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Whip In Convenience Store & Pub

Convenience Store, Indian Restaurant, and Pub
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  • David P.
    "Goat sliders are awesome, finding a place to sit is not awesome."(5 Tips)
    Geoff M.
    "The food is amazing, and the beer selection will blow your mind!"(18 Tips)
    Evan S.
    "The Barton Springs panaani is to die for."(3 Tips)
    Brad M.
    "Get the South Asian frito pie."(4 Tips)
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  • Erin G.
    Erin GJune 16
    Great beer selection!
  • Ville V.
    Awesome food & great selection of beers
  • Kaustubh T.
    Whip In offers an interesting variety of offbeat Indian food that's bold and exciting along with a great selections of kombucha and beer on tap!
  • John W.
    John WaycuilisJanuary 29
    Been here 10+ times
    Great beer and wine selection, both dine-in and togo. Get the Travis Heights sandwich
  • Nat
    NatNovember 3, 2016
    Come for the Texan style Indian food, stay for the fantastic beer and wine list.
  • Vinay B.
    Vinay BhatSeptember 29, 2016
    Try the Shakahari Burger. It's an interesting but delicious tempeh burger with fried paneer and Indian chili aioli. Great option for vegetarians!
  • Ross
    RossApril 10, 2016
    Free Yoga on Wednesdays at 8 am
  • Ross
    RossApril 10, 2016
    Check the monthly calendar for some awesome events.
  • Ross
    RossApril 10, 2016
    Namaste Y'all !
  • Ross
    RossApril 10, 2016
    This place is so much fun - each corner its so different - part brewery, Indian restaurant and convenience store. Great draft beer selection, over 60 varieties. Namaste Y'all!
  • Kyle F.
    Kyle FitchMarch 22, 2016
    What more can be said? It's all true, great beer, great food.
  • Vinay B.
    Vinay BhatMarch 8, 2016
    The South Asian Frito Pie is amazing!! Great fusion of Indian and Tex-Mex
  • John B.
    John BlackMarch 1, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Great selection, good food!
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongJanuary 25, 2016
    Hipsters vibe and take on Indian cuisine. Food is good, but way over price for the small portions. Good place to grab a beer and chill.
  • Matthew N.
    Matthew NelsonJanuary 19, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Craft beer!
  • Jessica I.
    Jessica IsbellSeptember 29, 2015
    Fried Dahl! Cozy atmosphere! Kombucha.
  • Psy F.
    Psy FusionAugust 23, 2015
    Beer, brunch, kombucha, Indian fusion food,live music, staff, must try Austin original
  • Jacobo G.
    Jacobo GómezAugust 17, 2015
    Hidden gem! Looks like an old convenience store on the outside, but on the inside is a super original mix of live music, incredible beer selection, and really good Indian food
  • Josh M.
    Josh MooreAugust 3, 2015
    The Eastside Drive sandwich with a fried egg is to notch
  • Traci
    TraciJuly 26, 2015
    Great draft craft beer selection and a good vegetarian food selection. Ambiance is very relaxed and you can buy bottles of craft beer to take home.
  • Jay H.
    Jay HartwigApril 21, 2015
    Not just a convenience store! Booze, beers, ciders, live music!
  • Ben B.
    Ben BaronApril 16, 2015
    Beer and wine store meets Indian food. Brilliant with great food and great package selection. In house beer is awesome too.
  • Chelsea K.
    Chelsea KApril 4, 2015
    Great food, great drink selection, really friendly staff! Definitely will go back!
  • David P.
    David PittsMarch 3, 2015
    Goat sliders are awesome, finding a place to sit is not awesome. Local beers through the roof though
  • andrew b.
    andrew ballFebruary 27, 2015
    Whip in is amazing with great food and a great beer and wine selection. Try the goat sliders! So good.
  • Josh R.
    Josh RaelFebruary 11, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a triple bowl.
  • Josh R.
    Josh RaelFebruary 11, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The chicken special was huge and just as spicy as I like it. Huge value for $10, not to mention the epic beer list!
  • Dolunay K.
    Dolunay KöşkerOctober 31, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Try Pecan Porter Cupcake, yum!
  • Rachael
    RachaelOctober 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Goat sliders are bomb
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaOctober 8, 2014
    I think the Whip In is my favorite place in all of Austin. The Whip In has over 70 beers on tap, there is live music every night of the week, and the food is a spectacular fusion of TX-meets-Indian. Read more
  • Milas D.
    Milas DackSeptember 28, 2014
    Great beer selection and super tasty food. Fruit pie was amazing.
  • Neil F.
    Neil FaulknerSeptember 10, 2014
    Great beer, food and a super laid-back, cool vibe! Good show this weekend as noted to the right, with Frederick, Tahoma and Madeline Jennings.
  • Arianna M.
    Arianna McKinneyAugust 26, 2014
    One of my favorite places in Austin. If you like good Indian-fusion food, awesome beer and wine, and a sophisticated dive bar atmosphere, this is your place. I can never leave ATX without a stop here.
  • Kyle B.
    Kyle BunchAugust 25, 2014
    Not sure if there is a better Indian food & craft beer spot in the country.
  • Jack M.
    Jack MeredithAugust 21, 2014
    Insane beer selection. Their inside setup recently changed. Wine bar here as well.
  • Tom B.
    Tom BooneAugust 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    For brunch - they have a nice twist on migas - collard greens and quinoa grits were good too.
  • Chris G.
    Chris GouletAugust 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Quinoa cheese grits (and the tap selection) are insanely good.
  • Matt B.
    Matt BarbourAugust 16, 2014
    Not sure if this is a bar, convenience store or an Indian food restaurant, but it's pretty cool.
  • Annie S.
    Annie ScheltensAugust 13, 2014
    Nachossoogood
  • Sebastian H.
    Sebastian HassingerAugust 12, 2014
    Great beers on tap at great prices, decent food (hippy Indian)
  • Colin
    ColinAugust 11, 2014
    Try their Namaste beers, which have recently earned a lawsuit courtesy of Dogfish Head.
  • Emily S.
    Emily ScruggsAugust 9, 2014
    Indian food. Great wine and beer selection. Vegan and gluten-free options.
  • Ann M.
    Ann MacNaughtonJune 25, 2014
    the bowls !!
  • Dan M.
    Dan MateerJune 24, 2014
    Bike parking in the beer refrigerators.
  • Darrin W.
    Darrin W.June 9, 2014
    BEST FRITO PIE EVER.
  • Stephen S.
    Stephen SavageJune 7, 2014
    Super bland food with a ridiculously antagonistic/unfriendly atmosphere.
  • Titus F.
    Titus FortnerMay 31, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Order the migas in a bowl.
  • Tina V.
    Tina VargasApril 6, 2014
    This is an amazing place to drink all different types of beers plus meet lots of nice friendly people.
  • John W.
    John WareMarch 28, 2014
    Whip in and drink beer - you won't be sorry.
  • Sunil D.
    Sunil DoshiMarch 7, 2014
    My first stop when I'm back in town for SXSW.
  • Leprechaun Cider Company
    Leprechaun Cider CompanyJanuary 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    They carry all natural & Gluten Free leprechaun ciders!!
  • Will K.
    Will KivinskiJanuary 13, 2014
    The Naan Goat Sliders were spicy and flavorful!
  • Vivek
    VivekJanuary 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great beer and drink specials. And they got gas heaters outside now!!!
  • Cory D.
    Cory DavisJanuary 2, 2014
    Great food. Huge beer selection.
  • Adam W.
    Adam WilkinsDecember 23, 2013
    Drink anything beer-wise with coffee in the name.
  • Dana G.
    Dana GrossNovember 6, 2013
    Go hear Flamenco Symphony on Tuesday nights!!
  • Boyan K.
    Boyan KostadinovOctober 30, 2013
    Bring your hookah!
  • Adam W.
    Adam WillisOctober 29, 2013
    Food is good but the atmosphere and tap/fridge selection is truly what makes this place good. Also, the bands that play aren't bad.
  • Joel R.
    Joel RojoOctober 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Pecan porter cupcake. OMG best cupcake ever. Life doesn't get any better
  • Akhil S.
    Akhil SaklaniAugust 8, 2013
    Samosa's, cilantro lime chicken, gooooood and great ambience. "Food poets'
  • Kat S.
    Kat SwanseyJuly 5, 2013
    Bad service, cold food.
  • Kimberley M.
    Kimberley MeadJune 18, 2013
    Butter Bourbon chicken is divine.
  • Keith W.
    Keith WilletApril 20, 2013
    Be weary of brunch, they are slow as hell! Waited 45 minutes for cold food. There were 3 other people there, so I get that they were busy...
  • Carrie A.
    Carrie ArnoldApril 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Chana masala is amazing
  • Adam R.
    Adam RMarch 26, 2013
    hang out at the bar and keep the brahmale IPAs coming
  • Keith W.
    Keith WilletMarch 24, 2013
    Be sure to make it Tuesday night for trivia, the host is pretty damn fun.
  • Jillian A.
    Jillian AdamsMarch 22, 2013
    Best place ever!!!
  • JasonSeal
    JasonSealMarch 18, 2013
    Super cool spot! Not a whole lot of GF options but the Zambian Corn rice bowl was awesome!!
  • Corina Frankie
    Corina FrankieFebruary 28, 2013
    Get the Asian Frito Pie. Cannot go wrong.
  • Katie B.
    Katie BFebruary 27, 2013
    Whip In's own Namaste: Shiva Stout was amazing! Had the goat sliders, which were awesome but for two tiny bite size sliders, I thought the $9 price tag was high.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsFebruary 27, 2013
    The Silly Cheesesteak Panaani is where the quesadilla, roti roll, and cheesesteak intersect—and how could you go wrong with that?
  • Kyle B.
    Kyle BunchFebruary 24, 2013
    Good Indian food and a solid selection of beers on tap.
  • Calli R.
    Calli RudebuschFebruary 8, 2013
    Just tell the bartender what you like and let them call the shots. I've never been disappointed. Great selection.
  • Austin Chronicle
    Austin ChronicleFebruary 5, 2013
    The very cool Whip In boasts specialty beers, obscure wines, locally packaged gourmet foodstuffs, and a cafe menu that's a bricolage of Indian, African, European, and American flavors. Read more
  • Brad C.
    Brad CowanJanuary 26, 2013
    Get the Indian spiced chicken fried steak if you get a chance!
  • 512 c.
    512 crewJanuary 17, 2013
    No tips needed...if you live in Austin...you already know..and if not, oh well. ;-)
  • Marta T.
    Marta TsonevaDecember 30, 2012
    Filthy bathroom. Scary filthy.
  • Eric D.
    Eric DDecember 19, 2012
    Great bottle selection, great local tap selection. In a convenience store.
  • Alan D.
    Alan DefibaughDecember 19, 2012
    The food is good, but the staff is uninformative and dickish.
  • Chris B.
    Chris BradyOctober 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    It is impossible to regret ordering the chana masala.
  • Rick
    RickSeptember 30, 2012
    Try the non-alcoholic herb infused Buddhas Brew Kombucha. Blueberry I'd my fave; almost psychedelic.
  • Andy H.
    Andy HunterAugust 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Go here. Order a beer from their long list of drafts. Keep it Weird.
  • Samantha N.
    Samantha NeedhamAugust 24, 2012
    Sliders rocked
  • Matthew J.
    Matthew JeromeAugust 24, 2012
    Counter Service! The menu is on the chalkboard above the bar and you order from the counter. They'll give you a number and you can sit inside or outside.
  • Amanda R.
    Amanda ReidAugust 19, 2012
    The Sunday brunch is wonderful, try the Croque Monsieur with mango chutney...
  • Ojaniram
    OjaniramAugust 11, 2012
    vino here is also amazing.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 29, 2012
    Convenience store, pub, restaurant and music venue! That's a lot of things to juggle and they do it all so well. But watch out, they will charge you a $1 PER beer you buy and consume on the premises.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 25, 2012
    Friendly staff, pretty incredible beer selection. Midnight closing kind of kills the buzz. Wish they stayed open later. "Last call" at 11:45 comes right when most people are hitting their stride.
  • Brad M.
    Brad MaysJune 24, 2012
    Get the South Asian frito pie. It's enough for two.
  • Will M.
    Will McKennaJune 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Red curry chicken, just get it. You'll thank me.
  • Cheri G.
    Cheri GarciaJune 19, 2012
    Awesome place to just chill at! Grab some honey sesame sticks to eat while u try new beers from that very nice bartender Heather :)
  • Christian Ryan C.
    WHIP IN. WHIP IN GOOD.
  • Edward M.
    Edward MelendezMay 24, 2012
    Fall in love with the steak frites.
  • Ryan L.
    Ryan LeGrosMay 21, 2012
    Free wifi! They have a micro brewery, a live stage, a bar, a grocery, and great food. Try one of the local beers.
  • Jennifer
    JenniferMay 1, 2012
    One of the largest selections of bottled beers in Austin -- and surprisingly good Indian food for a convenience store.
  • Tonya B.
    Tonya BatesApril 28, 2012
    all I can say is "just go"! Its changed a bit in 25 yrs. Ha.
  • Ian G.
    Ian GreenleighApril 19, 2012
    To work here, you must be an asshole. You need to treat customers like shit and smirk when they ask questions. Helluva business model!
  • Amanda T.
    Amanda TrevinoApril 18, 2012
    They will let you buy a 40 beer from the fridge & only charge you a $1 cork fee! Cheep place to drink and hear great music :)
  • Derek W.
    Derek WelleApril 14, 2012
    This is a "must see beer destination" if you are visiting town. Get a Growler for the road!!
  • Brittany M.
    Brittany MullinsApril 13, 2012
    Biggest selection of beer on tap in Austin.
  • LaLa S.
    LaLa SApril 5, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The chana masala is deliciously spicy! Also the hand cut spicy fries are always hot and crisp. HUGE selection of beer and wines to pair with your meal, or just to sip alone on a hot Austin day.
  • John W.
    John WaycuilisMarch 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    get the Masoor Dal w/ Spinach (rice bowl) and a Franconia Kolsch
  • Leprechaun Cider Company
    Leprechaun Cider CompanyMarch 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Soooooooo amazing! Such an amazing place! Always highly recommended in Austin from Leprechaun Cider Company!
  • Geoff M.
    Geoff MadeleyJanuary 30, 2012
    The food is amazing, and the beer selection will blow your mind!
  • Sarah Jayne A.
    Sarah Jayne AndersonDecember 5, 2011
    The Silly Cheesesteak is excellent. This Philly girl approves.
  • William B.
    William BowlingDecember 1, 2011
    Great food
  • Randy C.
    Randy ChapmanOctober 6, 2011
    60 draughts available!
  • Paige S.
    Paige SchlenderOctober 1, 2011
    Um, whatever the special is, GET IT.
  • Dana W.
    Dana Wilson-HarrisSeptember 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Knowledgeable and super friendly staff. Ask for a wine recommendation. Plus, growlers of Thirsty Goat!
  • Jairy G.
    Jairy GrisaffeSeptember 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Breakfast naan, lots of beers on tap, and lots of other goodies. This place is one best to come to in Austin for food and drink.
  • Bumbo F.
    Bumbo FsqsxSeptember 17, 2011
    Do not whip it out at the Whip-In.
  • MetroSeeker.com
    MetroSeeker.comSeptember 14, 2011
    We're in love with this convenience store that has 60 beers on tap and an Indian food menu. Try the queso con chutney and a Monk's ale for a unique Austin treat.
  • JRod🙈🙉🙊
    JRod🙈🙉🙊September 4, 2011
    $3 Live Oak pints Saturdays and it's not to bad
  • Evan S.
    Evan SandersAugust 24, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The Barton Springs panaani is to die for.
  • Matthew C.
    Matthew CastilloAugust 6, 2011
    The whole point of trying new beers is to sample some. I honestly had two samples and was told I wasnt getting anymore... So much for trying new beers.
  • Nina G.
    Nina GreenJune 17, 2011
    Get the Sola Panaani - awesome veggie sandwich with an Indian kick to it.
  • Leighton C.
    Leighton CopleyJune 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the beef and beer curry chili if it's on special. Amazing!
  • Alexis C.
    Alexis CaceresMay 18, 2011
    This place is awesome. Best time is right before 5. If you get caught in traffic before oltorf take the woodward exit and skip the traffic.
  • Richard E.
    Richard EverittMay 5, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Everything about this place is so SAT style(south Austin Texas) the food rocks the staff is too cool and the beer oh dear the beer. Highly suggest a growler. Only one drawback they close at midnight.
  • Aimee D.
    Aimee DegroffApril 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Veggie bowl with Chana Masala and Spicy Ginger Cabbage together is divine. You can't go wrong with that yumminess!!!
  • Hans E.
    Hans ErikssonMarch 13, 2011
    Don't judge it by how it looks - it's a fantastic place with fantastic people
  • Matt G.
    Matt GlazerMarch 7, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Follow this place on twitter or facebook to find out when limited release brews travel through.
  • Chevrolet
    ChevroletMarch 7, 2011
    Located along the frontage road of IH-35 like any respectable convenience store would be, the Whip Inn epitomizes the true eclectic nature of Austin and is a perfect example of what makes this town sp
  • Cara C.
    Cara ClapsaddleFebruary 22, 2011
    The Barton springs panini is awesome!
  • Trevor T.
    Trevor TalleyFebruary 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    $3 draft special everyday mofugga
  • Matt G.
    Matt GlazerFebruary 2, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Trust the staff buy a beer on their rec. They never go wrong with suggestions.
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 14, 2011
    The convenience store/liquor store/Indian restaurant combo is odd, but that's what makes it quintessentially Austin. The naan sandwiches are what earned it a place on our list. [Eater 38 Member] Read more
  • Chris T.
    Chris TrewDecember 5, 2010
    Got stood up here and haven't forgotten about it.
  • Michael L.
    Michael LyntonOctober 29, 2010
    Zambian corn is a-mazing! (Zambian-style organic corn & pepper masala in spicy coconut curry)
  • Sheridan
    SheridanAugust 29, 2010
    Be sure to get Austin Amber beer. So amazing!
  • Sebastian B.
    Sebastian BuantelloAugust 18, 2010
    The good kind of hipster. Don't be fooled by the appearance, its amazing inside, you'll love it
  • txgeepus
    txgeepusJuly 21, 2010
    Nice beer selection... mmm, Nut Brown Ale.
  • Alicia J.
    Alicia JMay 2, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    There's nothing here I don't love, but their Barton Springs sandwich is so good on a hot day. Come in the evening for some great music and even better food.
  • Christiana S.
    Christiana SophiaMarch 29, 2010
    Happy hour and bottles of magic hat!
  • Alex D.
    Alex DMarch 16, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Their queso tops the list!
  • Ahmad B.
    Ahmad BilalMarch 15, 2010
    Don't be fooled by the exterior! The indian food here is kind of amazing! Also, a gourmet grocery of sorts!
  • Carolee M.
    Carolee MitchellMarch 16, 2009
    Don't be deceived by the exterior and chow down on the lamb naan panini @ Whip In (made with locally-grown lamb). Top it off with a chai or awesome beer.
  • Antonia O.
    Antonia OliveiraJune 12, 2016
    Que saudade
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