Our Story &


Uncle Billy’s Brewery and Smokehouse is located in the heart of Austin’s funkiest restaurant row on Barton Spring’s Road. Founded in 2006, Uncle Billy’s was named for Texas settler, William “Uncle Billy” Barton, who established a homestead on the land on the west bank of the Colorado River and the mouth of Spring Creek, the location that is now home to Barton Springs Pool. The name was chosen as a reflection of Barton’s independent spirit, and the laid-back vibe of Austin and in particular the brewpub’s neighborhood that includes Barton Springs Pool, Zilker Park and Lady Bird Lake. Uncle Billy’s offers the perfect combination of award-winning, craft beers and delicious, slow-smoked Texas barbeque served in a relaxed setting with a huge outdoor patio with live music.

To significantly expand our production capacity to satisfy growing demand for our craft beers, we are also brewing our beers at Celis Brewery in north Austin. The opportunity to brew at Celis Brewery is an organic growth of the great relationship with Christine Celis, who led Uncle Billy’s beer sales and distribution from 2014 to 2016.

Uncle Billy’s brews all of its signature craft beers from scratch using the finest barley and aromatic hops, and it’s always served at the peak of freshness.