Minds behind San Antonio restaurants Tia’s Tacos and Mr. C’s opening two new bars

click to enlarge Gibby’s Ice House will hold its grand opening Feb. 2. - Courtesy Gibby’s Ice House
Courtesy Gibby’s Ice House
Gibby’s Ice House will hold its grand opening Feb. 2.
After launching taco, burger and chicken-and-waffle concepts, San Antonio restaurateurs Benny and Lisa Costello are trying their hand at something new: the bar and grill business.

The couple plan to open not one but two Gibby’s Ice House locations by month’s end, the restaurant group confirmed to the Current.

The first, located at 5018 Research Drive in the Medical Center, started slinging beer, cocktails and bar-food favorites such as burgers, wings and pizza on Wednesday, Feb. 2.

A second will open in the coming weeks at 2402 S.E. Military Drive, just south of downtown. That Gibby's is located just a few doors down from another Costello venture, Don Benito’s Cocina y Cantina.

The Costellos also own and operate local spots Tio’s Tex-Mex, Hometown Burger, Tia’s Taco Hut and Mr. C’s Fried Chicken & Waffles.

The Gibby's locations will offer domestic and craft beers on tap, banks of big-screen TVs and a full bar featuring a cocktail menu, frozen margaritas and an expansive selection of tequilas and bourbons, the Express-News reports.

Upon opening, Gibby's on Research Dr. will see guests daily from 5 p.m.-midnight, with expanded hours expected to be announced shortly after.

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Nina Rangel

Nina Rangel uses nearly 20 years of experience in the foodservice industry to tell the stories of movers and shakers in the food scene in San Antonio. As the Food + Nightlife Editor for the San Antonio Current, she showcases her passion for the Alamo City’s culinary community by promoting local flavors, uncovering...

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