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The Granary 'Cue & Brew
The Granary 'Cue & Brew

The Granary 'Cue & Brew Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thegranarysa.com
  • Phone: (210) 228-0124
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm, Saturday: 11:00am - 4:30pm
    Social Hour Tuesday-Friday 4:30pm-6pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Southern, Brewery
  • Executive Chef: Tim Rattray
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our restaurant’s interior dining space is divided into 2 rooms seating 20 & 34 each. Either can be reserved for parties close to the room's capacity.
  • Private Party Contact: Alex Rattray (210) 228-0124

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pearl Parkway
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available on the street (Avenue A) and in the Pearl parking lots under 281 - accessible from either Pearl Parkway, Avenue A, or Newell Ave.
A word from The Granary 'Cue & Brew
The Granary showcases a lunchtime menu of traditional, humanely raised; central Texas Barbecue featuring smoked brisket, pork, turkey, ribs & made from scratch bread, pickles & sides. The Granary has also garnered national attention with its house special, beef pastrami. Dinner at the Granary brings diners something intriguing by introducing various Barbecue traditions and flavors from throughout the world in the form of exquisitely composed dishes. Dinner guests can expect table service from knowledgeable staff and communal style seating that make The Granary dining experience unique, elevated, but approachable. The Granary also brews exceptional Craft Beers in-house that pair beautifully with the menu. Rye Saison, IPA & Brown Ale are house-brewed beers to expect along with experimental beers like a Coffee IPA.Other Texas breweries are featured on the all Texas tap wall. A thoughtfully curated bottled beer reserve list, showcasing breweries from all over the world, is also available.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "I don't consider myself a connoisseur of BBQ, however, I have had a lot of it. Whether it be the barbecued chicken of Brooks in Oneonta, NY, the Lexington-based bbq of Little Richards in Winston-Salem, NC, or Lexington and Eastern style of Prissy Polly's in Kernersville, NC, Angelo's bbq in Fort Worth, TX, Texas Pride's bbq in Adkins, TX, the Salt Lick in Driftwood, TX, or Rudy's in multiple locales, the Granary's bbq takes the cake! While it is a little pricy, it is well worth it. The ambience of its earthy location on the site of the refurbished old Pearl Brewery no doubt plays a part (albeit small) in the delivery of a terrific dining experience, but the bbq is the centerpiece. If you try it, you won't be disappointed!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "This was our third time eating here and the food was not nearly as good as the first two times. It was still good but lacked the flavor and high quality that we had expected. Also, the portions seemed a lot smaller than we remembered also."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "BUT, get there early on the weekends. My wife and I have gone 3 times and every time they had just ran our of the ribs and the pulled pork. So our next venture there will be before 6 pm. Other than this minor annoyance, everything we have tried thus far has been wonderful and tasty. The waiter Archie is pleasant and seems to enjoy his job. The owner even stopped by the table to check on us which is nice to see."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "There are really no complaints about this place, other than they really are not kid friendly. They have no kid menus so they are basically an adult place. They do microbrew their own beers and a couple of sodas. The tea was awesome. Our service was excellent! As soon as our food was ready, it was brought to us...it might not have been by our server but it was always by someone knowledgeable. It is a great example of teamwork! Everyone was super friendly and the restaurant was very accommodating to us. The server answered each and every question and Jose's recommendations were spot on. The bartender knew what he was doing too. I would definitely go back with just my husband!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Always enjoy the BBQ board. Wonderful atmosphere. Great neighborhood spot."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My husband and I have been eager to sample this new neighborhood hot spot and finally got our chance this past weekend! It did not disappoint. We ordered the fried green tomatoes to start along with the Texas toast. The ranch ice cream that accompanies the tomatoes was unique and delicious. The special whipped butter served with the Texas toast was AMAZING. The brisket was some of the best I have sampled and the baked beans served with the sampler plate were just perfect. If you are looking for a BBQ house with Texas sized portions and buckets of sauce, this is not the place. I highly recommend ordering several items and sharing. This is a true foodie experience meant to be enjoyed slowly. Don't forget to sample their house brewed beer!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "If you want great brisket for dinner this is the place. But don't stop there. Smoked oysters with umami foam, perfectly cooked ribeye. Craft beer to match each bite. Come for the Q but try everything else. You won't regret it."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We were a party of 8, treated very well, food was excellent. Wait staff recommendations on point! We were celebrating a birthday and only my husband and I had eaten here before. Our 6 guests were thrilled with the experience!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Excellent food. Chef was creative, and very engaged with his guests. Pricey, but overall, a nice change of pace on BBQ."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Cue and Brew is a gem. Not just for foodies, it radiates quirky charm, and character in its refurbished house location near the Pearl. Highly recommend it. The only negative is portion size. The menu says something about tasting sizes AND dishes for sharing. You can't do both. Portions for some dishes are sparing and almost stingy. Loved the Lamb two weeks ago BUT the plate only had two small slices on it. This week I loved the quail BUT was shocked at the four tiny quail drumsticks on my plate. They were elegant and delicious and had a delightful seat and flavor. But portions were fit for the super model on the night before the photo shoot, not a full grown hungry man. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "This was the2nd time to eat at the Granary for dinner. The artichoke appetizer literally looked like 1/8 of an artichoke, same with the tofu dish and salad appetizer. The smaller portions force you to buy more food, which is already expensive. I shared the 16 oz steak and it was excellent (again, expensive but it was a ribeye so i expected that). I love that it's local food, that's the primary reason why I came, but for the portions size I won't come back for dinner. Great restaurant for a special occasion, but quantity could only improve. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Too pretentious. Food was okay but overpriced. Waiter got my order wrong, brought out brisket and pulled pork when I ordered brisket and turkey. He acted like I was the one that got it wrong. Dining room was loud and seating on picnic tables and benches was not the most comfortable. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Too expensive for what you get. $60 for a steak that can be described as...well, a steak? The overzealous waiter boasted that it was the best steak in North America. Well, folks keep looking, because if this is the best steak in North America, or even in Texas, I'm going vegan right NOW! This place is meant for aging hipsters with too much money. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We enjoyed our inaugural visit to The Granary. I guess because it's a "farm to table" place, the menu is pretty limited. Small, but decent, wine list. Did not try the beer. The pork chop was not special -- not worth $32. Great food server. We'll go back."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Our service was perfect, atmosphere was great, but menu is very limited. I felt it needed a few more main dishes. I would've liked the addition of a couple of salads or soups and a variety of vegetable dishes. The desserts were delicious. I also thought the prices were high."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The food at The Granary is good but overpriced. The beer options are really nice and wine list is adequate. We had the TexasToast appetizer...good but the dripping butter was too salty. Had the quail, barbeque of the day and the beef clod for our entrees. Small portions for $20+ entrees. I will say that the beer and pretzel ice cream was fantastic!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Fabulous pork chop, risotto, desserts! Great prices, beers are fantastic. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "I am totally craving the risotto (as well as the delicious beef clod). Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Granary is great at its core mission - BBQ. The efforts to do vegie based things - risotto, artichoke appetizer - while appreciated, were sort of meh. We'd go back for the BBQ though"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "It's no question that you can find a lot of barbecue in Texas, however, the Granary is unique in that the food it offers is entirely farm-to-table. In addition, the on-site brewery, superb guest beers they offer, as well as a unique and refined wine list make this a spot for foodies who also appreciate quality drink. Our server was friendly, knowledgeable and quick to catch onto what we like for good suggestions. Our food was tasty with noticeable details like handmade noodles and bread, which you don't find many places, especially barbecue establishments! We will be back again!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The food was delicious, the service superb! Will definitely go again!"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Stumbled upon this little place and was not disappointed. The ambiance was great and the whole staff was fantastic and took the moment to converse when walking by my table. A big thanks to Andrew from New Jersey who was very helpful in helping my picky girlfriend select a meal that she would really like. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Took SA visitors here and it was a fabulous experience. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Enjoyed Granary very much. The food is all very delicious, albeit a bit overpriced. Enjoyed the adventurous spin on BBQ. Sat outside which was nice, until we left and smelled so much like BBQ (should have known)!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "My husband and I decided to try the Granary since they make their own beer. They only had 2 of the 4 house brews available, we tried the IPA and the brown ale. Both were very good. We also tried the house made root beer and shandy, which was the brown ale mixed with a house made vanilla soda. The root beer tasted like root beer candy and the shandy tasted like a tootsie roll. The food was really the star of the evening however, we tried the smoked beets and root beer scallops as an appetizer and the coq au vin and barbecue board as an entree. I would highly recommend this restaurant for the excellent food and root beer."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Always amazing. The food and the service was great. Our server Arch was awesome."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I love everything about this place from its paroquial atmosphere to the ecclectic menu, and every item we ordered was delivered quickly, and was delicious. The staff were excellent, and responded very positively to our nerdiness. YMMV"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "The Granary is a must try for anyone who is interested in a unique dining experience I'm San Antonio. This place is definitely a place for all foodies who appreciate substance (quality) over quantity."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great food, great beer, nice people. We had the beet and grti fritter appetizers and the beef clod and risotto main courses. All excellent. Beers topped it off."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Communal seating is one thing, but crowded seating is another. Had to straddle a leg on what amounted to a picnic table. The Cheese tray was essential 3 very small thin slices of cheese and a pile of toast...for $15, really??? Decidrd to try the beef clod since I had read some good comments....another disappointment. Nice presentation but the beef was over cooked and dry. We are fortunate in south Texas to have some really great Bar B Q places, this is not one of them."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I think we expected more veggies with the entrees. I mentioned to my waiter I have a wheat sensitivity and he recommended the cheese plate that is severed with piles of wheat bread with no sub. He seemed to just recommend the most expensive things on the menu with no regard to what people might actually enjoy. The place was really relaxed and had this modern farmhouse feel we love. The food was good, but since I had poor recommendations it was hard to really judge. We were in and out under an hour - that is record speed for us on date night. Too bad we had to go spend our drink money elsewhere."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The Granary is good. The food & service was good and the ambiance was Texas. The rootbeer scallops were very good and the brown ale ... they were out of the IPA ... was fabulous. Beyond good. One thing we wanted, the ribs ... wasn't on the menu and they were out of them as they served them at another table. I had the clod; it was good. One of the really good things about the Granary is, they feed you enough so you aren't starving but not so much that you're miserable. Too often SA is all about stuffing yourself with as much food as humanly possible. While it is good overall, and the beer was superb, I can't say there's one thing that jumps out at me as, "wow, I can't wait to get back there.""
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We are so glad we finally tried The Granary! The restaurant is small but comfortable and the menu may be short but the food is perfection... fresh, interesting and full of flavor Our group of 7 managed to order everything on the menu and there wasn't a single bite that disappointed."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The restaurant was quaint & unique within itself. The great customer service started from when you walked in the door & continued through the meal. The house beers were great. Start off with a flight so you can enjoy everything that is house brewed. It's hard not to order all the appetizers. The main course meals were well crafted & make sure to get the butter cream pie. Great service Arch & Barry.."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I've been meaning to dine here since a friend of mine and I stopped to have a root beer one afternoon. When I learned they earned one of the best new restaurants in Texas by Texas Monthly, I made reservations. We sat in the patio, and it was delightful. We started with the ribs, and I could've had a dozen of those juicy gems all by myself. The beer, I had Saison, was excellent. I wish I could've had four more but unfortunately, I was driving. Next time! Dinner was just as savory. I had the Beef Clod and absolutely loved it. My family loved their dishes and beers as well. Another wonderful evening of great food and service at the Pearl, I highly recommend The Granary!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The food, beer and knowledge of servers/bartenders all made this experience so enjoyable. The food was delicious. I'll definitely go back!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The Granary has a great outdoor seating porch that is wonderful for our South Texas weather. The tables/benches are community style which allows for a group to gather with ease or an opportunity for a couple to mingle with their neighbors. The brew was excellent. We had the Brown Ale which was dark and full bodied. Very nice beer! Loved the menu choices, and our server was very helpful with recommendations."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I made a reservation to eat here on valentines; needless to say it was quite crowded, but we were seated within a couple of minutes. Our waiter Andrew was very nice, helpful, and attentive. The only thing I found odd was the communal seating that day; they told us that they were doing this to accommodate the many couples they were getting thing evening, but although I thought it would make for a more awkward dinner it happen to be very fun. Our neighbors ended up being very pleasant. funny dinner guests, and we enjoyed talking to one another the whole night. Now the food was really amazing it was pricey none the less but well worth the amount."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I will make sure I tell people there is no cue, we were expecting pool tables. And that you could be sitting right next to people you don't know at the same table. It was okay but unexpected. I think they were going for the European feel. But the food was well worth it. The waiter really knew his stuff."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our dining experience at the Granary. The food was delicious and unique. The service was over the top. When your food is presented to you, the servers thoroughly discuss the dish. The flavors and textures were off the charts, unique and interesting and delicious. I will be going back and will highly recommend it to friends."
    Dined on 2/5/2014