The St. Elmo area, the vibrant corridor in South Austin along South Congress, is becoming known as a growing area and becoming a hub for new homes and businesses. What was mostly industrial space five years ago is now an up-and-coming shopping, eating and entertainment district. An exciting part of this growth is the expansion of local breweries and taprooms. Residents of Congress Lofts will be able to step out and enjoy many brewery options within walking distance to their new home. We have gathered a sampling of opportunities to choose from – each one is unique!
ST. ELMO BREWING COMPANY: Stelmobrewing.com. 440 E. St. Elmo Rd. G-2, Austin 78745.
Bar, brewery and beer garden with rotating craft taps and an on-site food trailer for mostly Asian fare. Beer to go is available.
Hours Sun/Tues/Wed noon – 10 pm; Th/ F/ Sat noon – 11 pm; Mon closed. (737) 300-1965.
VACANCY BREWING: vacancybrewing.com. 415 E. St. Elmo Rd. 1-D2, Austin 78745.
In addition to 3 core offerings, a lineup of rotating seasonal styles will always be available in the taproom. Food Truck from Trill Foods. Beer to go is available.
Hours Mon/Thurs/ Friday 2 – 10pm; Sat 12 – 10 pm; Sun 12 – 9 pm. Events happening once or twice a month. (512) 284-9083
NOMADIC BEERWORKS: nomadicbeerworks.com. 3804 Woodbury Dr. Suite A, Austin 78704.
Indoor and patio seating. Beer to go available. Food options include Panini sandwiches and bar snacks.
Hours Sun – Wed 11 am – 9 pm; Thurs – Sat 11 am – 10 pm. (512) 587-9669
512 BREWING COMPANY: 512brewing.com. 407 Radam Ln. Austin 78745.
Drive-through service. Small brewery creating a variety of beers plus offering tours and growlers for sale. Special events – (512) Cellar Sessions is an intimate live music experience hosted inside the brewery where they record and film a musical artist.
Hours Saturday and Sunday 1 – 5 pm. (512) 921-1545
COSMIC COFFEE + BEER GARDEN: cosmiccoffeebeer.com. 121 Pickle Rd. Austin 78704.
Specialty coffee, local beers, craft cocktails and live music, plus food trucks in a garden setting. Cosmic was inspired by an obsession with creating an environment that embraced the principles of permaculture, sustainability and regenerative systems.
Hours Sun – Wed 8 am – 11 pm; Thurs – Sat 8 am – midnight. (512) 481-0694