Let’s set the scene, shall we…
It’s a chilly November evening and you’re bundled up in your coziest fall attire. You’ve had a day full of exploring all that San Marcos has to offer, be it hiking, a sporting event, shopping, or visiting an attraction or two. You and your friend(s)/family/beloved are looking for the perfect ending to a wonderful day. We suggest celebrating and relaxing with some of San Marcos’ finest brews. With six breweries and brewpubs to choose from, you’re sure to find one that hits the spot!
Family Time – Roughhouse Brewing
Tucked away off of Ranch Road 12, Roughhouse Brewing has plenty of outdoor space for the kids to enjoy themselves while the adults relax with a cold one. Roughhouse Brewing specializes in farmhouse-style beer and has some very tasty snacks and sandwiches.
Furry Friends – Middleton Brewing
Four legs or two, everyone feels right at home at Middleton Brewing! We suggest getting a glass of anything that strikes your fancy and then head to the rooftop for beautiful Hill Country views. The laid-back atmosphere at Middleton really hits the spot after a long day exploring.
Date Night – Root Cellar Café
Ah, Root Cellar Café and Brewery, the perfect atmosphere for a romantic rendezvous. The quaint café and microbrewery is located downtown in the bottom floor of the historic Donaldson building. Cozy up in the intimate cellar or find a spot on the outdoor patio for people watching while enjoying a hand-crafted brew and seriously delicious food.
Alumni Visit – Sean Patrick’s Irish Pub & Grub
Sean Patrick’s is the place to go when old friends hit the town once again. The rotating off-site brewed selection hits the spot after the big game. Play some pool, watch a game on the TVs and relive the glory days on the Square.
First Timers – AquaBrew
AquaBrew is a great introduction to the San Marcos craft beer and food scene. Located right off the Downtown Square, you’re in the perfect spot to enjoy the San Marcos life. Ralph the Swimming Pig (Swine Dive IPA) and mermaids (San Marcos Blonde) are two of the San Marcos icons you’ll find incorporated into the beer and labeling at AquaBrew. Buy a pack of Skyscraper Mosaic IPA to take home with you and stack the cans to see something fun unfold.
Friend Gathering – Hops & Grain
The gang’s together again and you’ve got a lot to catch up on. Head on over to Hops & Grain our newest, and largest, addition to the San Marcos beer scene. When in San Marcos you absolutely must order a River Beer, it’s non-negotiable. Find a spot inside beneath the mermaid mural or head outside for a beer under the stars while you enjoy each other’s company.