The Beer Plant

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3110 Windsor Rd, Austin, Texas, USA, 78703

Vegan gastropub offering a plant-based menu alongside craft beer, wine and cocktails. Features 40 beers on tap. Farmhouse pub atmosphere. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-12:00am.

Categories: Vegan, American, Beer/Wine

40 Reviews

First Review by veggie_htx

Incredibly delicious! - Edit

This place has some really great vegan food that will blow your taste buds away. Depending on your definition of healthy, the menu is a bit heavy for those of you avoiding oils, grains and more processed substitutes, but this has Austin’s best tasting plant based foods overall in my opinion. The buffalo cauliflower wings are insane, and the Mac and cheese is incredible!!! This is my go to spot for vegan comfort food!

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great bar - Edit

Amazing buffalo wings and Mac and cheese. Cool place but a bit out of the way and I wish they had outdoor seating.

Cons: no outdoor seating

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Delicious for vegan food and drinks! - Edit

Awesome place! The food is so delicious - I tried almost everything on the brunch menu, and it was all wonderful. Huge beer menu and delicious cocktails, too!

Pros: 100% vegan

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amazing - Edit

Perfect brunch. Best fried chicken I’ve ever had. Loved everything, the ambience, drinks and food.

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100% Plant-based Eatery in Austin, TX - Edit

This is a 100% plant-based restaurant with a full bar! All the food is delicious. They have great appetizers, sandwiches, entrees and the Blacksmith burger can be made oil-free if you drop the aioli mayo.

Pros: Wonderful food, Great atmosphere, Non-vegans will like it too

Cons: There is usually a wait on the weekend nights

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Lovely Brunch - Edit

I brought my non-vegetarian friends here for brunch and we all loved it! The biscuits and gravy were delicious, as was the coffee. The atmosphere was lovely and the service was great as well. The wait time was a bit long but we were able to sit at the bar no problem. It’s on the other side of town for me, but I certainly plan to go back!

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All around okay - Edit

My wife and I have been to The Beer Plant a few different times, and would have been more if the wait wasn't incredibly long due to very little overall seating. In the times we were able to get a seat and enjoy a meal and the atmosphere, we had a good time. There are some creative dishes that are good, but the price to portion ratio is pretty off. Everything seems very overpriced for what you get and the quality of the food always seems like something I could have made at home with no previous cooking skills. That said, we've enjoyed everything we've eaten, but there hasn't been anything to write home about. I think the place was very hyped up at it's opening and now there's almost a 50/50 split between those who love or hate this place. It's definitely worth checking out at least once for the cool atmosphere, but you might not want to go back. Honestly, my biggest problem is how tiny the place is as we never know if we'll get a table right away or have to wait for an hour, and when you have to wait an hour for mediocre overpriced food, it'll make you pretty grumpy. A plus is this store is right next to Rabbit Food Grocery's new location!

Pros: Cool atmosphere, All vegan, Creative dishes

Cons: Overpriced, Not much seating/long wait, Hyped up mediocre food

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100% vegan gastro pub food. - Edit

I came here twice. Once by myself and ate at the bar. The place was jam packed on a Friday evening. I had the bbq, which was very good, and the buffalo cauliflower, which was also very good. I then came for Sunday brunch. The brunch may be great, but we had reservations at 2:30 and, by then, they were out of half of the menu. What I had was good (skillet), but what my friends had was not so good. The waffles, for instance, were not edible. Hard as rocks. They were nice about it, discounted our checks, but it would have been better to have good food. I think the key is to come early.

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Wasn't my favorite, but I think it is what I ordered. - Edit

I will say going into the restaurant I had high hopes for the burger on a gf bun. ... but was sadly unhappy with it around bite three. Now here is why: The burger is made of quinoa, onions and such.. but the problem is that the burger was mushy and the onions were in every single bite.. like to the point of "we get it.. you have onions in this burger." The Cashew cheese that I order on the burger was delicious though.. but even then that flavor got bland because of the lack of flavor in the burger. I did add onions, pickles, lettuce, mayo and so forth.. but all I could taste was the over powering flavor of the bland patty (if that makes sense) and the bun. Now let's move on to the fries.. yes they are fresh cut, but omg were they burnt and not good. I literally ate 5 fries out of the whole thing.

So I would say that my burger was a 2 out of a 5. I am willing to go back and try something else as my husband's food was good. The cheese plate looked good, and some of the other things on the menu. Unfortunately half the stuff I want to try isn't gluten free. .. story of my life. Our ticket over all was about $40+ with tip and everything. I will say though the environment is cute, the service is great and they do get packed for the little space they are in. I am happy there is a vegan place like this around for us plant based folks. Please don't just take my word for it, please go.. try it.. you could totally have a different experience then me.

Pros: 100% vegan, Great customer service, Great date night place

Cons: Expensive, limited GF food , Not all the food is worth it.

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Great food and great service. - Edit

We could eat anything, it's all vegan. Met a wonderful customer celebrating her birthday. Every one is so friendly and staff so accommodating. Solid 5 star. Ask for Kaly for the best service.

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Saturday Brunch - Edit

Enjoyed EVERY bite of the Chik’n & Waffles with a side of steamed spinach! Will definitely go back.

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Vegan Pub well done - Edit

Deliciously tasty food, good drink selection, convenient location, plentiful free parking, friendly knowledgeable personnel, good service. Yes, all in one 100% vegan pub! And yes, in Austin Texas. Finally got to try this place while in Austin for a funeral; the experience lightened the melancholy of the reasons for my being in the city. Got take out and passed on the drinks because of my 3 hour drive back to Houston. Fun, fresh food, housemade sauces - yes! The Mac and cheese with its deliciously creamy cashew cheese sauce, was as comforting as Mac should be. The Hops and Chips were awesome! Beer battered Hearts Of Palm (HOPs), deep fried yet not at all greasy, with Cajun remoulade sauce, served with pickle, red cabbage slaw, and fresh, handcut well seasoned fries. The Buffalo cauliflower wings were okay, yet I was a bit disappointed that the buffalo sauce was not Incorporated in to the cauliflower batter, which would have made for tastier wings. Sauce was good for dipping though, as was the ranch dressing included with the order. Will suggest it. I'm not a regular visitor to Austin, yet this will be a regular stop when I am there. Plans are for the location to be part of a vegan mini-mall, like in Portland OR. Rabbit Food grocery store's new location will open there in the spring, with plans for holistic health space & a yoga studio, among other compassionate businesses.

Pros: 100% vegan food and drinks, fresh, house made sauces, sides, plentiful free parking

Cons: buffalo sauce not in cauliflower batter, distance to my home

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Very good food and drinks! - Edit

So nice not to have to check barnivore to see if the drink I want to order is vegan! I had the Big Bend - which was a delicious BBQ seiten sandwich. Truffle fries were fine, but nothing special. The sriracha brussel sprouts are the only brussel sprouts I've ever liked! The blood orange cider was delicious. And my friend with celiac was happy to find lots of GF options. My husband and I rried the carrot cake for dessert and were disappointed. But overall it was a fantastic meal!

Pros: vegan everything!, Most of the food and drinks were wonderful

Cons: A few of the food items weren't great

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Definitely Recommend! - Edit

The farmers bowl was delicious and the service was great!

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Awesome food and very accommodating - Edit

I am a whole food plant based no oil vegan and I find it amazing that they have oil free options clearly labeled on the menu and hope they continue to have them. I have had the Jardinero tacos, the burger, the Ploughmans Plate, rice, beans, and a side salad and all were delicious. I've had birthday dinners here and all my omni friends loved it. It's a great transition restaurant so non vegans can see they still have tons of options and they are just as tasty if not tastier.

Pros: Vegan, great ambiance, delicious food, owner and s

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best ever - Edit

Not only is it vegan but non gmo. The options are vast and the service friendly. It is our go to place. Keep up the great work. Dying to know the butter recipe, beat ever.

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variety - Edit

Is the spice of life...and they have it!

Buffalo Cauliflower “wings” to Mac and cheese, to delicious salads and dressings.

Pros: variety of different food

Cons: service at lunch

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grown up vegan food - Edit

We came here on a trip to Austin from the UK and decided it was worth the trip across town. It was nice to eat vegan food in a really smart place with great beer that you didn’t have to worry about not being vegan. Food was really tasty.

Pros: great atmosphere

Cons: not in walking distance of downtown

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Do not miss this place! - Edit

Went for dinner here on a Monday night and the place was more than half full. My friend and I both had the veggie burger which was fantastic, and even she as an omnivore said it was the best veggie burger she'd had! Great apps and drinks too, and to top it all off a long desert menu! I had vegan creme brulee for the first time since I became vegan and it was scrumptious. Also very clean and the service is quick and friendly. A

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Food is great! - Edit

I had the farmers bowl and the cured,smoked carrot bagel. Both so delicious. Highly recommend the carrot bagel. The beer and wine selection are great too!

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Brunch = Magic! - Edit

We tried several vegan restaurants on our weeklong honeymoon in Austin, and this was the highlight! We went bright and early for brunch on a Saturday and split the chicken and waffles, farmer plate, and a couple of yummy beers. Clean, quick, friendly staff - a little pricey but the quality was amazing and portions were great. My only regret is not being able to make it back for their dinner menu!

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Awesome - Edit

I don't have a lot to say. It was a lovely time, with amazing food and top quality booze. We waited about 40 minutes for a table and it was totally 100% worth it. Dim lighting, soft music, cocktails.. a proper grown up restaurant but for vegans.

We were next to a super awkward date that went really badly, one was on their phone the whole time and the other just sat there saying nothing. They left separately, drinks barely touched and no food at all.

Then the wings and cheese plate came and nothing mattered any more except for the wings and the cheese plate.

An altogether engaging evening.

I guess I did have a lot to say.

Pros: Service, Ambience, Food

Cons: Belly not big enough to eat everything

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awesome food - Edit

My wife and I really enjoyed eating here for brunch. We shared a farmers bowl and The Skillet. Both were fantastic. Highly recommend.

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excellent - Edit

Awesome atmosphere, lots of options for food and drink, I will be back for sure!

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The best place in Austin - Edit

I've been to The Beer Plant many times and I haven't had a bad meal there. I had The Purple Pig several times, soooo yummy, so finally asked waitress to make sure I'm banned from ordering it next time I come in, lol. I guess I was worried that nothing else would measure to that. Was I wrong!!! Had blacksmith burger, Big Bend, Gyro, Bahn Fire since and everything was super delicious. Made me forget about The Purple Pig. For that hour, lol😈. Whatever you order, you can't go wrong. The Only thing I didn't care too much for was a buffalo sauce cauliflower, but I think that's only because I don't use a lots of salt when cooking and it was just too salty for me. Everyone else at the table loved it though. Their desserts are just as delicious🍰🍧. So - if you haven't been to this place yet, get in the car and chop chop! Go get that delicious dinner you'll be thinking about for days. Until you drive there again to beat it with another delicious dinner ☺❤🐇🐓🐤🐑🐴🐄🐃🐐🐷🐋🐟🐚🐙🐌❤
I moved here, to Austin from Florida, last year and this restaurant is my absolute favorite thing about Austin. Went to Key Largo for a vaca last month and couldn't wait to be back here, so I can go get another delicious dinner ❤

Updated from previous review on 2017-07-31

Pros: Everything made in the house, Friendly stuff, Good size portions

Cons: Parking parking parking. The spots are so tiny, Somewhat too loud on weekend evenings

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great! - Edit

Wonderful drinks and food. This was my guy's first experience with vegan food and he went from being very hesitant to totally open to vegan food! He said "its just like real food" lol

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good food - Edit

Our first experience at beer plant was not great but that was only because our waiter was rude . ( she still works there ) Other three times we ate there we had great experience, both with food/drinks and staff . Would go back , but just hope not to get the same waitress we got first time .

Pros: great food, cute decor, owners are very lovely people

Cons: pricey, not customer satisfaction oriented

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