The Granary

Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

602 Avenue A
San Antonio, Texas, 78215-1222
United States

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Magery from Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Dec 09, 2014
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Boone757 from Virginia

3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Good BBQ, poor house beer. This is primary a restaurant, not much of a brewery. The guest taps were much better.

Mar 28, 2019
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.33/5  rDev -18%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

after hearing just amazing things about this place, i was really kind of underwhelmed when we finally made it in. for one, i think i heard its not really a brewery anymore, no more focus on beer of their own, just food, which is fine, but it still seems to be presenting itself as a brewery. they had only one of their own beers on though, a coffee ipa, which seems to me to be a style not like to hold well over time, and if its been shutdown on the production side a little while now, why keep this one pouring. i had it of course, and both the coffee and the hops have devolved some it seems into a rather bitter state, a fine beer i guess, but not what it was i imagine, and certainly nothing special. the service was really bad in here, starting with us being on time to a reservation and still having a 20 minute wait, thats why we made on in the first place. our server was rough, confused and forgetful, possibly brand new, but also maybe not, which would be a real bad look, it was definitely to the detriment of our experience. even without hardly any of their own beer, there isnt much of a guest beer selection either, just a handful of average craft offerings. the food was awesome, some of the best ribs around, the kimchi brisket was memorable, and everything we had was nice, but it just sort of comes randomly out of the kitchen and dropped haphazardly on the table. the place is lost somewhere between trying to be high end and the casual nature of bbq itself, which it seems hard to fight. the vibe is cool, all wood, dim, somewhat communal and loud, but its almost like we were being rushed out of here the way the food was brought out. we had this set up to be a special experience, and it was disappointing in more ways than just the absence of their beer. not sure id go back for awhile...

Mar 04, 2019
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TheGent from New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Cool hipster BBQ joint vibe with both indoor and outdoor patio seating. The quality of the food and drinks were excellent and the service was attentive. The bartender was very good about giving sample and advice to several folks in line. Great selection of BBQ food options. I had brisket and a hot Link, and both were excellent BBQ. I had an American Brown Ale that was very good. Definitely would go back for the BBQ. Hands down

May 09, 2018
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ryan_sprayberry from Texas

4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Dec 21, 2017
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Buttstallion from Texas

4.94/5  rDev +21.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Dec 07, 2017
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Karibourgeois from Texas

3.58/5  rDev -11.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Aug 14, 2016
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BdM from Netherlands

4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

May 28, 2016
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Sabre311 from Texas

3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 2 | food: 5

Jan 31, 2016
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ColSanders from Texas

4.81/5  rDev +18.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

May 08, 2015
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Apr 11, 2015
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MilwaukeeCrusher from Wisconsin

3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Sampled a flight. Beers were enjoyable but not exemplary. Had a decent selection and they had solid BBQ. Service was very good, but not great. Probably the place to go if you want both beer and BBQ in San Antonio but I did think it was a little pricey, although still worth at least a visit.

Jan 22, 2015
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Gagnonsux from Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

Aug 21, 2014
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wtkphoto from Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Jul 13, 2014
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Had 4 house brews on tap: brown; Belgian Pale Ale; Black IPA and a Rye Saison. These are available as a 4-sample flight. The Granary also has about 10 additional taps from various TX breweries (Karbach and Jester Kng, included), with a couple devoted to non-alcoholic sodas.
BBQ looked and smelled great but not sampled. I think the food is the primary draw for most customers but the beers alone are well worth a trip.
Inside and outside (dog friendly) seating in the "historic" building very near the former Pearl Brewery.

Jun 21, 2014
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thewimperoo from Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

Jun 20, 2014
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IWannaEatFood from California

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

May 22, 2014
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champ103 from Texas

4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

The fact that this is a brewpub was enough to get me to make a visit. The fact that this was on Texas Monthly's 50 best BBQ joints for the year has me really interested.

A wonderful old house with wood everywhere. A few sectioned off dinning areas, and a small but great outdoor patio. The bar area is separate from the rest of the dinning area. Again old wood everywhere. The bar is small, and sits about 7 people. Though plenty of space to mingle. Brewing stuff visible throughout. A really cozy, worn in vibe that is incredibly welcoming.

The service is as personable and knowledgeable as any place I have been to. The owner/brewer was behind the bar, and it was a treat to talk with him along with the other bartenders. He was sure to make recommendations food wise and knows his stuff brewing wise. He is very excited and enthusiastic.

Only 4 house beers that does not change a lot. Rye Saison, Brown, IPA, and Irish Red. All are good. The saison and brown exceptional. Along with 6-8 other Texas taps and a cask. I really want to try the brown on cask. That would be special. They don't try to do a million beers, just a few right. That they do.

Food is excellent. Lunch is more typical BBQ joint fair. Which is very good. Though diner is much more experimental than almost any other BBQ joint I have been to. I started off with the fig plate. Michigan figs, mixed with their "soil" (coffee grounds, olive pure, and some other stuff) and fennel. Then the smoke rabbit. Which was out of this world good. Buttery, smokey, melt in your mouth good. Along with pickled mushrooms (which is a first for me), and a potato pure that was amazeballs.

Just an excellent spot for a beer and a meal. Maybe not as experimental as Freetail for beers, but the food is a hole new world compared to them. Let alone the beer is none to shaby in its own right.

Sep 21, 2013
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TheBeerDog from Texas

4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I've been to the Granary a few times for lunch. It is situated in a little old house right outside the Pearl Brewery. Both the inside dining area and the patio have a homey and relaxed feel which provide a fun dining and drinking experience. The brisket, rib, and sausage are all solid. Not the best BBQ I've had, but good Texas BBQ nonetheless. I haven't been there for dinner yet, but the dinner menu does look interesting, albeit quite pricey. The Brown Ale is their best beer offering, followed by the IPA. A few weeks back they had a small batch of a coffee IPA, which was delicious. Since it was a small batch, they wouldn't fill my growler, which was a little disappointing. Hopefully they will brew it again soon. The Granary will continue to be a regular stop for me. I recommend this place to anyone living in or traveling through San Antonio.

May 25, 2013
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BJasny from Texas

4.54/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Solid barbecue restaurant on the edge of downtown, basically right next to the Pearl Brewery. Four house beers on tap; an IPA, Irish red, rye saison, and brown ale. I drank both the brown ale and the IPA, and a couple of my friends had the saison. The IPA was rather good; pretty balanced and not too hoppy with a crisp finish. I drank the brown ale with dinner; ordered the barbecue board and the meat of the day was brisket. The brown ale went very well with my dinner, and I look forward to having it again. Also had a few other beers on tap; Jester King;s Commercial Suicide, Live Oak's Hefeweizen, Primus and Pils, and Ranger Creek's dry hopped Oatmeal Pale Ale on cask, among a few other Texas beers which I can't remember off the top of the head. Everyone who worked there was very friendly, and the bartenders I talked to seemed to know what they were talking about and were enthusiastic about what they were doing. They are also thinking about making a breakfast menu within the coming month or two, which I would love to try. Overall, this restaurant was definitely worth it and I am looking forward to going back some time.

Mar 25, 2013
The Granary in San Antonio, TX
Brewery rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 59 ratings