Support Local Journalism, Join the SA Current Press Club.

February 13, 2016 Slideshows » Food & Drink

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

Share on Facebook
Tweet
Submit to Reddit
Email
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.
OF 18
PREV NEXT
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)
Skip ad in
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
1/18
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)

Additional Food & Drink Slideshows

Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

At a time when local-based reporting is critical, support from our readers is essential to our future. Join the San Antonio Current Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Newsletters

Join SA Current Newsletters

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

October 6, 2021

View more issues

Calendar

© 2021 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation