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“JUST BAR FOOD?” 4 of 5 stars
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The Tap Room
129 E Hopkins St, Ste 120, San Marcos, TX 78666-5636
512-392-9824
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Ranked #14 of 224 Restaurants in San Marcos
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night
San Antonio, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“JUST BAR FOOD?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

If you watch the food network you will know that Bar Food has finally been awarded its cuisine stripes and the likes of the Tap Room are why. In the mood for a burger, ribs, catfish, chicken salad or any number of other savory treats to back up your pint or your cocktail? The Tap room will deliver just, perhaps bring your earplugs if you prefer a quieter ambiance.

Visited October 2012
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Wimberley, Texas
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94 reviews 94 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“The BEST burgers and ribs, EVER!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

If you want a "Cheers" type setting, fabulous burgers/ribs, gazillion choices of beers, this IS THE PLACE!!

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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San Marcos, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

This place not only has over a hundred beers, but their mixtures like the "Black and Blue" (Guinness and Blue Moon) are delicious! The burgers and fries are exceptional as far as bar food goes. Special events are very fun; Thursdays, you get a beer and a burger for $6, and Tuesday night is "Geeks Who Drink" trivia night. Very nice atmosphere, there usually aren't extremely loud parties, and they have 5 or 6 really nice TVs playing a variety of sports/shows.

Visited September 2012
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Chicago
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80 reviews 80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Amazing burgers and vibrant atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

The food is amazing and reasonably priced. The atmosphere is loud and vibrant as it is right by a college. Service is good.

The burger is absolutely a must!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Norman, Oklahoma
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Lots of brews and GREAT burgers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

If you have never been here before it can be hard to find and even harder to find parking.
But, it is totally worth it. When I went with my friend that lives in San Marcos they had 42 beers on draft and more in bottles. Some of which are permanent menu items others change so there is always new beers on the menu.
If your not that into beer then fear not, the thing that most impressed me about this place had nothing to do with alcohol. The burgers here are AMAZING. I got the guacamole queso burger with grilled onions and it was, seriously, one of the best burgers I have ever eaten. Seriously. Get it.
Went for lunch and the waiter told us that if we get a burger and a side we could get any beer off the draft menu for free. That made the value of the meal nigh unbeatable.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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