Austin >Arts & Entertainment > Crown and Anchor Pub
2911 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX | Directions 7870530.292413 -97.735843
Neighborhoods: Central Austin, North University
Best 6 dollar burger and fries in town – Never been let down by the burgers here. For six dollars you can get an awesome bacon cheeseburger with a big basket of fries. They have a very good selection of beers which are all reasonably priced. The ambience is great for a burger/beer joint and the service is always on-time.
good guy bar – From the perspective of a wife who routinely calls her husband and finds him at the Crown, I must be a nut job village idiot to admit this but I do think Crown is a great bar.
My Home – Location/Parking: Great location close to campus and fairly good location for downtown workers although that's not whose there. Parking gets rough during the normal busy times. Drinks: Beer and Wine Only which is great for keeping the right crowd in and the wrong crowd out. Extensive beer selection sorted by country on a huge menu on the wall! Crown kills the competition by serving the needs of cheap domestic beer lovers ($7.25 pitchers standard) and excentric Bittburger / Optimator swillers. Food: As noted in other reviews, the burgers are what many people come for. I consider them to be the best in Austin, regardless of price, considering their taste and freshness. Also great are the chicken tacos and the black bean tacos, if you're a veggie. Overall, this may be the best tavern/pub grub in town. Service: Ausitn, on average, has some of the worst service of any city I have ever been to. Service people here generally only work on their p0t breaks and exude a hate for the society that forces them to work to afford p0t and dreads. That being said, In undergrad I came here 5 nights a week, literally. So the servers were exceedingly friendly to me. In general, most of them at Crown are nice, but a few are "Austiny." The best are Catherine, Troy, Terry, and Greg. Tell'em George Hoyt said hello (there's another George). Atmosphere: A 10 for me. Super casual and relaxed. They have 2 small pool tables, darts, and some video games. They recently installed 4 or 5 HDTVs and now it's perfect for watching the UT game. They are very pet friendly and provide water bowls and two outdoor areas where leashed dogs are welcome. This is the place to go to sit on the deck (or in the covered outdoor area if shade is preferred) and drink beer and relax with your best furry friend. Overall: My favorite tavern/bar in Austin.
Engineers Hangout! – Unfortunately, I did not find out about this place until after I started working. My coworkers would always talk about how they would go to Crown from the UT Engineering building. They finally took me here and I sure do regret not disovering this place sooner. Crown offers up great pub to hang out with your friends both indoors (eh..) or outdoors (yeah!). We generally come here and share a cheap pitcher of beer and have some of the cheapest burger and fries I have ever found (less than $4 if I can even remember!). So come check out this place if you haven't... especially if you are a UT Engineering student/alumni!
Cheap food, cold draft beer and a spacious deck make this a great post-college hangout. – In Short
This local favorite has the ramshackle look of a boathouse that's missing its lake, but it makes up for it with its friendly, laid-back vibe. A UT undergrad hangout, this is a good place to kill an afternoon or evening with a cold beer and a burger or games of pool and darts. The vast beer selection is the biggest draw, but there's still top-notch pub grub like the bacon cheeseburger with fries.
WHY DID YOU CHANGE YOUR FRENCH FRIES? – The Crown used to have the best fries around. Better than Hyde Park, even. They were hand cut (at least they tasted it), slim and cruncy, and deep fried in peanut oil. Now, they are limp and tasteless. We have noticed. :( A huge number of our friends used to come for the fries and stay for the burgers and beers. Bring back the old fries, and we will return. Please.
Not totally a college bar – My regular bar in town, and I'm post-college and didn't even go to UT. Yeah, it's a college bar, but most people I meet there are grad students (mid 20s+) or not students anymore.
The crowd is mixed, all suits here, but it's laid-back, pretty friendly, not trendy. Bartenders usually play good music . Outdoor and covered patio, plus indoor area.
The burgers are really, really good. Large draft selection (and many more in bottles) --on tap, Shiner is $2.25, Guinness is $3.75. 2 pool tables (75 cents) and darts. Not a sports bar, but there are usually games on on the 2 inside TVs and 1 outdoor TV. So if you want to keep an eye on a game in a non-fratboy atmosphere, it's not bad (usually no sound, except for UT football).
Great, chill place. Sometimes crowded, sometimes not. Happy hour + beer specials Sun-Tues.
Nurse a hangover! – A cute joint with a fabulous patio that allows dogs and even provides bowls for water, a huge selection of beer, and the best cheat on your diet food in Austin. What a better way to spend the day after a long night out than chillin in the sun with a pint, a burger and your pup? My fav: cheddarburger with cheese fries and a side of ranch with a pitcher on sunshine. Hey, I'm easy!
president – I have made some of the best friends of my life at the C&A. I love this place!
UT hangout – This is a great place to grab a beer or two and just hang out. The crowd is mellow and mostly UT students. And the staff is pretty nice. There's also a dart board and other things to occupy your time.
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