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« on: September 30, 2010, 03:00:46 PM »
Anything worth looking for?  I'm going to a conference for work with 3 other people - not sure how much free time I'm going to have, just curious if there are any must-dos?

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Re: San Antonio, TX
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2010, 04:20:49 PM »
Looks like I'll be only 10 minutes from Freetail.  :pickle:

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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2010, 04:41:08 PM »
When are you going to be there? I know on 10/9 they have bottle release going on.
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Re: San Antonio, TX
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2010, 09:29:32 PM »
10/17 - 10/20.  Think there will be any left?  Looks like I'm just going to miss a La Muerta release as well.

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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2010, 12:24:43 PM »
There might be, but they tend to sell the rest the day of after the first initial purchases are made.  It will probably be on tap by that time though.
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Re: San Antonio, TX
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2010, 01:22:44 PM »
Tap is good enough, doubt I'll be able to bring bottles home with me anyway.

Ooh, it's a sour no less.  :kickrock:  Hope it's still around on tap when I get there.

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Re: San Antonio, TX
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2011, 04:23:05 PM »
W/O starting a new topic,

Does anyone have any beer or non beer related info on San Antonio? I am in the early stages of planning our 2011 family vacation and San Antonio is one of the finalist for us. we would be heading there over Thanksgiving week and I would be traveling with my wife and two daughters, 13 and 16 at that time.

I know Sea World is there, how hiking? and other out door stuff? we chose that week cause we felt temps would be more tolerable than going in August. I will take beer suggestions as well as I am sure i will try and get away.

Looking to stay downtown on the river walk any hotel suggestions? Currently have look at Hotel Contessa. 
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Re: San Antonio, TX
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2011, 04:29:54 PM »
I'm not sure there is enough to do in San Antonio to sustain a whole family vacation. You could do the Hill Country as a whole depending on how long you're looking at. Fredericksburg is a nice place to stay on the wine trail and it's a short drive from Enchanted Rock which has nice views. Real Ale has brewery tours on Fridays in Blanco and Freetail is the place to hit in SA.

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Re: San Antonio, TX
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2011, 04:58:12 PM »
I'm not sure there is enough to do in San Antonio to sustain a whole family vacation. You could do the Hill Country as a whole depending on how long you're looking at. Fredericksburg is a nice place to stay on the wine trail and it's a short drive from Enchanted Rock which has nice views. Real Ale has brewery tours on Fridays in Blanco and Freetail is the place to hit in SA.

I figured a day trip to Hill Country, and maybe a day trip to Austin. We would be driving and my stop in Hot Springs, AR depending on the weather.

We would probably only have 4 full days in TX maybe 5 with one day to drive down and one to drive back. So 7 total at most.
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Re: San Antonio, TX
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2011, 01:41:26 PM »
Heading down to SA for a few days this summer.  Downtown seem pretty desolate for brewpubs or beer bars.  Anyone know of any hidden gems in the area?

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Re: San Antonio, TX
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2011, 01:45:40 PM »
Blue Star isn't very far from downtown, but their beer also isn't that great in my experience. Freetail and Ranger Creek (Saturday brewery tours) are worth visiting if you have a car and The Flying Saucer has a great draft list.  There isn't much near downtown though.  :shrug:

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Re: San Antonio, TX
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2011, 10:49:26 AM »
Blue Star isn't very far from downtown, but their beer also isn't that great in my experience. Freetail and Ranger Creek (Saturday brewery tours) are worth visiting if you have a car and The Flying Saucer has a great draft list.  There isn't much near downtown though.  :shrug:

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Re: San Antonio, TX
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2011, 10:11:20 PM »
San Antonio kinda blows

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Re: San Antonio, TX
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2011, 10:19:21 PM »
San Antonio kinda blows

from a beer stand point or in general?
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Re: San Antonio, TX
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Re: San Antonio, TX
« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2014, 12:21:29 AM »
Will be doing 4-5 days in San Antonio in June as a family vacation to visit brother-in-law.  Looking to make a side trip to Austin for JK and some bbq one of the days, probably a Sunday since JK is only open on weekends.

Any food recos for San Antonio?
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Re: San Antonio, TX
« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2014, 01:13:19 AM »
Will be doing 4-5 days in San Antonio in June as a family vacation to visit brother-in-law.  Looking to make a side trip to Austin for JK and some bbq one of the days, probably a Sunday since JK is only open on weekends.

Any food recos for San Antonio?

Let me know when and I'll meet y'all at JK and meet you for dinner in Austin!!!

I don't know much about San Antonio, but Freetail is nice and I've heard good things about The Granary.
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Re: San Antonio, TX
« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2014, 09:25:07 PM »


Any food recos for San Antonio?

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Any place that requires the use of a chuck bucket, and a $20 clean-up fee if you miss the bucket, is AOK by me.  :pickle:

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Re: San Antonio, TX
« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2014, 07:46:01 AM »
Will be doing 4-5 days in San Antonio in June as a family vacation to visit brother-in-law.  Looking to make a side trip to Austin for JK and some bbq one of the days, probably a Sunday since JK is only open on weekends.

Any food recos for San Antonio?

Pack a lunch.   :mellow:

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« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2014, 10:09:22 PM »


Any food recos for San Antonio?

http://www.mychunkysburgers.com/#!4-horsemen/cj5r

Any place that requires the use of a chuck bucket, and a $20 clean-up fee if you miss the bucket, is AOK by me.  :pickle:

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Re: San Antonio, TX
« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2014, 03:14:24 PM »
Will be doing 4-5 days in San Antonio in June as a family vacation to visit brother-in-law.  Looking to make a side trip to Austin for JK and some bbq one of the days, probably a Sunday since JK is only open on weekends.

Any food recos for San Antonio?

As has been said, beer is not great in San Antonio, I did find some good restaurants on a recent biz trip though: 

On/Near Riverwalk:
Schilo's Delicatessen: Old German spot, great breakfast & lunch, some German beer
Esquire Tavern: Trendy, but good Mexican, a few Texas craft beers
Rosario's: Solid Mexican, but stick to Margaritas
Friendly Spot: Ice House with best craft options in the area, lil' overpriced beer, but decent food

Outside downtown:
La Fogata: Awesome Mexican, my favorite
Bistro Vatel: Pricey, but super good French food
Freetail: Obviously...
& if you want bottles, near Freetail, Gabriel's is amazing, and the beer manager, Robert, knows his stuff, not to mention can pull some rarities out for ya.
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Re: San Antonio, TX
« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2014, 05:38:15 PM »
Will be doing 4-5 days in San Antonio in June as a family vacation to visit brother-in-law.  Looking to make a side trip to Austin for JK and some bbq one of the days, probably a Sunday since JK is only open on weekends.

Any food recos for San Antonio?

As has been said, beer is not great in San Antonio, I did find some good restaurants on a recent biz trip though: 

On/Near Riverwalk:
Schilo's Delicatessen: Old German spot, great breakfast & lunch, some German beer
Esquire Tavern: Trendy, but good Mexican, a few Texas craft beers
Rosario's: Solid Mexican, but stick to Margaritas
Friendly Spot: Ice House with best craft options in the area, lil' overpriced beer, but decent food

Outside downtown:
La Fogata: Awesome Mexican, my favorite
Bistro Vatel: Pricey, but super good French food
Freetail: Obviously...
& if you want bottles, near Freetail, Gabriel's is amazing, and the beer manager, Robert, knows his stuff, not to mention can pull some rarities out for ya.

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Re: San Antonio, TX
« Reply #24 on: May 13, 2014, 10:00:50 AM »


Dan, you can't trust this guy.  He's a Blues fan.   :mellow:
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Dude, we're about as reliable as they come.  I mean we stick by that eternally disappointing team, year after year...

Oh, and I've mapped out tomorrow's romp through Huntsville.  Jedi flaked on me, but I am still gonna hit Straight to Ale, Blue Pants, and 2 other spots....
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« Reply #25 on: May 13, 2014, 02:33:23 PM »


Dan, you can't trust this guy.  He's a Blues fan.   :mellow:

Dude, we're about as reliable as they come.  I mean we stick by that eternally disappointing team, year after year...

Oh, and I've mapped out tomorrow's romp through Huntsville.  Jedi flaked on me, but I am still gonna hit Straight to Ale, Blue Pants, and 2 other spots....
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I know you are reliable, mang.  I was just referring to your post being just after your Blues lost to his Hawks. 

Sorry Jedi bailed on you.  Don't know if I'll be able to make it up there last minute, especially since I was just up in Huntsville and Chattanooga this weekend.  What time are you starting?
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Re: San Antonio, TX
« Reply #26 on: June 17, 2014, 02:36:51 PM »
Will be doing 4-5 days in San Antonio in June as a family vacation to visit brother-in-law.  Looking to make a side trip to Austin for JK and some bbq one of the days, probably a Sunday since JK is only open on weekends.

Any food recos for San Antonio?

Let me know when and I'll meet y'all at JK and meet you for dinner in Austin!!!

I don't know much about San Antonio, but Freetail is nice and I've heard good things about The Granary.

At this point looking like I'm going to be doing Jester King solo on Sunday the 22nd.  Planning on getting there when they open at noon and staying for a couple of hours and then heading back to San Antonio.  A full day trip to Austin with the kids and everything isn't going to work out unfortunately.
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« Reply #27 on: June 17, 2014, 02:48:04 PM »
Will be doing 4-5 days in San Antonio in June as a family vacation to visit brother-in-law.  Looking to make a side trip to Austin for JK and some bbq one of the days, probably a Sunday since JK is only open on weekends.

Any food recos for San Antonio?

Let me know when and I'll meet y'all at JK and meet you for dinner in Austin!!!

I don't know much about San Antonio, but Freetail is nice and I've heard good things about The Granary.

At this point looking like I'm going to be doing Jester King solo on Sunday the 22nd.  Planning on getting there when they open at noon and staying for a couple of hours and then heading back to San Antonio.  A full day trip to Austin with the kids and everything isn't going to work out unfortunately.

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« Reply #28 on: June 17, 2014, 02:55:35 PM »
Will be doing 4-5 days in San Antonio in June as a family vacation to visit brother-in-law.  Looking to make a side trip to Austin for JK and some bbq one of the days, probably a Sunday since JK is only open on weekends.

Any food recos for San Antonio?

Let me know when and I'll meet y'all at JK and meet you for dinner in Austin!!!

I don't know much about San Antonio, but Freetail is nice and I've heard good things about The Granary.

At this point looking like I'm going to be doing Jester King solo on Sunday the 22nd.  Planning on getting there when they open at noon and staying for a couple of hours and then heading back to San Antonio.  A full day trip to Austin with the kids and everything isn't going to work out unfortunately.

I'm moving this Saturday and I am supposed to clean my old place on Sunday, but I also have Monday off. Text me when you're headed down there and I'll make my way out there at some point. They should still have lots of good stuff for sale.