Last summer as I was visiting both my daughters at Texas State University in San Marcos, my older daughter introduced me to “The Tap Room.” This pub is right off campus (well within walking distance). Here’s a shot of the exterior and my wife and daughter inside.
This place has been open since 1993 — it has an excellent selection of brews on tap … and it has all the character you need. If you are passing through, I recommend a stop in!
Oh yeah, it has a great collection of tap handles as well.