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The Tap Room

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129 E Hopkins St, Ste 120, San Marcos, TX 78666-5636
512-392-9824
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Today
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat - Tue 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Walk through Front Porch...

If coming in from square, walk through Front Porch to get to tap room. Or you can stay in Front Porch- it was perfectly fine, with plenty of seating, but only has bottle beer- so move it on to the back of the building for drafts and food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 28, 2015
Sheryl B
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Bethesda, Maryland
via mobile
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San Marcos
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great bar, snacks, and atmosphere. The place really jumps on Friday evenings. The college crowd adds to the overall party style scene.

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Thank Jesse S
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family was visiting the area so we decided to meet in San Marcos (great town). The Tap Room is a local college favorite, known for the burgers and beer on tap choices. I had tried eating there once but was so overwhelmed with the smell of smoke and beer soaked into the rotting wood floor, I couldn't imagine trying to... More 

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Thank Quita S
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

I called and told the person who answered that we needed a table for 20. He said ok. We arrived and was told that the restaurant does not take reservations. The waitress was very dismissive about my complaint. She then said we could all order food in the restaurant and carry it over to the bar. Nice. Also no beer... More 

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1 Thank Jennifer K
Bethesda, Maryland
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361 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

If coming in from square, walk through Front Porch to get to tap room. Or you can stay in Front Porch- it was perfectly fine, with plenty of seating, but only has bottle beer- so move it on to the back of the building for drafts and food.

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Thank Sheryl B
Level Contributor
22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

Can't miss place for a lot of reasons. Location is unique, food is legitimate, drink options are many and without fault. One of my favorite places to grab a good beer. So many choices.

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Thank JPM P
San Marcos
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

At "The Porch" bar. Bartender Sarah needs to find a new line of work. Not happy with the way she made our drinks so I sent them back. Guess i shouldnt have done that because I Had to listen to a speech about protocol (all I said was that they had too much ice) She made the second Drink but... More 

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Thank M B
San Diego
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

Great place to get your favorite beer or try something new. Burgers were excellent, service was fast and friendly. A definite must when visiting San Marcos TX

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Thank Kristina_S_0509
San Marcos, Texas
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Fav bar. Good drinks tv and food. Try Queso. Their ribs are awesome delishhhhhhh. Big bar front and back bar. A go to place in San Marcos Texas

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Thank Linkay3
Houston, Texas
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85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Excellent selection of beer, good service and an excellent local burger with all the trimmings. Sports TV,s and a good atmosphere. What more does a chap need on a Friday night. Will be visiting again

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Thank Cav_on_tour_13
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

If you're in San Marcos, this is the place to get wings! The food is delicious, the location superb, and the wait staff is superbly attentive. The owners treated us like family, and we will definitely be back when we're in town.

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Thank Olga R

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 129 E Hopkins St, Ste 120, San Marcos, TX 78666-5636
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: 512-392-9824

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?