Blue Star Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
3.4/5
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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BEER STATS
Beers:
33
Reviews:
99
Ratings:
249
PLACE STATS
Score:
86
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
69
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
10.88%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 49 | Ratings: 69
Reviews by glid02:
Photo of glid02
4/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Made the trek over here during a recent stay in San Antonio. The place is kind of tucked back in the Blue Star complex, just know that google maps doesn't lie.

Atmosphere is nice. It's got a solid amount of patio seating in front and to the side. Inside there are quite a few tables to the right and a large bar right down the center. The brewing equipment is both behind the bar and farther back in the right-hand corner. A few TV's dot the place as well.

Quality is good. My beers came in either a pint glass or goblet so I'd like to see a bit more variety but the glassware wasn't inappropriate and the beer was served at a good temperature with proper head.

Service was really good. I never had to wait long for a beer and ended up chatting with a few of the bartenders about local beer selections. They also pointed me toward Pedicab which unbeknownst to me was right around the corner.

Selection is OK. They had a pale lager, amber lager, stout, barleywine, and pale along with a dry-hopped stout on cask.

Food is solid. I had chicken-fried chicken with white gravy and various vegetables and was pleasantly surprised.

Value is good. The beer is reasonably priced as is the food.

Overall I was a fan of this place and could see myself coming back - I just wish they had a more extensive selection or some local guest taps.

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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%

Photo of truesolution
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.
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