Jester King Brewery
If you want to drink, be outside, and feel like you’ve escaped civilization, Jester King is more than worth the drive outside of the city. Located on the grounds of a giant farmhouse not too far from Dripping Springs, the brewery has over 60 draft options sure to satisfy just about anyone in the mood for a beer (it’s also kid and dog-friendly). The spritzy sours they specialize in are great for a hot day, while the dark ales get the job done when it (finally) cools down. And if you consider yourself a real beer connoisseur, you can get a tour of the tasting room on the weekends.
There’s enough space that you’d be happy to spend a whole day here. Enjoy your beers under the awning, or at one of the picnic tables, or multi-task and see if alcohol improves your cornhole game (spoiler alert: it will). When hunger strikes, get pizza from their restaurant.
photo credit: Tyler Malone