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20 San Antonio Drinking Spots with Actually Good Bar Food 

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Whether you're a foodie that likes to drink or just want some delicious grub to accompany your booze, these local drinking spots know what they're doing in the kitchen.
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Cullum's Attagirl
726 E Mistletoe Ave, (210) 437-4263, facebook.com/cullumsattagirl
This ice house may be small, but the flavors are mighty here. Yes, there’s lots of craft beer here, but also delicious fried chicken as well as wings and sandwiches. Need we even need to say more?!
Photo via Instagram / hungrybexar
The Pigpen
106 Pershing Ave, (210) 267-9136, thepigpensa.com
Sunday brunch. Need we say more? The weekly offering include an all-you-can-eat buffet of Southern options – from homemade biscuits and pancakes to fried chicken and mac ‘n’ cheese. If you miss the brunch option, you can still score food truck snacks like brisket nachos and smoked wings the rest of the week.
Photo via Instagram / captaincaitlinn
Maverick Whiskey
115 Broadway St, (210) 447-7010, maverickwhiskey.com
A newer addition to SA’s drink scene, Maverick Whiskey also comes through with an impressive menu. After you tour the distillery, stay awhile and get a taste of chicken fried quail, salmon chicharron or bison filet. You’ll be eating good here.
Photo via Instagram / knife_forksa
Francis Bogside
803 S St Mary's St, (210) 369-9192, francisbogside.com
This elevated Irish pub may be regarded for its cocktails and selection of beers, but the kitchen can hold its own. Shareable options include a charcuterie board, chorizo deviled eggs and wings, while plates include fish and chips, lobster mac ‘n’ cheese and steak frites.
Photo via Instagram / s.a.vortooth
Sanchos
628 Jackson St, (210) 320-1840, sanchosmx.com
Come for the margaritas, stay for the delicious Mexican bites. Nachos, tacos, tortas – whatever’s your fancy, you’ll be satisfied here. Oh, and you can forget those patio/live music vibes.
Photo via Instagram / txmikka
The Esquire Tavern
155 E Commerce St, (210) 222-2521, esquiretavern-sa.com
On top of having the longest wooden bartop in Texas, Esquire Tavern also offers an incredibly delicious menu. Here you can score elevated pub grub like deviled eggs, a Bison burger, a pulled pork sandwich or the Big Red empanada.
Photo via Instagram / esquiretavernsa
Hanzo
7701 Broadway St #124, (210) 826-1488, hanzobar.com
This Broadway hangout not only brings casual vibes and Japanese spirits, but also some creative bites. The gastropub serves up inspired dishes like karaage calamari, gyoza, poke bowls and a variety of bao to name a few.
Photo via Instagram / thefoodandtravelguy
Jazz TX
312 Pearl Pkwy #6001, (210) 332-9386, jazztx.com
Jazz is regarded as a prime spot for live music and cocktails, but it’s also scrumptious from the kitchen. Specializing in “refine Texan cuisine,” you can find menu items like blackened snapper, quail quarters as well as chips and queso.
Photo via Instagram / jazz_texas
Künstler Brewing
302 E Lachapelle, (210) 688-4519, kuenstlerbrewing.com
The German-influenced brewpub not only serves up handcrafted beers, but also prime bar snacks like charcuterie and cheese plates. If you’re really in the mood for something good, order up a few brats or a sandwich.
Photo via Instagram / kuenstlerbrew
Lucy Cooper’s Ice House
16080 San Pedro Ave, (210) 462-1894, lucycoopers.com
This 21+ joint is a perfect hangout to get boozy, but also a prime spot for some damn good eats. In addition to ice cold beers, this ice house is regarded for its Tin Can Nachos, its long list of burgers and mix of wings. No matter what route you go, you can expect your stomach to be satisfied.
Photo via Instagram / sanantonioburgerweek
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Mad Pecker Brewing
6025 Tezel Road #122, (210) 562-3059, madpeckerbrewing.com
This local brewery not only makes damn good beer, but also tasty bar bites. Kick back in the taproom and you’ll be able to score burgers, wings, “madchos” and even fondue.
Photo via Instagram / madpeckerbrew
Charlie Brown's Neighborhood Bar & Grill
11888 Starcrest Dr Ste 101, (210) 496-7092, charlie-browns.com
Dive bars don’t have a reputation for good food – or even food you’d want to eat – but Charlie Brown’s is definitely an exception. This laid-back spot has all the elements of a dive bar, but also offers a respectable menu of American grub. Wings, quesadillas, nachos, fries, burgers, sandwiches and even steak – you can have it all here.
Photo via Instagram / sanantoniomunchies
Weathered Souls Brewing
606 Embassy Oaks #500, (210) 313-8796, weatheredsouls.beer
Enjoy a craft beer or two, and feel welcome to explore the food menu. Pizzas, burgers and nachos are all up for grabs here. Oh, and the patio is pet-friendly.
Photo via Instagram / weatheredsoulsbrewing
The Growler Exchange
4130 Broadway St, (210) 320-2738, thegrowlerexchange-sa.com
If you prefer to sit in and enjoy the brews available at the Growler Exchange, you may as well stick around and order up something to eat. Go for something lighter like the charcuterie board or pretzel, or maybe get something heartier like an artisan pizza. You really can’t go wrong here.
Photo via Instagram / thegrowlerexchange
The Friendly Spot Ice House
943 S Alamo St, (210) 224-2337, thefriendlyspot.com
Not only can you find hundreds of beers and other libations at the Friendly Spot, but also grub that will hit the spot. Pair your chips with queso, white queso or guacamole, snack on jalapeño bites or fried pickles, or order some of the tacos – Mahi Mahi or roasted cauliflower.
Photo via Instagram / skylinedronetx
The Hoppy Monk
1010 N Loop 1604 E, (210) 545-3330, thehoppymonk.com
With a major selection of beers on tap, you can’t go wrong with the Hoppy Monk. Add in the elevated pub selections and a patio and you’ve got a hell of an outing. The menu includes brunch dishes – avocado toast, chicken & waffle and chilaquiles – and lunch/dinner options – a ribeye sandwich, burgers and varieties of tacos.
Photo via Instagram / abeverman
Oak Hills Tavern
7920 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 614-8855, oak-hills-tavern.business.site
Anyone who says dive bars can’t have good food has obviously never been to Oak Hills Tavern. On top of generous happy hour specials, the Medical Center haunt also offers delicious pub grub, like Frito pie, tacos, quesadillas, loaded fries, pizza and pretzels.
Photo via Instagram / mexa_pina
Anchor Bar
4553 N Loop 1604 W, (210) 492-9464, anchorbar.com
If you’re not in the mood for a dive bar, but still want good drinks and equally good food, you can’t go wrong with Anchor Bar. The menu includes a wide variety here, though your best bet are the wings. Available bone-in and boneless in a long list of sauces and rubs, the wings may just be reason enough to stop by and have a beer (or however many you choose to wash down your wings).
Photo via Instagram / jwh181
The Dakota East Side Ice House
433 S Hackberry, (210) 375-6009, thedakotasa.com
Whether you stop by for lunch, dinner, happy hour or late-night eats, there’s a lot for you to order up here. Choose from shareables like wings, nachos and pork rinds, or order your own meal – there’s options like sandwiches, pizza and tacos.
Photo via Instagram / uncovering_emily_ww
Rookies Too Bar & Grill
9200 Broadway St, (210) 375-6106, facebook.com
Open for lunch, dinner and for late-night eats, Rookies Too may be a shock for its impressive grub offerings. The laid-back spot hosts The Groovy Chicken on-site, which serves up wings, burgers and snacks like waffle fries and pickle spears.
Photo via Instagram / dreaj1525
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Cullum's Attagirl
726 E Mistletoe Ave, (210) 437-4263, facebook.com/cullumsattagirl
This ice house may be small, but the flavors are mighty here. Yes, there’s lots of craft beer here, but also delicious fried chicken as well as wings and sandwiches. Need we even need to say more?!
Photo via Instagram / hungrybexar

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