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Freetail Brewing Company

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Freetail Brewing CompanyFreetail Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.86/5
Based on:
94 Beers
1,844 Ratings
Place Score: 94
Ratings: 109
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: n/a
Taps: 18
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

4035 N Loop 1604 W. Suite 105.
San Antonio, Texas, 78257
United States
phone: (210) 395-4974

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Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-16-2008

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Reviews by jamescain:
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4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Having not yet made it to blue star, this is the one shining star we have in San Antonio (not counting Ranger Creek, as they are a brewery and can not sell beer or food).

The atmosphere is pretty laid back, low lighting, with TV and projectors on all the walls. If you ask them to play some sporting event, as long as they have the channel, they will happily change it for you. There is an outdoor patio with a garage style glass door that can be raised when the weather is nice and allow access to the bar.

The service that I have receive has always been good. Yes occasionally they will mess up your order, but that rarely happens. The waitress seem to have a good knowledge of the beers they serve, which is impressive because they change beers so frequently.

The selection is mostly house beers, but that changes often. They have 3 staples that are always on tap. They brew special one-off, such as barrel aged wild ales, RIS, and other barrel aged experiments. There is also a guest tap selection that usually rotates between different Texas breweries. The one objection I have is that they tend to serve their beers a little cold.

The food is excellent. There pizzas and sandwiches are fantastic and I have yet to try their other offerings, because I usually get one of those two.

It is no more expensive than any other bar, or restaurant. In fact on wednesdays they have a Date night special that for $16 includes pizza and a pitcher (price depends on the beer chosen). Tuesdays are $2.50 house pints and Mondays are $10 pitchers, so you have cheap options depending on the day.

I would recommend Freetail to anyone traveling though San Antonio and needs a place to grab a bite and a cold drink.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Devil_Doc
4.25/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.65/5  rDev -13.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Before driving to Austin and leaving San Antonio, I took the wife to Freetail Brewing.

Driving there is no joke- miles and miles of northbound freeway to a point where you are still within city limits but it feels like a subdivision in the middle of nowhere. The space is large and standard, nothing terribly unique but comfortable and functional.

I spotted 19 taps all around, including 15 Freetail and 4 guest taps from Texas. Of the house beers, I tried, in a 5-oz flight of 4 brews, the Old Bat Rastard (winter warmer), Hopothosis (DIPA), Thanatos (7.2% stout) and FT2 Witicus (sort of an imperial wheat). All of them were OK but a little underwhelming aka average. I wouldn’t rush to fill a growler here… although I did like the La Muerta imperial stout I had on tap at Friendly Spot.

I had read about the Freetail pizza and was curious (and hungry!). But both the wife and I were left a little cold… the size is good and the crust is thin, but it lacked flavor all around, from dough to toppings. Not even hot sauce and cheese could save it from blandness. The cheesy bread appetizer was simple and yummy, though.

Service was pretty friendly and prices are not terrible ($18 for a massive pizza). It was a good stop for us and I’m glad I tried Freetail, but I don’t think I will revisit.

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3.91/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

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3.84/5  rDev -8.8%
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4/5  rDev -5%

Attended for La Muerta release. Did a sampler and beers were good, but not as great as I had hoped. Not as congested as expected either, venue as attached to a mall with plenty of outdoor seating. Service was good and prices reasonable. Will probably go back on a slower day.

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Freetail Brewing Company in San Antonio, TX
94 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.