Happy Monday! This week we’re talking killer brunch items from Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden. This causal, family-friendly spot in ATX is located on Rainey St., downtown near Town Lake.
These days, Oktoberfest is in full swing here — Banger’s hosts one of the largest Oktoberfest celebrations in Austin every year! The celebration mirrors the original going on now in Munich and spans three weeks. Expect a seasonal Oktoberfest menu, along with live music every weekend on their spacious, open-air patio, a human foosball tournament, meat raffles and more!
Brunch on the weekends is a big deal at Banger’s. Every Sunday from 11am – 3pm, the restaurant rolls out their ‘Big Band Brunch,’ which includes unique menu items like their 1 liter mimosa (the “Manmosa” for $10) and eats like their Shakshuka, or spicy tomato and pepper stew — an Israeli vegetarian specialty that’s made with four poached eggs…
Be sure to ask your server about the Yonderway Farmer Special: a dish utilizing Yonderway Farm’s pasture-raised, orange-yolk eggs…a treasured edible commodity around these parts.
The ‘Big Band’ component of Sunday brunch is a 9-piece New Orleans style brass band that plays for visiting patrons from 12pm -3pm. Customers are encouraged to bring the entire family out…and that means any four-legged family members as well! Get this: there is an actual dog park on Banger’s property, located at the back of the beer garden, that’s fenced in and allows for dogs to roam freely off leash!
While the atmosphere here certainly stands out, it’s their astounding selection of sausage and beers that have regulars returning time and time again. Banger’s is home to the largest sausage selection of any restaurant in Austin — roughly 30 house made varieties, including both vegan and vegetarian options. Every week, between 1,500-2,000 lbs of sausage are made!
Finding the perfect pint to pair becomes quite the decision with 104 beers on tap. That’s the largest tap system in the city of Austin and the third largest in the state of Texas! It’s safe to say they have something for everyone… 😉
One last fun fact for the road…and something I’ve never heard of before: Banger’s offers FREE tattoos of their logo to customers. That’s right, real tattoos. So far, over 300 have accepted their offer!