February 13, 2016 Slideshows » Food & Drink

18 Last-Minute San Antonio Date Ideas That Are Actually Good 

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We're busy guys and gals. There's no shame in forgetting to reserve a table when Valentine's Day sneaks up on us. Luckily there are plenty of spots in town perfect for casual dates come Sunday. Here are just a few places to have on your radar.
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Halcyon Southtown
1414 S. Alamo St., (210) 277-7045, halcyoncoffeebar.com
Halcyon is a hip haunt featuring a range of cocktails and coffee drinks. Cozy up in a plush booth with an order of s'mores.

Photo via Instagram (twentysomethingsa)
Paramour Coffee Bar
102 9th St., (210) 340-9880, paramourbar.com
Visit the Paramour Coffee Bar during the daytime to enjoy a caffeinated beverage on the scenic balcony of this popular rooftop bar.

Photo via Instagram (twentysomethingsa)
Rosella Coffee Co.
203 E. Jones Ave., (210) 277-8574, rosallacoffee.com
Espresso drinks, cafe fare and booze collide at Rosella, an industrial-chic coffee shop ideal for a last minute date with style.

Photo via Instagram (jomando)
King's Hwy Brew & Q
1012 N. Flores St., (210) 277-7174, kingshwybnq
Once known as Taps Y Tapas, King's Highway Brew & Q is the place to go for delicious meat cuts dished out by Emilio Soliz of Sweet Christi's BBQ.

Photo via Facebook (King's Hwy Brew & Q)
Big Daddy's Eats & Treats
228 E. Cevallos, (210) 455-3044, facebook.com/BigDaddysEatsTreats
Chill out with your sweetie and a radical raspa at Big Daddy's Eats & Treats, a mobile vintage refreshment truck operating out of a 1977 Dodge Sprinter RV.

Photo via Instagram (twentysomethingsa)
La Botanica
2911 N. St. Mary's St., (619) 886-2594, vivalabotanica.com
Omnivores need not shy away from this quirky vegan joint. With refreshing cocktails, rivers of beer and a breezy patio, La Botanica is a perfectly casual date spot for just about anyone in town.

Photo via Facebook (La Botanica)
Sarika's Thai and Sushi
9620 Huebner Rd., (210) 877-0888
Sarika's Thai and Sushi is a petite spot for lunch and dinner tucked away in the sprawling Medical Center. Despite its humble strip mall digs, Sarika's is worth a try for adventurous eaters with a penchant for curry in a hurry.

Photo via Instagram (twentysomethingsa)
The Luxury
103 E Jones Ave., (210) 354-2274, facebook.com/TheLuxury
Couple up at the Luxury, an offbeat counter-serve kitchen and bar for big plates of high-end chow. Definitely shoot for the stupid-good fries.

Photo via Instagram (s.a.foodie)
Naara Cafe and Hookah
9329 Wurzbach Rd., (210) 558-9800, naaracafe.com
Pig out on Middle Eastern fare at Naara while sharing a hookah with your date until the wee hours of the morning.

Photo via Instagram (twentysomethingsa)
Demo's Greek Food
2501 N. St. Mary's St., (210) 732-7777, demosgreekfood.com
Demo's is a Mediterranean mainstay on Saint Mary's Street. Savor staples such as chicken souvlaki while pretending you're on a Grecian adventure.

Photo via Instagram (hannahliese)
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The Friendly Spot Ice House
943 S. Alamo St., (210) 224-2337, thefriendlyspot.com
Knock down a cold beer or three to celebrate Valentine's Day at the Friendly Spot, an iconic in the Alamo City pouring over 250 brews. An added bonus? Your four-legged friends are welcome to join the fun.

Photo via Facebook (The Friendly Spot Ice House)
The Cove
606 W. Cypress St., (210) 227-2683, thecove.us
Bring the whole family to the Cove, a kid-friendly venue with organic noms and live music, while you sip on a beer and devour a couple fish tacos with your better half.

Photo via Instagram (twentysomethingsa)
The Point Park & Eats
24188 Boerne Stage Rd., (210) 251-3380, parkatthepoint.com
A rotating roster of local food trucks gathers at the The Point Park & Eats in a tree-shaded park featuring a full bar. Make a date to sample a variety of eats from the park's popular vendors.

Photo via Facebook (The Point Park & Eats)
Lily's Cookies
2716 McCullough Ave., (210) 832-0886, lilyscookies.com
Hand-painted cookies with creative designs are superstars over at Lily's Cookies, a tiny bakery in the historical Monte Vista area. Cruise by this stop for a coffee and a couple of treats for you and your sweet.

Photo via Instagram (twentysomethingsa)
The Pigpen
106 Pershing Ave., (210) 267-9136, thepigpensa.com
Join forces with your date to take on the Pigpen's Bloody Mary, a spicy and tangy concoction topped with a slice of Smoke Shack brisket.

Photo via Facebook (The Pigpen)
Viva Tacoland
103 W. Grayson St., (210) 368-2443, vivatacoland.com
Viva Tacoland had made a name for itself as a cool riverside spot near the Historical Pearl Brewery. Grab seats on the open-air patio and wash down a taco from an on-site food trucks with a draft beer.

Photo via Facebook (Viva Tacoland)
The Brooklynite
516 Brooklyn Ave., (210) 444-0707, thebrooklynitesa.com
Post up early at the Brooklynite to experience an artful bar with vintage furnishings and chandeliers as a backdrop for your romantic evening.

Photo via Facebook (The Brooklynite)
Slackers Bar
Multiple locations, slackersbar.com
Keep your hands off each other for a bit and have some fun with these hands-on games. You'll be entertained for hours and can enjoy happy hour drink specials.
Photo via Instagram, tacotruckguy210
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Halcyon Southtown
1414 S. Alamo St., (210) 277-7045, halcyoncoffeebar.com
Halcyon is a hip haunt featuring a range of cocktails and coffee drinks. Cozy up in a plush booth with an order of s'mores.

Photo via Instagram (twentysomethingsa)

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