20 San Antonio Drinking Spots with Actually Good Bar Food
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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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?!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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