Davis & River St.), Austin, TX 78701
Hours:
Open until 2:00am (Show more)
  • Mon–Wed
    • 4:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Thu–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Happy Hour
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

21 homemade, hand cased sausages, 104 craft beers on our tap wall, a Sunday brunch menu, a dog run (that's right!) and a friendly knowledgeable staff all make Banger's the best damn Beer Garden this side of the Mississippi (and maybe on the other side too)

9.5/10

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  • "... only places open on Rainey Street on a Monday. Perfect for old guys like me..." (5 tips)
  • "... place has one of the best beer selections in Austin. Over 100 taps!" (2 tips)
  • "... is the bomb. Kraut & spicy mustard on a brat and a killer selection of beers." (5 tips)
  • Thrillist

    The menu includes South Texas Antelope & Venison Merguez, Fried Chicken (served with a "Chef's Momma's biscuit"), and even a sausage made with BBQ bacon & shrimp! Read more

    Thrillist · June 11, 2013
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  • Will M.

    101 taps, if you can't find something you like you have a problem.

    Will M. · August 3, 2012
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  • Austin Chronicle

    Banger’s laid-back biergarten aesthetic is a great break from the übercool ethos of Rainey St. Wash down the delish housemade sausages with 100+ taps of craft brew. Stellar vegetarian options, too. Read more

    Austin Chronicle · August 5, 2013
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  • Elissa G.

    Order a brat on a kolache bun, sweet peppers, onions and spicy mustard. Enjoy with a flight of local faves.

    Elissa G. · September 3, 2012
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  • Phoenix 💥💥💥

    SXSW geeks

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  • Eater

    Banger's may be all about sausage, but it's a break from the rest of the Rainey Street yuppie meat market scene. Go for brunch and enjoy live music plus their towering Manmosas. [Eater 38 Member]

    Eater · July 9, 2013
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  • Andre P.

    Duck, fig, bacon is FANTASTIC. It will surprise you!

    Andre P. · March 10, 2013
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  • Natalie R.

    Free shuttle to ACL Fest and $1 beers while you wait

    Natalie R. · October 12, 2012
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  • aaron h.

    Try the beer and/or the sausage!!

    aaron h. · June 29, 2012
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  • Frank B.

    This place signals the end of Rainey street being quiet and cool.

    Frank B. · October 12, 2012
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  • Geoff D.

    If you like pale ales try the Guadalupe Texas honey ale. It's delicious!

    Geoff D. · August 26, 2012
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  • National Car Rental

    With 103 beers on tap (the most in Austin), house-made sausage that is out of this world, indoor and outdoor seating, plus a stage - Bangers captures the essence of Rainey Street.

    National Car Rental · January 3, 2013
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  • Ben B.

    Dogfish Etrusca, tap #9, delicious and complex. A 2800 year old recipe! Try it before any spice to taste the full range of flavors.

    Ben B. · September 2, 2013
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  • Austin Chronicle

    The drink menu reads like the manifesto of a genius turned madman obsessed with suds, and the art of sausage making is shown through exotic franks. You'll want to do more than just graze this garden. Read more

    Austin Chronicle · May 27, 2013
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  • Amber D.

    Tony is the greatest bartender. Ever.

    Amber D. · September 20, 2012
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  • Meghan B.

    Get the potato salad - this place is fantastic AND they have a dog park. Rainey Street at its best!

    Meghan B. · August 26, 2012
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  • Melissa G.

    $8 lunch specials that include any Texas pint of beer, any "Traditional" sausage dog, one side, and you choose two toppings and two sauces.

    Melissa G. · August 23, 2012
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  • Chris W.

    One of the most dog friendly places I've ever seen. Complete with dog park and dog treats on the menu.

    Chris W. · August 19, 2012
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  • Matt S.

    Be wary of the $45 11oz beer. But Johnathan is the best server ever.

    Matt S. · March 9
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  • Kristi B.

    So friggin' delicious. The duck, bacon, fig, the spicy pickle jar app, and the heavenly snickers mason jar dessert are particularly incredible.

    Kristi B. · July 23, 2013
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  • Daniel A.

    The dunkel Weiss is delicious. Get it.

    Daniel A. · January 19, 2013
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  • Ryan K.

    The poutine is the bomb. Kraut & spicy mustard on a brat and a killer selection of beers.

    Ryan K. · January 11, 2013
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  • Clay H.

    Louisiana Lightning with 2x Chili & 2x Cheese - Just filthy good

    Clay H. · December 24, 2012
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  • Bryan K.

    Good beer and food. The service is VERY slow, but it's their first week. Hopefully it will get better.

    Bryan K. · August 4, 2012
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  • Todd P.

    The BBQ Bacon & Shrimp sausage is legit, highly recommend it. The cheesy grits are a great compliment! (...but a pretzel bun would be a nice touch!)

    Todd P. · August 2, 2012
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  • Leslie B.

    Try boiled peanuts! Delish!

    Leslie B. · July 31, 2012
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  • Diego P.

    If you're a vegetarian and thinking there may not be anything to enjoy here, order then Beats & Goat Cheese sausage. It comes a delicious pumpernickel bread. Delicious!

    Diego P. · November 17, 2013
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  • WD S.

    Grab your Tuba & order a brat !! or vice versa !!! great Oktoberfest experience this time of year !!!

    WD S. · October 3, 2013
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  • David

    Craving a light but refreshing drink to stay cool? Try a tall glass of Crispin with a splash of framboise. Thanks to Jacob for suggesting it on a recent hot summer night!

    David · August 6, 2013
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  • aTyler K.

    Is it a wise idea to place credit cards underneath a magnet?

    aTyler K. · June 18, 2013
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  • Nadia M.

    Their butterface desserts may be seasonal but every one of them is amazing! Get it! Try it! Savor it! Lovvvveee it!

    Nadia M. · June 4, 2013
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  • Bryan K.

    Love/Hate relationship with this place. Best beer selection in Austin, but too often I find myself waiting 15 minutes for my drink. Staff is overworked. Craft Pride down the street is better.

    Bryan K. · April 21, 2013
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  • Hector M.

    Chili cheese fries are awesome !!!!

    Hector M. · March 23, 2013
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  • Phil B.

    Amazing time during SXSW and rachael ray's feedback party

    Phil B. · March 14, 2013
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  • MRY

    Mmmm...sausage & beer = perfect together! Know what else is perfect together: DJ LA RIOTS, DJ Vikas, and YOU at the @MRY party this Saturday, 3.9.13 @TheBelmont. #SXSW2013 #ItWillBeEpic"

    MRY · March 7, 2013
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  • Deanna Z.

    Not all sausages are gluten-free, but the servers know which ones are. Plus, a selection of gluten-free beer!

    Deanna Z. · March 7, 2013
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  • Adam L.

    The Koala Bear Sausage is intense!

    Adam L. · February 24, 2013
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  • Kyle B.

    The lunch special is the way: $8 for a sausage, side (get the jalapeño cream corn) and a local TX beer.

    Kyle B. · February 24, 2013
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  • Kyle B.

    Austin's best beer garden...over 100 beers on tap and great artisanal (yeah, I said it) sausages. The lunch special ($8 for a sausage, side and a beer) is one of the best deals in town.

    Kyle B. · February 24, 2013
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  • Norm F.

    Awesome place with 100+ drafts.

    Norm F. · January 24, 2013
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  • Scott W.

    Moo. Great place, knowledgeable waiters. Get the Kolache bun. Always get the Kolache bun.

    Scott W. · January 20, 2013
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  • Katy K.

    Executive lunch deal: build your own sausage, pick a side and a Texas beer for $8!

    Katy K. · November 20, 2012
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  • Karina V.

    Guadalupe Bourbon Chocolate Stout is amazing! <3

    Karina V. · September 23, 2012
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  • Natalie B.

    The spicy mustard is not for the faint of tounge! Delicious meats. Make sure to get a flight!

    Natalie B. · September 3, 2012
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  • Nicole M.

    The bratwurst is delicious. The potato salad isn't really German, but it is tasty (the bacon flavor is strong). It's loud, but the food, beer, and service are great!

    Nicole M. · August 3, 2012
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  • Joycott

    Get some sausage and tasty beer on Earth Day and 5% of your total purchase goes to help eco-friendly causes.

    Joycott · 3 days ago
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  • Jeff W.

    Get there early on the weekends for lunch. They're a little weird about seating full parties but it gets busy. Get the Zoe beer and a sausage.

    Jeff W. · 3 weeks ago
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  • Michael I.

    Local beer flight

    Michael I. · 3 weeks ago
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  • Mell P.

    Big beer selection, which is good, but the bartenders are a bit snooty about it. Of course, could have been sxsw fatigue

    Mell P. · March 11
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  • Javier R.

    Order the "flights"!

    Javier R. · March 9
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