A few weeks ago, some of my girlfriends and I headed to Barley Swine off of North Burnet Road! We went in for happy hour and to try out some of their delicious dishes! Now, Barley Swine is known for their non-vegetarian dishes, but I’m pleased to report that they put just as much love and flavor into their vegetarian dishes. PS: I’m giving away two $25 Barley Swine gift cards because I really want you to try this place! If you want to enter that competition, comment on this blog post or my Instagram post!
Barley Swine Food
Barley swine features a seasonal menu that is constantly changing based on the ingredients that are available and the vision of those in the kitchen. So, by the time you go here, it could be a completely different menu, but all of the food seriously is created with such intention that I am sure you will not be disappointed. Did you know you can also do an optional chef‘s tasting experience here? Check out their current menu here. So, what’s the deal with their happy hour? It’s called Swine Time, and it has daily food and drinks specials. Selected menu items are half off and Swine Time is Sunday to Friday from 5pm to 6:30 PM. You’ll also find seven-dollar draft cocktails, four dollar Texas draft beers, 25% off bottles of wine, and half off large-format beers.
Where is Barley Swine?
Barley Swine is off of N. Burnet Rd. If you’ve never driven up Burnet, you need to! It has so many gems on it! Even though it is technically “North” Burnet, I would still say it’s pretty central.
Barley Swine Pricing
The menu has a variety of dishes which range from $5 to $28. You will most likely order multiple plates. Realistically, if you order a few plates, one drink, and keep the tip in mind, I’d say your total will be about $50 per person. If you are a vegetarian, it might be a little less hehehe. Oh, also, the chef’s tasting menu is $95 per person. If you’re looking for gift ideas, buy a Barley Swine gift card because that will help your people have a great experience here!
How’s the Service at Barley Swine?
Service was great, but not overly attentive. You know those wait staff that never let you finish a conversation because they are hell-bent on filling your water glass even after one sip? Yeah, that’s not what you’ll experience here thank goodness! Parking is complimentary valet unless you park in the parking lot on Burnet Lane behind the restaurant. Given that most restaurants in Austin charge for valet, it’s a breath of fresh air.
I highly recommend Barley Swine to you for an Austin date night, quality time with your family, happy hour with your friends or coworkers, or even if you want to treat yourself. Go ahead and make a reservation here. Have you ever been? If you have let me know your thoughts below!