by Elroy Laurel on
The sub sandwich of burgers. Seriously. I could only eat half and I can put it away. The patty is just so thick, I couldn't handle it. I must really need to get laid if that last sentence about a thick hamburger sounded sexual to me. Anyway, besides the thickness factor, the hamburger was delicious-- medium rare, melty Gruyere cheese, bacon and onions cooked together in what makes a gooey, slightly sweet BBQ-like sauce. I also partook in one of the beer flights... and then I partook in my friend's beer flight because I forced him to get one even though he doesn't like beer (Insuring that I would end up with two beer flights-- nothing in life is random, wait, everything in life is random... I'm confused. How about nothing in life is random where beer is concerned?). The sweet potato fries were soft. I like a little more crunch in my fry. Who wants a flaccid fry? Not me. I could bend them in all sorts of shapes, none of which were useful. I think I liked the ambiance more than the food, but the food was good too. Or maybe I had too much beer and this review, tainted with sexual innuendos, is worthless. Either way, a must try. P.S. I hope people I only know in passing never read this.
by Raphael Bartol on
Amazing food with a really nice crowd most of the time. The decor is awesome as well. I eat here frequently so I figure I'll give you some of my fave menu items... Menu recommendations: Tuna Tartar Lil Big Macs Sirloin Skate Sides: Mixed Mushrooms Corn Pudding Mac & Cheese Mashed Potatoes The only thing I hate are the truffle fries, and I love all of the desserts (big points for the Cotton Candy)!
by Ruben L. on
So FINALLY, Shiner's Saloon has opened its doors this past Thursday. Since then, I've been there 3 times already. Its located on the corner of 5th & Congress, 2nd floor, entrance is on the Congress side. Now I must say before hand, that the owners, Brandon, David and Jason, did a heck of a job putting this place together. These guys had alot of help from family & friends to get this done, and did ALOT of the hard @$$ labor themselves. These guys went to the roots of Shiner, Tx and tore down a house out there, and used the same wood from the house for their bar. How often do you see bar owners laying tile in the restrooms? They did cuz they wanted to make sure it was done right and done most importantly their way. And trust me when I say this, this place is starting to get noticed. They've got a packed bar, that contains either 7 or 8 different Shiner beers ON TAP. Plus they've got Fireman's 4 ON TAP as well. I'm not a fan of Fireman's 4, but I hear its pretty hard to find on tap, much less in the downtown area. And since it is on the 2nd floor, they have HUGE windows that you can stand/sit next to and enjoy the view from. TVs are placed throughout the bar and sitting areas for viewing, and yes they do have the sports package from what I hear. There are also a couple video games in the rear area as well. Now the times that I've gone, I've only drank their tap beers, but friends who have gotten mixed drinks, say they are made well and tasty. And shots, oh buddy how those go down without even flinching. So when you're downtown, check this place out, and keep your eyes open to all thats around in that place. Thanks to this place, I'll be going downtown alot more often now. ***Update 08/07/08*** So I talked w/one of the owners, and as of now, they are offering bottle service to those who care to order by the bottle. Nothing wrong against it, because I have done so myself, so they are catering to those that wish to order by the bottle. Also, they have opened up their kitchen. Now honestly, I was a bit preoccupied tonight to have a look at their menu, but from what I hear, and don't quote me on it, but alot of it is going to be bar type/finger foods. Now that can be a wide range of different foods, so that is why I say, dont quote me on it, but see the menu for yourself. Also, if you are nice and if Jason is working, ask him to do some fire tricks behind the bar.... TRUST ME, he will know what you are talking about. If you want to know who Jason is, or any of the other owners, take a look at the pics that I've posted. And on top of everything, considering the location, some may assume its going to become "just another one of those pretentious bars" in the warehouse district. But from talking w/the owners, they have told me, they want this place be accepting to all. IN other words, you dont have to be wearing some $150+ outfit just to get in. Heck I've gotten in w/shorts, tshirt & flip flops, on any night of the week. So come however you are, dressed up or dressed down, get down to the beat that the awesome DJ is laying down, and have yourself a drink. To Shiner's Saloon.... you have become my new Copper Tank.