Dutch Bros opens third San Antonio location in Castle Hills

Dutch Bros third location opened early Friday morning. 

Dutch Bros third location opened early Friday morning. 

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"Wtf is Dutch bros coffee and why so popular?"

I don't usually get pressing texts in the morning, but a friend's curiosity was piqued after driving by San Antonio's third Dutch Bros location at 6024 West Avenue, which made its debut on Friday morning.

The busy store was met with the same energy as its two predecessors: curious San Antonians trying to get their caffeine fix from high-energy staff filling them in on what to know about the Grants Pass, Oregon-based company. 

If you've missed the buzz about the bros, we'll bring you up to speed. Dutch Bros was opened by actual brothers Dane and Travis Boersma in 1992. Since then, the company has dotted the Pacific Northwest, and as of September 15, is now publicly traded (BROS). The IPO has been partnered with aggressive expansion. San Antonio's first location opened in late September off Potranco Road, a second on Kitty Hawk opened in October, and now a third in Castle Hills. Locations off Walzem and Rittiman are still coming soon, with a new Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation permit pulled for a second location off Potranco has an expected June opening date. 

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The Castle Hills store follows the to-go-only concept with a small walk-up window available to order if you're hoping to skip the drive-thru lines. 

This morning's opening included the presence of a peace officer, according to my cranky source, along with a small detour on West, but the bustle has slowed. Moving forward, expect caffeinated staff members, lots of swag, and lots of choices. 

Dutch Bros Castle Hills is open 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. 

The store features two drive-thru lanes and a walk-up window.

The store features two drive-thru lanes and a walk-up window.

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