Pedicab Bar And Grille
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Ratings: 5 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
3.58/5 rDev -3.2%
I checked this place out with StoneBrewFanatic, so much thanks to him for showing me around to a few San Antonio beer joints.
It's pretty easy to find, look for all the cars parked on the street! There was a large open area out front after going through the gates with picnic tables and plenty of people drinking and eating wings. I remember it being a very diverse crowd... people from all walks of life and backgrounds hanging out drinking.
Up the ramps and into the bar... definitely a "hole in the wall" sort of bar with a good many tables and a large bar. There was a stage for live music although no one was playing this night.
They were definitely looking for quality over quantity, although it seemed I saw more people drinking Lonestar than anything else. We had some Green Flash Hop Head Red, 512 Pecan Porter, Oskar Blues Pale Ale, and then I dropped a pretty penny on some 2009 Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA just because I'd never had the chance to try one. Other than the 120 Minute, the prices seemed reasonable for the quality of beers.
As for the food... it was wing night and that ended up being a clusterfuck. Apparently you turn in your ticket to get your free wings (5 per beer I think, but they gave us a 20-spot for ordering the 120 Minute) and then wait until it's your turn to pick them up. No real order to it, but eventually (and after a few more beers) we got the wings. By then I was pretty well inebriated so they were quickly devoured, but nothing TOO special. Can't beat the price, though.
Definitely an interesting place... I can see it being some people's go-to bar but not totally my vibe.
04-06-2011 19:45:23 | More by theboozecruise
3.38/5 rDev -8.6%
Finally checked this place out last Monday with a fellow BA visiting from Louisiana. The atmosphere was pretty cool, definitely the local hipster hang out, lots of indoor and outdoor seating and hanging space. Service was not stellar, and yes I was there for a Monday wing night, which was part of the problem! There is no method to this madness, you buy a beer and then get a ticket for wings at the bar, turn it into the window and then are not given any further instruction, yet there is a big line of people waiting for wings to be ready... so I guess you just go to the back of the line and drink a few beers and hope when you get to the window again they will give you some wings. On that note, I only had wings, but they were mediocre at best and you don't get a choice on how they are prepared, you just get wings... then they add hot sauce/blue cheese/ranch on top once they are already prepped. Yes I am snobby about wings because I am from Buffalo, NY but really these were nothing special. The beer selection was good, IF THEY HAD WHAT THEY ADVERTISED! They were out of a lot of stuff, which was very frustrating, however they still had enough of a selection of quality beer to appease me for my visit there. So, overall this place is a cool hang out that has good prices, the Monday night wing thing is a mess so just avoid it, and hopefully they will be more consistent with what they are offering.
03-20-2011 22:30:08 | More by StoneBrewFanatic
4.28/5 rDev +15.7%
The Pedicab is a cool bar with a good selection and great wings.
If going on a Monday for ten cent wings(5 per beer), go early!
Word is spreading fast about this place. They sell a ton of Lone Star tallboys there but have harder to find quality brews such as Left Hand Milk Stout and Green Flash Hop Head Red.
The tap selection is always good, and on my last visit, they had Brother T, (512) Pecan Porter and Real Ale Coffee Porter. They also have Kwak and Triple Karmeliet with their matching glassware.
It can sometimes be loud, but it is never boring.
The bar even provides Stubb's barbecue wings instead of the traditional sauce.
All around, this bar caters to the community and offers great brews at reasonable prices. It has a bit of an edgy vibe which is just what San Antonio needs.
01-07-2011 21:00:00 | More by winegourmet76
3.43/5 rDev -7.3%
Stopped by here based on the recommendation of a bartender at Blue Star. This place is really hard to find and you have to walk up a dirt road to find the entrance. They have a few tables out side before you enter. It's basically a big open space with two pool tables a very small bar on the left hand side and a stage. The place is a real dive but it had a cool vibe. A lot of hipsters and metalheads and the crowd overall seemed really young.
I had to pay a cover charge but when I went it no band was on. After ordering my first beer a death metal prog band came on and proceeded to shake the building. It was pretty epic!
The selection was pretty decent with about seven taps and around 20 bottles/cans. This doesn't seem like much but everything was of pretty high quality. I was surprised to see Modus Hopperendai and quickly ordered it. I stuck around for a little while had a couple of BrewDog beer and split. Recommended for the more adventurous types.
12-17-2010 09:00:52 | More by corby112
3.83/5 rDev +3.5%
Stopped in here after a recommendation from the bartender at Blue Star. Cash only so plan accordingly.
Atmosphere is really nice. It's definitely got a dive-y feel and before entering I really didn't think I was in the right place. A dirt path leads up to the bar with a few picnic tables and pedicabs to the right of the entrance. Bottle caps line the bottom of the wooden stairs leading to the door. Inside the bar is a somewhat creaky floor and a few pool tables. The bar is on the left with the available bottles lining the shelves behind it. A bandstand sits in the back right corner. While there I met several of the regulars who made the visit much more interesting.
Quality is OK. A pint glass accompanied every beer I ordered (only bottles are available) but at least it was unchilled and I was offered a clean glass with each bottle.
Service was good. There was only one guy running the place but he did a good job of being everywhere at once. He offered up some of his local favorites as well and seemed to know what he was talking about.
Selection is good. They've got a lot of macros in bottles but they've also got a nice amount of micros, including a few locals (Real Ale) and more rare non-locals (Tokio*, others I can't remember).
Food is very good. I went on Monday when you can get five wings for fifty cents with every beer purchased. Expecting lackluster wings I was welcomingly proved wrong. Crunchy yet meaty with a nice vinegar-based sauce.
Value, is as mentioned above, great. When's the last time you had five wings for fifty cents. The beers were also well priced.
Overall I recommend this place and would do it even more emphatically if they had a few taps with solid selections. Definitely worth a stop if you're in the area.
04-29-2010 02:45:07 | More by glid02
Pedicab Bar And Grille in San Antonio, TX
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.