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Vista Brewing

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Brewery
All guests must have a reservation and a mask to join us in the beer garden. Indoor seating is not available at this time. Vista will continue to operate To-Go and Curbside service.

Vista Brewing is a destination brewery in the beautiful Hill Country town of Driftwood, just southwest of Austin. The 21-acre ranch includes a brewery & Tasting Room, farm-to-table restaurant, 1-acre organic farm, apiary, live music and multiple private event spaces.

Vista’s beer program celebrates traditional recipes using Hill Country ingredients, with a range of styles including easy drinking beer garden brews, unique collaboration projects and an award-winning wine barrel aging program. Vista also offers a curated selection of wine & cider.

Vista Brewing was named “Best New Brewpub in Austin” from the Austin Beer Guide in 2018 and “Brewery of the Year” from CultureMap Austin in 2019.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 79 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.6
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4.8
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4.6
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AudreyC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience5

We made a reservation and were hoping to have dinner there. We weren’t told at the host stand anything but welcome and how to get food and drinks etc. then we stood in line for a good ten minutes to find out they were completely sold out of basically all food but nuts. Probably five other couples behind us in line too and no warning given to any of us that we were wasting time waiting. We left bc food was essential at 6:30 Pm. Also the property was completely overgrown with y’all grass and weeds. I really wanted to enjoy the great music and laid back atmosphere so it was a real let down to have to leave bc no food.

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ErinR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We were able to easily make a reservation. Picnic tables outside were socially distant and the beer was excellent. They served pre-packaged food from Antonelli's cheese shop and snacks like hummus and pimento cheese w/ chips. The food was a little lame, but other than that we really enjoyed the experience. Would totally go back.

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MattB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

This place is always great and we buy beer to go as well.
Cheese plates were just ok.
We’ll be back

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MarkS
Austin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met a few friends and we were able to enjoy the beautiful setting, enjoy the beer, and catch up while keeping distance. The outdoor seating is very plentiful and the beer is terrific.

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Sarah
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Really disappointed with this experience. The hostess who greeted us was probably 17 and was pretty unprofessional. The beer was not even mediocre, it was actually pretty hard to drink and we got a sampler in addition to several IPA's which honestly tasted similar to Budweiser. The food selection was really disappointing as well - I understand the precautions being taken for COVID by using plastic packaging, but most other breweries and restaurants already have their grills reopened for service. I also think the plastic packaging provides more of a vehicle to transmit COVID versus serving hot food but that's my two cents.
The only good thing about this brewery was the scenery, however I would recommend more lighting for when it gets dark.

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AngelaS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect evening under the oaks With live music. Just what the soul needed. The beer selection is amazing and so refreshing.

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MoreBeerPlz
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Glasses plzzzzz. I get it, but its hard to stomach spending seven dollar on a beer that comes in a plastic cup. But I get. But its just so wasteful. But I get it. Just saying.

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DavidT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Beautiful location, great beer! What more could one ask for?

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s beautiful!

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ShelbyM
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was wonderful, friendly staff, open property outside with beautiful decor and ambience. Great quality beer, will definitely be back! Especially when they have the live band!

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trish
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Based on the name, I thought we would be seeing a view. Also, the website said live music and there was none. That and the view were my main reason for going. The picnic tables are ok, felt very low key, like being at a state park picnic table. Again I was expecting more ambiance.

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Hiveminddrinker
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

So happy this place was open with food. One issue we had was only one register, so by the time you got through the line and picked up order, ate/drank, the line was longer for second order/round. Not sure if they didn’t expect long lines or our timing was bad, but seems like a second cashier would’ve sped things up. Also, the day we were there, they were open from 1-7, I believe. By 3:30, they were out of two items we wanted to order and eat. Good for them, bummer for us hungry folks. Overall, we enjoyed the visit and loved the beer togo, too.

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MikeW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Made reservations for the fam, and had a most excellent time. Tables were spaced enough to where everyone felt comfortable, the beer was delicious and the setting was perfect for the kids. Love Vista.

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SteveC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great set-up, especially in the current environment. Plenty of space, a great sandwich and fantastic beer. Hope to go back soon!

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Surge
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

The experience was great! We enjoyed the fresh craft beers. We especially loved the Hive Mind which I believe is seasonal.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My bf and I went with my mom on a Saturday just to grab some beer and snacks. It’s super cute, all the tables outside are shaded, and it’s very spacious. We have the pimento cheese and the smoked chicken salad sandwich of which both were pretty tasty. I would recommend for a friends day out or just a little cute afternoon date.

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torg
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did not eat at Vista, but the beers and ciders were phenomenal. We will definitely be back soon to enjoy again. Great ambiance and super friendly and helpful staff. Great experience aside from a sulphur smell that would occasionally come from the actual brewery.

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KatieC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We came to Vista on a Sundat early evening to hang out and enjoy the picnic area. We didn't have any food but the selection looked great and I definitely want to go back to try the cheese board. My husband tried The Lewis Red wine and I had their high plains Rosé. The rosé was light and refreshing and my husband likes the red also. My second drink was the Barton Creek Blonde Ale which was perfect on the warm afternoon. Our kiddo had fun playing on their tree swing and everyone was being respectful in keeping socially distances and wearing a mask. Definitely a place to check out and can see us becoming regulars.

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ladycroft
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience5

Gorgeous place. Really great vibe. We went for dinner and they only had a small cheese plate. There were really no eating options which was disappointing. I also tried to order the cider, (they were out) and a gladd of wine (out of that as well). Im sure its just because of COVID. I would love to go back when things return to normal.

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DH11
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and quality offering. Highly recommend

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Alex
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Keep two registers going at all times on weekends, and post one large menu in line with everything. Cuts down on questions you have to ask when you get to the register

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LynP
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Nice outdoor seating with tables spread all around. Ordering will be much better if things ever return to semi normal. Enjoyable experience even though 100°+ heat.

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vipPaulA
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect environment for social distancing. Great beer.

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vipNewtoLakewood
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

When there are so few opportunities to go out and still manage the Covid risk, Vista fit the bill. There was live music, wonderful cold beer and we enjoyed one of each of the appetizers. There is plenty of shade outside and a nice hill country view. A great evening!

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JamesP
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vista us always a nice get away with, great beer, good food and relaxing scenery.

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JoannyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Beautiful property! A bit of a wait for drinks and light fare. But worth it!
Going back! 😉

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vipStephanieW
Austin
18 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Vista Brewing is a great spot to spend an afternoon with friends, kids or even dogs!! Great beer and ambience. We miss the Bistro food, though. In its place is prepackaged food which is ok. This is a direct result of the Covid pandemic. Just so glad Vista Brewing is open and allows reservations. We've been there many times and will continue to go. My personal favorite beer is the Middle Trinity — Belgian-Style Tripel, Did I mention the beautiful oak trees, providing much sought after shade. God Bless Texas and Vista Brewing.

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Lindsey
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Great spot to go for a few beers with friends! The atmosphere outside it wonderful.

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KellyKelly
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the relaxed feel of this outdoor venue. They took every precaution And we had a wonderful, relaxed time there. The food and the beer were both excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great beers and beautiful grounds in Hill Country. Very well run operation.

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VishnuP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite brewery in the lovely Hill Country. Great beer and a peaceful setting to enjoy the fresh air in a socially distanced environment. Super friendly staff is another huge plus!

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DevinK
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

More kids than we would have liked but still enjoyed ourselves. Maybe consider having adult-only times or days? Or have more signs or messaging on website/reservation app asking parents to keep their kids under supervision.

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vipClaudiaP
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place , great beer ! Good service !

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JonaeW
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vista Brewing is a hidden gem. Great beers and wine for me! Live music, beautiful property, and properly social distancing.

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Alexis
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Black Pilsner was awesome, live music was super cool, great outdoor set up. The only thing that was kind of a bummer was that the line to get beer got pretty long at times. Other than that can’t complain, great place

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vipMikeCATX
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great setting with many excellent beers and a fun staff.

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Fantastic
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's simply my favorite brewery. Beautiful property, top-notch design, and delicious beer and food. You can't go wrong.

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DawnV
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Staff at order table was rude. Very hot day could have used fans around the area. Food was cold chicken salad. Should have stayed home to eat.

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JenniLuv
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vista always delivers! Whether you’re having stellar brews (at physically distanced picnic tables underneath lovely shade trees) or enjoying a picnic basket (or in non-COVID-19 times, their farm fresh, local kitchen fare) or taking market items to-go from their farm, apiary, and kitchen (that beet ketchup, y’all!), it’s sure to be a great experience. Courteous and helpful staff, conscientious compliance, and a short drive from Austin that feels like a getaway - reserve a spot and check them out!

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BrettS
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such a great time! The staff was incredibly pleasant and organized and made sure that everyone knew proper procedures to maintain distance and safety. The venue is absolutely beautiful and is great for a quiet drink with an amazing view of the hill country! Would absolutely recommend and look forward to going back!

FAQs

Vista Brewing does offer delivery in partnership with Toast. Vista Brewing also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 766-1842.

Vista Brewing is rated 4.8 stars by 79 OpenTable diners.

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