The name “the silo on 7th” isn’t just an attempt to be cute and creative; rather, the restaurant is named as such because it really is located within an old silo, and it really is on 7th street. The historical nature of the spot makes it even more interesting, and the fact that is has some of the best burgers in Austin should give you plenty of reason to go here again, and again, and again…

Hamburger Happy Hour

The Silo specializes in hamburgers, but during happy hour, you’ll find more than just patties on the menu. Instead, the happy hour menu offers great eats like half priced jalapeƱo and chorizo poppers, and well as good drinks, like $1 off draft beers. Happy hour is Monday through Friday from 3 PM to 6 PM, and Saturday from 1 PM to 3 PM, and again from 6 PM to 8 PM. There’s also a sundown special that’s offered daily–$1 Lonestar, $1 PBR, and $3 Jim Beam one hour before the sunsets (the exact time of this changes seasonally!).

Modern Main Menu

Rather than just serving up dog, burgers, and fries, the Silo has some pretty modern fare to offer its patrons. For example, try the deep fried deviled eggs with chipotle ranch, the bison and chorizo poppers with jalapeƱos and cheese, the wedge salad with blue cheese dressing, and any of the amazing burgers. Top burger choices are the the Comal: ground beef, cheddar cheese, bacon, onion, tomato, arugula, cornichons, BBQ sauce, onion dijon mustard; the Silo: regular cheeseburger with typical veggie fixings, added relish, mayo, and mustard; and the Navasota: grilled pork rather than beef, muenster cheese, avocado, cilantro, serranos, mayo, and chipotle sauce. If you’re a vegetarian of just love mushrooms, there’s also an awesome portobello mushroom burger that is a must-try! Also, there’s a weekly burger special, where you can get an item of the week at a special price. It changes weekly, so check their website for updates.

Brunch at the Silo

Because this is a burger place, more people don’t usually associate the Silo with having an awesome brunch. Served Sundays from 11 AM to 3 PM, try the eggs benedict burger, the breakfast tacos, the flour pancakes with sausage on top and then topped with powdered sugar, or the basic BLT. Brunch offers some great prices, with menu items costing from $3.50 to $8.50. Definitely one of the cheaper places for brunch in Austin.

Rooftop Bar

The coolest thing about Silo’s is the rooftop bar, which is open from 6 PM to close Thursday through Saturday, assuming the weather is nice. The rooftop bar is a great place to catch up with friends while gazing at the stars, and get a breath of fresh air while sipping on a brew.

Other things you should know about the Silo is that they don’t take reservations, so get their before the dinner rush if you plan to eat, and that they won’t seat incomplete parties, so make sure your whole group is present.