It may be no surprise to Austinites familiar with the East Sixth restaurant, but now thanks to Food & Wine Magazine, the rest of the country knows that Andrew Curren's Easy Tiger is one of the best beer gardens in the country.
The less-than-a-year-old Easy Tiger now has even more clout to challenge its iconic Austin beer garden predecessors — like Scholz Garten and The Draught House Pub — as the go-to spot in town for outdoor craft beers and good times.
Easy Tiger's easy-going atmosphere comes from that perfect combination of a shaded creekside downtown property loaded with sprawling picnic tables and giant revolving fans, 30 beers on tap and some of the best damn comfort food you'll find on any bar menu.
Honestly, head baker David Norman's handmade baguettes and pretzels are the ideal companions to the cheese plates and homemade sausages that make every trip to the beer garden worth the trek. And have you had the breakfast/dessert pastries like the pain au chocolat or Tiger Claw? I mean, let's get out of here already before we eat all of them.
Most people come to Easy Tiger for leisurely weekend afternoons or to enjoy happy hour with friends on a weeknight. But to really enjoy the serenity of this noteworthy brew oasis, we recommend visiting at lunch time, when parking is easy and wait times are non-existent.
We can wholeheartedly agree that Food & Wine picked a winner with this newcomer. And now that it's not one million degrees, we can all head back outside for the next round.