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Freetail Brewing Company

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Freetail Brewing CompanyFreetail Brewing Company
BA SCORE
3.78/5
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2,320 Ratings
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PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

4035 N Loop 1604 W. Suite 105.
San Antonio, Texas, 78257
United States

(210) 395-4974 | map
freetailbrewing.com

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-16-2008

BEER STATS
Beers:
138
Reviews:
538
Ratings:
2,320
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.17/5
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
143
pDev:
10.55%
 
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Ratings: 143 |  Reviews: 70
Reviews by HardTarget:
Photo of HardTarget
4.13/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Showed up to take the Sat. Noon tour.

A) Nice place, has a bit of a strip mall feel, but I liked the large garage door wall that was opened up. Comfortable wooden chairs.

Q) This is why you're here. All beers in very good shape, tasty and well made.

S) Mixed bag, the tour was great but our waitstaff was a little slow, didn't seem very into helping us. Was very disappointed I wasn't allowed to get a growler of the two best beers (La Meurta and Hopothesis), so left without any growler.

S) Nine house beers on tap, wide ranging and innovative choices with some other Texan beers represented, hard to get much better.

F) Pizza was enjoyable, nachos were ok, neither blew my socks off but went well with beers.

I really wish this was closer to the house, the brewers are pushing boundaries and finding VERY tasty things to drink out there. A must visit if you're in town, and gets my vote for "Best Beer from a Texan Brewpub".

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More User Reviews:
Photo of dmorgan310
3.89/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of JDeV
5/5  rDev +19.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Zonian1
4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of arizcards
3.91/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Had lunch with Da Boss today at the brewpub in North San Antonio.

Vibe was OK, strip center location on top of a hill. Plenty of outdoor seating where we hung out on a beautiful April day with temps in the mid to upper 70's. Indoor seating was ample. Overall you might get 150 folks in the indoor/outdoor seating.

Quality of the beer was solid as the "imperial" red and stout (both weighing in in the low 7.0 abv range) were tasty and worthy of another shot.

Service from Jose was solid, nice enough guy who could easily cover the entire indoor/outdoor areas on a less than busy 2:00 Wednesday last lunch crowd.

Selection was solid with about 15 or so house brews. Not sure if they had guest handles.

Food was solid as i had a brisket Philly Cheesesteak. Da Boss liked her chicken sandwich.

Overall i am glad we stopped. San Antonio does not have much to offer brewpub wise considering it is the 7th largest city in the US so make it a point to stop here if you are visiting.

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Photo of iRun2Beer
3.88/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Karibourgeois
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Photo of ZinFanDave
3.89/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of mschipper
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Great food! Brews are all great, and they always have an awesome selection. Waitresses are super hot and friendly. Atmosphere is nice, but the porch is the best place to be, whether it's hot or cold out.

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Photo of Ryannotbryan
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of mcantu
4/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of MLDucky
4.45/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Sabtos
3.36/5  rDev -19.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25

On top of a hill with some restaurants just off the loop, there is a hint of a picturesque view on the back end. Freetail's interior has a wide open floor, a shockingly insane number of HDTVs, and even a projector screen. The sound is cranked to 11 on just about every sporting event you can think of. You'd think this was a sports bar first and foremost, except it's a brewpub, and, you can hear the games better than you would a sports bar--is it a plus or a minus? I'll let you decide.

The tap list has a good, large selection of their own brews, plus a few other guest taps, which are mostly other locals. A good number of sours are featured, which is what I went for and I was not disappointed. There were also some risky IPA experiments, and some standard darker beers.

They have a decent food selection, including some features for the cool wood fired oven, such as pizza and other yummies flying out in quick succession. If you're not familiar with the area, and the loop around San Antonio, it's a little confusing to get to, even for a good GPS. Otherwise, good location, interesting brews, if not a little overboard on the sports TV offerings.

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Photo of simplejj81
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

While I'm not impressed with the basic interior or the sound of the room (lots of hard surfaces) at Freetail, it's OK. I'd rather sit outside though. I appreciate that they get a college crowd, and that they support that, and that's what the interior and decor seem to be designed for. I'm not against it, I just want you to know what to expect. The big parking lot is a bonus.

They do have some pretty decent pizza though, and let's face it, we're going for the beer. At least the beers you can't get somewhere else pretty readily. I've found the bar staff to be quite good, well above average, and that makes a difference to me. But again, back to the beer, that's what seals the deal for me: 15 on tap with 4 guests to boot... not bad, and more than half of those are rotating or one-off specialties. Worth a trip.

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Photo of bigchiquilin
4.21/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Junichi
3.76/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of Baxter_ii
4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of PretzelCity
3.88/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of mph005
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of UniversalIPA_69
4.44/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Great environment, nice atmosphere with the people, and decent view of the hillside it resides on. Heard it was more beautiful before they built the houses surrounding the hills but nonetheless very nice scenery to enjoy a cold craft brew. Staff very knowledgeable of their beer selection so very helpful in deciding what beers to have. Overall great experience.

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Photo of IsYoursGold
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Pug
4.74/5  rDev +13.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Ryno3031
3.88/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Vibe - Nice place to go. Usually always packed and has a really good following. Lots of tv's
Quality - I'm a little less impressed with the majority of their beers than many people seem to be. Some of their limited release stuff is very good, but the majority of the what they have on their 16 taps at any given time I find just to be average.
Service - Service seems to be hit and miss. Sometimes I have great service, other times it seems the bartenders couldn't care less if I'm there or not. That's why I rated a 3.5 for service. I will say the past two times I've been, the service has been really good.
Selection - 16 beers on taps and several guest taps.
Pizza is excellent and what keeps me coming back. Highly recommend getting it.

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Photo of billab914
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

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Freetail Brewing Company in San Antonio, TX
Brewery rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 2,320 ratings
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