United States > Texas > San Antonio
Travlr (1777) Washington, Washington DC | April 10, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Food is above average for a brewpub. Beer range is pretty tasty, with occasional seasonal or special stuff. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Good addition to the area.
Re-rate after a long time away. Warning, the bridge over the river was closed, so I parked in a residential area a couple of blocks away. Still noce to come here and see the river turn back into a river, its job entertaining tourists done. They are now doing sour beers, very tasty ones at that. Service was exceptional on this visit - table staff knew the beers backwards and forwards, were generous with free samples, and had good recommendations. Well worth a visit.
t0rin0 (1473) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 18, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited October 2011.
Walked along the river to get here on a muggy Texas night. Very scenic walk along the water though, even if the weather was miserable. Blue Star was pretty close and I had heard good things about the food so beer and dinner seemed like a good idea. The food was pretty good and the beer was alright. My favorite of the bunch was the pils with my least favorite being the wheat. I really wish people would stop making garbage-style hefes. Just stop it. There was some loud music playing which could make it difficult to have a conversation but outside on the deck was nice enough, despite the 150% humidity and 90 degrees. Itís been a while since Iíve been here but I could see coming back after a walking tour of the scenic part of town for some food. Otherwise, Iíll stop somewhere else for a better beer. Oh, and the service was a bit slow.
BeerandBlues2 (777) San Diego, California | October 25, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
This is a nice gem in downtown, mostly constructed of recycled industrial building materials. The house beers are good and there were some one-offs. Our service was spot on, and the food is very good. This is a must stop in San Antonio.
theisti (607) Leawood, Kansas | July 16, 2007| Updated June 28, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Visited 7/11/07. My flight was crazy late, and I arrived to the brew pub about 5 minutes before they closed. The bartender Ron was very accommodating, and let my take time to sample the Barley Wine, Pale Ale and the IPA despite the fact I was the only paying customer still in the place. They had 6 or 7 beers on, and one firkin cask that had just blown. The brewpub has a nice vibe, cool architecture and hidden / tucked away feeling to it. Folks were very cool, and the beers were above average. I did not have a chance to try the food, but certainly will next time I am in San Antonio. Thank you for the hospitality Ron and Dustin!
ben4321 (307) Hoboken, New Jersey | February 25, 2014
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
I found this brewpub to be only decent. The prices were pretty solid, and the beers werenít bad, but they just all felt a little lacking. Overall, I still enjoyed the visit.
ElGaucho (234) Minnetonka, Minnesota | January 14, 2004
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
A pleasant 20 minute walk from my downtown hotel, you pass the lively Southtown neighborhood and King William Historic District. I was there on a Friday night and it was bustling. With the weather unseasonably nice for a January evening, folks were out in force, and a band was playing on the outdoor patio that overlooks the San Antonio River. If you wanted to be outside you got your beer in a clear plastic cup, so for raters it is best to be inside while rating. However, the only inside seating not reserved for diners is at the bar, which is limited. The beer is well above average, although their signature cask Pale Ale was out. I had two seasonal Holiday beers and both were excellent. Definitely worth a visit.
fly (224) austin, Tejas, Alabama | November 24, 2007
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Went w/ friend and met up w/ Jason. We brought some beers and I was driving, so didnít delve to deeply into theirs. I recalled as I pulled in parking lot that I had been there about eleven years ago just after they opened. Fair but limited selection. The Baltic porter is quite good.
SudsMcDuff (183) .....Manchester United.........., Texas | September 21, 2009
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Now, my server was a great guy, Lawrence, and i pestered him the whole time i was there. damn fine food, even the hotdags without the dag. beer is actually pretty good too! the King William brew was quite intoxicating and merry drinking! this place gets a slight knock on it from most, why? no clue why, i fucking loved it!! a nice cozy place with good brew and good food.
bleeng (146) Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas | December 7, 2004| Updated October 28, 2008
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATE 4/8/08 The selection has improved dramatically, with 5-7 beers on tap again. I had a bourbon barrel IPA last time I was in-great experiment in brewing. Time to put Blue Star back on the list..
Iíve been here twice over the past 3 months. The beer selection has gone from 4 to 3 beers-none of which were the barley wine.
The food is generally good. Last time I was in S.A. I stayed on the northwest side so I could go to the Flying Saucer-with 80 plus beers on tap.
Blue Star is going in the wrong direction-from the old days when 6-8 beers were on tap and cask ale was usually available. Sorry.
legion242 (116) Richardson, Texas | June 30, 2004
32 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD 2/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 4/20
The decor was immediately off-putting. Everything seemed sticky. And then, when I sit down and a swarm of fruit flys is disrupted, I know I am in trouble. The beers were amateur-ish. The food was very similar to airline food, just bigger portions. The bartender was very friendly except when he insisted that the barley wine was indeed not sour when it was indeed very sour.
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