Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden
Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden

Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://bangersaustin.com/
  • Phone: 5123861656x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Sunday: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

    Monday - Wednesday: 4 pm - 11 pm

    Thursday: 11 am - Midnight

    Friday - Saturday: 11 am - 2:00 am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Ted Prater
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live Music Thursday Nights and Sunday Morning
  • Special Events: Comedy Night the first Wednesday of Every Month
    Mega Mutt Monday is the third Monday of Every Month
    Plus Smoke Out Saturday every month- ask your server when the next one is!

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden
Who is Olaf Banger? Few people really know, but everybody seems to have an opinion. They say Olaf Gufstafson Banger, or "OG" Banger as he was often called, was born in America, but moved to Germany in the 1940’s to learn the art of sausage making from a group of Tibetan Monks who had settled on the peak of the Zugspitze Mountain.
By the time he reached adulthood, his sausage making prowess had become so renowned, pigs would "fly" hundreds of miles just to be in one... no one could believe it. Though his fate remains a mystery his legacy lives on at the Sausage House & Beer Garden that bears his name. Good honest food & drink served by good honest people. That’s how Olaf liked it and so that’s how things will remain here at Banger’s.
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Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden reviews from OpenTable diners
13 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (12)great for outdoor dining (10)hot spot (9)great for lunch (8)fit for foodies (6)neighborhood gem (5)vibrant bar scene (4)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (2)late-night find (1)special occasion (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • Awesome bangers and sausages
    FoodyVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Came here with my wife and two kids. Service was amazing! The house made sausages were so tasty and the selection of 100+ beers floored me. Hard to get in during brunch so make a reservation on opentable!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Fireman78
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Fantastic food and service. Waitress was wonderful and the afternoon pregraduation celebration perfect. thank you all!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Hundred beers on tap made for a great selection. Also had nice outdoor area w live music
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Jennyatx
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We had heard nothing but good things, so my boyfriend and I were excited to try this place. We were disappointed on many fronts: they were out of at least a dozen beers we tried to order, and out of the sausage I wanted to try most. I chose another sausage and side, but was brought the wrong side item when my food came out. Our server stopped checking on us after we ordered food, so I flagged her down just to be told they were out of the cider I wanted to order. I asked for any cider, and she said they were out of all the ciders. A lady at a table behind me was drinking the original cider I had asked for.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for large group
    OpenTableUser
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    This was a great selection for an out-of-town group of 13. Food was very good, overall service was very good, and beer selection was, of course, outstanding. We used OpenTable for the first time to make the reservation. Small glitch in that the restaurant didn't seem to have our reservation, but the restaurant accommodated us very quickly - kudos to them!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 6, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 28 reviews are from the Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden reviews archive.
  • Sausage and Beer-oh my!
    gvrbaVIP
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Monday night is dog night, so there were plenty of "man's best friend" there. Lots of sausage variety. Many beer choices, including flights of several to try. Live music, long outdoor tables that invite meeting new people. We liked it. Definitely fits into the Rainey Street vibe.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downright Bangin'
    dragonslayer
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Simply the best. The food was incredible, the staff was knowledgeable and friendly, and the tap wall can't be beat.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sausage never tasted so good!
    FoodieAddictVIP
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Tried several different sausages and they were all perfectly paired with their toppings and buns. Be adventurous and try as many as you can
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Senior Perspective
    Aggmom3
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Banger's was a great experience for my husband and me, of senior age. We were the minority at the 5-6 PM time frame. The servers were fabulous to make us feel welcome, answer questions about food styles, and brew specialties. We enjoyed walking the neighborhood after dinner and made note of places we want to experience later. Senior age didn't seem to matter at all in any establishment. Our server at Bangers resembled the actor, Harry Potter, so it was really fun. We will return and bring our adult children, their spouses and children when they are In town. I only wish that there was a safe parking solution for this area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great atmosphere, so-so food
    LizLVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    I enjoyed the outdoor beer garden setting very much. The service was fine. However, half of what we ordered, they were out of. And what we did get was a little on the bland side. I'd go back for beers, but next time I might skip the food. That's if I can bring myself to go near Rainey St. again, which is awful if you're over the age of 22.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Deliciousness
    Gr8Dining
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    This resturant is a hidden gem in a upcoming and developing neighborhood. A friend of mind had seeked out this resturant and would not give up until we found it. The food was great, atmosphere, awesom and the resturant itself reminded me of eating in a dining hall at a summer camp. The service was great. They had a large selection of beer which was great for fellow beer drinkers. The only thing I did not quite enjoy was the lack of spirits for those who do not drink beer and wanted an alcoholic beverage. Perhaps adding a small selection of Texas' finest spirits?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • beer garden
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    So this is a beer garden and I didn't realize that. They were out of the ciders they advertised in their menu but our waitress offered us one she had in a bottle. Everyone sits together at long tables the way the Germans do. There is no other option. The sausages were really good. The choices of other sides is limited though, not enough vegetables for my taste. It's great for what it is - a beer garden.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Both the bartender and waiter
    GerriB
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    Both the bartender and waiter were very knowledgeable in both beer and food recommendations. Everyone in our party of 5 was very satisfied with everything!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun, energetic environment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Bangers is in a fun energetic part of Austin. Good for a lazy brunch. Beer selection is AMAZING.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hot spot.... worth the trip!
    Larryrf
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    With over 100 beers on tap and a menu that includes an amazing selection of sausages, this is a place that should be experienced. The suggested pairings for toppings were fantastic. Bangers and mash with buttery skin-on mashed potatoes was also delish but there could have been more brown gravy for the amount of taters. The wild boar sausage was to die for. Also, the restaurant sells raw sausage that you can take home and they are hoping to open a full meat market in a next door building. There is a lot of outdoor seating and they occasionally kook a whole animal. Dining is community style at very long rustic trestle tables. The wait staff is attentive and very knowledgeable of the menu items. Do yourself a favor and try this place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Busy weekend
    KBahn
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    Bangers is a great spot to drink Craft Beers, eat sausage and hang out in the Beer Garden with friends. We went on the Sunday after the Formula 1 and TX/OK Game and the service was reallllllly slow - apparently they did not expect so many people and were very short staffed. Also the beers had been hit hard over the weekend and there were quite a few that were unavailable. Food took over an hour to come and was not very hot when it did. Hopefully next year they do a better job of staffing up as I'd like to try it again for their great beer selection but would have to think carefully before committing to stay and eat with that kind of wait time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dog-friendly dining at its best!
    shaybayg
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    This place was a great find on our drive from San Antonio to Dallas. It has awesome outdoor seating, an amazing array of beer (on tap and in bottles) and so many sausage options! I think if you didn't want sausage, or don't like dogs, Banger's might not be for you. But for us, it was simply perfect. The coolest thing is that there is a dog run, where you can let your dog play with other dogs! Such a great idea! The three adults got different types of sausage, and they even had a dog order, of which the proceeds went to charity. It was a wonderfully inclusive experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • delicious feast
    sneakypete
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    me and my wife ate here for the first time and loved it. the sausages were extremely delicious, the habanero hotdog was super spicy but still flavorful and the mac and cheese was amazing. I would definitely recommend bangers to anyone looking for amazing housemade sausage, great sides and huge beer selection.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over priced for the quality
    KathyVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2013
    After a five minute wait, I decided to order the food to go. The waitress brought water and then disappeared. After 15 minutes she returned to take the order, duck bacon fig, smokey the boar, german potato salad and some dessert. After 25 minute wait the to go order arrived from someone. Five more minutes and had to flag the waitress down to receive the bill. As I looked over the bill, I see there is a to go charge of $3.50. It was more than disappointing considering I spent 45 waiting on the waitress and the food. I left and ten minutes later was at my friend's place of business to have lunch. The food was cold, and tasteless. The only part that was delicious from the entire meal was the dessert, which was outsourced from Butterface.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding evening
    CurtNAustin
    Dined on 10/8/2013
    First time visit. Awesome beer and sausage. True Biergarten feel. We'll be back as regulars.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    This is a super fun spot in Austin and the food is terrific!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    MedComLL
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    This place is terrific! Such originality in ambiance as well as menu ...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You have to try it once
    lastminutestillperfect
    Dined on 9/19/2013
    Everything is a susage... even fried chicken and bulgogi. Fried pickles are yummy. Unique dining experience within walking distance of convention center. We took a group and everyone loved it! An entire wall of specialty beers on tap and even rootbeer on tap for the "non alcoholics." Tons of unique sausage choices. Dining tables both inside and outside are long community style picnic tables. Rainey Street comes alive at night with a whole street of ranch style houses that have been converted into bars with live music and backyard games...A less hectic but still fun alternative to the 6th street bar scene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very cool place. Neighborhood
    SmileyMatt
    Dined on 9/19/2013
    Very cool place. Neighborhood is going through a transition but don't let that sway you. Very cool place and loved that they use opentable for their reservations!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fits with Austin
    Hemendra
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    Great Outdoor place. Specially for evenings and late nights. Very Austin. Great Selection of Beer. Fits with Austin. High in Energy (so, if you are in mood for quiet dinner, this is not it). Vegetarian Sausages were excellent ( I am a vegetarian).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great beer and food selection.
    KevinDyer
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    I went to Bangers for my Birthday with a table of 18 people. We all had a blast and will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food but Terrible Wait
    ATXMunchies
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    Waited over an hour to get sat even with a reservation. The food was great though and at least we could order drinks from the bar during our wait.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Banger's is BANGIN!
    gareth
    Dined on 7/31/2013
    They've been open almost a year now, I have no idea why I haven't been there soon! The food is AMAZING, and the wall of [beer] taps is outstanding! I had the fried chicken sausage (yes, chicken sausage, deep fried) - so so so good comfort food! Also enjoyed the Duchesse de Bourgogne belgian, truly divine. Lots of evening events and music throughout the week. Dog friendly, outside. Also, stumbled upon the ability to make reservation via Facebook - walked in and they were eagerly awaiting us! DEFinitely going back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent establishment
    Austinvisit
    Dined on 7/22/2013
    Went there with a group of 4 on a Monday night and the place was absolutely incredible. The handmade sausages were outstanding and the beer selection is unmatched. Prices are competitive and the quality is second to none. Highly reccommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Sausage, Amazing Beers
    Ross
    Dined on 7/10/2013
    This place has it all: delicious unusual food, extensive beer list (including many options for those who are gluten-free), reasonable prices, live music, and outdoor seating. Quickly becoming my new favorite place in Austin.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bangers Austin is one of the
    TQLAVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2013
    Bangers Austin is one of the best restaurant sI have been to in a while. They have great food even better beer (something like 110 on tap) and fantastic staff. If you are in Austin make sure this is on your list of places to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is a beer garder at its
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/11/2013
    This is a beer garder at its BEST!!!! The Bangers are out of the world and nearly all house made. The Boiled peanuts are a must, as is nearly everything on the menu. Not fancy, but awesome! And the beer, well, 100+ on tap, what more can I say.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beer & Sausage
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    If you like beer and/or sausage this place is a must to visit. The beer selection is almost overwhelming and the food selection/quality is outstanding. I would highly recommend Banger's and this is my new favorite restaurant in Austin! 5 stars all the way!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.