October 14, 2016

14 SA Bars Where You'll Always Run Into a Friend

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Alamo Beer Brewery
415 Burnet St., (210) 872-5589,  alamobeer.com
Maybe San Anto loves a good patio? Maybe we love a sessionable beer? Maybe we just like being so close to the Hays Street Bridge? Regardless the reason, Alamo Beer Co. usually ends up being a hangout spot for families and kickball fans alike. 
Photo via Instagram,  clint_tomerlin
Alamo Beer Brewery
415 Burnet St., (210) 872-5589, alamobeer.com
Maybe San Anto loves a good patio? Maybe we love a sessionable beer? Maybe we just like being so close to the Hays Street Bridge? Regardless the reason, Alamo Beer Co. usually ends up being a hangout spot for families and kickball fans alike.
Photo via Instagram, clint_tomerlin
Burleson Yard Beer Garden
430 Austin St., (210) 354-3001,  facebook.com/BurlesonYard
Burleson Yard Beer Garden is the kind of place that appeals to the masses — a massive outdoor area, hammocks for keeping it chill and a pretty family-friendly spot — this place has everything you need, meaning people you can bet on someone you know being there with a margarita in hand. 
Photo via Instagram,  dreaserros
Burleson Yard Beer Garden
430 Austin St., (210) 354-3001, facebook.com/BurlesonYard
Burleson Yard Beer Garden is the kind of place that appeals to the masses — a massive outdoor area, hammocks for keeping it chill and a pretty family-friendly spot — this place has everything you need, meaning people you can bet on someone you know being there with a margarita in hand.
Photo via Instagram, dreaserros
The Friendly Spot
943 S. Alamo St., (210) 224-2337,  thefriendlyspot.com
Consider this the hub of the Southtown neighborhood that could just as easily function as a community center. Whether you’re taking in a family-friendly flick, or grabbing a cold one with your furry bestie, you’re bound to run into someone from that tight-knit hood. 
Photo via Instagram,  lindseydish
The Friendly Spot
943 S. Alamo St., (210) 224-2337, thefriendlyspot.com
Consider this the hub of the Southtown neighborhood that could just as easily function as a community center. Whether you’re taking in a family-friendly flick, or grabbing a cold one with your furry bestie, you’re bound to run into someone from that tight-knit hood.
Photo via Instagram, lindseydish
La Botanica
2726 N. St. Mary's St., (210) 716-0702,  vivalabotanica.com
As one of the few places in town where you can get a delicious vegan meal and drinks with ingredients pulled from the bar's garden, La Botanica keeps it real and is always attracting a crowd with their weekly events. 
Photo via Instagram, wayneholtz_
La Botanica
2726 N. St. Mary's St., (210) 716-0702, vivalabotanica.com
As one of the few places in town where you can get a delicious vegan meal and drinks with ingredients pulled from the bar's garden, La Botanica keeps it real and is always attracting a crowd with their weekly events.
Photo via Instagram, wayneholtz_
The Luxury
103 E. Jones Ave., (210) 354-2274, facebook.com/The-Luxury
Young creatives love beer and delicious sandwiches. We also love eating outside. Wave to architects from Overland, neighbors from 1221 apartments and the rest of downtown’s creative core from the swings. 
Photo via Instagram,  hellojlo
The Luxury
103 E. Jones Ave., (210) 354-2274, facebook.com/The-Luxury
Young creatives love beer and delicious sandwiches. We also love eating outside. Wave to architects from Overland, neighbors from 1221 apartments and the rest of downtown’s creative core from the swings.
Photo via Instagram, hellojlo
Rumble
2420 N. St. Mary's St.,  facebook.com/rumblesatx
You know you’re going to run into that former fukboi at Rumble for Drake night, but you’ll also run into plenty of cocktail-loving pals. The industry-fave known for boozy drinks and a chill patio knows how to get people out with their themed nights. Take a shot for Drizzy with all your day ones. 
Photo via Instagram,  bearded.music
Rumble
2420 N. St. Mary's St., facebook.com/rumblesatx
You know you’re going to run into that former fukboi at Rumble for Drake night, but you’ll also run into plenty of cocktail-loving pals. The industry-fave known for boozy drinks and a chill patio knows how to get people out with their themed nights. Take a shot for Drizzy with all your day ones.
Photo via Instagram, bearded.music
Sancho's Cantina & Cocina
628 Jackson St., (210) 320-1840,  sanchosmx.com
With a rooftop patio, tequila, cervezas and an excellent frozen margarita, it's no wonder that's Sancho's is packed every weekend night. It's a casual spot to grab a drink and a good spot to hit up if you're looking to bump into a friend. 
Photo via Instagram, rtrefethren
Sancho's Cantina & Cocina
628 Jackson St., (210) 320-1840, sanchosmx.com
With a rooftop patio, tequila, cervezas and an excellent frozen margarita, it's no wonder that's Sancho's is packed every weekend night. It's a casual spot to grab a drink and a good spot to hit up if you're looking to bump into a friend.
Photo via Instagram, rtrefethren
Hi-Tones
621 E. Dewey Place, (210) 785-8777,  hitonessa.comPickle shots bring people together. Who hasn’t made a friend by tossing back one of these babies and dancing the night away at Hi-Tones? Give it a shot next time. 
Photo via Instagram,  jlmoore0213
Hi-Tones
621 E. Dewey Place, (210) 785-8777, hitonessa.com
Pickle shots bring people together. Who hasn’t made a friend by tossing back one of these babies and dancing the night away at Hi-Tones? Give it a shot next time.
Photo via Instagram, jlmoore0213
The Well
5539 UTSA Blvd., (210) 877-9099,  thewellsanantonio.com
You’ll likely run into several classmates at this UTSA hang that combines dance hall with dog park, restaurant with cocktail bar. 
Photo via Instagram,  muhkayluh_
The Well
5539 UTSA Blvd., (210) 877-9099, thewellsanantonio.com
You’ll likely run into several classmates at this UTSA hang that combines dance hall with dog park, restaurant with cocktail bar.
Photo via Instagram, muhkayluh_
Stay Golden Social House
401 Pearl Pkwy.,  facebook.com/staygoldensocialhouse
It's right across from the Pearl, so you already know that Stay Golden keeps it poppin' with a packed crowd. With delicious hand-crafted cocktails, a wide list of beers, Stay Golden and a large space for hanging out, Stay Golden is an ideal spot to meet up with friends, meaning you're bound to run into someone you know when ever you're there. 
Photo via Instagram,  jacquelinemindyk
Stay Golden Social House
401 Pearl Pkwy., facebook.com/staygoldensocialhouse
It's right across from the Pearl, so you already know that Stay Golden keeps it poppin' with a packed crowd. With delicious hand-crafted cocktails, a wide list of beers, Stay Golden and a large space for hanging out, Stay Golden is an ideal spot to meet up with friends, meaning you're bound to run into someone you know when ever you're there.
Photo via Instagram, jacquelinemindyk