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San Antonio on a Sunday Evening

Discussion in 'US - Southwest' started by COBeerBuff, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. COBeerBuff

    COBeerBuff Savant (335) Kansas Jan 4, 2009

    Hey folks-

    I'll be flying in tomorrow evening to SAT, and will have a rental car. What are my options as far as beer stores/brewpubs tomorrow evening? Does TX have the wacky liquor laws that KS does which means I'm pretty much SOL until Monday? Does Freetail do off-premise sales of bottles growlers? Would this even be an option?

    Let me know what's up!

    Cheers,
  2. jl28r1

    jl28r1 Savant (490) Texas Jan 10, 2011

    Freetail has both bottles for sale as well as growlers. Probably your best bet for a Sunday night.
  3. COBeerBuff

    COBeerBuff Savant (335) Kansas Jan 4, 2009

    Do you know how late they're open? Also, do they have food?
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  4. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (505) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    If you're downtown, another option is the Friendly Spot. They have a good selection (it's a bar, not a bottle shop) and are open until midnight
  5. Ford

    Ford Savant (470) Texas Sep 8, 2012

  6. COBeerBuff

    COBeerBuff Savant (335) Kansas Jan 4, 2009

    I'm at the Marriott Riverwalk. Would this be walk-able? Would I want to to walk it at night on a Sunday?
  7. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Advocate (540) Texas Apr 26, 2007

    Freetail for sure. Great beer, good food, and most NFL games on Sundays. Do it! The Friendly Spot is cool too.
  8. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Advocate (540) Texas Apr 26, 2007

    Yes and yes. If I had to guess, it's about a 1/2-3/4 mile walk from the Marriot. Pretty reasonable.
  9. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (505) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    I walked there from the Riverwalk last weekend. 10 minutes. Was fine at 8:00 - cant speak for midnight. Freetail is a better choice, and you need to go there while in SA or you'll really miss out, but this is a good option if you just want to walk somewhere on Sunday night
  10. johnsaulrubio

    johnsaulrubio Savant (265) Texas Dec 2, 2006

    Not going to Freetail would be a mistake.
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  11. Chuk_Hell

    Chuk_Hell Aficionado (220) Texas Apr 12, 2012

    Yes. A dire mistake.
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  12. COBeerBuff

    COBeerBuff Savant (335) Kansas Jan 4, 2009

    The Friendly Spot ended up being a good choice, although someone (ahem) forgot to mention that it was completely outdoors, which was very enjoyable, up until the skies opened up. However, since it seems most San Antonians are deathly afraid of wet stuff falling from above, the streets were completely deserted when I walked home at 10:30 PM.
  13. COBeerBuff

    COBeerBuff Savant (335) Kansas Jan 4, 2009

    It sounds like traffic north out of downtown is a bear. Would I be better off waiting until after 6pm to head up?
  14. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (505) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    Oops. My bad. But in my defense, I thought (1) you would look at the web site, and (2) it never rains here. Sorry about that! o_Oo_O

    As for the Freetail question, I would either wait for the evening rush hour traffic to be over, or go earlier (they open at 11). Food is really good, so you could do lunch there and get back downtown before the traffic rush. Either way would work.
  15. jamescain

    jamescain Advocate (640) Texas Jul 14, 2009

    The traffic is not too bad. You'll hit some traffic on I10 around and before the 1604 exit. The worst traffic is on 1604 but luckily Freetail is only two exits from the I10 1604 junction.
  16. jamescain

    jamescain Advocate (640) Texas Jul 14, 2009

    Or you can some what avoid traffic by taking Military Hwy. There are stop lights but the traffic is pretty light and it basically takes you straight to Freetail
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  17. jl28r1

    jl28r1 Savant (490) Texas Jan 10, 2011

    Good advice! Exit at Wurzbach from IH 10. Take a right on Wurzbach and go about 3 miles and then left on NW Military. Follow all the way to FM 1604. Freetail is in the first plaza on the right after you pass under 1604.
    Traffic should be no big deal this route.
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  18. MStein21530

    MStein21530 Aspirant (35) Texas Sep 15, 2012

    May be a little late to the thread but have you thought about World of Beer on 281?
  19. COBeerBuff

    COBeerBuff Savant (335) Kansas Jan 4, 2009

    Thanks for all the advice. This was a great trip, beer-wise!
  20. Ford

    Ford Savant (470) Texas Sep 8, 2012

    So how was Freetail?
  21. COBeerBuff

    COBeerBuff Savant (335) Kansas Jan 4, 2009

    I don't know. It ended up not being in the cards, time-wise. I got in a quick Specs run, but that was about it on the north side of the city.
  22. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    It rained? It hasn't rained in Austin since October, lol.
  23. jamescain

    jamescain Advocate (640) Texas Jul 14, 2009

    That's too bad. Freetail is IMO one of the best breweries in the state and southwest region. Maybe next time
  24. miikezombie

    miikezombie Savant (335) Texas Aug 13, 2010

    Fixed.
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