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, wash down the beer at Stanley’s Farmhouse Pizza next door.