You don’t have to travel to Napa Valley for wine tastings with a medley of San Marcos wineries right here in the picturesque Texas Hill Country. Or if beer is more your thing, you’ll find plenty of San Marcos breweries ready to take you on a tasting tour of International and Texas craft beers.
San Marcos residents won’t have to pack their bags and make travel reservations. Instead, take a field trip right in your backyard to these top San Marcos breweries and wineries.
150 South LBJ, San Marcos, Texas 78666
A brewery and beer garden, AquaBrew offers tours of the brewery on weekdays. Their selection consists of a range of beer styles, some year-round and others on a seasonal basis. You can discover a variety of beers with their flight of four 4 oz. beers of your choice. They also have guest taps and wines. Visit the website to check out live music calendar for upcoming performances.
Cody’s Bistro and Lounge
690 Centerpoint Rd., San Marcos, TX 78666
Cody’s Bistro and Lounge serves hand-crafted cocktails, local beer, wine, and spirits. They aim to create an experience in this restaurant with what they refer to as a speakeasy vibe. Live music is also on tap, so contact them to find out what’s coming up.
Dry Comal Creek Vineyards
1741 Herbelin Rd., New Braunfels, TX 78132
Open seven days a week, Dry Comal Creek Vineyards makes its wine from black Spanish grape grown on its grounds. Children and pets can run around the covered under shaded oaks while the adults can relax in the tasting room. Visit the website to explore their wines and a port that is the culmination of 1096 days of exposure to Texas weather.
Duchman Family Winery
13308 FM 150 W. Centerpoint, Driftwood, TX 78619
Looking for a place to get 100 percent Texas wine made from 100 percent Texas grapes? Duchman Family Winery fits the ticket. And when Duchman says its grapes are 100 percent Texan, it means it. The website explains that a winery can slap on a label claiming it’s Texas wine when only 75 percent of its grapes are actually from Texas. Learn what purebred Texas wine tastes like by visiting their wine tasting room.
700 North LBJ, San Marcos, Texas 78666
When you enter the Growling, the aromas of malt and hops will be the first things that hit you. Their broad selection of Texas craft beer consists of IPA, pale ale, stout, pilsner, and more. Visit their social network accounts to find out about upcoming events or just drop by to get your dose of growlers.
The Root Cellar Café and Brewery
215 North LBJ, San Marcos, Texas 78666
Located on the first floor of the historic Donaldson Building, Root Cellar Café and Brewery is San Marcos’ oldest brewpub with rotating seasonal craft brews. The beer selection includes its own Texas craft beer and local beers. While some beers are always available, they change up the selection and have gluten-free beers on hand. You can order flights of beers to try different kinds in smaller glasses.
129 E. Hopkins St., Suite 120, San Marcos, TX 78666
The Tap Room gives you access to 42 beers on tap and 60 bottled beers from around the world. They also have a full-service bar and beer flights. Daily Happy Hour takes place from 3 to 8 pm where all draughts are discounted. Up for a challenge? If you finish all 60 draft, bottled, and beer blends, you can join the World Traveler Club and see your name on their wall of fame.
Wimberley Valley Winery
2825 Lone Man Mountain Rd, Driftwood, TX 78619
Open seven days a week, Wimberly Valley Winery welcomes leashed dogs. If you have a party of 10, you can make a group tasting reservation online on their website where you can also browse their selection of wines.
This is just a short list of the San Marcos wineries and breweries available. You can find more with a quick search.
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