Locals know there are plenty of places to wet your whistle in the Austin area, but if you haven’t yet taken a trip down Fitzhugh Road in Dripping Springs, now’s the time to add it to your calendar.
The country road, which branches off of Hwy. 290 just past Oak Hill, has been described as the southwest Austin area’s “booziest road,” and is replete with quality watering holes in a Hill Country setting.
Here’s where we suggest you stop.
Abby Jane Bakeshop and Barton Springs Mill | 16604 Fitzhugh Rd.
Start your day with a coffee and a freshly made pastry at this bakery specializing in heirloom grains made right next door. If you have extra time on your hands, we recommend signing up for a cooking class to learn how to make Venezuelan arepas, sourdough, or pierogies.
Jester King Brewery | 13187 Fitzhugh Rd.
The brewery, event space, farm, and kitchen resides on 165 acres and offers plentiful experiences for visitors. We recommend booking an experience with the farm’s ~80 Nigerian dwarf goats, walking the 1.75-mile nature trail, or simply sitting back and sipping on a cold one.
Texas Hill Country Olive Co. | 2530 W. Fitzhugh Rd.
Taste some local olives, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar while you tour the mill at this 17-acre gourmet facility.
Beerburg Brewing | 13476 Fitzhugh Rd.
Many of the “wildcraft brews” at this space are made with plants foraged from across the Lone Star State. The brewery also hosts an apiary and practices permaculture as part of its commitment to sustainability.
Still thirsty? Check out our interactive map for more must-visit stops on Fitzhugh Road.