llcooldave (26) San Antonio, Texas | October 10, 2010
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Average beers, only 5 on tap. They had other bottled beers on display but I didnít think to ask if they were available or just decoration (I think they were decoration). Food was really good. Ceviche was very tasty. Service was average. Nothing stellar but they did work with my wife on her food allergy, so a plus for that. Overall, an above average place for some decent beers.
gfolivares (4) McAllen, Texas | May 15, 2008| Updated September 30, 2008
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Laughing seaguls, a refreshingly salty ocean breeze, and a beautiful Atlantic sunset greet customers as they approach this authentic island bar. The ambiance inside is typical for an island establishment- fishing equipment, nets, life savers, and other quichy marine-related memorabilia. But the real eye-catcher inside are the enormous shiny copper stills proudly standing behind the bar counter. And these are not just for decoration! No sir, these beautiful, riveted mammoths produce a satisfying selection of hand-made brews that are as sexy and seductive as a dark South Texas Latin beauty in a two piece bikini. Their over-all beer selection may not be extensive, perhaps even below average, but who wants to drink a crappy macrobrew when you can order a sampler of fresh, handmade beers like Pelagic Porter, Speckled Trout Stout, South Padre Blond, or Long Board Lagar?! The quality of the food is excellent too, and this place offers some of the best seafood on the island. The menu offers classic seafood fare, as well as steaks, burgers, pasta, Chicago-style pizza, and Tex-Mex food. There is also a second story deck from which patrons can enjoy the cool breeze and ocean landscape, or just eye some nice honeys walking by. Either one makes the beer even more enjoyable. On a busy night, service can be less attentive than one would like, but overall, this has to be a must-go-to destination for any beer lover visiting South Padre Island. I forgot to mention that they also sell growlers, filled with your brew of choice, to go. Donít go home with a dorky souvenir t-shirt from the island, instead take home a huge jug of beer from The Padre Island Brewing Company!