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The Tap Room

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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129 E Hopkins St, Ste 120, San Marcos, TX 78666-5747
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat - Tue 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Beaumont, Texas
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153 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

The Tap Room, is a college student hangout. They have a very large selection of beer, and a variety of burger choices. The burgers were a little dry, but had a good flavor. The onion rings were oily. The wait staff was friendly but over worked, could use more waitress.

Thank BDaleR
San Marcos, Texas
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I LOOOVE this place the burgers are amazing. They have a fantastic beer selection, which I myself greatly appreciate. The atmosphere is a little "Barish" so its kind of dark, not my favorite ambiance.... but well worth it!

Thank Valera B
Houston, Texas
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely my favorite bar in San Marcos. Awesome bartenders who are super knowledgeable of most beers they have, which they have a lot of! There isn't a place with better selection in SM. AMAZING burgers. Really they are to die for. If you're not feeling a burger have a chicken bacon ranch pita sandwich, they are also amazing. A great... More 

Thank amanilopes
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came to San Marcos to see the coogs play and stopped in the tap room for lunch and a beer, great place! Made game day even better! Burgers were great and they had a huge selection of draft beers. Waitstaff was friendly even while wearing my teams gear. Highly recommended them. Go Coogs!

Thank kris2226
Saint Augustine, Florida
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96 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

We have been at least 10 times in the month we visited San Marcos. Love Chad, Thor, Jennifer, Daniel and everyone else that works there whose names I never got. Always a friendly group at the bar. If I lived here I would become a "local" The burgers are amazing and ice cold draft beer. Great fries and omg the... More 

Thank CaptainKim
San Marcos, Texas, United States
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Ribs are fabulous. Extensive beer list. A bit loud, and sometimes too crowded. Very hard to find a parking place

Thank Alice L
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Food was quick and ok. Good sports bar. Lots of TVs. College hangout mostly. Queso is not good and salsa fair. Burgers are fair.

Thank Steve B
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Really great American burgers to help you reach that optimum America supersize you, you always dreamed of! Service wasn't very good.

Thank willjm03
San Marcos, Texas
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

If you are a college student this location probably rocks, however, I have been twice disappointed. The food, service, cleanliness and atmosphere are poor to say the least. I do not recommend eating (or even drinking) there unless you like a LOT of BEER, and don't mind a chaotic and dirty location, with haphazard service with attitude. UGH.

Thank Jaywalkergirl
Montpelier, Vermont
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Very nice Bartender. Very good service. Good beer selection kept very cold. It was a quick stop for us, a couple of beers and a Burger. It was the perfect place for that! Good Burger, nothing special, but good.

Thank David R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 E Hopkins St, Ste 120, San Marcos, TX 78666-5747
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: 512-392-9824

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