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Central Market

Not Rated.
Central MarketCentral Market
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

28 Ratings
Ratings: 28
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 8.76%
[ Store ]

4821 Broadway St
San Antonio, Texas, 78209-5703
United States
phone: (210) 368-8600

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @centralmarket

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(Place added by: Gagnonsux)
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Photo of jasonjlewis
4.4/5  rDev +7.1%

This place is a mixed batch of people who know what's going on at least somewhat and people that have no idea.

The beer here is fresh as hell. I looked at that dates on some stuff and it all looked fresh. This place obviously moves a lot of beer. The selection is huge and There was only 1 beer that I found at Hills & dales but not here. I'm sure they will have it or had it at so me point though.

They have an ok selection of sixers, but I thought I would get a discount if I "mixed my own sixer." NOT THE CASE :(. Oh well.

Compared to lubbock six packs are cheap. SA stuff was under bucks and I got some rogue stuff for 8.99. It's 12.99 in lubbock.

I will be sure to make a trip here on my next visit through San Antonio.

jasonjlewis, Nov 23, 2007
Photo of harpus
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%

Of all of the places that i have in Texas, this has the best selection. I have seen other places in Texas with this selection, bu the qulity of the beer I found out later was bad. All of the beers that I have had from Central Market have been in good shape. Central Market has a large selection of beers that they sell as singles. The price for the singles are reasonalble compared to other stores that I have visted. They have too many beers for me to try on my visit to San Antoinio, they carry local beers from Texas, larger Micro, and beers from all over the world, well worth the visit if in the San Antonio area.

harpus, Sep 06, 2007
Photo of beeragent
3.7/5  rDev -10%

Easily the best beer selection in San Antonio. They have a huge selection of beer, from almost anywhere. This is where you go, if you cant find the beer your looking for anywhere else. The only problem is, they are very pricey. For variety, they cant be beat, but unless you have a high paying job, or have a few extra buck laying around, this isnt where you'll be shopping. They have the build-your-own 6 pak, but that too can be expensive, as upposed to the set price that whole foods offers. Basically, this is a last resort in your beer quest.

beeragent, Dec 04, 2006
Photo of GCBrewingCo
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%

The Central Market is a breeze to find on Broadway, but I always forget which side of the road it is on and have to either cut through traffic or turn around. Parking can generally be found, but the store is busy enough that you might not park anywhere close to the door and may end up driving around the lot a bit.

The beer is past all the veggies and more or less in a cold case in front of the meat section. Also on this trip we saw a few pallets (yep pallets) of Celebration around the store and a few others so don't only go to the cold case.

The selection is large, but could be more interesting. A real micro emphasis, but a larger single bottle selection would be a definite plus. Also in the store are some surprizes lurking in the cold case, so have a keen eye. I picked up some TX brews I had not seen elsewhere.

The service around the store has always been good. Despite an employee working the beer aisle I was never asked if I needed anything on this trip which was a bit of a letdown since elsewhere in the store they are eager to please and on other visits a few years back I was asked for assistance.

I'll be back, no doubt.

GCBrewingCo, Nov 24, 2005
Photo of karst
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Visiting a relative who opened his home to us when we honeymooned in San Antonio in 1968. Broadway Central Market is located in the center of Alamo Heights, one of San Antonio's most unique historical areas. Not far from the Brooks Army Medical Center, I found the stores wide variety of craft beer well cared for with little sugestion of any neglect. Singles, 6 packs, and cases but I was not allowed to mix 6 packs. Food to die for! Owned by H.E. Butt Co. (H.E.B.)
One of 7 locations in the state of Texas.

karst, Apr 08, 2005
Photo of TPoling
4.55/5  rDev +10.7%

H-E-B Central Market in San Antonio, known fondly by the locals in an affluent area of town as the Gucci B, has the largest bottled selection in South Texas. (Whole Foods in San Antonio, however, is catching up despite its smaller display.)

Central Market has a huge swath of dedicated coolers for craft beers and imports. Although it recently underwent a reorganization of the beer shelves, the layout is still pretty user friendly and the staff is knowledgable. The long-time beer buyer left in November, but others who work in beer and wine have more than a passing grasp on quality beer.

The store has every Belgian ale available in Texas, a host of German imports and an excellent representation of micros.

The amazing cheese section also is conveniently located nearby to do a little pairing.

TPoling, Dec 29, 2004
Photo of mgdeth
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Those who know the beer scene in San Antonio always said to me "Have you been to Central Market?" Well, now I have, and I highly recommend that you go there as well.

The selection is the best I have seen in the area. I picked up four different tripels, and twice as many Unibroues (including Terrible and Edition 2004). There is a veritable plethora of exotic beers to be had here. Furthermore, this is a place where only a minority of the shelf space is dedicated to anything other than craft beer. Almost all of the beers are refigerated, which is a nice touch.

I asked an employee who was arranging bottles, "Are you the beer guy?" "Yes." "Do you have Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA?" "We're out, but I'll have to see about getting some more." Or words to that effect. I like it when employees try to please the customers.

mgdeth, Dec 28, 2004
Photo of Gagnonsux
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%

This is my favorite Central Market location so far, mainly because this one isn't set-up like a maze. Instead of having to zig-zag through the store there are actually normal aisles. Still, this is a special grocery store with lots of produce, ethnic foods, organic stuff, and other hard-to-find specialty items. Selection is valued at Central Market which is obvious when looking at their beer selection. They have almost all beers available in this part of Texas. Plenty of imports and a better selection of American macros than the other Centrals I've been to. Plus there were more beer singles than I am accustomed to from Central Market. I didn't bother the employees, but I'm sure with this beer selection there is someone who knows something. This is to only good beer store that I know of in San Antonio, it's probably the only one you'll need.

Gagnonsux, Dec 21, 2004
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Central Market in San Antonio, TX
91 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.