Pearl Brewery

Pearl Brewery, San Antonio: Hours, Address, Pearl Brewery Reviews: 4.5/5

Pearl Brewery
4.5
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Pearl has a rich history dating back to 1883. Today Pearl is home to unforgettable cuisine, rich history, curious articles, and all the charm of South Texas. When you visit Pearl, we’d bet you won’t ever walk the same path twice. With apartments and lofts, fifteen restaurants and cafes, thirteen retailers and eighteen resident businesses as well as a twice weekly Farmers Market, this neighborhood is always full of life and activity. From culture to cuisine, we hope you explore to your heart’s content.
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LeahT352
Roslyn, NY34 contributions
Family
I wasn’t sure what to expect of Pearl but was very pleasantly surprised to find it to be vibrant and bustling with an almost overwhelming selection of different, and mostly upmarket, restaurants and cafes to choose from. The place is beautifully repurposed from a disused brewery into a dining and retail destination on the banks of the river. It was a lovely way to spend a couple of hours. For those who’ve ever visited the Granary development in London’s Kings Cross you’ll note the overlap in the concept.
Written December 27, 2021
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2fromTX
San Antonio, TX899 contributions
"The Pearl" is a redeveloped brewery are that has a central outdoor gathering space, a dozen or so local/non-chain restaurants, a first class hotel, and quite a few unique shops, including an actual independent book store. It's doesn't have a shopping mall or shopping street vibe, but more of a gathering place for people to stop at when walking down the Museum Reach of the Riverwalk, going to the San Antonio Museum of Art, or to bringing your kids and/or dogs to on a nice day. There's a central Food Hall for a less inexpensive quick meal and/or a beverage to have while sitting outside and people watching. We recently stopped by on a Tuesday afternoon and there were quite a few people enjoying the mild weather and working on their laptops outside. The weekend Farmer's Market, which offers more trinket shopping than produce, draws a crowd when the weather is right. Everything is totaly safe, clean and well maintained. It's not so much a destination as a place to hang out for a bit.If you're coming down for a meal, leave a little extra time to stroll around, and make time to walk through the lobby at the old brewhouse, now known as the Hotel Emma.
Written February 26, 2021
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Matt S
Brighton, MI2,062 contributions
The Pearl Brewery is a great redevelopment area, with several shopping and dining options (alas, don't let the title get your hopes up....there are no breweries on site here! :( ). Components of the old brewery complex, including in some areas part of the brewing process, are incorporated into the facility design, and some of the buildings (such as the hotel).

The dining and shopping here is certainly more on the upper-end scale; these are mostly non-national chain/mass market places, and the prices are on the upper side. However, it is a pleasure walking around this redeveloped area.
Written February 7, 2020
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Wander770035
Clarendon Hills, IL14 contributions
Good place to hang out with multiple restauraunts and a food court. The have live music in the evenings...and parking is about $ 8 on weekends and $3 during the week. The food and drinks are expensive. We had dinner at the Best Quality Daughter restauraunt and it was excellent ! Otherwise try the food court and get a beer ! Overall after the crowds on the River Walk this was a good place to hang out for a couple of hours....but really nothing great !
Written July 12, 2021
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LondonLockwood
Loughton, UK789 contributions
Couples
This area of the city has been lovingly restored and on a weekend contains more eating .. drinking options you can shake a stick at ! Knick knack stalls line the streets too so it’s a great place to visit and while away the day.. New Hotels have popped up too adding class to an already expanding and fun part of town .
Pearl district is an absolute must for anyone visiting San Antonio .. superb !!
Comes highly recommended .. Enjoy !
Written April 3, 2022
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Marrium Sohail
San Antonio, TX8 contributions
i am really surprised that how come this place do not often shows up as a best tourist spot when it comes to pen down the San Antonio tourist attractions . Pearl , Pearl Brewery "now EMMA HOTEL " Pearl Farmers Market are literally the most Beautiful interesting places at one spot Emma hotel at this spot is so fascinating as it was a brewery before and the architect didn't kill its origin ,its beautifully blended .its a must see thing they have different shops and cafes around and every now and then they hold different events in the open area of the attraction .I always take my visitors to this place and all of them loved it .
Written February 3, 2020
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drmader
Orinda, CA1,998 contributions
Couples
I can see why you would stay at Hotel Emma
Instead of river walk.. it’s a retro industrial vibe here with excellent eats..cute shops, round house, CIA and wonderful dog /family friendly area to relax. Newer buildings blend in with old brewery metals and cat walks abs tanks turned fountains and objects of art. Wonderful
To see the ingenuity of blending old and new . Absolutely packed on a Sunday..w farmers market stalls of tomales and wine and every delicious thing you could
Imagine. The market hall was reminiscent of fanuiel hall in Boston interesting eats inside . Strolled through the hotel as well. Just wonderful . Feels local and a foodie Mecca w CIA and other hi end city type dining...zero chains at all which is always refreshing.
Written March 1, 2021
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campgirl9
Kansas City17 contributions
Friends
Visited on a Saturday night. Wanted to try one of the restaurants but they were all booked up. Extremely busy place. Lot’s of fun dogs every where. They have circles spray painted on the lawn for social distancing. Since we couldn’t get into any of the restaurants we walked a block away from the Pearl to The Velvet Taco-it just opened but is actually a chain. Nice outdoor and in door seating. Was really good!
Written April 26, 2021
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JRC24
Springville, UT556 contributions
The area surrounding Pearl Brewery is a great redeveloped location with several shopping and dining options, but no brewery... The nearby Hotel Emma occupies the old brewery and has incorporated several of the old brewery components into the decor of the hotel lobby and lounge. During the Spring and Summer months a farmers market is held on Saturday in the morning hours until 1pm. Most of the dinning and shopping cater to an upscale clientele, so bring your money. This is a great location to take a river shuttle and enjoy a nice meal and a relaxing day. The San Antonio Museum is nearby and an easy walk to get to.
Written March 2, 2020
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barbamo
Ortonville, MN30 contributions
Friends
There is really not much to do unless you just want to sit around and have a beer or eat. It is a pleasant place to relax and have a beer. There was no information center or booth to let you know where to go or what you could do. I felt like I had to walk to each place to see what was going on that day so we didn’t stay long. I had a pearl beer at one place for $5 and at the next place it was there special for $2.
Written March 3, 2020
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Pearl Brewery is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Mon - Thu 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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