Sometimes, you just want to go where everybody knows your name. And the surest way to do that is to stay planted on your own couch while sporting your best elastic waistband. Here are some of the spots around town to stock up on craft brews to enjoy in the comfort of your own home:
Gabriel's Liquor & Wine Superstore • There are several Gabriel's scattered throughout San Antonio, but the one along 1604 has the best craft selection. It's a little out of the way, but worth the trip. Its broad array of choices — which change regularly — features brews you can't find anywhere else in town. 1309 N. Loop 1604 W., Suite 109, (210) 492-8585, gabrielsliquor.com.
Big Hops • Get a 64- or 32-ounce growler filled with a delicious local selection or from a nationally renowned craft brewery. The taps at Big Hops' three locations rotate regularly, but their handy-dandy website lists all of their current selections so you can decide before you even enter the store. Multiple locations, bighops.com.
Central Market • Central Market sits atop the craft beer market for local grocery stores. Easily accessible along Broadway, Central Market offers a solid selection at reasonable prices. The store specializes in Texas breweries, but has a broad enough selection (in both six packs and bombers) to satisfy most craft lovers. 4821 Broadway, (210) 368-8600, centralmarket.com.
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