22 LGBTQ+ friendly bars and restaurants in San Antonio

June of 2021 is filled with reason for celebration, thanks to the overlap of Pride Month and the city's delayed Fiesta revelry.

Many folks are looking to explore LGBTQ-friendly or -owned businesses right now, so we looked for local restaurants and bars that have declared their spaces as safe and inclusive to all San Antonians, regardless of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Every one of these 22 eateries and bars have either identified themselves as "Open to All" via online review platform Yelp, hosted past LGBTQ+ inclusive events onsite or are planning to hold such events in the near future. By no means is it an exhaustive list of the many welcoming spots in our city, but it should provide a good starting point. 
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Cereal Killer Sweets
1031 Patricia, Suite 104, (210) 753-2032, cerealkillersweets.com
Satisfy your sweet tooth at one of San Antonio’s queer-owned businesses with an impressive catalog of LGBTQ+-centric charitable causes.
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texas_made_eats
Cereal Killer Sweets
1031 Patricia, Suite 104, (210) 753-2032, cerealkillersweets.com
Satisfy your sweet tooth at one of San Antonio’s queer-owned businesses with an impressive catalog of LGBTQ+-centric charitable causes.
Photo via Instagram / texas_made_eats
Luther’s Cafe
1503 N Main Ave, (210) 223-7727, lutherscafe.com
As a staple of The Strip, Luther’s is known for its fierce backing and empowerment of San Antonio’s LGBTQ+ community, from its drag shows to fundraising events. Bring the whole family along for a fun-filled meal ordered from the restaurants’ all-around Texas menu. 
Photo via Instagram / lutherscafe
Luther’s Cafe
1503 N Main Ave, (210) 223-7727, lutherscafe.com
As a staple of The Strip, Luther’s is known for its fierce backing and empowerment of San Antonio’s LGBTQ+ community, from its drag shows to fundraising events. Bring the whole family along for a fun-filled meal ordered from the restaurants’ all-around Texas menu.
Photo via Instagram / lutherscafe
Gino's Deli @ Stop & Buy
13210 Huebner Rd, (210) 764-0602, myginosdeli.com
Voted one of the top restaurants by Yelp — not just in Texas but in the country — Gino’s Deli is a primo spot to treat your burger or sandwich cravings. Besides, who could say ‘no’ to the best philly cheesesteak west of the Mississippi?
Photo via Instagram / ginosdeli
Gino's Deli @ Stop & Buy
13210 Huebner Rd, (210) 764-0602, myginosdeli.com
Voted one of the top restaurants by Yelp — not just in Texas but in the country — Gino’s Deli is a primo spot to treat your burger or sandwich cravings. Besides, who could say ‘no’ to the best philly cheesesteak west of the Mississippi?
Photo via Instagram / ginosdeli
Sichuan House
3505 Wurzbach Road #102, (210) 509-9999, facebook.com/SichuanEats
Get your fix of spice (or not, if mild is more your style) with Sichuan House’s impressive menu of traditional Chinese Sichuan cuisine. Keep an eye out for a new Chinese restaurant, also owned by Sichuan House owner Kristina Zhao, coming to the northside this summer — Dashi Sichuan Kitchen, more than double the size of Sichuan House.
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s.a.foodie
Sichuan House
3505 Wurzbach Road #102, (210) 509-9999, facebook.com/SichuanEats
Get your fix of spice (or not, if mild is more your style) with Sichuan House’s impressive menu of traditional Chinese Sichuan cuisine. Keep an eye out for a new Chinese restaurant, also owned by Sichuan House owner Kristina Zhao, coming to the northside this summer — Dashi Sichuan Kitchen, more than double the size of Sichuan House.
Photo via Instagram / s.a.foodie
Max and Louie's New York Diner
226 W Bitters Road Suite 126, (210) 483-7600, maxandlouiesdiner.com
Delicious comfort food, breakfast served all day, jaw-dropping desserts and a full bar — what more could you ask for in a diner? 
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linhnie_
Max and Louie's New York Diner
226 W Bitters Road Suite 126, (210) 483-7600, maxandlouiesdiner.com
Delicious comfort food, breakfast served all day, jaw-dropping desserts and a full bar — what more could you ask for in a diner?
Photo via Instagram / linhnie_
Picks Bar
4553 TX-1604 Loop #1101, (210) 253-9220, picksbar.com
Check out Picks' online calendar for a variety of entertainment options — this month's lineup includes a Drag Queen show on June 13 and weekly Wednesday night live band karaoke.
Photo via Instagram / picks_barsa
Picks Bar
4553 TX-1604 Loop #1101, (210) 253-9220, picksbar.com
Check out Picks' online calendar for a variety of entertainment options — this month's lineup includes a Drag Queen show on June 13 and weekly Wednesday night live band karaoke.
Photo via Instagram / picks_barsa
The Noodle Tree
7114 UTSA Boulevard #101
Noodle Tree’s Taiwanese ramen brings a twist to the traditional Japanese dish, innovating with layers of unique flavors. After a brief closure in 2020, the local favorite is back and better than ever.  
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noodletreetx
The Noodle Tree
7114 UTSA Boulevard #101
Noodle Tree’s Taiwanese ramen brings a twist to the traditional Japanese dish, innovating with layers of unique flavors. After a brief closure in 2020, the local favorite is back and better than ever.
Photo via Instagram / noodletreetx
Thai Dee Restaurant
5307 Blanco Rd, (210) 342-3622, thaideesa.com
With dishes so good that San Antonians are willing to drive across town to eat, you’re sure to find something off Thai Dee’s expansive menu that’ll satisfy your craving.
Photo via Instagram /  thaideesa
Thai Dee Restaurant
5307 Blanco Rd, (210) 342-3622, thaideesa.com
With dishes so good that San Antonians are willing to drive across town to eat, you’re sure to find something off Thai Dee’s expansive menu that’ll satisfy your craving.
Photo via Instagram / thaideesa
Smoke Shack
3714 Broadway St., (210) 957-1430,
smokeshacksa.com 
Look familiar? As seen on Guy Fieri’s  Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, Smoke Shack is the southern barbecue and kitchen whose menu is capable of satiating any hungry Texan (or tourist).
Photo via Instagram / smokeshack
Smoke Shack
3714 Broadway St., (210) 957-1430, smokeshacksa.com
Look familiar? As seen on Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, Smoke Shack is the southern barbecue and kitchen whose menu is capable of satiating any hungry Texan (or tourist).
Photo via Instagram / smokeshack
Magnolia Pancake Haus
606 Embassy Oaks, (210) 496-0828, magnoliapancakehaus.com
In 2020, our readers voted Magnolia Pancake Haus the best breakfast spot in San Antonio for a reason. Try a stack of the buttermilk pancakes or one of their seasonal concoctions for yourself and you’ll be marking your calendar for your next visit.
Photo via Instagram /  txeats
Magnolia Pancake Haus
606 Embassy Oaks, (210) 496-0828, magnoliapancakehaus.com
In 2020, our readers voted Magnolia Pancake Haus the best breakfast spot in San Antonio for a reason. Try a stack of the buttermilk pancakes or one of their seasonal concoctions for yourself and you’ll be marking your calendar for your next visit.
Photo via Instagram / txeats