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Blue Star Brewing Company

YOUR RATING = None |
BEER AVG
3.4/5
BEER STATS
Beers:
33
Reviews:
99
Ratings:
247
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
86
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
69
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
10.88%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
Blue Star Brewing CompanyBlue Star Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1414 S. Alamo #105
San Antonio, Texas, 78210
United States

(210) 212-5506 | map
www.bluestarbrewing.com

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Reviews: 49 | Ratings: 69
Reviews by bleeng:
Photo of bleeng
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

I've been here several times since it opened 10 years ago. The beer list has gone up (to about 8 beers) and down (to 3 beers) over the years. Normally Blue Star is very quiet and very seldom packed to capacity. It's a great getaway from the tourist traps along the Riverwalk.

I've often wondered how they stay in business. They do rent and sell bikes here and provide tours of the local historic neighborhoods. The bartender let it slip the other night that the bike business makes money-and helps keep the brewery in business-whatever it takes.

I visited on 10/11/06. Again, very quiet. 5 beers on tap, two of which were stouts, cask and tap. I had a couple of pale ales, very drinkable and a good session beer. I also had both stouts-I preferred the tap over the cask. It had more body, flavor, and held up better through the end.

The food menu has been slimmed down significantly. They no longer have the great lamb dish available. It's more sandwiches/pizza now. But try their green chili-it's excellent.

This is a nice little brewpub-the only one in San Antonio proper (not counting Dodging Duck in Boerne). A few more ambitious beers would be great though..

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More User Reviews:
Photo of MLDucky
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Menu was an eclectic mix of pub and gastropub. $10 for salsa plus chips and queso is a bit much though. Good service, nice, developed part of town with great outdoor seating and average beer. Worth a try though.

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Photo of Junichi
3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Karibourgeois
4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Pug
4.11/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of KTCamm
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Understated stop in a local artist community. Very nice menu, with a clever list of options (I liked the pig pie). Lots on tap to taste, but unfortunately there is nary a sampler to offer up. The beer I had was tasty, but would have liked the chance to test more.Worth a trip if you are in the area for sure.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.77/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of Dicers
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Vinegarroon
3.44/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3 | food: 3.25

Went for lunch and beers with friends.
The sour beers are definately their Flagship beer, very good for the style.
The other ales were good but not excellent.
Service was great, staff was friendly and knowledgeble.
Food was quite good but a little pricey for the small portions.
I would recomend anyone to give the place a try.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.36/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Photo of Magery
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Leschber
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of johnnyringo013
4.11/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Great place to meet and get primed before going to watch THE WORLD CHAMPIONS OF THE NBA.. THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS.! The atmosphere is casual and the crowd is laid back. This place is in the heart of the art district and historic downtown SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS.

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Photo of Domvan
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of chinchill
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.25

A very beer-centric brewpub. Nine beers on tap, including two exceptional sours, as well as a cask version of their pale ale. The venue has a good size bar but too few stools .. so plenty of room to spread out or stand.
Food was modestly better than average, with the brisket being the best thing we tried.
Service was better than average, and much more knowledgeable than average.
Brewing operations in full view, along with some hanging bicycles. Adequate free parking.

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Photo of Tiernan
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of longmire
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Guzano
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of bkeller04
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of jandadeboer
4.46/5  rDev +18.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of vmdominguez
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of strangebrew1981
5/5  rDev +32.6%

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Blue Star Brewing Company in San Antonio, TX
86 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.