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Barley Swine

#42 of 3,134 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
Zilker Park
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2024 South Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX (Between Mary and Oltorf on Lamar)
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Unique & Delicious

THis place was so good that I actually made a point of finding it again after 2 years. Unique menu and great beverage offerings. Close to downtown and walking distance from the waterfront.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Lori B
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English first
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Food was good, but do you want to pay 100 $ (with 2 beer) per person for a super mini dinner and you are not even close to full! The owner and chef is laughing about those who are paying him a lot of money for a tiny tiny super tiny dinner!!! There are much more better restaurants with a... More 

Thank Reisekelly
Austin, Texas
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

At the suggestion of a friend, my wife made reservations at Barley Swine. She knew the place was somewhat pricey but we are always seeking out new dining experiences in ATX. To get to the point: It is a fixed price tasting menu, and that is all you get of the 13 'tastings' they bring to you. Tastings is the... More 

Thank G S
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

THis place was so good that I actually made a point of finding it again after 2 years. Unique menu and great beverage offerings. Close to downtown and walking distance from the waterfront.

Thank Lori B
Freedom, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is unique jewel in the midst of many shining stars of restaurants in Austin. The service is extraordinary, the food is unique, flavorful, varied and amazing. Definitely worth the time and a value considering the quality. Great ambiance and music as well. Wine list is extensive and they are there to help you choose along the way. A+

Thank TPhlo
Austin, Texas
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Barley Swine rates 5 stars as the best restaurant in Austin. The restaurant is in a small, cozy setting that requires reservations - and from the first bite to the last - it's well worth it. Each evening is a new menu with creative pairings of spices, meats and sauces all rolled into one exquisite bite. If you live in... More 

1 Thank kwight
Seabrook, Texas, United States
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

I went on a Monday at 5:30 (when they open) and didn't have a reservation. Got right in. Beer and wine selection was excellent. We were originally there for happy hour and snacks but ended up having the tasting menu. Our waiters all knew every detail of each dish. They had a beer and wine pairing with each course that... More 

1 Thank leahmichelle1647
Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

The food was excellent. However the tight seating did not accommodate many people and I felt that we didn't have any privacy.

Thank MonteTex
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This restaurant was wonderful. There was such attention to detail in every serving. It is a price fixed menu and an optional wine pairing. It was nice to do both --then there were no decisions to make. It was an awesome dining experience and dinner. I can't wait to go back! Reservations must be made early--don't wait until the last... More 

1 Thank cjs4
Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

My husband and I travel regularly and as foodies from Portland, we think we are very spoiled with the fantastic restaurants in our hometown. We went to visit Barley Swine while in Austin for an anniversary dinner. We were initially worried that we were under-dressed since we came from the Barton Springs Pool, but a quick call assured us that... More 

Thank ErikaYW
San Diego, California
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

I was in town on business and wanted to go to a place that was not in the downtown area with all the tourists and college kids. Barley Swine was perfect. Food = I did the happy hour menu and was very happy with the options. The portions were perfect size so I could sample multiple plates without getting full.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2024 South Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX
    (Between Mary and Oltorf on Lamar)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Zilker Park
  • Neighborhood: Zilker Park

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining


Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?