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San Antonio Itinerary: Beer and Food

jwall4 Jan 6, 2011 10:40 AM

We will be headed to San Antonio for a few days in a few weeks. Hoping to eat some good food and drink some good craft beer. We are staying on the Riverwalk for a conference but have a car and are willing to drive. Here is what I was thinking so far:

Arrive Saturday around 3 pm. Will probably stick around Riverwalk this day.
Dinner: Luke
Beer: Friendly Spot
Any thoughts on whether Friendly Spot would be better for happy hour or after dinner? Was hoping to tour Ranger Creek but the tour is early on this Saturday (before 3).

Lunch: Have to eat near Riverwalk - Boudros?
Beer: Watch football at Freetail Brewery
Dinner: Possibly Bin 555 since it is close to Freetail.

Lunch: Rosario's
Beer: Flying Saucer
Dinner: Citrus, Insignia, or Sandbar. Any thoughts?

Any thoughts on these choices? Any glaring omissions?


Flying Saucer
, San Antonio, TX 78201

Bin 555
555 W Bitters Rd Ste 110, San Antonio, TX 78216

  1. j
    jwall4 Jan 6, 2011 10:47 AM

    Ooops. Bin 555 is closed on Sunday. As is Sandbar. So, maybe Citrus on Sunday night?

    Bin 555
    555 W Bitters Rd Ste 110, San Antonio, TX 78216

    1. s
      saeyedoc Jan 6, 2011 11:29 AM

      Freetail is not far from Ceilito Lindo, my favorite Mexican rest.
      Sandbar may not be open on Mondays, I'd call them.
      Enjoy Luke, we had a great meal the other night, good beer selection as well.

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      1. re: saeyedoc
        jwall4 Jan 6, 2011 12:09 PM

        Yep. Sandbar closed Sunday and Monday. Thanks. Looks like Citrus or maybe Ceilito Lindo on Sunday night.

      2. k
        kindofabigdeal Feb 9, 2011 01:51 PM

        You may have already made your trip... but...

        Blue Star is a good brewery. It is by no means as good as Freetail, but probably a better option than a place that has beers available elsewhere. Plenty of TVs around.

        Another totally unique option is the San Antonio Homebrew Supply and Bar. It is exactly what the name sounds like.

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        1. re: kindofabigdeal
          jwall4 Feb 9, 2011 02:30 PM

          Thanks for the response. I made the trip already but I did have lunch and a beer on the patio outside at Blue Star. You are right, not as good as Freetail but a great option near the Riverwalk. I also hit up Freetail, Luke, and Friendly Spot. Read all about it here: http://pdxbrewtunes.blogspot.com

          1. re: jwall4
            kindofabigdeal Feb 9, 2011 04:43 PM

            Oh, you're from Portland... that changes everything.

            Bluestar makes fresh tasting drinkable beer. There aren't many places in TX to get that, let alone something unique. What i love about Freetail is that they have the attitude of a woman at an all girl's school, doing whatever the hell they feel, experimenting, often sour or off putting, but occasionally really special. To have the guts to put that place in SAT is impressive, but nothing around here matches the creativity and refinement of the places you've got. I'm glad you enjoyed some of what you got.

            1. re: kindofabigdeal
              TexasAggieMama Feb 11, 2011 08:03 AM

              I second Blue Star for a riverwalk / patio brewery choice.

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