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The Dooryard: San Antonio’s first self-serve taproom
Take a trip around the world at The Dooryard on San Antonio’s Northwest Side, the city’s first self-serve taproom! This summer hot spot offers about 30 different varieties of beer on their tap wall for you to choose from. It also serves Southeast Asian cuisine (try the steamed pork buns!) and has a Sunday brunch menu, complete with French toast.
As seen on SA Live - Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Today at 1 p.m., we take you around the world without ever leaving the Alamo City! Our first stop, The Dooryard for the flavors of Southeast Asia. It’s a new hot spot for food and beer on the Northwest Side. They’re also taking us to France for Sunday brunch!
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Jason Meredith, who plans to open a beer-centric project called The Dooryard near Interstate 10 and De Zavala Road before the end of the year, has turned to technology to both keep costs down and make the environment as safe as possible for customers. The Dooryard will feature a wall of self-service beer taps — all made of easily sanitized sleek steel — and a counter- or table-service ordering system that enables customers to order food directly to their tables by scanning a QR code and to pay through their phones. Those efforts, Meredith said, are a win-win. He can keep labor costs down by minimizing the number of employees required to pull beers and serve tables while simultaneously protecting the health of his customers and staff through fewer opportunities for interaction.
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Over at The Dooryard, a new taproom and bar in Shavano Park, Phil Carden was hired to be the director of operations, overseeing the large lineup of pour-your-own draft beer and making sure the kitchen was fully staffed and stocked. Instead, on the Sunday launch of a new brunch program, he was cooking meals, serving the food and doing everything else that needed to be done alongside owner Jason Meredith. Meredith said that he’s still looking for two more cooks and another FOH worker. Until he finds them, it will continue to be all hands on deck.
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What better way to enjoy a draft beer during a pandemic than to pour it yourself? That’s the idea behind The Dooryard, a self-serve beer and wine taproom and restaurant opening December 12 at 4503 De Zavala Rd. in the Starlight Oaks Shopping Center. With 30 taps keeping a selection of local, regional, and international craft beers flowing (as well as a smaller selection of wines and ciders available), and a pay-by-the-ounce setup, this is a spot where it’s okay to be self-serving. Food offerings include the types of fare that pair perfectly with craft beer: charcuterie, soft pretzels, hearty sandwiches like the muffaletta and Reuben, and even Asian-inspired dishes like soy-and-ginger baby back ribs, a banh mi sandwich, and laab lettuce wraps.
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Mover over mimosas, brunch has a new favorite beverage. On Sunday, March 14, San Antonio’s first-ever self-serve taproom, The Dooryard will introduce an exciting new chef-inspired brunch menu. Adding to chef Phil Carden’s expansive menu of dinner options, early birds will now have the opportunity to pour themselves a glass of craft beer to pair with such nostalgic classics as biscuits with homemade sausage gravy, elevated French toast, and shrimp and grits. The Dooryard’s brunch service will be served Sundays from 10 am-2 pm. And yes, you can still order a mimosa, but with a rotating menu of 30-plus craft beers, why would you?
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Moms get a complimentary glass of Champagne with the purchase of a brunch entree on May 9 starting at 10 am. There is also have a special brunch dessert available, a coconut panna cotta with candied strawberry.
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Saturday, August 14, San Antonio’s first self-serve taproom, The Dooryard, will host its first ever Dooryard Door Jam Tiki Slam. Attendees can grab their self-serve Dooryard beer card at the bar and enjoy a variety of tiki-inspired craft beers, including Martin House Brewing Company’s Pina Colada cream ale and Blue Owl Brewery’s Tiki Hop Totem and Tropical Brut ales.
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This northwest-side spot features 30 taps loaded with self-serve beers, seltzers and wines, allowing guests to sample a variety of beers without committing to a full pour. Expect a full food menu, outdoor seating for up to nine tables and a kids play area in the coming weeks.
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This self-serving taphouse has more to offer than just beer and seltzers — The Dooryard’s new Sunday Brunch menu has hangover-banishing menu items for those who imbibe in a few too many beers on Saturday night.
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A new restaurant and taproom is coming to San Antonio near Shavano Park that will allow customers to choose their own self-serve drinking adventure. Located inside the Starlight Oaks shopping center, The Dooryard is a new concept from owner Jason Meredith that will feature a wall of 30 taps that will be loaded with an assortment of self-serve beers, seltzers and wines. Customers can pour as much or as little as they want, with pricing by the ounce.
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San Antonio's first self serve beer and wine tap house, Dooryard, offers a brunch haven for those in the Shavano Park area. Their brunch menu features Southern classics like biscuits and gravy, but also offers a lighter frittata and kale salad, and French toast for those with a sweet tooth. Customers can choose drinks from 30 self-serve taps offering regional craft beers as well as offerings from Künstler Brewing — just fill up your cup and pay by the ounce.
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Dining here will not only allow Mom to munch on some classic brunch bites, but also sip a free glass of bubbly for the lady of the hour! This taphouse will also be serving up a special dessert to order, coconut panna cotta with candied strawberries, during the festivities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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As The Dooryard says, forget luck, give us a beer. This taphouse and restaurant uses an innovative self-serve pouring system so customers can pay for their drinks by the ounce. For St. Patrick's Day they'll be serving up Irish Reds on tap and Irish-inspired dishes like corned beef and cabbage.
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