Explore Austin’s amazing breweries and wineries with your group
Austin has developed a reputation as one of the U.S.’s most beer-obsessed cities, but its passion for libations doesn’t stop with craft beer. Texas’s capital provides a home for wineries and meaderies as well as more than 50 craft breweries.
If you’re visiting Austin with your wedding party or a group of friends, Austin Charter Bus Company can help you experience the city’s best drinks without anyone needing to drive. Travel between wineries while lounging in an air-conditioned bus with optional amenities like free WiFi and a flat-screen TV. If you have a smaller group, we offer minibuses for up to 25 people.
Let us be your designated driver for your trip through Austin. Just call us at 512-215-4891.
Breweries to check out
With dozens of craft breweries in almost any area of the city, how will you know which ones to visit? What brewery is best depends on your individual taste, but here are a few awesome options you may want to stop at during your stay:
If you want to taste award-winning brews: Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.
The Austin Beer Garden won Brewpub of the Year from the Great American Beer Festival in 2016, 2017, and 2018, breaking records in the process. This dog-friendly site has a large patio and serves pizzas, sandwiches, and tacos made with local ingredients.
Address: 1305 W Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704
If you love pan-Asian food: St Elmo Brewing Company
St Elmo’s serves delicious IPAs, pilsners, stouts, and sours. One of its best features, though, is the Soursop food truck, which parks in the spacious outdoor beer garden. Widely regarded as one of the best food trucks in Austin, Soursop serves pan-Asian specialities like som tam and glass noodles.
Address: 440 E St Elmo Rd G-2, Austin, TX 78745
If you want to spend the day on a farm: Jester King Brewery
When Jester King says it creates “farmhouse ales,” it means that literally. This brewery on the outskirts of Austin is located on 165 acres of farmland. Take a tour to meet horses and goats before you sit down with a wild ale and a pizza or pretzel knot.
Address: 13187 Fitzhugh Rd, Austin, TX 78736
More of a wine or mead person? Austin has you covered there too. You can visit wineries within the city or in the surrounding Hill Country.
Wineries and meaderies to explore
The Wine Trail through Texas’s Hill Country, which begins about 35 minutes from Austin, is home to more than 50 wineries. If you’re up for a weekend-long adventure, Austin Charter Bus Company provides expansive motorcoaches with free WiFi and reclining seats so you can stay comfortable during your entire tour.
Don’t want to leave Austin? We’ll find a minibus that can zip through the city streets and take you to all of these urban wineries.
If you want an elegant wine-tasting experience: The Austin Winery
Open every evening from 4-10 p.m., The Austin Winery uses grapes from local vineyards to make their unique wine blends, including the famous Violet Crown and the kombucha-like Piquette. When you visit, you can order a flight to accompany a succession of light dishes, participate in a full tasting, or just pick up a bottle to take home with you.
Address: 440 E St Elmo Rd A1, Austin, TX 78745
If you like to change things up: The Infinite Monkey Theorem
As the name suggests, this is not your typical winery. Located in the heart of the city, Infinite Monkey Theorem has graffiti on the walls and serves wine in stainless steel kegs instead of bottles. When you take one of their varieties home, it’ll come in a recyclable can.
Address: 702 Shady Lane, Austin, TX 78702
If you want to try Hill Country wine without visiting Hill Country: Texas Reds and Whites Tasting Room
Excited by the possibility of tasting dozens of Texas wines but don’t want to take an entire weekend to explore Wine Country? Stop by the Texas Reds and Whites Tasting Room instead. You can try regional wines in tasting sizes or in a flight at this inviting store before choosing which bottles you’d like to purchase.
Address: 407 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701
If you’re a mead person: Meridian Hive Meadery
Craft mead might be the new craft beer, and if you’re into food and drink trends, you won’t want to miss Meridian Hive Meadery. In addition to traditional honey-flavored mead, Meridian serves blackberry, peach, cherry, and lemon versions. The tasting room is only open Saturday and Sunday afternoons, so plan ahead if you want to try these meads.
Address: 8120 Exchange Dr, Suite 400, Austin, TX 78754
Reserve a charter bus for your winery or brewery tour
Beer-lovers, wine-lovers, and mead-lovers can unite in Austin. Whether you need a charter bus for a Hill Country wine tour or a minibus for a day of exploring urban breweries, Austin Charter Bus Company is here to help. Call us at 512-215-4891 and we’ll ensure that you have safe group transportation for your winery, brewery, or meadery visits. Happy drinking!