The Pearl District, located along the banks of the San Antonio River, is one of the hottest culinary and cultural destinations in all of San Antonio!
This constantly evolving environment allows guests to eat, play, and learn, holding specialty shops, eateries, and fun attractions all throughout. You can do everything from learning to bake to enjoying live concerts here at Pearl. This spot is even home to the 3rd Culinary Institute of America campus!
Historically speaking, this spot is sometimes referred to as the Brewery at Pearl, or just Pearl Brewery, but that is simply because the entire area is housed in what used to be the major brand Pearl Brewing Company (1881 established). The brewery and 'stable' had a huge impact on the local economy, and the remains still do, though the beer production stopped in 2001.
Save plenty of time here to explore the Farmers Market if you are visiting on a weekend, with plenty of fresh, local, and seasonal products such as meat, produce, cheeses, and prepped foods that serve as a 'true representation of the Southern Texas ranching and artisanal food community'. There are over 45 vendors here and the market has been going since 1883. If the market isn't open there is still plenty to do, though, such as shop at the Twig Book Shop, Galeria Ole, Sporting District, and so many other fun stores. You can eat at the authentic French Bakery Lorraine, or perhaps at the highly recommended Supper, run by chef John Brand.
Adults in the group will certainly enjoy the various popular breweries and alehouses trying to uphold the big brewery history here, as well.