Cork & Barrel Craft Kitchen + Microbrewery

4.3
48 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
Featuring : Irish Pub. Craft Kitchen. Microbrewery. Beer Garden. Live Music. Private Wine Cellar. Redefining the gastropub experience, Cork and Barrel is where Irish Flair meets Texas Fare, featuring an exhibition kitchen, three fireplaces, authentic Irish snugs, and hand crafted cocktails. A place for storytelling.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 48 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.6
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our experience! Food & service: both fantastic! Preston was well-informed, made some great recommendations, and looked after us well. Give him a raise!

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JayK
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I couldn't be prouder of the staff and team at Cork & Barrel, keep it up! Thank you for everything.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Good not great, place a a bunch of potential & will definitely try again

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April
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Very friendly as we were greeted, wonderful service from Lilly. So first think we ask for was the garlic knots, she said oh we are out of those. Second thing my husband tried to order was the smoked Old Fashioned she said oh sorry our smoker isn’t working. WhistPig my husband ordered straight up tasted watered down. I ordered the pizza which is pretty hard to mess up, it was burned inedible crust on the edges but soggy in the middle. My husband ordered the Rubin , but it came without any sauerkraut on it and the fries tasted kinda like raw potato. We spent $98.00 and it just wasn’t worth it! We may give them maybe six months or so before we would go back maybe they will have the kinks worked out.

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BrandieR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We've held off going here purposely to give them time to work out the "just opened" kinks, but it definitely seems they're still having issues. We made a reservation and they were able to honor our reservation (thankfully), but we did witness another group with a reservation who the front of the house said "sorry, we got a large group and can't accommodate your reservation". What's the purpose of a reservation if you show up to only find out that they can't honor it? Once we were finally seated, we sat there for quite a while before anyone showed up at the table ... the waiter finally said he'd be right with us but never returned to our table again. The manager finally came over and took our drink and appetizer order. Both drinks and the appetizer came promptly from the bar/kitchen and were pretty tasty. However, we sat there without anyone waiting on us or checking in to take our order. Once we'd finished the appetizer our friend had to go over and ask the manager to have someone take our food order. Once the food arrived, it was tasty although two in our group had the burger which turned out to be just okay, nothing special and definitely not worth experiencing the horrible service. Our water never got refilled despite asking for more. We had to ask to pay our bill and order dessert. We sat there waiting on dessert that never arrived. The manager had to go "track it down". We ordered the carrot cake which was also just okay and had carrot puree on the plate that was like eating baby food. For the prices this restaurant is charging, you'd expect much better service and food. The manager wasn't really apologetic and didn't offer a discount or to comp anything even after acknowledging that the service was lacking. Unfortunately, we probably won't be back unless subsequent reviews show they've revamped the service aspect at the very least!

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BobK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Our experience was good. The mussels my wife had were good...the mussels, but the sauce was far too SALTY. AThe chicken wings were great///spare ribs were OK as appetizers.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service3ambience4

We made reservations for outside. And the host took us to our table seated right next to the band. Mind you I have a 2 year old, something a little further away would have been better. Next we get a menu which didn’t have half of the stuff I viewed online. So we asked our waiter. Apparently the patio has a different menu than the inside does. (That piece of info, would have been nice to know before we were seated). We waited about 10 minutes for water, and asked to move seats a little further from the band. There are no high chairs or kids menus. Ambiance is great, food was good. But definitely needs some improvements.

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GregV
Austin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place to hang out with friends. Great outdoor area. Very good selection of beer and spirits. Will definitely be back.

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PeterM
Austin
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience and food at this new restaurant. We really enjoyed our meal here and can't wait to go back again. Preston was a terrific server!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The place was nice and fun. Would go back. Just the food was a little underwhelming for the high prices.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food5service2ambience5

Showed up at 8:20 for an 8:30 reservation. The hostess said it would be 5-10min before we could be seated, so my daughter and I stood across from the hostess station and watched everyone who came through the door get seated? At 8:35 the main hostess asked if we were waiting on someone and when told we had reservations and checked in at 8:20 were immediately seated (there were lots of openings) and no apologies. After being seated waited 10-15min before our server came to the table at which time we ordered an appetizer, flight of beer, cocktail, and main course...all which the waitress repeated to us. About 15min later our main course was delivered, but we had to wait another 5min to find our waitress and ask for our drinks (which the flight of beer came incorrectly), we then had to ask the the appetizer be removed from our ticket. I have worked in restaurants and understand you don’t always see things in the background, but the service for this night was sub-par.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & atmosphere great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Austin
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had the pretzels, they were ok. The hamburger was a little thin and the fish and chips were good. Didn’t care for the carrot cake ....very dry. The service was outstanding.

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Rlhwildhare1
Austin
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Alcohol is overpriced ... quick comparison, $6 for a Shiner. Buy a 12pack at HEB for $23 ($1.30 per beer).

Food was good and almost worth the price, had the Wagyu burger and it was good. Fries were good and got the grilled veggies and they were good.

Staff was friendly and prompt, even though it was crowded.

Overall - despite being overpriced I will go back, just not as often as if it was more reasonably priced.

Hint to owners - Why you have no shade on the patio outside is mind blowing. Customers are gonna wish you had put in some shade sails in another month or so. A few well placed shade sails would do wonders.

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OpenTable Diner
Adelaide
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a date here and the service, food and drinks was really good. Loved the atmosphere. We will definitely be going back!

JK
JenniferK
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my new favorite place, one of the best new editions to Round Rock.

CE
CourtneyE
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

First let me say that the facility is beautiful. It has the potential to be a legendary restaurant. The prices were high end, but they just didn't match the experience. We showed up for our 5:15 pm reservation, and there was no where to park. The hostess stand staff said we could park at Dell Diamond or at the bank, neither of which was close. Cars were circling the parking lot like sharks waiting for the next person to leave.

There were just a few of each type of wine by the glass, which limited our selection options. We ordered a Romaine Ceasar, the Pub Pizza and the Charred Vegetables. The caesar was good, but needed more dressing. The pizza crust was greasy with a limp, soft center. The veggies were charred beautifully but it was a really small plate, with baby sized veggies.

We were sat at a bar sized table, small and round, so when the food came it didn't all fit on the table. I asked for a side of more dressing and our waiter took a very long time to bring it. I think the biggest disappointment was that Open Table asked if it was a special occasion (it was my birthday), and even asked about any special notes. Nothing was mentioned by the server or the hostess staff.

They were overwhelmed with customers and SO many staff. Apparently there were a lot of people there to see a musical tribute to a band member who had recently passed, so hopefully it was just a one-off. I don't know if we'll be back, but if we are it will be on a weekday for sure.

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LauraS
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The menu is limited and the items I’ve tried (3 times) have been just so-so. Honestly the wine and dessert menus are better than the food. I’m not sure what’s driving the crowds except that our area is in need of good restaurants. Hopefully their menu and quality will improve before people tire of it like me.

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LisaL
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall1food3service4ambience1

Arrived. No parking, had to park 2 blocks away. The inside restaurant was so loud, I asked to be seated outside and the hosts told me it open seating outside. I went out and spoke to a server who said it was not open seating. I went back to the host desk & they told me they had no seating availability for outside the rest of the night & acted like I had just wanted when I had a reservation.

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vipRawhide
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Lacking food consistency, service is poor, over priced for the environment and good quality. If it were just a bar then it would be a four star.

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AdrienneN
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drink were excellent. Service was terrific. Our server Meagan was friendly, attentive and just awesome despite being slammed.

VB
ValerieB
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! We enjoyed all of our foods we tried. We had the pretzels and wings for appetizers, the Philly cheesesteak pizza, the Ribeye, the Cuban and the reuban for dinner and everyone loved all of their food! Love all the fancy drink options and the flare they put on them. Great microbrews as well. Gorgeous outdoor seating and hang out space.

MB
MegB
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We made reservations for 7, got there early and had a drink at the bar which was fantastic (drinks and service). Once we got to our table inside, we started off with the pretzel appetizer which was so good! After the pretzels we ordered dinner and waited 40 minutes and no food came. Our server came and asked how we’re doing, I just said waiting on our food and he said “did you order with me?” We ended up just saying cancel our food order. Then the manager came and just gave us his business card and said “call me next time we come and I’ll take care of you.” Pretzels, drinks and atmosphere were great but we still left disappointed.

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Michelle
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While understanding that this pub has only been open for about 3 weeks, everything is beyond exceptional! Specifically, this was my second time being here and I had invited my coworkers and their significant others to have a get together to celebrate each other and our successes. This was the best thing we did! The drinks were so good, the food delicious as ever and our server Caitland was kind, attentive, and gave great suggestions on beer flights. Can’t wait to be back again!

LM
LauraM
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere! So fun! Great drinks, happy hour fun! The outdoor space is incredible.

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Victor
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved all the food. Breadsticks don’t need three compound butters. Put a mustard on there

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JessicaS
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio, delicious drinks. Waiters may have forgotten to order some food, but luckily we weren’t in a rush.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

We had to wait a while for the hostess to actually find a table that was available for our reservation. It seems they did not have any updated count for the seating. We were finally seated outside (very windy night) and were given water out of plastic cups. Our waitress came up about four times in the first few minutes we were seated (which obviously did not give us time to find what we wanted beyond an appetizer) and then did not go near us for the next 20 mins. When our appetizer finally showed up, that’s when she came back but we asked for to-go boxes as we were done being there at this point. She held up the card reader which made it rather awkward as I had to tip her as she watched (which made me feel pressured to tip her more than she deserved). Would not go back again.

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RobertaH
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The food and atmosphere are fabulous. Being new, they are ironing out the service and that's to be expected. The staff members were very nice and cordial. we will definitely go back.

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GeeTen
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time here and I had a great time. Jewels was really nice and she handled our large group of people extremely well. Our booking was for standard seating (inside the restaurant seating.) Upon arriving there, we requested outdoor seating and they gladly accommodated us. It was really nice to be seated outside.

Great place, great service. Highly recommend

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samm
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food an drinks 🍺 steak was great cooked medium seafood was fresh

SA
ShamikaA
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere. The food was good and so was the service. We will be back!

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LaurynS
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing little gem of a place! I feel blessed to live so close to it too. The drinks are incredible, the food is amazing, and the presentation is INSANE. Wish the C+B team all the success in the world.

CM
CherylM
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant and ambiance. Have been twice and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Looking forward to going back and listening to music on the patio. Great job on everything. Wonderful staff who are very attentive.

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LaurieS
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cork and Barrel is amazing!! I took family there on Easter. I had hyped it up a bit because I like it do much. I was so pleased with how well it lived up to my hype. The food was fabulous. The service was impeccable. The ambiance is second to none.

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Esme
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time. The service, food, ambiance all exceeded any expectation we had. We absolutely loved every minute of it.

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ZandraD
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambiance was amazing. The scallops were the best I've ever had.

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bizzybee
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was good. Disappointed in the lack of options due to the limited menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and cocktails were amazing. We will definitely be back.

JS
JoeS
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Went there for our anniversary and had a great meal. Can't wait for the full menu to be available, we were hoping to try the chef's monte cristo. Outdoor area is huge and great for kids (both human and furry).

FAQs

Cork & Barrel Craft Kitchen + Microbrewery offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 582-0155.

Cork & Barrel Craft Kitchen + Microbrewery is rated 4.3 stars by 48 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.