Who We Are
We're the bar-goers bar. The first and only brewpub on Austin's favorite drinking street.
Our beers chase down the great traditions Texas’ German, Czech, and Mexican forebears built up to beat the heat while our draft cocktails are a surefire way to find that good time you were looking for.
With floors upcycled from Camp Mabry, fences crafted off the patio of the old G’Raj Mahal, and a great big pecan tree shading our back patio, you can feel the history flowing around you while you’re out here making your own memories.
You’ll love being here, so sidle up to the bar, grab a beer, and Stay Put.
Kevin brewed his first ever in 2009 — after years of keg washing at Burnt Hickory Brewing to throwin' down at Oskar Blues, and finally working his way up to Brewing Operations for Wicked Weed Brewing. Today, he's tackling the new challenge of brewing on Rainey Street as our Head Brewer, bringing German, Czech, and English style brews straight to your glass.
If you've been out drinking in Austin, chances are you've enjoyed a beer, a shot, or both from the steady hands of Amanda Carto.
Carto got her start behind bars at an early age in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and moved to Austin, Texas in 2015. In fact, her Austin story started just a couple doors down the street with our good friends Half Step. If you've been on the east side, you've probably seen her managing (and wrangling) Nickel City up until 2021, when she rejoined Pouring With Heart as Texas’ first Community Support Manager while The Stay Put was under construction.
Carto is excited to welcome folks to belly up to the bar for a beer and shot — and hopes yinz say hello when you see her around!
Asst. general manager
The man they call Turtle. Daniel Swenson is no stranger in the Austin Bar scene and if you've ever had a drink from him, you've likely never made a faster friend. His warm smile, loud laugh, and steady hands got their start as a server at Vox Table, cut his teeth (maybe literally!) bartending at Nickel City, then boot-scooted around town (you've probably had one more of his whiskey pours at the Grackle) for a while before gracing our hallowed beer hall.
Turtle's never met a stranger and we're thrilled to have his legendary infectious energy, charm, and creative cocktail talents as Assistant General Manager here at The Stay Put.
Originally from London, England, Sean's tightened up over 15 years experience of craft cocktail creating under his belt. He's traveled around the world, slung cocktails with the best of them, carries a Cicerone Certification, and now brings his incredible talent to The Stay Put. Come take the opportunity to talk his ear off and benefit from his impressive palette and lively, easy sippin' cocktails he's brought to the countertop as our Head Bartender.