World of Beer

no score

Awaiting 10 Reviews

Type: Bar

22810 US Highway 281 N
Ste 103
San Antonio, Texas, 78258-7570
United States

(210) 497-7611

// CLOSED //

No notes at this time.

Added by cfergusn on 10-30-2012

View: Place Reviews | Events
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 12
Photo of TexasAg93
4.86/5  rDev +20.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Great Local Bar with 50 Beers on Tap at all times. They have $3 select drafts on different varying nights for group of individuals (Ladies night, Military Night, Teacher Night). Staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. They have a Loyalty program with perks at certain levels and an amazing mobile app which helps you keep track of beers you drank as well as what is on tap daily.

 381 characters

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.24/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Was there on a Sunday afternoon during football. Every game going, plenty of action for sports fans. Wasn't too loud, was a free barbeque buffet too. Waitress had excellent knowledge of beer in general, and specifically of the beers on their menu. In fact, she was the most knowledgeable beer server I've seen anywhere, knowing everything from stouts to witbiers, and it wasn't just "upselling" either. She recommended against one beer for another that was actually less expensive, but better (according to her, I went with her judgment and I was quite pleased with the beer I did get), Although it was "bar prices" (reason for my 'at bit pricey' rating on value), they had 30% off of beers bought for takeout, which brought several of their beers within pretty close distance of retail (and one of them I know I couldn't get locally, so I bought it). Overall I plan to return again, probably on a Sunday afternoon once again.

 926 characters

Photo of kinupanda
3.01/5  rDev -25.5%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.75

I signed up for the WoB "Loyalty Card" program last year and hadn't been back as a "sit-down customer" since then; I'd only made a few quick trips to pick up some bottles to go. After returning there this weekend, I doubt I'll be back except for that purpose. Saturday night seems particularly rowdy, and definitely attracts a different clientele than most beer-oriented joints, with most people staying away from the new draught offerings and drinking (and spilling) the domestic products that are available everywhere else. There was a band playing (and they were pretty good), but the venue is certainly not designed for music, with terrible acoustics (which also made it impossible to have a decent conversation) and limited seating that has people bumping into you all of the time. Service was rather poor; no server acknowledged me (even though several walked right past me at the table) and two trips to the bar each took about 10 minutes each. (One of the bartenders was a reasonably nice guy, though, and did finally help me out each time.) Also, if you hate smoke, stay away; the cigarette smoke wafts in from outside, since the patio is open to the indoor area via two huge garage-style doors. Essentially, the ability to get to-go bombers is perhaps the only reason to come by here; most of the smaller bottles (and draughts, for that matter) are very overpriced compared to other beer joints; the rarer bombers are about what one would pay at any other beer bar, and being able to snag some of the ones that don't make it to the beer stores is worthwhile. Nothing particularly stood out this time, though, so I left empty-handed. Overall, I'll be back, but it wouldn't be my first choice.

 1,701 characters

World of Beer in San Antonio, TX
4.04 out of 5 based on 12 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.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.