June 26, 2019

25 things you have to do before you're a puro San Antonian

"Puro" isn't just an adjective, it's a way of life for lots of San Antonians. Whether you're born and bred here or been here long enough that you consider yourself at home in the Alamo City, consider these 25 things that all but guarantee that you're puro AF.
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Camp out at Brackenridge Park for Easter
Think of it as a rite of passage.
File photo
Camp out at Brackenridge Park for Easter
Think of it as a rite of passage.
File photo
Have a taqueria where they know your order by heart
We all have that go-to taco spot once we reach peak puro.
Photo via Instagram / rogersaurus_mex
Have a taqueria where they know your order by heart
We all have that go-to taco spot once we reach peak puro.
Photo via Instagram / rogersaurus_mex
Go honking after a Spurs playoff win
We’ll leave the choice of downtown or down Military Drive up to you.
Photo via Pinterest / Ruthann Hildebrand
Go honking after a Spurs playoff win
We’ll leave the choice of downtown or down Military Drive up to you.
Photo via Pinterest / Ruthann Hildebrand
Survive the two weeks of Fiesta
We’re talking going out AT LEAST every other night and having at least three chicken-on-a-sticks.. And that includes at least two flower crown selfies.
Photo via Facebook / Erik Jon Gustafson
Survive the two weeks of Fiesta
We’re talking going out AT LEAST every other night and having at least three chicken-on-a-sticks.. And that includes at least two flower crown selfies.
Photo via Facebook / Erik Jon Gustafson
Go bar-hopping down the Strip
The St. Mary’s Strip or the Main Street/gay Strip? Drink your way down either one, or both if you’re a true party animal.
Photo by Erik Jon Gustafon
Go bar-hopping down the Strip
The St. Mary’s Strip or the Main Street/gay Strip? Drink your way down either one, or both if you’re a true party animal.
Photo by Erik Jon Gustafon
Lose your chanclas (or your friends/fam) during Fiesta
It happens to the best of us, consider it a shared experience.
Photo via Instagram / haaannnn_23
Lose your chanclas (or your friends/fam) during Fiesta
It happens to the best of us, consider it a shared experience.
Photo via Instagram / haaannnn_23
Wait in a really long line for free swag
If showing up six hours early for the chance to get free stuff is your thing, you might just be puro as heck.
Photo via Instagram / yeah_im_a_texan
Wait in a really long line for free swag
If showing up six hours early for the chance to get free stuff is your thing, you might just be puro as heck.
Photo via Instagram / yeah_im_a_texan
Sober up with barbacoa and Big Red
What better way is there to sober up?
Photo by Drew Patterson
Sober up with barbacoa and Big Red
What better way is there to sober up?
Photo by Drew Patterson
Be in traffic on all the major highways
Interstate 35, Interstate 10, Loop 1604, Loop 410, U.S. 281, Highway 90 – traffic at these spots are all terrible in their own way, and you have the right to complain fully once you’ve endured them all.
Photo via Instagram / mrgarycooper
Be in traffic on all the major highways
Interstate 35, Interstate 10, Loop 1604, Loop 410, U.S. 281, Highway 90 – traffic at these spots are all terrible in their own way, and you have the right to complain fully once you’ve endured them all.
Photo via Instagram / mrgarycooper
Skip the moving truck and load your stuff the puro way
You honestly can’t get more puro than this.
Photo by Sarah Martinez
Skip the moving truck and load your stuff the puro way
You honestly can’t get more puro than this.
Photo by Sarah Martinez