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General Info
With a wide selection of beers brewed on site, the Blue Star Brewing Company is San Antonio's premier brewpub and draws a mixed crowd of artists, business people and local San Antonio families. The Blue Star Brewing Company also offers a full restaurant menu, which is perfect for those who head straight to the pub after work and also need a bite to eat. The second floor balcony has a view of the San Antonio River and allows drinkers and diners at the brewery to get a breath of fresh air.
BBB Rating
A+
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Hours

Regular Hours

Extra Phones

Phone: (210) 212-5517

Phone: (210) 858-0331

Fax: (210) 212-5517

TollFree: (866) 813-5506

Payment method
amex, discover, master card, visa, all major credit cards
Price Range
$$
Neighborhoods
East Side, Arsenal, King William
Categories
Restaurants, Brew Pubs, American Restaurants, Bar & Grills
Other Information

Parking: Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Alcohol: Beer, Wine

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

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shellyr5

05/10/2013

Overall

The Brewery, Restaurant, & Bike Shop are all top notch! They have made lots of changes in the last year and have made this a great destination in the King William Historic District. I highly recommend them.

chris.rodriguez

03/22/2012

Overall
This place is awesome, they're...

This place is awesome, they're super cool there and nice and helpful. They fixed my bike for like incredibly cheap and the dude there even hooked it up and fixed both my breaks, gave me some bolts I was missing and fixed my front tire. I use to go to that Bike Shop on Maine but I always felt like i was being over charged and the dude there never even really seemed motivated to help me. I'm sticking to Blue Star for sure.

JOHNBORO

02/11/2012

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Overall
Bad service and the owner is Joey very rude

Bad service, we even talked to the owner Joey and he was rude and very unpleasant. He thinks he better then everyone else. Don't forget your dad made that place for you. If Magie or your mom found out how you act when you drink i'm sure they would be upset. Try not to flirt with the girls so much. And your bartender Scott NO smiles or anything from him he's like a zombie

pattybeef

07/05/2011

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Overall
Terribly Managed + Bad Beer

First time at Blue Star about 5 years ago, the food was pretty good. The next two times I went a couple years later, the food was sad. I don't think I'd ever had a great beer there, and I love a good microbrew.
Wasn't planning on ever going back, but I had won a free burger party including a round of beers, so why not? Scheduled the party and they told me I was in the books. A friend arrives first and they tell him it has been cancelled. We get there and the manager tells me the same. He told me I tried to have the party months prior but nobody showed up. Another chick had won the same prize and I told him that was probably her party. So he reluctantly verifies it and then reluctantly seats us.
They stuck the new server with us and he ended being great and the only good part of the experience. He went to check on what we get and comes to tell us there will be no free beer. So we all buy our own pitchers of blah beer. Then, the server comes back up and says we only get the basic burger with no cheese. So everybody had to pay for their own toppings. The burgers were not fantastic and I was very disappointed with the entire experience, especially how the manager treated us. I emailed the manager who told me I won the party and she has yet to respond.
It's a cool building with a lot of potential, if somebody with more brew and restaurant experience owned it, San Antonio would be a happier place.

karlirox24

04/21/2011

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Overall
Awful

My fiance and I like to go to microbrews in different cities whenever we travel. We decided to go here because it was within walking distance to our hotel. The beer this brewery makes is the worst beer we have ever had. We have been to breweries all over the US. The service was horrible. I serve and we go out to dinner and rarely ever get bad service. The server was sitting around and was rude. We wanted to buy a beer glass and the server was making up excuses in regards to not getting us one; ie can't find the keys and we don't have any more. There was clearly some on the bar that we could have purchased. My fiance did not want tomatoes on his pizza and the server said that there was no way to take them off. I could see if they were premade pizzas and the tomatoes were finally chopped but that was not the case. There were 4 slices of tomatoes that could have easily been removed before putting the pizza in the oven Also, to top it off, my fiance and I both became ill from the food.

L R.

10/21/2010

Overall
Good Food and Atmosphere

I really enjoyed this place. I love the atmosphere, the service is good and the food is very tasty. I have been a couple times and will continue to dine here. I really want to go for happy hour one day to try the beers. :-)

gyspyjunkie

08/01/2010

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Overall
Unique SA spot

Food is ok, Atmosphere & staff rock!!!! Totally what I want out of an evening!!! Also there orangesicle soday is amazing!

someguy3380

02/24/2010

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Overall
A Fine Place

Went here to get away from the tourist area for a while. The atmosphere is laid-back and the server was really friendly and helpful. I had a solid turkey sandwich and a
tasty IPA. We ate here before walking around the art complex, which has some really cool shops (unlike some of the stores that pass as ""art"" shops on the riverwalk). And they even allowed me to take a beer to go while we walked around. I suggest taking a short trip here on the trolley if you're staying by the riverwalk and don't want to spend a ton on every meal.

Fred78204

06/24/2008

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Overall
GREAT BEER!

I've been visiting this spot for a long time now, great atmosphere & the beer is excellent. The food is pretty good too, but its the brew that keeps me going back.

mogio

12/03/2007

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Overall
has potential, below-average food

I am really surprised to read such good reviews on this restaurant. We went to Blue Star Brewing company on a Friday night, thinking it would be really fun...being that it's a brewery and a Friday night. That was not the case...we felt as if we were at some family restaurant. The food was less than mediocre (don't get the smoked salmon pizza...no matter how much you like smoked salmon.). The inside of the restaurant itself was pretty cool, however. In addition, the waitress was great. It's disappointing because the place has potential, if only the food was better.

c080331

11/08/2007

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Overall
You are taking your life into your hands when you eat at the Blue Star Brewing.

During a recent dinner at the Blue Star I, along with at least four others ,was burned by steam released from the pipes. I was burned from my head down my back. We were treated with indifference by the staff when we informed them what had happened. Followup phone calls also generated rudeness, and a ""don't bother us"" attitude. They refuse to disclose their insurance agent/company. We were lucky that a three year old sitting at the table was out of the line of fire.

leslieibarra

10/20/2006

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Overall
Good Beer and Atmosphere

So, I have been here a few times and I am not totally crazy about anything in particular. The beer is average (brewed there) and the crowd can be a little funky but overall it's different and a cool place to experience if you have never been.

ndyess

03/14/2006

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Overall
Food

Blue Star has one of the best burgers I've ever had in my life...and I've eaten a lot of burgers.

cstrapple

07/01/2004

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Overall
Good Food and Brew

In a large warehouse like setting the Blue Star serves excellent food - try the onion rings they are made with ""real"" beer batter and melt in your mouth. The pizza is also very good. The staff were friendly and helpful telling us about where to go in San Antonio. Great value for the money.

Ex_Parte

08/08/2002

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Overall
Forget the crowds

Juicy, well grilled, fresh veggies, delicious fries.
And if you come during non-working hours
and enjoy a freshly brewed beer:
THIS IS THE PLACE. (Forget what the sensationalist masses say, and come where the
burger conoisseurs are.)

Scout

06/03/2002

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Overall
Outstanding!

Great place to get a great beer. Especially on the first Friday of the Month!!

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