The Granary

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Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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

(210) 228-0124 | map

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Added by BJasny on 03-24-2013

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Ratings: 17 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of Karibourgeois
3.58/5  rDev -12.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
3.73/5  rDev -9.2%
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.

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Photo of IWannaEatFood
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of chinchill
3.87/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.91/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Sabre311
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 2 | food: 5

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of BdM
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of ryan_sprayberry
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Photo of TheBeerDog
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of champ103
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

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Photo of BJasny
4.54/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

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Photo of ColSanders
4.81/5  rDev +17%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Buttstallion
4.94/5  rDev +20.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

The Granary in San Antonio, TX
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