Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden is situated at Austin’s bustling Rainey Street in Texas. With over one hundred beers on tap and upwards of 25 sausage options including a few delicious vegetarian ones Banger’s is a hot destination for craft beer lovers, meat-lovers and brunch-goers. Add with events like the recurring “Big Band Brunch and Manmosas,” every Sunday, which offers one-liter mimosas served in giant steins, it’s easy to see why the beer hall generates long lines and perpetual hype. You will also get to spot a free tattoo on the menu. Yes a free tattoo.
The menu reads: “Do you love Banger’s? Do you want to make it official? Then why not get our logo tattooed somewhere on your body? From a classic bicep tat to the timeless tramp stamp, if you’re ready to get inked, then we are ready to foot the bill. We have partnered with Platinum Ink, our friendly tattoo neighborhood shop, to offer free tattoos to our patrons. Ask your server for details.”
So for your information you must be at least 18 years of age to get this tattoo on your body. You will be surprised t know that Platinum Ink already tattooed a couple thousand of these, with the most common places being the butt cheeks and the lower back.
“The idea came to fruition being more of a joke,” said Ben Siegel, the bar’s owner to Food & Wine. “We figured it would be more of a gimmicky thing we’d have on our menu that someone would eventually do, but would be more for show. Turns out, people really like free tattoos.” Siegel said that many folks don’t even realize there’s a sausage hidden in the boot until after they get the tattoo. “They see it’s a boot, and they see the beer stein, but a lot of folks miss that the spur of the boot is the tie of a sausage,” he said. “I always think it’s funny when I point that out and someone, who literally has it on their body, failed to notice this.” The first Banger’s tattoo was inked a few years back during the restaurant’s soft opening. “We really weren’t prepared with how many we’d give out so early on, and so the records from the first year or two are only okay at best,” he said, estimating that a few thousand people have since gotten the tattoo.