Dismiss Notice
We're celebrating 10 years of BeerAdvocate magazine with $10 print subscriptions for US residents.

Subscribe now!

Blue Star Brewing Company

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
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
bluestarbrewing.com

Notes:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate

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
View: Beers | Place Reviews | Events
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 49 | Ratings: 69
Reviews by jasonjlewis:
Photo of jasonjlewis
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

A laid back and nice place. 7 Beers on tap, one on cask. A little bit expensive 3.50-4.25 per "pint". It's really a 14 oz. glass and with the head, one gets maybe 12 oz. of beer. Growler filling is 10 bucks though and they said they'd fill any growler.

The service was great and I couldn't have asked for more. The bartender was fairly knowledgable about his job. He was in no means a beer guru, but he gave excellent service.

The beers here are hit or miss, and the ones that are good don't really stand out, but it's still a decent place.

I ordered a rueben sandwich. Their soeurkraut is pretty tasteless. I think they buy it canned. The fries were good, but the rueben sandwich tasted like they bought all the shit from a food company and heated it back up on the grill. Not worth the money for the rueben.

Try this place, don't expect to have your socks knocked off by the food and beer, but it's still a decent place nevertheless.

 940 characters

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.

 214 characters

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.

 308 characters

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.

 327 characters

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.

 255 characters

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.

 474 characters

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%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Blue Star Brewing Company in San Antonio, TX
3.4 out of 5 based on 249 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Extreme Beer FestĀ® Cometh

    February 3-4, 2017. Boston, Mass. Limited tickets available. Prepare for epicness.

    Learn More
  • 10 Years of BeerAdvocate Magazine

    We're celebrating 10 years of BA mag with $10 print subscriptions for US residents!

    Subscribe