Pearl Brewery
Pearl Brewery
4.5
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11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 22:00
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
About
This former brewery has given way to a sprawling entertainment complex with great shopping and dining options. Dating back to 1883, the repurposed Pearl Brewery has given new life to this up-and-coming area of San Antonio. Besides being known for its remarkable architecture, it now boasts dozens of restaurants, cafes and shops that draw lively crowds on weekends. Explore all the world-class eateries and book a stay in a hotel to enjoy the area to the fullest—including the twice weekly farmers’ market. Don’t forget to take a pleasant stroll along the adjacent River Walk as well. – Tripadvisor
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  • Swifty Travels
    Albuquerque, New Mexico95 contributions
    Not what we expected- but beautiful!
    The historic buildings here are so beautiful! I came expecting a single large brewery, and it turns out the buildings that used to be Pearl Brewery have now been repurposed and there are a variety of different restaurants and breweries here. The one brewery we wanted to eat at (STERNEWIRTH) required reservations unless we wanted to sit outside and it was too cold.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 17 February 2023
  • LizzyB01
    Salt Lake City, Utah327 contributions
    Saturday night
    Went on Saturday night and had to wait an hour for a table but was so worth the wait, the food was delicious but I wish we came earlier to experience the farmers market and shops as they closed by 6 pm already. Go stop by the Emma hotel while you are there to see how smart it is! lots of restaurants to choose from in this space as well.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 23 February 2023
  • LT_Dallas
    328 contributions
    Love the ambiance of The Pearl
    The Pearl is the place to go, right outside of the Riverwalk area. How they have converted this old brewery center into shops, local retail stands, food markets is amazing. You need to go on a weekend morning when it is busy with vendors. AND you must stop in and look around the Emma hotel.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 1 March 2023
  • Triptired
    Amarillo, Texas7 contributions
    Wonderful morning walk
    This area is super fun! Nice cozy area in San Antonio with lots of dining and snacking options. The fresh farmers market in the morning is awesome. We walked the river walk in the area. Its so nice and architectural interest is abounding. It is a nice pet friendly area as well. Just make sure you bring your doggie bag.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 March 2023
  • Dixie B
    Mansfield, Texas41 contributions
    The Pearl
    The Pearl is a complex built at the old Pearl Brewery. It consists of high-end apartments, retaurants and shops. When we were there there was about 6 or 7 shops open and most of then were VERY expensive. It was a nice area to walk around on a lovely spring day.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 12 March 2023
  • James
    Roswell, New Mexico11 contributions
    Great Evening with Friends
    Went to the Pearl for an evening out and had an awesome time. The vibes there are great very chill. I could just sit there for hours and enjoy the weather we had the day. Will try out the food hall next time around.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 April 2023
  • Jademaid
    Baltimore, Maryland173 contributions
    Dinner and Sightseeing
    We went to the Pearl for dinner and drinks, but also enjoyed taking pictures within the buildings, including the Emma Hotel. The brewery was a converted engine room and the vintage features and architecture are stunning. The food and drink selection were enjoyed by all but somewhat on the high side. The space is such a great place for families and friends to enjoy being outside.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 23 May 2023
  • Don F
    Indianapolis, Indiana3 contributions
    More than just beer!
    We had a day to kill in San Antonio and a local suggested that we visit here. The grounds had several vendors selling their wears and the area had several good restaurants. The area was safe, the prices were reasonable and the atmosphere was great! We enjoyed the food and the whole area, I would highly recommend that you add this as a stop on your next visit to San Antonio.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 May 2023
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Jeff T
3 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Don't bother with the Pearl complex its just an overprice inch of gift shoppes. Do take the boat ride on the river walk!
Written 10 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

ron S
Alamosa, CO668 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Great stop for something different in San Atlanta. This is the old Pearl Brewery that has been redone into a nice shopping event area. The original Brewery has been turned into the Hotel Emma. The can house are high end apartments. There is a food hall. On Saturday and Sunday mornings there are a variety of food and craft vendors. The Riverwalk does extend out to the Pearl. It is a distance from downtown. It is a stop on the hop on and off tour. Great place to see
Written 25 September 2023
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Don F
Indianapolis, IN3 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
We had a day to kill in San Antonio and a local suggested that we visit here. The grounds had several vendors selling their wears and the area had several good restaurants. The area was safe, the prices were reasonable and the atmosphere was great! We enjoyed the food and the whole area, I would highly recommend that you add this as a stop on your next visit to San Antonio.
Written 29 May 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jademaid
Baltimore, MD173 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
We went to the Pearl for dinner and drinks, but also enjoyed taking pictures within the buildings, including the Emma Hotel. The brewery was a converted engine room and the vintage features and architecture are stunning. The food and drink selection were enjoyed by all but somewhat on the high side. The space is such a great place for families and friends to enjoy being outside.
Written 23 May 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

James
Roswell, NM11 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
Went to the Pearl for an evening out and had an awesome time. The vibes there are great very chill. I could just sit there for hours and enjoy the weather we had the day. Will try out the food hall next time around.
Written 10 April 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Dixie B
Mansfield, TX41 contributions
Mar 2023
The Pearl is a complex built at the old Pearl Brewery. It consists of high-end apartments, retaurants and shops. When we were there there was about 6 or 7 shops open and most of then were VERY expensive. It was a nice area to walk around on a lovely spring day.
Written 12 March 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

davew49
Dayton, OH426 contributions
Oct 2022
Loved the restaurants and eclectic shops. This complex is tucked away just outside the city and the hotel connected to it has a very unique bar that is worth stopping in for a drink at.
Written 7 March 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Triptired
Amarillo, TX7 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
This area is super fun! Nice cozy area in San Antonio with lots of dining and snacking options. The fresh farmers market in the morning is awesome. We walked the river walk in the area. Its so nice and architectural interest is abounding. It is a nice pet friendly area as well. Just make sure you bring your doggie bag.
Written 6 March 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

LT_Dallas
Dallas328 contributions
Feb 2023
The Pearl is the place to go, right outside of the Riverwalk area. How they have converted this old brewery center into shops, local retail stands, food markets is amazing. You need to go on a weekend morning when it is busy with vendors. AND you must stop in and look around the Emma hotel.
Written 1 March 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Brian S
Escanaba519 contributions
Feb 2023
Ritzy place to go but worth seeing and just walking around, hard to think this was just a brewery in years gone bye.
Written 1 March 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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