AUSTIN | Hopfields is the culmination of founders Bay and Lindsay Anthon’s desire to open a craft beer venue that filled what they saw as a gap in the market. That is a place that offered fantastic craft beer, great food that’s wasn’t typical pub grub, quality drinks for the non-beer drinker, an an aesthetic that wasn’t too male-focused.
Walk into Hopefields and it’s immediately apparent that this isn’t your typical craft beer spot. It’s more of a casual lounge/bar, with as many people sipping wine as there are drinking beer. There are 42 beers on tap, featuring brews from across the USA and further abroad. All of the main styles are reflected on the taps, and there’s a small bottle list should you wish to explore that. If it’s cocktails, red or white wines you’re after, there’s a focused selection of keenly priced options with something to suit every taste.
Move to the food menu, and the differences to the norm continue. The food here is casual French – fitting for a bar, but more akin to what you’d find in one of the new casual eateries that are popping up across Paris, where young chefs with a world view (and often experience cooking in the USA) are blending the best of the traditional French bistro and casual American bites. Think pork rilette with orange marmalade, house mustard, crostini, or steak frittes with choice black angus filet, beurre maître d’hôtel, pommes frites and dijon mustard. Even the burger is a fusion of French and American flavours with camembert, cornichon, whole grain mustard, caramelized onions, pommes frites, and aioli .
If you’re looking for great craft beer, great wine, or great casual food, with excellent service in a nice space Hopfields is a place you should consider.
3110 Guadalupe Street
Mon – Sun: 11:00am to 12:00am