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8565 Research Blvd
Austin, TX 78758

Tel (512) 837-3500
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John G.
Austin, TX
alt 1/10/2014
What's not to love? Been to many social events here and had a good time. Service can be an issue, but overall not too shabby.

R.G.

Austin, TX

 

alt  12/27/2013

I have to agree with some that my experiences were touch and go but had to give them their due based on today. Decided to go to watch the Arsenal v Chelsea game because I knew at least they would have it on unlike most sports bars.
Back room was set up for the game and was told by the manager before I even sat down. When I got a seat I was immediately greeted and she got me a beer quick. Ordered the blt which was very good and reflected better food from my other visits. Crowd and service was great. Overall everything was on point and now one of my go to places.

 

Harlee Q.
Austin, TX

alt  11/19/2013
I love this place because it's so close to my house. The staff is friendly and I LOVE the Italian sidecar.

Hoang N.
Austin, TX
alt10/24/2013

Love this place to hang out with coworkers after work (it's reaallly close)! I don't even like onion rings, but I always order theirs. I also love the little cobblers with ice cream that they have, always comes out hot! We were taken care of pretty promptly, and even though our waiter was new, he did a splendid job.

 

Scott T.
Austin, TX
alt8/17/2013
Hurt Me wings are a must order, they are not as spicy as they sound however, but with a decent amount of sauce and meat on them, they are quit the tasty treat! The only gripe is it comes out to about $1.25 ish per wing, which is high for only 6 wings in the basket, but worth it! Huge beer selection which will make almost any tummy happy. Friendly staff.... although they are Cowboys fans.. sigh..  Back room has 3 giant screens for the games and you can easily pack all your friends or team fans in that room and have a party. This spot has all the makings for a great sports bar, excellent job everyone! -  E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES!! -  exceptional service!!

Mary L.
San Mateo, CA
alt8/14/2013

Oh Mister Tramps. I do love their Ruben pizza paired with a pear bottom. They have a unique little menu I would expect to find from pub grub. The service is good, not spectacular, but good. It's a nice place to get together with friends and hang out while you throw back some beers and enjoy some decent food.

 

Judah R.
Austin, TX
alt8/11/2013

Great food, great drinks, great staff. 5 starts is the minimum for this place! Everyone should definitely go and check this place out. Trivia night is a blast too.

 

Ashley B.
Austin, TX

alt6/30/2013

Do you like beer? Do you like good food? Do you like sports? Obviously you're going to say yes if you're investigating this place so just do yourself a favor and stop in because Mister Tramps is what you've been waiting for your entire life. They have at least 15-20 beers on tap which are always rotating, there's a huge room with 3 screens for sports related eyegasms, there are also screens pretty much all over the damn place. In fact, my one complaint is that sometimes I don't know which one to focus because there are SO MANY SCREENS. The food is delish by the way - the drunken eggs benedict is my fav... so is the pulled pork sandwich... and the fish and chips... ok so basically everything I've ordered here has been tasty as FFFF. Oh and definitely a bonus, the place is never packed with the bros you'd normally run into at sports bars so thats nice :)

 

DeAnna U.
Austin, TX
alt6/18/2013

Don't judge a book by its cover!
I prefer lighter and more health conscious eateries, however, this place is definitely worth a cheat meal trip. I had the burger, which wasn't exceptional, but everyone else  had awesome reviews on their dishes (lasagne, bisk, and whiskey burgers). The fries are thin, greasy, and crisp, and the onion rings with chipotle ranch are...amazing. Next time I go I really want to try the fish and chips, which also had raving reviews.

The only negative I would have is that it was kind of hot in the dining area, and the chairs are not comfortable for long periods of time (we went for the NBA finals).

 

Vivian N.
Kansas City, MO

 

alt4/17/2013

We just flew into Austin and wanted to find a sports bar to grab some lunch and watch the Masters. This place was exactly what we needed!

The place seemed to have a lot of regulars, but that didn't change how the waitstaff treated us. The bartenders/waitresses were great and even gave my boyfriend samples of local beers when she found out we were from out of town.

What impressed me the most was the food!! I expected typical bar food, but the quality and presentation of the food was on another level. I had to try the crawfish bisque after all the reviews and Yelpers, you nailed it! Every sip was full of flavor and creamy goodness. The club sandwich was also perfect. If you add pesto mayo to anything, you have yourself a winner.

Not the best location, but it didn't make any difference to us since we were right by the hotel. This place was a great first stop to our Austin adventure!

 

Ashley K.
Austin, TX
alt3/31/2013

I love this bar, and the food is incredible (try the pork sandwich and the pizza). We've been coming here for a few years and each time is a great experience. Recently, we had a birthday gathering here for my husband and even though it was during sxsw, the management staff were more than accommodating- we were given reserved seating, a very attentive server and special acknowledgment on their outdoor marquee wishing my husband a happy birthday. It was a great time, and I highly recommend stopping by for a drink (full bar and an extensive beer selection), watching a game (tons of different events going on at once), or some delicious food.

 

K. T.
Austin, TX
alt3/13/2013

Went here for New Years and had a blast.  Drinks are reasonably priced and the place is still a bit undiscovered so it wasn't over-packed.  They also had a bunch of board games for us to play.  Our group ordered a few appitizers which where a bit greasy and not-so-fantastic... my only complaint.

 

Brendan M.
Austin, TX
alt2/25/2013

Mister Tramps is a top-notch locals' spot with good food, convenient location, an overall great experience.

As a game developer, Mister Tramps has been on my radar ever since I rolled into town. I hadn't shaken the trail dust from my boots (rented) or found a watering hole for my horse (also rented) before I'd heard of this joint - a convenient point of convergence for the plentiful tech industry folk that have flocked to the Austin area.

To be truthful, I haven't shown up for a tech-specific event at Tramps just yet, but I've been there plenty enough times with friends to recommend to anyone that's looking for a solid night at a bar that's not near 6th street or inside of a movie theater.

Tramps is conveniently in the central part of town, which makes it within driving distance for you or anyone else you know, whether they live off SoCo, somewhere in hill country, or Round Rock or Pflugerville. It's got a wide variety of beers, both local and commonplace, so everyone will be comfortable placing an order. They have an extensive menu of traditional bar food AND gourmet delights (what bar have you been to where people swear by the lasagna?) There's a sports bar area in the immediate inside, a big ol' porch out front, and a game room in the back for events (or the lucky passer-by? Not certain.) To top it off, the porch is pet-friendly, so if your rented stallion is thirsty, you can both rest easy at Tramps (disclaimer: Tramps may or may not actually allow horses. I only brought my dog. I am willing to bet that if your horse is well-behaved, you could probably get away with it at least once. This is Austin.)

If I'm looking for a fun time with friends, Tramps is always on my short list of destinations. I'd recommend you add it to yours.

 

Autumn R.
Austin, TX
alt1/14/2013

This place is becoming our regular nightcap/neighborhood bar since we moved almost within walking distance from it.  However, last Friday my friend planned my birthday party there in their back room and it made me like them even more.  Our server was extremely nice and attentive and the owner kept coming back and checking on us (to his dismay no one was interested in Karaoke).  There was no minimum for the room AND they did separate tabs.

 

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Jacob H.

Dallas, TX
alt12/14/2012

Love love Love love Love love Love love mister tramps great food great drinks great prices

 

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Alison L.

Austin, TX
alt  12/13/2012

After showing up late and being rejected by Pluckers, my trivia posse wandered down 183 to get our trivia on with the Geeks Who Drink crew.  We sat in the "champagne room" which is just that back room with couches, folding plastic tables, and projectors playing very entertaining soccer clips on to the wall.

We enjoyed the whole bar food experience: the pizza was good, they have beer by the pitcher, and the wings were super spicy - I ordered mild and spent my time crying onto my celery sticks, convincing everyone that I was accidentally given the wrong order.

Our server seemed pretty disinterested in us at first but he warmed up eventually, I really appreciated that they do separate checks!  And oh my god, so much parking.

 

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Jennie K.

Austin, TX
alt11/19/2012

This place has good food, great beer selection, and fantastic service.  But don't go here, because I want to keep coming back to an empty chair at the bar when CBS decides to be a jerk and televise the Cowboys (WHAT) instead of the Texans game.

I had been here before in the back room with giant projectors and black leather bachelor style couches and it was just an average experience because I liked the food and beer, but hated the couches.  The couches were just too big for little ole me.

Buuuut, more recently, Mister Tramps were my Sunday morning saviors -- I loved my cozy corner spot at the bar with a view of 3 different NFL games.  Also, they had my Texans on DishTV, sectioned off the Jets fans from the other games, cooked me up a goat cheese omelette, and kept the $2 mimosas flowing (made with my favorite kind of orange juice to boot.)

 

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Jared M.

Austin, TX
alt  11/9/2012
This place has a lot of good beer. This place shows a lot of soccer games. The food is pretty good.

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Amanda H.

Austin, TX
alt10/24/2012

I love this place. Great beer selection, friendly bartenders and good food. The owner Alfredo is hilarious and really takes care of his patrons. I love their Rueben pizza, yea, that was RUEBEN PIZZA. It's crazy delicious. Go there.

 

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SuXanax C.

Austin, TX
alt  10/13/2012

Always good beer, food, and sports on the tellie! Try the Brie Fig pizza. It's amazing!

 

 

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John G.

Austin, TX
alt  10/4/2012

Best burgers in austin. fries are good. friendly staff. I happen to really love the drenched burger - basically a hamburger drenched in queso.  Although, it could use a bit more drenching.

 

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Rachel B.

Austin, TX
alt  9/29/2012

Fun place for soccer fans. Love the specials and the atmosphere. On game days this place gets crowded so you need to head there early or find a spot to stand.

 

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Brandon R.

Cedar Park, TX

alt  9/26/2012

I'll keep it short and sweet.  A sports bar that has a decent beer selection, beyond the typical domestic offerings, and also has a really good burger menu.  Friendly and knowledgable wait staff too!

 

 

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Rae D.

Manor, TX

alt9/8/2012

I'm reluctant to review this place.  It's kind of one of those hidden gems that isn't overrun with people who think waiting an hour for a table is acceptable.  I want it to remain that way.  But sometimes when something is good, you gotta say so.  Food fabulous -- especially the pig out nachos and Thai soup ---- beer selection pretty darn good.  Gotta love a place that promotes local breweries and has a decent beer selection on draft!  

For those who know 512 isn't just an area code, don't mind a little Moose Drool and know that wit is also a liquid that tastes mighty fine in a glass, this is a great place.

 

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L. T.

Austin, TX

alt  8/31/2012

This place is for sports lovers! They have a decent selection of beers on tap. Something for everyone.

 

 

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Colin D.

Austin, TX

alt8/25/2012

I haven't had any of the food here, but I come here most Wednesdays for pub trivia and the beer selection is good, the atmosphere is fun and it's easy to hear all of the questions without any trouble.

I started coming here after being utterly unable to hear the questions about 1/3 of the time at another bar and having trouble getting seating. Here, there's usually seating inside and the outdoor seating is always available and nice.

The whole inside is surprisingly open and airy for a bar. They have a back room with a huge projection screen and lots of other TVs scattered about to live up to their "European sports bar" label.

 

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Erica D.

Austin, TX

alt8/14/2012

Ridiculously good food.  I never would have believed it from the name of the place but perhaps the best fish and chips ever not to mention wonderful salads and soups!

 

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Nick P.

Wylie, TX

alt8/9/2012

The crawfish and corn bisque is amazing!!!

 

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Phil

Austin, TX

alt  7/19/2012

Great place and great food. Always a good time.

 

 

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Mary Lacy M.

Austin, TX

alt7/11/2012

I discovered this wonderful little Pub in my neighborhood. The drink prices are excellent and I love the Mimosa's!! If my memory serves me correct it's $2 Mimosa's or something inexpensive like that...
The location is easy to access, love the outdoor sitting area, and the inside is very welcoming! You'll find the owner there most nights and always willing to share a joke or two with the customers. A laid back place.

 

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Brittannie R.

Austin, TX

alt  7/8/2012

Amazing drink specials. One of the BEST made-from-scratch Bloody Marys in town, which are only $4 on Saturday and Sundays. $5 well pitchers on Mondays. The margaritas are just ok, but I'll stick with a pitcher of beer and free prizza after midnight, EVERY NIGHT. They have a pretty good selection of beer. The food is standard, but the kitchen's open til 2 which is great for us late nighters. Wish they had some more vegetarian/vegan selections.

Trivia night's a little crazy, football and cycling events are fun, there are sometimes some video game nights on the big projector screen, but hey, that's cool. And the owner is hilarious. He always makes it a point to make the rounds to all the tables every time we're there. But, if Amy's there, consider yourself lucky. She is fantastic and fun and all-around the best person on staff there. We love her.

 

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Dana B.

Austin, TX

alt6/25/2012

$3 drinks that are stout. The wait staff is ultra attentive and super friendly. Cool drink specials like free pizza with a pitcher of beer. The owner walks the floor and has a genuine interest in the patrons. Its an easy place to love and hang out with friends.

 

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Rick R.

Round Rock, TX

alt6/17/2012
Grest place that not a lot of people know about!  Awesome beer selection and really good food.

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Jaime F.

Austin, TX

alt  6/14/2012
If you enjoy soccer you need to be familiar with Mr Tramps. It's THE place to watch games.They always have them on with sound and bring in a great crowd. It helps that the food is better than most bar food and there's always a drink special keeping things economical. Even if you don't want the special they have cheaper than average rates. Their big room in the back also regularly has local comedians to keep you entertained. This is just a good solid local bar serving its community well. Check it out
 

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April S.

Austin, TX

alt  6/14/2012

I had fun here.  Nice open patio area.  The staff was so nice and did things quickly.  The food took a while to come.  But my burger was awesome.  Seasoned to perfection.  The fries were great. Great drink specials.  Whoever heard of all night hh?  I like the bar.  I mean this place is just set up so well.  I like the huge room straight back with the projection screen.  Plenty of tables and seating everywhere though.  I like the high tables.  Lots of tvs.  The bathroom area wraps around.  This is especially good for trivia night when the place is jam packed and you need to find an outing.  Lol.  Parking might be a challenge.  It wasn't for me though.  Great for any group.

 

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Lindsay K.

Austin, TX

alt  6/14/2012

Been here a few times.  The food is surprisingly good and the servers are friendly.  The Geeks Who Drink game on Wednesday is lively and hosted well!  The bruschetta is mouthwatering!  The drunken queso is a little runny but very tasty.


 

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Sarah P.

Austin, TX

alt  6/3/2012

Mister Tramps is a strange little gem along the 183 corridor. The food's kind of hit or miss -- except for the brie pizza, which is consistently awesome; and the drunken fries, because you can't go wrong with fries soaked in queso. The beer selection is really impressive. And the staff is great. Overall, it's a good little sports bar that's not too pricey, not too fancy, and definitely not as dive-y as it looks on the outside. I've never been here for a game, but my friends and I play trivia here regularly and it's always a great time.

 

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Emily R.

Austin, TX

alt  5/16/2012

They actually show professional cycling. Amazing! The beer selection is great, and the drink specials are good. The staff is super friendly, laid back, and good at what they do. The owners are great, very personable and accommodating.

If you're going to order food, I recommend The Don - the best of their sandwiches (and I've tried them all). I come here for the drinks and atmosphere rather than the food, but I never complain about it when I order it.

 

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Heavy D.

Austin, TX

alt  5/7/2012

tramp's is a great pub. lots of good beers on tap and in the bottle...they rotate the taps seasonally, too. the staff are friendly and fun and the food is very good. the ambiance varies at tramp's - it can be a great sports bar or even a divey little neighborhood watering hole depending on the hour and the day. i've been hitting tramp's (no pun intended) for a couple of years now, have come to know the owners and really appreciate this place as a classic public house. in fact, i often stop in for lunch and stay to work remotely from a quiet corner in the back of the house!

they have a full bar with lots of house specialty drinks that can put you on your ass if that's what you're there for. mostly, though, i stick to the wonderful selection of local and craft brews that they have on hand.

the kitchen is strong but not a world-beater. on the one hand, you have pub classics like fish and chips and reuben sandwiches. on the other, you have fancy fare like brie pizzas and roasted poblano soup. with the exception of the fish and chips, which could use a little help, everything i just mentioned is delicious! oh, the onion rings are totally badass - crispy and greasy!!!

tramp's is a soccer bar. if you like the footie then you'll have a blast because they have several tvs with soccer on 'round the clock.

 

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Antonio L.

Austin, TX

alt  4/26/2012

Great local bar. 2 dollar pints of Lone Star is always reasonable. Hey at midnight u can get a free personal pizza with order of pitcher of beer. Thats a  good thing! Kitchen is open till 2 am. Have the Italian sidecar with rings and a pint of beer from the large selection of local and import beer that they have on draft.  just want a Budweiser. Been there enough times to have it sitting on the bar .....waiting for me to drink. Lots of tv for sports.

 

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Ann N.

Austin, TX

alt  4/19/2012

Sunday afternoon. What to do, what to do? Wander into semi-sketchy looking bar in the Hong Kong Supermarket shopping center? Sure, why not? A Bloody Mary and 5 or 6 mimosas later (I lost count), I was glad I did.


Mister Tramps is in an awkward location, but everything else about the place is pretty much right on the money. The staff is cool, the food is better than decent, and the drink specials are great.
I wasn't crazy about the Pot Luck Pork sandwich which was recommended by our bartender/server, but the Vagabond pizza was pretty good and the Corn and Crawfish Bisque was delicious. Hubs stuck with beer the whole time, but I took Tramps up on the $4 Bloody Mary & $2 Mimosa weekend special. Great success.

 

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Sam T.

Austin, TX

alt  4/15/2012

I've gone to a bunch of " sports bars" in town and this is one of the best, I'm from Cajun country and the chef must be as well, because the crawfish bisque is AMAZING

 

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T. F.

Austin, TX

alt4/2/2012

Friendly little place with decent selection on tap with reasonable prices.

Also some really tasty sandwiches :)  
Plenty of TV's inside to get your futball fix. Great atmosphere with a cozy outdoor area as well.

PS The onion rings ar Awesome!
 

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Jessica B.

Austin, TX

alt  3/24/2012

My fiance and I frequent this bar after work. They have a fantastic on-tap beer selection. They change out their beers often enough for you to always have something new to try. They also know how to make any drink or are willing to follow your instructions on how to make one.


Also, the food is WONDERFUL. Sometimes I spend all day dreaming about their pulled-pork sandwich or their "drunken fries". Actually, I really want some right now!


Friendly, quick service at the bar. We only sit at the bar because my fiance refuses to sit anywhere else no matter what restaurant we go to, but I'm sure the service is just as good at the tables.
I'm not a big fan of sports bars- and this is definitely a sports bar- but the food and drinks are so good that I can overlook that. :)

 

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Jin K.

Austin, TX

alt2/22/2012

As usual, I saw a new business pop-up on this location, but hesitated to try it.  An industry social function was held here a year later and I dropped in.  I was disappointed that I hadn't been here earlier!  Where as other sports bars serve your typical pre-made fried bar food, Mr. Tramps had some hand made fare that could compete with upper range restaurant appetizers!

The owners are friendly and are always engaging the local community and industry.

The above mixed with good beer selection and liquor, you have to give this place a try.

 

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Giovanni da L.

Austin, TX

alt2/17/2012

I just discovered this amazing soccer place just last week! I got to play some fifa with a customer, (forgot his name) spanish guy really cool. Cool bartender Brent, Great  beer prices! Lots of soccer decorations!
Loved the pizzas! Wish they played more brazilian games!

 

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Jane K.

Austin, TX

alt2/14/2012

Don't let the appearance or the name scare you off.  Mister Tramps may look dark and dreary, but it really isn't.  The food is delicious (a great mix of regular bar food with more exotic salads, pizzas, and sandwiches) and the beer variety is excellent.

We had a work happy hour event at Mister Tramps with people from Houston, Chicago, and Austin.  Several employees told me it was a really great venue, and that they had excellent service.  You can reserve the area in the back, and they'll arrange the tables however you want.  The room includes a TV, wii, karaoke machine, etc.  I highly recommend this space for a large party needing a little bit of privacy.

 

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Kristina W.

Allen,TX
alt  1/27/2012

Not a bad place, good place to watch the game though the seats could be more comfy.  Food was excellent bar food quality.

 

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Amber M.

Round Rock, TX

alt1/26/2012

WOW this is my new favorite place ever! me and my husband just went here for the first time last night and it was just amazing! fast service great prices and an owner who really cares! the corn and crawfish bisque is to die for! and the queso is the best we have ever had! lots of tvs and the staff was fast and friendly... cant imagine anything they could do better!

 

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Hadley H.

Austin, TX

alt1/16/2012

If you're looking for a good spot to watch sports, Mister Tramps is an excellent option. This pub-style spot features friendly staff, a good selection of sandwiches and pizzas (along with the usual nachos and apps you would expect from a sports bar) and a large selection of beers on tap, including seasonal selections. Their drink prices are very reasonable, but you shouldn't have to worry about that much, as they have extended happy hour until 11 pm daily. They have a good number of TV's in the bar area / main room, as well as one giant screen in their private room that can be reserved for group events. Grab your fellow fans, throw on your team colors and head to Mister Tramps the next time you need to cheer on your team and can't make it to the big game in person!

 

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Nix

Austin, TX

alt  1/15/2012

Found this bar on "around me" app. A good selection of beer and great tasting food. Perfect for sport watching.The bar tender was friendly with amazing customer service. I think I found I new bar.

 

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Ian A.

Austin, TX

alt  1/8/2012

They have a nifty back room with a large projector, which is great for watching sports, and provides some good seating. Puffy couches! They've got an above-average selection of beer on tap, and some good food. There are drink specials every night. For example. they have well liquor pitches a la Shakespeare's on Mondays, if I'm not mistaken.

Oh, and if you like soccer? Go here. I watched the USA vs. Mexico Gold Cup game here, and it was packed to the gills with fans of both teams, standing, screaming and reveling. I'm not a soccer guy, but I can't imagine there's a better soccer spot in Austin.

 

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Craig T.

Austin, TX

alt1/2/2012

I still pine for their Clam Chowdah, but am a fan of just about every other menu item. Specials are fantastic and vibe is great ... especially with a (real) football game on!

 

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Kate P.

Austin, TX

alt12/13/2011

Mr Tramps has an excellent beer selection (and Happy Hour all day), which is enough to give this place a good rating ($3 Blue Moons- I'm there!) but then there's also the food menu and the friendly staff.

They have everything from basic pub/sports bar style appetizers like queso (which is the owner's secret recipe), fries and wings to personal pizzas and delicious sandwiches. The sandwiches are served on toasted baguette bread and come with a choice of sides. Try the Italian Sidecar- you won't be disappointed.

There are also TVs EVERYWHERE. You literally can't be sitting out of view of one game or another no matter where you are (okay, except in the bathroom).

 

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Terry F.

Austin, TX

alt  12/8/2011

Affordable drinks, the red curry soup was great, as good or better than any Thai joint in Austin . Goat cheese salad was better than average. The mediterranean veggie sandwich was good, not great. Too much bread for me. The staff couldn't have been nicer . We'll be back to try more soup and another sandwich.

 

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Jay C.

Kingwood, TX

alt11/29/2011

Tramps is the place to be for college football Saturday if you like the Big Ten. Good beer specials and a really great atmosphere as well. I especially enjoy the attitude of the staff.

 

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John R.

Austin, TX

alt  11/26/2011

Really great staff and a fun atmosphere!

 

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Courtney H.

Austin, TX

alt  11/22/2011

I've lived down the street from this place, one of my good friends has worked there for awhile but I am JUST now trying their food.

I had the craw fish bisque, which is rare for me to get anything even remotely liquid (as in soup, basically anything I can eat with a spoon). I did so because a friend, whose opinion I trust on food recommended it. I'm very glad I did! it was amazing, warmed me right up and tasting the craw fish with the slight buttery taste was divine.

I was in a toss up about the Vagabond pizza or the fish and chips. I went for the pizza this time and I definitely did not make a mistake. The goat cheese, bacon, and and basil pesto went together perfectly. Their crust is made in house - it's airy and light, while still crispy and filling. Next time I'll attempt to get the fish and chips and not make the pizza my new thing, but I can't make any promises. Or if it's the right time - breakfast! Which they also have in pizza form (technology now days, huh?)

Also, the drinks are good and all of the staff are friendly (even before I knew anyone who worked their personally). Monday nights they have open mic night which is also usually pretty decent. It's absolutely worth stopping by, even more than twice!

 

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Marcelo T.

Austin, TX

alt11/13/2011

For our USC alumni gamewatches we' ve long looked for a home, a place where we could sit back, relax, enjoy the football, and be treated well. So many bars are so UT oriented that a USC fan can't get any priority. We are often bumped for games with crowds of 5 or less, while we bring 30-50. Not at Mister Tramp's. Mister Tramp's is friendly, laid back, and was completely happy not only to host us, but to give us priority seating in the back room whenever possible. Their back room features sofas, chairs, and a single massive projector that everyone can watch the game on. When we're not in the back room we're in the lounge, where we can see all the games just fine anyway. The food is excellent and well-priced, I especially like the pizza and the fish and chips. Some of the appetizers are plated just gorgeously, especially for a sports bar. The drink specials are crazy fun too. 2 dollar mimosas on Saturdays, 3 dollar wells all around, cheap beer, custom shots, the list goes on and on. Meanwhile the management has been nothing but crazy friendly and hospitable. We love Mister Tramp's and can't wait to go back over and over again.

 

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Tamsen C.

Austin, TX

alt  11/2/2011

I use to drive by Mister Tramps almost daily and I always thought the name was sort of weird and the location was a little sketchy until one day, a good friend told me that they have really great sandwiches. I also found out their patio is dog friendly and so we headed right over. And it's true! They have really great sandwiches. So far I've had the Chicken and Brie and the Club and they were both delicious. The queso is also very good. My boyfriend loves their Italian sandwich and my pup loves coming out with us. They have pretty good beer menu too. Definitely worth a visit!

 

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Duane M.

Denver, CO

alt10/31/2011

Incredible selection of beers and a menu that is worth exploring!  Plenty of TV's and a friendly staff.

 

 

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Hadley.

Austin, TX

alt10/17/2011

If you're looking for a good spot to watch sports, Mister Tramps is an excellent option. This pub-style spot features friendly staff, a good selection of sandwiches and pizzas (along with the usual nachos and apps you would expect from a sports bar) and a large selection of beers on tap, including seasonal selections. Their drink prices are very reasonable, but you shouldn't have to worry about that much, as they have extended happy hour until 11 pm daily. They have a good number of TV's in the bar area / main room, as well as one giant screen in their private room that can be reserved for group events. Grab your fellow fans, throw on your team colors and head to Mister Tramps the next time you need to cheer on your team and can't make it to the big game in person!

 

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Tony B.

Austin, TX

alt  9/27/2011

I've held off on writing a review for a number of reasons. The main reason being that most of my visits involved coming here after the ingestion of mass amounts of ethyl alcohol. Well, I can proudly say that my last visit was a sober one...at least, it started out that way.

Televisions adorn every corner of this great little pub, making it a great destination to watch various sporting events of your choice. I've come in the past to watch football (the European variety...probably better known to you as soccer). This visit was for Monday night football. Cowgirls vs Redskins. I won't get into the details about he game...I'm sure it's common knowledge.

We were able to procure a large table in the back room, directly under the glow of the projection screen. Along with the screen and a number of televisions, one is ensured a view of the game, no matter which way you are facing. This makes it possible to face the person across from you, who may or may not be engaging you in conversation, thus allowing you to make occasional eye contact to give the impression that you are actually paying attention to what they are saying when in reality, your gaze is past their ear, directed at the game. Now guys...this still takes skill. Mr Tramps is the place to practice that skill.

Monday night is $5 pitcher night. That would be $5 pitchers of mixed drinks. Now, they are actually half pitchers and are not heavy pours, but for $5, it's still a decent deal. The staff is friendly and attentive. The food is good. The queso is spicy and rich. The calamari perfectly fried...not greasy and still tender. A fellow sports enthusiast and I decided to try a pizza. We agreed on the Vagabond. Leeks, bacon, goat cheese, and pesto...sounds like a winner! The pizza had great flavor and was enough to satisfy the both of us. The only shortcoming for me was the crust. It was almost cracker like. Nothing wrong with that type of crust, I just prefer a slightly chewier crust...but like I said...it was still a damn good pizza.

There were a number of other intriguing items on the menu in addition to a great beer selection. So, Monday night football with a yet unexplored menu will bring me back for sure...

 

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Race P.

Austin, TX

alt  9/16/2011

Just the most friendly staff and great food you can find. A kinda diamond in the rough spot... you don't know its there but you never forget how good it is after you've been.

 

 

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Darci F.

Austin, TX

alt  8/18/2011

Ooooh Mister Tramps,

I go to Tramps frequently... a lot... too much... not enough?

I've been going to Tramps since January of 2010 and I have seen it grow into something special. It has had its growing pains like all new bars do but it has emerged from them bigger, tastier, and drunk-ier. No, I have not been drinking... yet.

Improvements between then and now: Open till 2:00 am, opened a large back room for events and added a projector, tweaked the menu and the food is definitely more consistent.

It has a full, well-stocked bar and a lot of draft choices and the menu is damn good.  It is fancier than most bar food and subsequently a tad bit more expensive. You'll make up for that with drink specials which they run all of the time.

The staff is pretty great. They definitely take care of the regulars.  Watch out, they're sassy!  The owners are always there and very active participants in the business.

I go to watch Baseball games.  They have every sports channel imaginable and A LOT of tuners so they can show multiple things.  You can probably watch 3 games from any seat in the bar.

My one complaint, which I think will be moot in the near future, is that it seems like they try to do too much.  Trivia Night, Open Mic Night, Live Music, Private events (actually it's really great for these), Soccer, Hockey, Baseball, Football, Basketball, etc. It does seem that they are finding a good balance of events so as I mentioned, this could be a moot point any day now.
        side note: I did just find out this has become the NY Jets fan club bar of choice.  Who knew that the Jets actually had fans?!  I think it's just people who like the color green and are looking for an excuse to go to the bar and drink. (ohh, the Yelp smack talk begins!)

I'll be there tonight, watching my Rangers.

Cheers!

 

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Taryn H.

Houston, TX

alt  8/92011

Mister Tramps- what a name! To be honest I was ready to ignore you just because of it. I thought- Is it a 'wanna-be' Gentleman's club without the license (do you need a license for that?)...

Anyways, we just moved up north to 183 away from our cute East Side bungalow and I was feeling lonely and far away from culinary treats and libations. Went for a celebratory lunch after securing a big client (yea us!). Beers on tap were great, cocktail was yummy and strong. The food was what was the big surprise. I had the Don sammy and salad. Wow, I was surprised. It was delightfully fresh and very flavorful.

I thought there should have been a few more drafts on tap (minus one star) but other than that I'm glad you're biking distance so we can wobble home fat and happy.

 

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Danielle S.

Houston, TX

alt  8/6/2011

My expectations were not high, based on the low key exterior with a small outdoor deck.  And the interior was pretty much would you would expect from a local's sports bar.  But pleasant suprises awaited in both the fairly extensive & interesting beer selection (including 512 Pecan Porter!), and the better than average food.  The turkey sandwich was unique and spicy and flavorful, though the fries & onion rings were very run of the mill.  Combine that with friendly & helpful servers, and lots of TV's, and I was quite happy here.

 

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Alex C.

Austin, TX

alt  7/25/2011

Nice little bar, food is good, decent selection of beers.  Staff is friendly and there are a lot of TVs with many different things on.

 

 

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Sarah F.

Austin, TX

alt7/22/2011

Good food, good beer selection, nice people.  I've eaten their pizza, Reuben, BLT, and queso and I haven't been disappointed yet.  Their prices are a bit steep, but the food's always been fresh and well-made, and it's nice to have another place in the neighborhood with a full bar.

 

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Tim G.

Pleasanton, CA

alt7/21/2011
So, Ive been to Mister Tramps many many times and never got around to making a review of the place.  It's definitely a different kind of place with many various personalities.  If you like beer there are 30 different kinds to choose from with many local flavors.  If you like to hurt your arteries the food there is amazing.  The Drunken Bennedict is so good it makes you forget all the bad decisions you made the night before.  I've made a few.  
Little secret about this place it actually is not run by Alfredo the owner its ran by the mustache on his face.  It's why he carries around that coffee cup all the time.  It's mustache food.  They also have all the sports packages and don't cater to any specific team. Anyways, I say go check it out.   Order a car bomb and get an Eiffle Tower.
 

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Stephanie R.

Austin. TX

alt7/15/2011

uh-mazing! First time here, superb! Had the ace pear cider which was different but oh-so good. Started off with chips and queso, delicious. Had the margarita pizza which was FANTASTIC. I have not had a pizza this fresh and this flavorful in a long time. My boyfriend had the fish and chips. Really good, but really salty. I would recommend this place to anyone and will dine there again soon!

 

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Richmond E

Temple. TX

alt6/26/2011

This place had a great vibe, cold beer and palatable food. Went with four friend on a Thursday night, was busy enough to feel like a popular place but not so busy as to cause a wait. Our waitress was excellent, very attentive and just a little chippy, not to mention attractive. We sample some food off the appetizer menu, drunken fries and drunken nachos, while the fries didn't stand out as anything other than quality bar food, the nachos came with pulled pork that was delicious. We didn't go any deeper into the menu than apps.

Their beer list is fleshed out well, although maybe 5-8 offerings were scratched off the printed drink menu, it was nothing I missed! This place has nice flatscreens in every corner, streaming futbol the whole time we were there, which I don't give two hoots about.

I will definitely be stopping for a cold one next time I'm off 183.

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Carin A.

Austin, TX

alt 6/9/2011

By now, I really just need a shock collar when it comes to judging places by the way the venue looks on the outside. Anyway, this definitely isn't a new steakhouse by any means, but it's awesome and not on 6th Street.

You have to walk past the large outdoor patio to get in. Once inside, there's one wrap-around bar, lots of flatscreens, and a huge back foyer that looks like it plays home to some major Poker tournaments (I've only passed by enroute to the bathroom).

LOL! I can't remember if its actually called "The Drunken Queso" or not, but while your brain is saying "No!" your mouth is clearly saying "Yes!"  I always get "The Don" sandwich (mozzarella, tomato, pesto). Get the fries. FRIES, I say... They are much better than the onion rings.

They have an ample beer selection, as well as a fairly extensive cocktail menu (they list ingredients and this helps). I took some non-locals there just a weekend ago and they ended up loving it so much they added it to their places to hit up again.

 

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Heather L..

Austin, TX

alt5/4/2011

Mister Tramps is a gourmet restaurant masquerading as a sports bar. The sandwiches are fantastic, the soups are heavenly, and the fig and brie pizza is to die for! Oh man and the peach margarita is out of this world! My personal favorite is the pulled pork tenderloin with the crawfish bisque.

The skinny: neighborhood sports bar, friendly waitstaff, excellent food, and the owner is keenly interested in creating a place where people can enjoy each others' company and even meet their neighbors. He's almost always there when we go. We love this place!

 

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Melissa H.

Austin, TX

alt3/8/2011

I've only had food here once- a delicious mozzarella and basil sandwich.  I go for the drinks- viva la bomba!!  Staff and owner are super nice.  Great neighborhood place that sells liquor and is open late.  It is for sports, though.We came several times during World Cup, and although it was packed, I'd pick Trampy's over Fado any day.

 

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Sarah B.

Austin, TX

alt 2/4/2011
I've been to Mister Tramps once and I was thoroughly impressed.  They cater to sports lovers, so plenty of TVs everywhere.  They'll take requests for games to show and have access to football (soccer) as well as all the football games.  The staff is friendly and our server provided us with a side dish of sarcasm.  No one takes themselves too seriously here.
 
For an establishment so focused on sports and conviviality, the food was a pleasant surprise.  Fresh, flavorful and inspired, it offered a wonderful companion to the extensive beer choices.  The sandwich I ordered was served on a baguette with a flaky, crusty exterior and soft, light interior.  It was a perfect compliment to the pesto mayo on the club sandwich.  The fries are ok but certainly not the best I've ever had.
 
Look to Mister Tramps for friendly service and patrons and surprisingly good bar fare.
 

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Aaron T.

Austin, TX

alt1/20/2011
I started coming here when my brother moved right down the street. It's the kind of place that you can stroll down to, have some of Austin's best selection of craft and imported beers, eat a magnificent meal, and stagger home. Ah, just like back in the Old Country. But way better...
 
My favorite thing about Tramps has got to be the food. 'Gastropub' is a phrase you hear thrown about in foodie circles and see on cooking channels, but what IS a 'Gastropub?'
 
Gas-tro-pub: n. unknown origin: A drinking establishment in which the chef has no business being, seeing as how he could be working a 4- or 5-star restaurant in NYC or Paris, but we're all glad he's here filling our tummies with unbelievable goodness anyway. See "Mister Tramps."
 
Okay, perhaps I paraphrased a bit, but you get the picture.
 

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Clark D.

Poughkeepsie,NY

alt1/14/2011

Great vibe, beers and exceptional service

I was staying at a nearby hotel and come over because of their great beer selection. I was hoping to watch an obscure college football game from my alma matter that was not even division one. I walked in and the place was packed and their was a local bowl game on. I gave up and started to leave figuring I had no chance of getting a tv off the bowl game. The owner notice this and found me my own tv out of the way were I could enjoy the great food, beer and see the game. I was blown away. Great place with a real concern for their customers.

 

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Robert A.

Austin, TX

alt1/3/2011

Located in north central Austin, Mister Tramps is a fantastic locally owned bar.  The bar has many taps for a smaller setting which is a big plus.  They recently this year expanded the rear of the building into a large party room area.  Mister Tramps also has a full bar, along with their taps.  

The menu has quite the variety to chose from.  I've had several different items and I've enjoyed all that I have experienced.  The Italian sidecar sandwich is probably my favorite menu item of all.
 
Mister Tramps is the local bar where as you enter, the waitstaff usually greets you by name.  They are friendly and show off great service.
 
There are plenty of flat panel TVs to enjoy just about any sporting event you can imagine.  I watch most of the World Cup here.
 
This is a cool little hang out and enjoy every visit I make.
 

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Jack W.

Austin, TX

alt12/9/2010

Located off 183 between Lamar and Burnet, the location is not the best as compared to other bars in Austin but don't let that l deter you from checking this place out.  For my money it is one of the best bar/pubs in Austin.  The feeling inside can best be described as (and has) Austin's version of Cheers.  It's warm and friendly, from the Bartenders/ Waitstaff to the owner who will talk about anything with you.  A good beer selection from all over the world ( a little short on Texas brews but they are working to get more in the near future) and mixed drink menu.  The food is awesome, I recommend the soups, any of them.   Do yourself a favor and go check Tramps out, Cheers.

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Allen P.

Austin, TX

alt 11/21/2010

I went here for happy hour and some food on a Friday after work.  They have happy hour from 4 to 11 pm, which was pretty awesome.  $3 shiner pints and $7 lone star pitchers.  We caught a UT basketball game and they had plenty of tvs for watching a game.  There is some outdoor seating, but nothing special really.  I had a pulled pork sandwich that I didn't like, but I guess I shouldn't have expected a bbq style sandwich from a European themed restaurant/bar.  My fiance had a club that she said was really good.  It had pesto mayo and did look pretty good.  The burgers got mixed reviews from the people we were with.  For some reason there was a cowboy playing bag pipes out front at one point.  That was interesting I guess.  Overall this is your average bar, but with an extra long happy hour.  The food seemed hit or miss.  I would go back for drinks though and probably try something other than the pulled pork sandwich.

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Jackie C.

Austin, TX

alt11/18/2010

We have been here for a birthday and a few work happy hours.  We have had a great time, prompt service, wonderful drinks and excellent food.  Since I was watching my carb intake I ordered the chicken wings and my friends ordered the pizza.  I think it was some sundried tomato/feta cheese pizza but it was good. Go there for a happy hour because things can get price just like any other establishment. Or you can just ask for the specials.

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Sabrina S.

Austin, TX

alt10/16/2010

It's been over a year of regular attendance and I haven't reviewed you. I just didn't want to before now. Finally, I feel you have your bar (sh*te) together.

I have had fantastic service. I've also had horrible service. However, I have never had either kind of service consistently, until now. I can now say service is consistent. Service is really good. Of course, I write this review as I sit at the bar (chaching, wireless!), sipping on my dos, getting grade A service. If you sit at the bar, which I like to do often, your service will be great. If you sit somewhere out in the restaurant area, it may not be great, but it will be okay. 

For what it's worth, I love this place. It's a neighborhood bar, that honestly feels like a neighborhood bar. It's not a dive bar. Just a good old neighborhood bar. 

Their food is amazing for a bar and definitely sets it far apart from every other bar in the area. The brie pizza is a little bit of crunchy amazingness with pesto and figs. The Thai Red Curry is really smooth. The Corn and Crawfish Bisque is so buttery and incredibly tasty you can't turn it away.  

I tried breakfast here recently and wow! The Drunken Benedict is smothered in queso instead of hollandaise sauce. Holy Mama of  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  a great twist on the benedict!.

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Ali B.

Cedar Park, TX

alt 9/22/2010

I've been back to Mr Tramps several times and the service is consistently awesome, usually by a cute girl, and the food is always superb. After my first trip, the pizza has been coming with larger fig slices, so that's been great.            

 

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John A.

Phoenix, AZ

alt 8/18/2010
I'll keep it simple.

I've spent a lot of time here at Tramps, I helped keep the wonderful tap lines clean and flowing...;)
Tons of taps (30+!), mostly craft and imports, killer selection, decent per pint prices, two buck Lone Stars, full bar as well.
The menu, damn, everything i tried was great and this is above the level of regular pub food, this is good eats. Mac-n-cheese, lasagna, pizza, baked (not deep-fried) wings, pot pie, killer onion rings... all fresh made on premise. None of that pre-made crap here.
Good peeps as well, family owned and you will see them there amongst you. 
The place is usually spotless, as in, if your fry hit the floor you might pick it up and eat it anyway.
Tons of flat screens, perfect for sports watching.
The World Cup there this summer was a happy riot, footie is strong here.
They also have the full NFL, MLB and soccer packages! You ask them and they will put it on for you.

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Andrew R.

Happy, TX

alt  8/15/2010

Not just your average bar with fried grub. They have real food. Great food. I had the reuben, delish. Not be outdone by a great bar menu, the have a great selection of beer on tap, great drink specials, and awesome, awesome bartenders. Come by and sit a spell. Oh, and if you're into watching a real game of "footy," you'll be able to catch it here as well as other sports.

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Neal M.

Austin, TX

alt  8/12/2010

I had heard of this place from a friend who said they had killer sandwiches.  I got a certificate from restaurant.com and decided to check it out.  They definitely have an interesting menu.  First off, it's REALLY hard spending $35 on food only with two people here.  We started with the beer and cheese (queso) and it was some of the spiciest cheese dip i've probably EVER had.  Oh my god.  We followed that up with calamari.  It was OK but nothing amazing.  We ended up getting the Don (caprese salad on bread) and it looked amazing i was told it was tasty as well and I had the pot luck pork sandwich.  It was pretty darn good.  The service was great, it seemed like every person working had come to our table at one point or another.  That definitely says a lot about the place.  I had to get dessert to go to  make my $35 minimum.  The actual decor and layout are kind of strange though. I'll probably come back again.

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Dennis G.

Austin, TX

alt  7/27/2010

I love this place. 

Its a great soccer bar and the owner is awesome. I drunken burger is pretty tasty and the queso is worth the drive. I'm a beer elitist and this bar has a good variety of beer on tap. The servers try to be as friendly and accommodating as possible.
 
Its the only place in town that has the MLS and other leagues on TV. Their trivia nights are pretty entertaining as well. 
 
The place has two of my favorite things in the world, beer and soccer. I only wish it was bigger, especially during USA games.
 
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Pamela M.

Austin, TX

alt  7/26/2010

I am still in love with Mister Tramps. Per my previous review, I have now tried the food and it is delicious! Dare i say, gourmet bar food? I have yet to try something I didn't like and the Don is a good place to start your food venture here.

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Element77.

Austin, TX

alt  7/18/2010

Best Wee Pub i' Texas!

A current resident of San Antonio, my girlfriend and I make at least one trip to Austin every month just to come here. There is not a better combination of brilliant food, authentic UK atmosphere, friendly (and beautiful) service, and the most amazing owner/founder to be found in the state of Texas. Alfredo and crew have never, ever, let us down on any of our monthly pilgrimmages. The Draft list is a Who's Who of rare and exquisite brews, and every item on the menu will surprise the hell out of you with their complexity of flavors and subtexts of true culinary genius.

So pop on in, flop down at the bar, grab a pint and watch a football or rugby game with your friends. You will never regret that you did.

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Martha R.

Austin, TX

alt  7/6/2010

Yep - I dig it. There are a ton of TV's for watching the soccer, and the food was surprisingly delicious. I didn't get the chance to check this place out on Yelp before heading over there - so from the looks of the place, I felt like it was just going to provide some average bar food. That's all fine and dandy when you're there for the sports - so it rocked that the pizza was scrumptious (when's the last time you used that word?). My friend said that his BLT rocked it... but he was drunk, so who knows. But it sure did look awesome.

Hey, if you're looking for a place that's got games on, good food, and plenty of parking - you've found it. 

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David T.

Austin, TX

alt  7/24/2010

By far my favorite place to grab a bite and a pint in Austin. Good beer selection. Food is stellar. Superb, even. Never had a bad time or ill treatment

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Craig T.

Austin, TX

alt  7/4/2010

Mr. Tramp's advertises itself as a 'european sports bar'. there are a few tables outside on the patio, and a large party room with football being projected on the wall. the bartenders were attentive once I was able to work my way into the bar area. I didn't wait long, though.

Once I got to the bar, I ordered an Old Rasputin, which was served to me in a snifter. not unreasonably expensive-only $6. They had a few other good beers on tap, 512 Pecan, Lagunitas IPA, NB Ranger, Delerium Tremens, Live Oak Hefe, 90 minute, and Old Chub, as well as a few other decent beers.

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Chris P.

Austin, TX

alt  7/24/2010

Great New Place!

This is a great place! I have been there quite a few times. the food is outstanding, everything is good including the lasagna, the sidecar sandwich and the pizzas are phenomenal. Great draft beer selections with my favorites Old Chub and Delirium. Th staff is also great, the owner Alfredo is really fun to talk to and you should ask to meet him. Great unpretentious place and really starting to feel like a neighborhood hangout for regulars. Surrounded by TV’s they are willing to put anything on if you just ask! 

Dishes I tried: Lasagna - Vegetarian and a great blend of multiple cheeses and served with a side of garlic tomatoes and bread…absolutely wonderful taste!

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Jonathan G..

Austin, TX

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Nicer than it looks like it would be on the outside, this fun little gastro-pub has great sandwiches and pizzas at very reasonable prices.  Servings are big, drinks are affordable, and the barstaff is friendly.  I've only been for lunch, but it seems like a good happy-hour or dinner spot too.
 
Plus, they have soccer on in HD on a number of televisions.   That alone will bring me back!  But throw in the excellent food and I think I'll make this a regular stop now.

 

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Barbara K.

Austin, TX

alt  5/13/2010
This place was recommended to me by a bartender from another establishment (not kidding).  Since it's on my way home from work, I thought I'd check it out rather than sit in traffic. Great call!  I was able to chill out, have a drink, eat some tasty food and avoid the rat race otherwise known as NB 183 rush-hour traffic.  
 
Based on the location, I expected a complete dive bar (not that I would have minded), but I got a great neighborhood pub-style bar with friendly servers, tasty food, a solid beer selection, and owners who frequently socialize with the guests.  
 
Having been impressed by both the service and the quality of food, I have become a semi-regular since my first visit.  My favorite dishes are the chicken pot pie, Waldorf chicken salad sandwich, and the drunken fries.   
 
Most of the staff is very friendly and sociable and knew me by name after only a few visits.  It's possible I over-tip a little now and then, but I figure if the staff is also entertaining me instead of just serving me some drinks, they probably deserve it.  :-)
 
Yeah, check it out, especially if you're a soccer or rugby fan - it seems there's always a game on.
 
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Wendy K.

Austin, TX

alt  4/17/2010
I thought it was a neat place. I started with the Clam chowder which I wasn't impressed with but was starving. The drinks were reasonable and the waitress helpful. I asked if she recommended the lasagna or mac and cheese and she said mac. The Macaroni was so huge I had part to bring home. It was delicious and you could tell it was homemade. I normally have to had ketchup but didn't have to. It melted in my mouth. the bruschetta was okay but don't care for peppers. the trivia was good although hard, and the people I went with were a blast.
 
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Kristin F.

Austin, TX

alt  4/7/2010
Mr. Tramps is a gem. Some friends of ours live around the corner and rave about it, but I had no idea the treat I was in for the first time I went. Huge selection of beers on and great food (get the the Kickin' Chicken pizza, trust me). Support this place or you'll be sorry when it's gone!  
 
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Steve R.

Cedar Park, TX

alt  4/7/2010
OK, I'm hooked!  Had no idea what to expect from Mister Tramps.  Heck, I'd driven by it (or over it) on 183 so many times... I never expected a place this good even existed down there below the highway.
 
And boy is it good!
 
Yes, it's a great pub and it has over 30 beers on tap, but the food was truly the surprise.  We were helped along by Rob who made excellent suggestions.  I had the Lasagna, which is hand made in limited numbers every day.  It truly was the finest lasagna I've tasted.  Vegetarian style... no meat, and also not a lot of sauce.  But the cheese mixture was out of this world!
 
I also tried a cup of the corn and crawfish chowder to start.  Fantastic flavor, and just the right amount of BAMMM!
 
Sherri had a chicken salad sandwich with fries which she also enjoyed very much.
 
The atmosphere is very nice.  Lot's of plasma screens to take in the sports.  I assume they have WI-FI because I saw a lot of people working on their laptops.
 
Just writing this makes me want to go try something new!  I'm just going to have to wait a few more days....
 
Try out Mister Tramps.  You'll be glad you did.
 
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Beck T.

Austin, TX

alt  3/10/2010

Great atmosphere, great selection of beverages with many happy hour specials. We ate dinner and for 'pub' food, it was great!!  Prices were decent and service was great!  

We will definitely be back!  Austin's best kept secret!!

 

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Monica M.

Chapel Hill, NC

alt  3/1/2010
A friend and I decided to stop in for a beer after having dinner, and BOY were we sad that we had just eaten!  The menu looked awesome, so we vowed to come back for dinner.  We had drinks that first visit, and thoroughly enjoyed watching the Olympics, chatting with the owner, and meeting the friendly bartender.
 
We went again the next week at the same time, this time to get in on that dinner action.. She had the lasagna, and loved it (this coming from someone who generally isn't a lasagna person), and I had some brushetta.  they were both QUITE tasty.  The chicken pot pie also looked pretty good - so I'd say the food is definitely above average as far as bars go.  
 
In any case, I was pleasantly surprised to find a little gem in that neighborhood, and especially loved the fact that I could HEAR people in my party at a bar, and didn't have to yell over the TV or music.  Will definitely be going back to try out that mac-n-cheese!
 
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Ronalso R.

Austin, TX

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This is another great soccer sports pub and it's close to my house!  The owner is very accommodating and will flip the channel so that you can watch your favorite soccer team on one of his many TVs.  He's even brought out a laptop and placed it in front of us just to see a non-televised match!  Now that's going out of the way for you.  They will be getting a breakfast menu soon and will be open for all World Cup matches.  

I've only had a few items on the menu, but the hot-wings were ok and the margerita pizza was very good (home made, not frozen!).  The beer selection is outstanding for a bar of this size and the prizes seem to be fair on most selections.  If you're "penny pinching," they have $2 Pabst Blue Ribbon always (minus the brown paper bag).  
Word has it that they'll be expanding the bar area soon, hopefully he'll add some more foosball tables and a large screen TV!

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Dej M.

Austin, TX

alt  11/26/2009

Not 100% sure if you're a competitive person? Head to Mister Tramp's Wednesday night trivia. When it was initially proposed to me, I thought I might sit on the sidelines and have a few laughs. Now I squeal like an evil king who has successfully pillaged an entire village by midday.

They have food too. They have a nice selection of sandwiches, and they're pretty huge so I usually share or take half home. It comes with some alright potato salad, which I sometimes order all by itself. And I otherwise usually hate the stuff.

The specials are nice, which is why yesterday I got a $3 well drink, and then ate almost an entire pizza by myself. Sure, it's personal sized, but I normally can't put away as much in one sitting.  But it was gooo-oood: brie, figs, garlic, uh... well see, the drink was strong. That's what I'm trying to say. I can barely remember eating that delicious pizza. Wish the ingredients had been better-dispersed, this I recall.

And really, any place that hosts a dance off to break a tie is bonafide in my book.

One note: you may wake up expecting mounds of fresh breads on your kitchen counter. This is because your clothes from last night smell yeasty, and you might think you'd sleep-walked yourself into bread-making, a feat you may not have accomplished previously in your life. It's a tease so you'll go about the rest of your day craving a MT's sandwich. It's the ol' tramp putting the smelly stamp on ya.

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David P.

Rockwall, TX

alt  11/21/2009

Consider me pleasantly surprised, I enjoyed my first visit quite a bit. The place is not quite a dive bar but is nothing fancy. Several nice flat screens were showing a variety of sports (football, basketball, and soccer were all on) The big plus for me was the draft selection. Delirium Tremens, Old Rasputin, and Ayinger among others make this a solid beer menu. The server was also great. Pumpkin lobster bisque was pretty good but nothing mind blowing.

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Kermit D.

Austin, TX

alt  11/14/2009

This is kinda like a regular sports bar but with a twist and a little extra oomph. The sports theme is loosely based around european soccer. several large tvs have been playing soccer games every time i have been. The quality of the beer is worth knowing about but not worth going out of your way for. 33 taps, and all are year round and only a few could be considered uncommon to see on tap. the nicer beer selection compliments the nicer food and not a beer crowd. they do have beer specials which sound good but i just havent gotten around to checking out.

The food is great. not much that you wouldnt find anywhere else but every single dish has an awesome twist or is just served better than other places i have seen. the cook is awesome and all the staff cares greatly about their establishment.

Definately worth a pop in if youre in the 183 and peyton gin area and looking for some good grub and a place that can satisfy your desire for better than standard beers.

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Russell P.

Austin, TX

alt  11/9/2009

We stumbled upon this little treasure after looking for a low-key sports bar to watch the recent Fedor MMA fight. 

The bartenders immediately put the fight on for us and made us feel at home. We settled in for a couple beers and couldn't believe the selection that they had. Ooh, and Lonestar pints are always just $2! Not too shabby. 

What sets this place apart is the food. Absolutely unbelievable for a bar. I mean, we are talking like REALLY impressive. Homemade soups, great sandwiches, and better peach cobbler than the elderly lady that I keep trapped in the trunk of my car makes. 

Try: crawfish bisque with a cold pint of Old Chubb. 

The owner, Alfredo, chatted with us for quite a while and it was then that we realized that we were in a true Mom & Pops down home type place. You can keep the headaches of downtown - for nearly every occasion, this little gem is a perfect spot.

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Kelly S.

Austin, TX

alt  10/29/2009

We've had our ups and downs... at one point I thought that we were broken up. Now my free wireless neighbor has moved so I'm forced to crawl back, grovelling, asking for a favor. 

And am pleasantly surprised!

New bar staff is really great, they've gotten their menu together, they have specials on the board that MATCH those on the menu, and I saw they have lobster pumpkin bisque. 

Mister Tramps is back on my good side. 

(PS Thanks for having wireless!)

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Matt W.

Austin, TX

alt  10/26/2009

Probably my favorite sports bar in town.

From the outside, it looks like a dive bar, but inside is a great beer selection, full bar, comfortable seating, tons of HD TVs, and a menu that goes above and beyond normal pub food. On top of that, the service is always excellent and prices are reasonable. 

Try that crawfish bisque soup.

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Nikki B.

Houston, TX

alt  9/27/2009

Last night, I wanted to watch football.  Specifically, I wanted to watch the Purdue/ND game, the Penn State/Iowa game, and the UH/Tech game - prioritized in that order.  We go to another sports bar in the area (which shall remain nameless) who tells us that if we want to sit inside it's a 45 min. wait or we can sit outside where there is only one TV.  I ask which game will be on the TV and the hostess replied Cal vs. Arizona - note those two teams were not actually playing each other.  Peace out!  

"Let's go try that random place that just opened across the highway."  

HEAVEN SENT!  We walked into Mister Tramps and immediately got a table.  The sassy waitress sauntered over and asked us which games we wanted to watch.   I rattled off my list of requests and she immediately set them up on the three nearest TVs!  CHEERS!  

Fantastic draft beer selection.  Yummy food - although I would've killed for a burger and they are not on the menu - the pizza was delicious as was the reuben.  Love that we live so close to my new favorite sports bar!

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Christopher J.

Austin, TX

alt  9/2/2009

Tuesday night gathering of friends.
"Let's go to Mr. Tramps!"
"Where's Mr. Tramps?"
Answer: Target parking lot off of Ohlen. Used to be an Alphgraphics. (It's the one with the super tall LCD sign off 183.)

THE SKINNY: Good place run by super nice people. It was needed in a neighborhood of dive bars. Tasty grub. Nice selection on tap and in bottles. Austin gets ANOTHER great pub. This could quickly rival the better hanging out joints in town.

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Alex C.

Austin, TX

alt  7/27/2009

So, I went back to try the food.  I had the "corn chowder and crawfish bisque", which was bloody amazing, and The Don, which is a mozzarella sandwich.  Both were good, though I'd hoped for toasted bread on the Don (I didn't ask for it).  I dragged five or six friends up to meet me, and had a great night.  The bartender brought us our drinks outside, and I tipped well.

I ended up with a large tab, but that's my own fault for hanging out there from 6:30pm until midnight.

I look forward to going back and trying the rest of the menu!

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Liz B.

Austin, TX

alt  7/6/2009

My boyfriend and I went to Mr. Tramps a couple weeks ago and we were pleasantly surprised! They are still working on the outside decor and have plans to expand the interior. It's already a great place, but i will be really awesome once renovations are complete!

The beer selection is quite impressive and they seem to have some sort of special every day of the week. The food menu, to be expanded, had great bar food and some innovative recipes. The bruschetta appetizer was amazing and the vagabond pizza was awesome! The club sandwich wasn't the greatest (a little skimpy on the ingredients). 

The owner and head chef were very friendly and chatted with us for a while, telling us about plans to continue renovations and change up the menu. This is definitely a place to keep and eye on and could be a great neighborhood establishment. I would recommend checking it out!

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Ryan R.

Austin, TX

alt  6/29/2009

Nice up and coming sports bar for the area. All near by neighborhoods should stop by and give it a shot... Try the roasted poblano soup too!

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Keri B.

Cedar Park, TX

alt 6/20/2009

Just a word of caution. If you get the " sausages" (which is basically a deliciously glorified hot dog, with a brat and sauerkraut and sweet bell pepper), eat over your plate. Last nite my hubby lost his wienie on the floor. Slippery little devil just flew out the back door of the bun ;). They offered to replace tho. It's all good here. New drink specials. New food menu. New juke. New she-bartender. New games. New chalkboard where you can buy your Tramps buddy a drink for future visits.  Shiny new website that links to these here reviews. And last nite, new large crowd. Yay Tramps!

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Brad S.

Plugerville, TX

alt  6/14/2009
Tramps is a locally owned business that doesnt have to follow corporate policy like other restaurants/bars in Austin. They can and are willing to change at a moments notice to meet their customers needs. Its common to see the owners (Alfredo and Amy) walking around and mingling with their guests. I hear rumor that there will be live music in the near future and several new menu items will be added.

The beer selection is great and plentiful. Full bar, great neighborhood feel. This is soon to be one of Austins "must visit" places.
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Doryan R.

Austin, TX

alt  6/8/2009

Well, after a nice trip to Houston and back, I stopped in to Mr. Tramps to get a little bite to eat. I just needed a little bite before donning my gold pants and furry leggings to head to a killer party on the East Side. Then, I was joined by my drummer, so I had to school him in the ways of the Brie Pizza. 

We also got the Turkey sammich because Sean said he'd just finished roasting some great turkey breast. What? REAL turkey on a turkey sammich?? You betcha. Add on some avocado to match up well with the chipotle mayo, and you got yourself a great meal.

We also tried some wines and Nate made me a Manhattan which was really freaking good. 

So, I ended up spending more money and missing a party full of half-naked beautiful people. All so I could hang out with Nate and Sean. And you know what? I kinda feel okay about it.

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Joel W.

Austin, TX

alt 5/26/2009

1. Closest bar to my house.
2. They know what I want when I come in.
3. Bartender Nate is awesome.
4. The chef will make you food that will blow your mind. This is not your normal bar food, heck the food is better than just about every place I have been to here in Austin.
5. The owner is always out there talking to people and he is a riot!

In the last month that they have been open I have been there about 7 times, Sometimes just for a single beer at happy hour, but usually I am there with a bunch of friends and we have a great time. They just got a new internet jukebox, so anything you want it will get, and they also just put in a tabletop ms. pacman machine! The fooz tables are "on the way"!

I want this place to be terribly popular and busy all the time, but I also want to just keep it quiet so I can have the bar to my group of friends only.Happy hour specials are great, and the 4$ car bombs are for the WIN.

If you are in the area for any reason please stop in and grab a drink. You will not be disappointed.

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Leah R.

Austin, TX

alt  4/29/2009

We've been waiting for this place to open - it's within walking distance to the casa and it's always good to become familiar with bars in the neighborhood.  Yesterday, we popped in for a drink during happy hour and a snack.

The place is definitely in it's pre-opening phase, it has a new bar smell and the walls are pretty bare.  They're only open from 11-9 Tuesday through Saturday, and they are still trying to get set up.

However, they have a lot going for them already.  Our bartender was extremely personable and accomidating.  I got introduced to Gaelic Rules Football which was awesome!  Half soccer, half american football, sorta rugby-ish, and totally brutal.  I really like the vibe of the bar - we ended up chatting with quite a few other people that stopped in to check the place out too, and it's always fun to meet new peoples.

The drinks themselves - a little pricey but you have to try one of their specials - it's muddled cucumber and mint in lime juice, with gin, tonic, and simple syrup.  They had a huge list of crazy specialty drinks that sounded reaaaallly good.  However, they also had 4 dollar happy hour Irish Car Bombs.  Yeah, those did me in.  We ordered the meatball sliders as well and they were suuuuper tasty.  Very unique food.  Can't wait to try some more of their food.  They only have 4 appetizers, but they are half price during happy hour.

We will definitely be back.  Oh yes.  Good stuff.

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Barbara K.

Austin, TX

alt  5/13/2010
This place was recommended to me by a bartender from another establishment (not kidding).  Since it's on my way home from work, I thought I'd check it out rather than sit in traffic. Great call!  I was able to chill out, have a drink, eat some tasty food and avoid the rat race otherwise known as NB 183 rush-hour traffic.  
 
Based on the location, I expected a complete dive bar (not that I would have minded), but I got a great neighborhood pub-style bar with friendly servers, tasty food, a solid beer selection, and owners who frequently socialize with the guests.  
 
Having been impressed by both the service and the quality of food, I have become a semi-regular since my first visit.  My favorite dishes are the chicken pot pie, Waldorf chicken salad sandwich, and the drunken fries.   
 
Most of the staff is very friendly and sociable and knew me by name after only a few visits.  It's possible I over-tip a little now and then, but I figure if the staff is also entertaining me instead of just serving me some drinks, they probably deserve it.  :-)
 
Yeah, check it out, especially if you're a soccer or rugby fan - it seems there's always a game on.
 
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Wendy K.

Austin, TX

alt  4/17/2010
I thought it was a neat place. I started with the Clam chowder which I wasn't impressed with but was starving. The drinks were reasonable and the waitress helpful. I asked if she recommended the lasagna or mac and cheese and she said mac. The Macaroni was so huge I had part to bring home. It was delicious and you could tell it was homemade. I normally have to had ketchup but didn't have to. It melted in my mouth. the bruschetta was okay but don't care for peppers. the trivia was good although hard, and the people I went with were a blast.
 
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Kristin F.

Austin, TX

alt  4/7/2010
Mr. Tramps is a gem. Some friends of ours live around the corner and rave about it, but I had no idea the treat I was in for the first time I went. Huge selection of beers on and great food (get the the Kickin' Chicken pizza, trust me). Support this place or you'll be sorry when it's gone!  
 
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Steve R.

Cedar Park, TX

alt  4/7/2010
OK, I'm hooked!  Had no idea what to expect from Mister Tramps.  Heck, I'd driven by it (or over it) on 183 so many times... I never expected a place this good even existed down there below the highway.
 
And boy is it good!
 
Yes, it's a great pub and it has over 30 beers on tap, but the food was truly the surprise.  We were helped along by Rob who made excellent suggestions.  I had the Lasagna, which is hand made in limited numbers every day.  It truly was the finest lasagna I've tasted.  Vegetarian style... no meat, and also not a lot of sauce.  But the cheese mixture was out of this world!
 
I also tried a cup of the corn and crawfish chowder to start.  Fantastic flavor, and just the right amount of BAMMM!
 
Sherri had a chicken salad sandwich with fries which she also enjoyed very much.
 
The atmosphere is very nice.  Lot's of plasma screens to take in the sports.  I assume they have WI-FI because I saw a lot of people working on their laptops.
 
Just writing this makes me want to go try something new!  I'm just going to have to wait a few more days....
 
Try out Mister Tramps.  You'll be glad you did.
 
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Beck T.

Austin, TX

alt  3/10/2010

Great atmosphere, great selection of beverages with many happy hour specials. We ate dinner and for 'pub' food, it was great!!  Prices were decent and service was great!  

We will definitely be back!  Austin's best kept secret!!

 

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Monica M.

Chapel Hill, NC

alt  3/1/2010
A friend and I decided to stop in for a beer after having dinner, and BOY were we sad that we had just eaten!  The menu looked awesome, so we vowed to come back for dinner.  We had drinks that first visit, and thoroughly enjoyed watching the Olympics, chatting with the owner, and meeting the friendly bartender.
 
We went again the next week at the same time, this time to get in on that dinner action.. She had the lasagna, and loved it (this coming from someone who generally isn't a lasagna person), and I had some brushetta.  they were both QUITE tasty.  The chicken pot pie also looked pretty good - so I'd say the food is definitely above average as far as bars go.  
 
In any case, I was pleasantly surprised to find a little gem in that neighborhood, and especially loved the fact that I could HEAR people in my party at a bar, and didn't have to yell over the TV or music.  Will definitely be going back to try out that mac-n-cheese!
 
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Ronalso R.

Austin, TX

  alt2/26/2010

This is another great soccer sports pub and it's close to my house!  The owner is very accommodating and will flip the channel so that you can watch your favorite soccer team on one of his many TVs.  He's even brought out a laptop and placed it in front of us just to see a non-televised match!  Now that's going out of the way for you.  They will be getting a breakfast menu soon and will be open for all World Cup matches.  

I've only had a few items on the menu, but the hot-wings were ok and the margerita pizza was very good (home made, not frozen!).  The beer selection is outstanding for a bar of this size and the prizes seem to be fair on most selections.  If you're "penny pinching," they have $2 Pabst Blue Ribbon always (minus the brown paper bag).  
Word has it that they'll be expanding the bar area soon, hopefully he'll add some more foosball tables and a large screen TV!

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Dej M.

Austin, TX

alt  11/26/2009

Not 100% sure if you're a competitive person? Head to Mister Tramp's Wednesday night trivia. When it was initially proposed to me, I thought I might sit on the sidelines and have a few laughs. Now I squeal like an evil king who has successfully pillaged an entire village by midday.

They have food too. They have a nice selection of sandwiches, and they're pretty huge so I usually share or take half home. It comes with some alright potato salad, which I sometimes order all by itself. And I otherwise usually hate the stuff.

The specials are nice, which is why yesterday I got a $3 well drink, and then ate almost an entire pizza by myself. Sure, it's personal sized, but I normally can't put away as much in one sitting.  But it was gooo-oood: brie, figs, garlic, uh... well see, the drink was strong. That's what I'm trying to say. I can barely remember eating that delicious pizza. Wish the ingredients had been better-dispersed, this I recall.

And really, any place that hosts a dance off to break a tie is bonafide in my book.

One note: you may wake up expecting mounds of fresh breads on your kitchen counter. This is because your clothes from last night smell yeasty, and you might think you'd sleep-walked yourself into bread-making, a feat you may not have accomplished previously in your life. It's a tease so you'll go about the rest of your day craving a MT's sandwich. It's the ol' tramp putting the smelly stamp on ya.

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David P.

Rockwall, TX

alt  11/21/2009

Consider me pleasantly surprised, I enjoyed my first visit quite a bit. The place is not quite a dive bar but is nothing fancy. Several nice flat screens were showing a variety of sports (football, basketball, and soccer were all on) The big plus for me was the draft selection. Delirium Tremens, Old Rasputin, and Ayinger among others make this a solid beer menu. The server was also great. Pumpkin lobster bisque was pretty good but nothing mind blowing.

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Kermit D.

Austin, TX

alt  11/14/2009

This is kinda like a regular sports bar but with a twist and a little extra oomph. The sports theme is loosely based around european soccer. several large tvs have been playing soccer games every time i have been. The quality of the beer is worth knowing about but not worth going out of your way for. 33 taps, and all are year round and only a few could be considered uncommon to see on tap. the nicer beer selection compliments the nicer food and not a beer crowd. they do have beer specials which sound good but i just havent gotten around to checking out.

The food is great. not much that you wouldnt find anywhere else but every single dish has an awesome twist or is just served better than other places i have seen. the cook is awesome and all the staff cares greatly about their establishment.

Definately worth a pop in if youre in the 183 and peyton gin area and looking for some good grub and a place that can satisfy your desire for better than standard beers.

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Russell P.

Austin, TX

alt  11/9/2009

We stumbled upon this little treasure after looking for a low-key sports bar to watch the recent Fedor MMA fight. 

The bartenders immediately put the fight on for us and made us feel at home. We settled in for a couple beers and couldn't believe the selection that they had. Ooh, and Lonestar pints are always just $2! Not too shabby. 

What sets this place apart is the food. Absolutely unbelievable for a bar. I mean, we are talking like REALLY impressive. Homemade soups, great sandwiches, and better peach cobbler than the elderly lady that I keep trapped in the trunk of my car makes. 

Try: crawfish bisque with a cold pint of Old Chubb. 

The owner, Alfredo, chatted with us for quite a while and it was then that we realized that we were in a true Mom & Pops down home type place. You can keep the headaches of downtown - for nearly every occasion, this little gem is a perfect spot.

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Kelly S.

Austin, TX

alt  10/29/2009

We've had our ups and downs... at one point I thought that we were broken up. Now my free wireless neighbor has moved so I'm forced to crawl back, grovelling, asking for a favor. 

And am pleasantly surprised!

New bar staff is really great, they've gotten their menu together, they have specials on the board that MATCH those on the menu, and I saw they have lobster pumpkin bisque. 

Mister Tramps is back on my good side. 

(PS Thanks for having wireless!)

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Matt W.

Austin, TX

alt  10/26/2009

Probably my favorite sports bar in town.

From the outside, it looks like a dive bar, but inside is a great beer selection, full bar, comfortable seating, tons of HD TVs, and a menu that goes above and beyond normal pub food. On top of that, the service is always excellent and prices are reasonable. 

Try that crawfish bisque soup.

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Nikki B.

Houston, TX

alt  9/27/2009

Last night, I wanted to watch football.  Specifically, I wanted to watch the Purdue/ND game, the Penn State/Iowa game, and the UH/Tech game - prioritized in that order.  We go to another sports bar in the area (which shall remain nameless) who tells us that if we want to sit inside it's a 45 min. wait or we can sit outside where there is only one TV.  I ask which game will be on the TV and the hostess replied Cal vs. Arizona - note those two teams were not actually playing each other.  Peace out!  

"Let's go try that random place that just opened across the highway."  

HEAVEN SENT!  We walked into Mister Tramps and immediately got a table.  The sassy waitress sauntered over and asked us which games we wanted to watch.   I rattled off my list of requests and she immediately set them up on the three nearest TVs!  CHEERS!  

Fantastic draft beer selection.  Yummy food - although I would've killed for a burger and they are not on the menu - the pizza was delicious as was the reuben.  Love that we live so close to my new favorite sports bar!

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Christopher J.

Austin, TX

alt  9/2/2009

Tuesday night gathering of friends.
"Let's go to Mr. Tramps!"
"Where's Mr. Tramps?"
Answer: Target parking lot off of Ohlen. Used to be an Alphgraphics. (It's the one with the super tall LCD sign off 183.)

THE SKINNY: Good place run by super nice people. It was needed in a neighborhood of dive bars. Tasty grub. Nice selection on tap and in bottles. Austin gets ANOTHER great pub. This could quickly rival the better hanging out joints in town.

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Alex C.

Austin, TX

alt  7/27/2009

So, I went back to try the food.  I had the "corn chowder and crawfish bisque", which was bloody amazing, and The Don, which is a mozzarella sandwich.  Both were good, though I'd hoped for toasted bread on the Don (I didn't ask for it).  I dragged five or six friends up to meet me, and had a great night.  The bartender brought us our drinks outside, and I tipped well.

I ended up with a large tab, but that's my own fault for hanging out there from 6:30pm until midnight.

I look forward to going back and trying the rest of the menu!

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Liz B.

Austin, TX

alt  7/6/2009

My boyfriend and I went to Mr. Tramps a couple weeks ago and we were pleasantly surprised! They are still working on the outside decor and have plans to expand the interior. It's already a great place, but i will be really awesome once renovations are complete!

The beer selection is quite impressive and they seem to have some sort of special every day of the week. The food menu, to be expanded, had great bar food and some innovative recipes. The bruschetta appetizer was amazing and the vagabond pizza was awesome! The club sandwich wasn't the greatest (a little skimpy on the ingredients). 

The owner and head chef were very friendly and chatted with us for a while, telling us about plans to continue renovations and change up the menu. This is definitely a place to keep and eye on and could be a great neighborhood establishment. I would recommend checking it out!

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Ryan R.

Austin, TX

alt  6/29/2009

Nice up and coming sports bar for the area. All near by neighborhoods should stop by and give it a shot... Try the roasted poblano soup too!

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Keri B.

Cedar Park, TX

alt 6/20/2009

Just a word of caution. If you get the " sausages" (which is basically a deliciously glorified hot dog, with a brat and sauerkraut and sweet bell pepper), eat over your plate. Last nite my hubby lost his wienie on the floor. Slippery little devil just flew out the back door of the bun ;). They offered to replace tho. It's all good here. New drink specials. New food menu. New juke. New she-bartender. New games. New chalkboard where you can buy your Tramps buddy a drink for future visits.  Shiny new website that links to these here reviews. And last nite, new large crowd. Yay Tramps!

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Brad S.

Plugerville, TX

alt  6/14/2009
Tramps is a locally owned business that doesnt have to follow corporate policy like other restaurants/bars in Austin. They can and are willing to change at a moments notice to meet their customers needs. Its common to see the owners (Alfredo and Amy) walking around and mingling with their guests. I hear rumor that there will be live music in the near future and several new menu items will be added.

The beer selection is great and plentiful. Full bar, great neighborhood feel. This is soon to be one of Austins "must visit" places.
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Doryan R.

Austin, TX

alt  6/8/2009

Well, after a nice trip to Houston and back, I stopped in to Mr. Tramps to get a little bite to eat. I just needed a little bite before donning my gold pants and furry leggings to head to a killer party on the East Side. Then, I was joined by my drummer, so I had to school him in the ways of the Brie Pizza. 

We also got the Turkey sammich because Sean said he'd just finished roasting some great turkey breast. What? REAL turkey on a turkey sammich?? You betcha. Add on some avocado to match up well with the chipotle mayo, and you got yourself a great meal.

We also tried some wines and Nate made me a Manhattan which was really freaking good. 

So, I ended up spending more money and missing a party full of half-naked beautiful people. All so I could hang out with Nate and Sean. And you know what? I kinda feel okay about it.

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Joel W.

Austin, TX

alt 5/26/2009

1. Closest bar to my house.
2. They know what I want when I come in.
3. Bartender Nate is awesome.
4. The chef will make you food that will blow your mind. This is not your normal bar food, heck the food is better than just about every place I have been to here in Austin.
5. The owner is always out there talking to people and he is a riot!

In the last month that they have been open I have been there about 7 times, Sometimes just for a single beer at happy hour, but usually I am there with a bunch of friends and we have a great time. They just got a new internet jukebox, so anything you want it will get, and they also just put in a tabletop ms. pacman machine! The fooz tables are "on the way"!

I want this place to be terribly popular and busy all the time, but I also want to just keep it quiet so I can have the bar to my group of friends only.Happy hour specials are great, and the 4$ car bombs are for the WIN.

If you are in the area for any reason please stop in and grab a drink. You will not be disappointed.

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Leah R.

Austin, TX

alt  4/29/2009

We've been waiting for this place to open - it's within walking distance to the casa and it's always good to become familiar with bars in the neighborhood.  Yesterday, we popped in for a drink during happy hour and a snack.

The place is definitely in it's pre-opening phase, it has a new bar smell and the walls are pretty bare.  They're only open from 11-9 Tuesday through Saturday, and they are still trying to get set up.

However, they have a lot going for them already.  Our bartender was extremely personable and accomidating.  I got introduced to Gaelic Rules Football which was awesome!  Half soccer, half american football, sorta rugby-ish, and totally brutal.  I really like the vibe of the bar - we ended up chatting with quite a few other people that stopped in to check the place out too, and it's always fun to meet new peoples.

The drinks themselves - a little pricey but you have to try one of their specials - it's muddled cucumber and mint in lime juice, with gin, tonic, and simple syrup.  They had a huge list of crazy specialty drinks that sounded reaaaallly good.  However, they also had 4 dollar happy hour Irish Car Bombs.  Yeah, those did me in.  We ordered the meatball sliders as well and they were suuuuper tasty.  Very unique food.  Can't wait to try some more of their food.  They only have 4 appetizers, but they are half price during happy hour.

We will definitely be back.  Oh yes.  Good stuff.

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Barbara K.

Austin, TX

alt  5/13/2010
This place was recommended to me by a bartender from another establishment (not kidding).  Since it's on my way home from work, I thought I'd check it out rather than sit in traffic. Great call!  I was able to chill out, have a drink, eat some tasty food and avoid the rat race otherwise known as NB 183 rush-hour traffic.  
 
Based on the location, I expected a complete dive bar (not that I would have minded), but I got a great neighborhood pub-style bar with friendly servers, tasty food, a solid beer selection, and owners who frequently socialize with the guests.  
 
Having been impressed by both the service and the quality of food, I have become a semi-regular since my first visit.  My favorite dishes are the chicken pot pie, Waldorf chicken salad sandwich, and the drunken fries.   
 
Most of the staff is very friendly and sociable and knew me by name after only a few visits.  It's possible I over-tip a little now and then, but I figure if the staff is also entertaining me instead of just serving me some drinks, they probably deserve it.  :-)
 
Yeah, check it out, especially if you're a soccer or rugby fan - it seems there's always a game on.
 
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Wendy K.

Austin, TX

alt  4/17/2010
I thought it was a neat place. I started with the Clam chowder which I wasn't impressed with but was starving. The drinks were reasonable and the waitress helpful. I asked if she recommended the lasagna or mac and cheese and she said mac. The Macaroni was so huge I had part to bring home. It was delicious and you could tell it was homemade. I normally have to had ketchup but didn't have to. It melted in my mouth. the bruschetta was okay but don't care for peppers. the trivia was good although hard, and the people I went with were a blast.
 
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Kristin F.

Austin, TX

alt  4/7/2010
Mr. Tramps is a gem. Some friends of ours live around the corner and rave about it, but I had no idea the treat I was in for the first time I went. Huge selection of beers on and great food (get the the Kickin' Chicken pizza, trust me). Support this place or you'll be sorry when it's gone!  
 
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Steve R.

Cedar Park, TX

alt  4/7/2010
OK, I'm hooked!  Had no idea what to expect from Mister Tramps.  Heck, I'd driven by it (or over it) on 183 so many times... I never expected a place this good even existed down there below the highway.
 
And boy is it good!
 
Yes, it's a great pub and it has over 30 beers on tap, but the food was truly the surprise.  We were helped along by Rob who made excellent suggestions.  I had the Lasagna, which is hand made in limited numbers every day.  It truly was the finest lasagna I've tasted.  Vegetarian style... no meat, and also not a lot of sauce.  But the cheese mixture was out of this world!
 
I also tried a cup of the corn and crawfish chowder to start.  Fantastic flavor, and just the right amount of BAMMM!
 
Sherri had a chicken salad sandwich with fries which she also enjoyed very much.
 
The atmosphere is very nice.  Lot's of plasma screens to take in the sports.  I assume they have WI-FI because I saw a lot of people working on their laptops.
 
Just writing this makes me want to go try something new!  I'm just going to have to wait a few more days....
 
Try out Mister Tramps.  You'll be glad you did.
 
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Beck T.

Austin, TX

alt  3/10/2010

Great atmosphere, great selection of beverages with many happy hour specials. We ate dinner and for 'pub' food, it was great!!  Prices were decent and service was great!  

We will definitely be back!  Austin's best kept secret!!

 

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Monica M.

Chapel Hill, NC

alt  3/1/2010
A friend and I decided to stop in for a beer after having dinner, and BOY were we sad that we had just eaten!  The menu looked awesome, so we vowed to come back for dinner.  We had drinks that first visit, and thoroughly enjoyed watching the Olympics, chatting with the owner, and meeting the friendly bartender.
 
We went again the next week at the same time, this time to get in on that dinner action.. She had the lasagna, and loved it (this coming from someone who generally isn't a lasagna person), and I had some brushetta.  they were both QUITE tasty.  The chicken pot pie also looked pretty good - so I'd say the food is definitely above average as far as bars go.  
 
In any case, I was pleasantly surprised to find a little gem in that neighborhood, and especially loved the fact that I could HEAR people in my party at a bar, and didn't have to yell over the TV or music.  Will definitely be going back to try out that mac-n-cheese!
 
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Ronalso R.

Austin, TX

  alt2/26/2010

This is another great soccer sports pub and it's close to my house!  The owner is very accommodating and will flip the channel so that you can watch your favorite soccer team on one of his many TVs.  He's even brought out a laptop and placed it in front of us just to see a non-televised match!  Now that's going out of the way for you.  They will be getting a breakfast menu soon and will be open for all World Cup matches.  

I've only had a few items on the menu, but the hot-wings were ok and the margerita pizza was very good (home made, not frozen!).  The beer selection is outstanding for a bar of this size and the prizes seem to be fair on most selections.  If you're "penny pinching," they have $2 Pabst Blue Ribbon always (minus the brown paper bag).  
Word has it that they'll be expanding the bar area soon, hopefully he'll add some more foosball tables and a large screen TV!

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Dej M.

Austin, TX

alt  11/26/2009

Not 100% sure if you're a competitive person? Head to Mister Tramp's Wednesday night trivia. When it was initially proposed to me, I thought I might sit on the sidelines and have a few laughs. Now I squeal like an evil king who has successfully pillaged an entire village by midday.

They have food too. They have a nice selection of sandwiches, and they're pretty huge so I usually share or take half home. It comes with some alright potato salad, which I sometimes order all by itself. And I otherwise usually hate the stuff.

The specials are nice, which is why yesterday I got a $3 well drink, and then ate almost an entire pizza by myself. Sure, it's personal sized, but I normally can't put away as much in one sitting.  But it was gooo-oood: brie, figs, garlic, uh... well see, the drink was strong. That's what I'm trying to say. I can barely remember eating that delicious pizza. Wish the ingredients had been better-dispersed, this I recall.

And really, any place that hosts a dance off to break a tie is bonafide in my book.

One note: you may wake up expecting mounds of fresh breads on your kitchen counter. This is because your clothes from last night smell yeasty, and you might think you'd sleep-walked yourself into bread-making, a feat you may not have accomplished previously in your life. It's a tease so you'll go about the rest of your day craving a MT's sandwich. It's the ol' tramp putting the smelly stamp on ya.

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David P.

Rockwall, TX

alt  11/21/2009

Consider me pleasantly surprised, I enjoyed my first visit quite a bit. The place is not quite a dive bar but is nothing fancy. Several nice flat screens were showing a variety of sports (football, basketball, and soccer were all on) The big plus for me was the draft selection. Delirium Tremens, Old Rasputin, and Ayinger among others make this a solid beer menu. The server was also great. Pumpkin lobster bisque was pretty good but nothing mind blowing.

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Kermit D.

Austin, TX

alt  11/14/2009

This is kinda like a regular sports bar but with a twist and a little extra oomph. The sports theme is loosely based around european soccer. several large tvs have been playing soccer games every time i have been. The quality of the beer is worth knowing about but not worth going out of your way for. 33 taps, and all are year round and only a few could be considered uncommon to see on tap. the nicer beer selection compliments the nicer food and not a beer crowd. they do have beer specials which sound good but i just havent gotten around to checking out.

The food is great. not much that you wouldnt find anywhere else but every single dish has an awesome twist or is just served better than other places i have seen. the cook is awesome and all the staff cares greatly about their establishment.

Definately worth a pop in if youre in the 183 and peyton gin area and looking for some good grub and a place that can satisfy your desire for better than standard beers.

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Russell P.

Austin, TX

alt  11/9/2009

We stumbled upon this little treasure after looking for a low-key sports bar to watch the recent Fedor MMA fight. 

The bartenders immediately put the fight on for us and made us feel at home. We settled in for a couple beers and couldn't believe the selection that they had. Ooh, and Lonestar pints are always just $2! Not too shabby. 

What sets this place apart is the food. Absolutely unbelievable for a bar. I mean, we are talking like REALLY impressive. Homemade soups, great sandwiches, and better peach cobbler than the elderly lady that I keep trapped in the trunk of my car makes. 

Try: crawfish bisque with a cold pint of Old Chubb. 

The owner, Alfredo, chatted with us for quite a while and it was then that we realized that we were in a true Mom & Pops down home type place. You can keep the headaches of downtown - for nearly every occasion, this little gem is a perfect spot.

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Kelly S.

Austin, TX

alt  10/29/2009

We've had our ups and downs... at one point I thought that we were broken up. Now my free wireless neighbor has moved so I'm forced to crawl back, grovelling, asking for a favor. 

And am pleasantly surprised!

New bar staff is really great, they've gotten their menu together, they have specials on the board that MATCH those on the menu, and I saw they have lobster pumpkin bisque. 

Mister Tramps is back on my good side. 

(PS Thanks for having wireless!)

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Matt W.

Austin, TX

alt  10/26/2009

Probably my favorite sports bar in town.

From the outside, it looks like a dive bar, but inside is a great beer selection, full bar, comfortable seating, tons of HD TVs, and a menu that goes above and beyond normal pub food. On top of that, the service is always excellent and prices are reasonable. 

Try that crawfish bisque soup.

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Nikki B.

Houston, TX

alt  9/27/2009

Last night, I wanted to watch football.  Specifically, I wanted to watch the Purdue/ND game, the Penn State/Iowa game, and the UH/Tech game - prioritized in that order.  We go to another sports bar in the area (which shall remain nameless) who tells us that if we want to sit inside it's a 45 min. wait or we can sit outside where there is only one TV.  I ask which game will be on the TV and the hostess replied Cal vs. Arizona - note those two teams were not actually playing each other.  Peace out!  

"Let's go try that random place that just opened across the highway."  

HEAVEN SENT!  We walked into Mister Tramps and immediately got a table.  The sassy waitress sauntered over and asked us which games we wanted to watch.   I rattled off my list of requests and she immediately set them up on the three nearest TVs!  CHEERS!  

Fantastic draft beer selection.  Yummy food - although I would've killed for a burger and they are not on the menu - the pizza was delicious as was the reuben.  Love that we live so close to my new favorite sports bar!

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Christopher J.

Austin, TX

alt  9/2/2009

Tuesday night gathering of friends.
"Let's go to Mr. Tramps!"
"Where's Mr. Tramps?"
Answer: Target parking lot off of Ohlen. Used to be an Alphgraphics. (It's the one with the super tall LCD sign off 183.)

THE SKINNY: Good place run by super nice people. It was needed in a neighborhood of dive bars. Tasty grub. Nice selection on tap and in bottles. Austin gets ANOTHER great pub. This could quickly rival the better hanging out joints in town.

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Alex C.

Austin, TX

alt  7/27/2009

So, I went back to try the food.  I had the "corn chowder and crawfish bisque", which was bloody amazing, and The Don, which is a mozzarella sandwich.  Both were good, though I'd hoped for toasted bread on the Don (I didn't ask for it).  I dragged five or six friends up to meet me, and had a great night.  The bartender brought us our drinks outside, and I tipped well.

I ended up with a large tab, but that's my own fault for hanging out there from 6:30pm until midnight.

I look forward to going back and trying the rest of the menu!

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Liz B.

Austin, TX

alt  7/6/2009

My boyfriend and I went to Mr. Tramps a couple weeks ago and we were pleasantly surprised! They are still working on the outside decor and have plans to expand the interior. It's already a great place, but i will be really awesome once renovations are complete!

The beer selection is quite impressive and they seem to have some sort of special every day of the week. The food menu, to be expanded, had great bar food and some innovative recipes. The bruschetta appetizer was amazing and the vagabond pizza was awesome! The club sandwich wasn't the greatest (a little skimpy on the ingredients). 

The owner and head chef were very friendly and chatted with us for a while, telling us about plans to continue renovations and change up the menu. This is definitely a place to keep and eye on and could be a great neighborhood establishment. I would recommend checking it out!

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Ryan R.

Austin, TX

alt  6/29/2009

Nice up and coming sports bar for the area. All near by neighborhoods should stop by and give it a shot... Try the roasted poblano soup too!

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Keri B.

Cedar Park, TX

alt 6/20/2009

Just a word of caution. If you get the " sausages" (which is basically a deliciously glorified hot dog, with a brat and sauerkraut and sweet bell pepper), eat over your plate. Last nite my hubby lost his wienie on the floor. Slippery little devil just flew out the back door of the bun ;). They offered to replace tho. It's all good here. New drink specials. New food menu. New juke. New she-bartender. New games. New chalkboard where you can buy your Tramps buddy a drink for future visits.  Shiny new website that links to these here reviews. And last nite, new large crowd. Yay Tramps!

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Brad S.

Plugerville, TX

alt  6/14/2009
Tramps is a locally owned business that doesnt have to follow corporate policy like other restaurants/bars in Austin. They can and are willing to change at a moments notice to meet their customers needs. Its common to see the owners (Alfredo and Amy) walking around and mingling with their guests. I hear rumor that there will be live music in the near future and several new menu items will be added.

The beer selection is great and plentiful. Full bar, great neighborhood feel. This is soon to be one of Austins "must visit" places.
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Doryan R.

Austin, TX

alt  6/8/2009

Well, after a nice trip to Houston and back, I stopped in to Mr. Tramps to get a little bite to eat. I just needed a little bite before donning my gold pants and furry leggings to head to a killer party on the East Side. Then, I was joined by my drummer, so I had to school him in the ways of the Brie Pizza. 

We also got the Turkey sammich because Sean said he'd just finished roasting some great turkey breast. What? REAL turkey on a turkey sammich?? You betcha. Add on some avocado to match up well with the chipotle mayo, and you got yourself a great meal.

We also tried some wines and Nate made me a Manhattan which was really freaking good. 

So, I ended up spending more money and missing a party full of half-naked beautiful people. All so I could hang out with Nate and Sean. And you know what? I kinda feel okay about it.

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Joel W.

Austin, TX

alt 5/26/2009

1. Closest bar to my house.
2. They know what I want when I come in.
3. Bartender Nate is awesome.
4. The chef will make you food that will blow your mind. This is not your normal bar food, heck the food is better than just about every place I have been to here in Austin.
5. The owner is always out there talking to people and he is a riot!

In the last month that they have been open I have been there about 7 times, Sometimes just for a single beer at happy hour, but usually I am there with a bunch of friends and we have a great time. They just got a new internet jukebox, so anything you want it will get, and they also just put in a tabletop ms. pacman machine! The fooz tables are "on the way"!

I want this place to be terribly popular and busy all the time, but I also want to just keep it quiet so I can have the bar to my group of friends only.Happy hour specials are great, and the 4$ car bombs are for the WIN.

If you are in the area for any reason please stop in and grab a drink. You will not be disappointed.

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Leah R.

Austin, TX

alt  4/29/2009

We've been waiting for this place to open - it's within walking distance to the casa and it's always good to become familiar with bars in the neighborhood.  Yesterday, we popped in for a drink during happy hour and a snack.

The place is definitely in it's pre-opening phase, it has a new bar smell and the walls are pretty bare.  They're only open from 11-9 Tuesday through Saturday, and they are still trying to get set up.

However, they have a lot going for them already.  Our bartender was extremely personable and accomidating.  I got introduced to Gaelic Rules Football which was awesome!  Half soccer, half american football, sorta rugby-ish, and totally brutal.  I really like the vibe of the bar - we ended up chatting with quite a few other people that stopped in to check the place out too, and it's always fun to meet new peoples.

The drinks themselves - a little pricey but you have to try one of their specials - it's muddled cucumber and mint in lime juice, with gin, tonic, and simple syrup.  They had a huge list of crazy specialty drinks that sounded reaaaallly good.  However, they also had 4 dollar happy hour Irish Car Bombs.  Yeah, those did me in.  We ordered the meatball sliders as well and they were suuuuper tasty.  Very unique food.  Can't wait to try some more of their food.  They only have 4 appetizers, but they are half price during happy hour.

We will definitely be back.  Oh yes.  Good stuff.

 

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