26 kid-friendly San Antonio spots where parents can get a damn drink
By San Antonio Current Staff
Sometimes it seems like the stress never ends, and on top of that many of us are trying to keep the kids entertained. It's a reasonable assumption that some parental units need a little break of their own.
These 26 San Antonio spots provide entertainment and large spaces for kiddos to roam — heck, some even have playgrounds — all while allowing their folks to kick back with an icy beverage.
606 W Cypress St, (210) 227-2683, thecove.us
If you’re looking for quirky, stop here. You’ll stop in for food and drinks and to let the little ones run around, but on your way out, feel free to do a load of laundry at their laundromat or wash your car at their car wash.
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The Friendly Spot
943 S Alamo St, (210) 224-2337, thefriendlyspot.com
With more than 75 drinks on tap, 300 canned or bottled brews, brunch on the weekends, kitchen open until midnight, and drink specials every day, it *literally* doesn’t get more friendly than The Friendly Spot.
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302 Montana St, (210) 559-0421, cherritybar.com
If you’re looking to drink with a cause, you’ve found your holy grail in Cherrity Bar. Not only do their proceeds go to charity, but most of them are local charities. You thought it was just their name? Plus, there are fun outdoor games and sensitivity rooms for those with disabilities.
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Down on Grayson
303 E Grayson St, (210) 248-9244, downongrayson.com
Located near the Pearl, Down on Grayson is a slightly more upscale American food restaurant with a huge patio dining area under the shade of an oak tree. Have your wine and drink it too, right?
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2926 N St Mary’s St, (210) 320-0819, tycoonflats.net
Burgers AND Tex-mex! Tycoon Flats is causal enough to bring the kids and enjoy a laid-back meal, but still nice enough to have some darn-good craft brews as well.
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14530 Roadrunner Way, (210) 690-3333, theblocksa.com
Giant Jenga, dogs allowed, live music, children allowed and tons of space to play? Is it too good to be true? Nope! Just check out The Block for yourself.
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Multiple locations, chefjohnnyhernandez.com/restaurants
Look no further than La Gloria for fresh mariscos and other Mexican classics. You can also enjoy their large menu of beer, wine, and cocktails.
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13259 Blanco Rd, (210) 251-2602, blancobbq.com
Blanco BBQ is the BBQ place you’ve been looking for all your life. While the inside has your typical rustic decor and serves up generous portions, the outside has a play area for the kids. If you get addicted, it’ll be okay - they’ve also got a drive-thru.
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Two Bros BBQ
12656 West Ave, (210) 496-0222, twobrosbbqmarket.com
You’ve heard of Chef Jason Dady, right? Two Bros BBQ is another one of his creations where you can kick back with the Q while the kids play in the play yard.
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2838 N Loop 1604 West, (210) 490-2427, elchaparral.com
Even though El Chaparral exclusively serves up Mexican classics, they do it right. We just don’t understand why they had to put the kids menu so close to the dessert menu. Why??
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