Blue Star Brewing Company

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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 goatgoat:
Photo of goatgoat
3.45/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.5

Blue Star Brewery is part of the larger Blue Star Arts Complex. It also shares space with a bike shop. This lends itself to a cool, laid back vibe which tends to hipster.

They always have a handful of regular selections on tap, many of which share a slightly bready quality to me, at least the IPA, Pale Ale and Raspberry Wheat did. In addition to their session brews they seem to always have a barleywine on tap as well as another rotating brew.

Service has been par-the-course, though it can be better depending if the server is feeling frisky.

The food hasn't been very impressive. The chicken friend steak was greasy and tough and the hamburger was more bun than burger. They have a nice selection, it just lacks in execution. As such, they seem pricey.

I generally stop when I'm in the area. but I don't go out of my way to make it there.

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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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