We are KNOT joking around, we have compiled 10 of the best pretzel spots in Austin that have the finest salted dough cooked to perfection! Some pretzels will have you in the Oktoberfest mood year round, and others will have you feeling warm and comforted by just biting into this doughy little snack!
1. Koko's Bavarian
Some may think that the appealing outdoor aesthetic is what draws customers to this new Austin biergarten, but we think their Bavarian pretzels are the real stars of the show! These pretzels are so perfectly soft and doughy that they are extremely hard to resist. Forewarning, prepare for some double dipping action to be involved with their homemade mustard and queso on the side.
2. Sour Duck
Be prepared for a generous pretzel portion that is crisp and salty on the outside and soft and warm on the inside. Sour Duck pairs their pretzels with a side of queso that creates the perfect balance of flavors to satisfy all your pretzel cravings!
This Mom & Pop brewery offers a variety of house brewed beers, craft cuisine & other dishes that we assure will please your palate. Specifically, their pretzels are baked to perfection with the ideal amount of salt. Make sure to try the ultimate duo by pairing a tasty pretzel with one of their homemade crafted beers.
4. Easy Tiger
Out of all the places on this list, Easy Tiger may arguably have the most popular pretzels of them all. Easy Tiger is personally one of our favorites. We aren’t sure if it’s because of the amazing ambiance, the face-sized pretzels, or the fact that they give you THREE various dipping sauces! It’s most likely a combination of all three, but as you can tell, we really love everything about Easy Tiger!
5. Culinary Dropout
Of all the appetizers to choose from at Culinary Dropout, the pretzel bites are a MUST! These pretzel bites are served with a cheese fondue, which sounds fancy, yet it manages to taste just like it. Pro tip: Order two rounds of pretzel bites off the start to save yourself from the hassle of asking after you finish the first round!
6. Scholz Garten
Scholz Garten is an Austin icon that is the oldest beer garten in the nation! How cool is that for it to be right in our backyard?! You cant go wrong with ordering one of their famous pretzels and pairing it with one of their many tasty German beers. Scholz Garten has weekly live music for you to grab a few of your friends and enjoy good food in a warm and welcoming environment!
7. Pinthouse Brewing
This Texas-sized pretzel is served with creamy, cold whipped, beer cheese. Now if that doesn’t sound absolutely mouthwatering to you, we don’t know what will! The amount of times we have had this pretzel may be concerning, but it’s okay because it has been worth every minute!
8. Alamo Drafthouse
I think we all know that it’s pretty typically for people to order popcorn when they go to a movie, but once you order an Alamo Drafthouse Pretzel, you might never want to go back. They pair their soft and salt pretzels with a sweet honey mustard that absolutely give the perfect amount of sweet and salty. Next time you’re at Alamo Drafthouse, try substituting popcorn for a pretzel. We promise it will be worthwhile!
9. Banger's on Rainey
This restaurant is located right in the heart of Rainet St. serving various forms of sausage and beer for a a good old fashioned time with friends and family. The Bavarian pretzels are the best of their kind, and many Austin locals see Banger’s as one of the best pretzel spots in Austin. What’s even better is that Banger’s is very lively with local bands playing multiple days throughout the week!
10. Top Golf
Top golf is known for all of their delicious appetizers, but if you’re looking for one that will give you that extra boost when swinging the golf club, we recommend the pretzel bites. Once you take a bite of these pretzel bites you will go crazy over how tasty they are. What more can you ask for than mouthwatering pretzel bites, good times with friends, and swinging some golf clubs?!