San Antonio Restaurants, Bars We'll Miss in 2020

San Antonio might have seen dozens and dozens of restaurant, coffeeshop, bakery and bar openings this year, but we also said goodbye to quite a few spots. Join us in pouring a 40 for these homies no longer serving the Alamo City.
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The Granary
In November, restaurateur Tim Rattray announced that he would be closing The Granary to focus on his newest venture, Fontaine’s Southern Diner. Soon after, he announced the closure of that restaurant and filed for bankruptcy. The Granary opened in 2012.
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The Granary
In November, restaurateur Tim Rattray announced that he would be closing The Granary to focus on his newest venture, Fontaine’s Southern Diner. Soon after, he announced the closure of that restaurant and filed for bankruptcy. The Granary opened in 2012.
Photo via Instagram / thegranarysa
Shuck Shack
The seafood restaurant, best known for lobster rolls and oysters, closed on November 10 without much notice. Chef and owner Jason Dady said Shuck Shack, which was previously housed near the Pearl, may relocated to the North Side and reopen in late 2020. We’ll just have to wait and see.
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Shuck Shack
The seafood restaurant, best known for lobster rolls and oysters, closed on November 10 without much notice. Chef and owner Jason Dady said Shuck Shack, which was previously housed near the Pearl, may relocated to the North Side and reopen in late 2020. We’ll just have to wait and see.
Photo via Instagram / shuckshacksa
Moshe's Golden Falafel
Owner and chef Andrew Weissman decided to shut down Moshe’s, a favorite for Mediterranean fare, to focus on Mr. Juicy, a new burger concept that has won over local foodies. The closure came roughly two years after Weissman shuttered the Moshe's location in downtown.
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Moshe's Golden Falafel
Owner and chef Andrew Weissman decided to shut down Moshe’s, a favorite for Mediterranean fare, to focus on Mr. Juicy, a new burger concept that has won over local foodies. The closure came roughly two years after Weissman shuttered the Moshe's location in downtown.
Photo via Instagram / jesselizarraras
Tony’s Bar
One of the last remaining dive bars on Brooklyn Avenue closed its doors on October 25. Tony Lopez opened the drinking spot in 1999. Despite all the changes in the area, the bar remained a place where locals could gather for live music shows; watch, cheer and eat tacos during Spurs games; or simply grab a cheap drink and talk with their fellow patrons.
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Tony’s Bar
One of the last remaining dive bars on Brooklyn Avenue closed its doors on October 25. Tony Lopez opened the drinking spot in 1999. Despite all the changes in the area, the bar remained a place where locals could gather for live music shows; watch, cheer and eat tacos during Spurs games; or simply grab a cheap drink and talk with their fellow patrons.
Photo via Instagram / _andressolis
Burger Culture
Just weeks after the death of Burger Culture co-owner Randy Vrana, the folks behind the burger restaurant decided to shut down the business after two years. Employees have since been working as part of the family’s other venture, Southtown Pizzeria.
Photo via Instagram / southtownsatx
Burger Culture
Just weeks after the death of Burger Culture co-owner Randy Vrana, the folks behind the burger restaurant decided to shut down the business after two years. Employees have since been working as part of the family’s other venture, Southtown Pizzeria.
Photo via Instagram / southtownsatx
Bok Choy
After three years of bringing Pan-Asian dishes to San Antonio vegans and vegetarians, Bok Choy closed in late August. Chef Mike Behrend announced that he would focus on his other plant-focused concepts, Green Vegetarian Cuisine and Earth Burger. The restaurant opened to Alamo Heights in 2016.
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Bok Choy
After three years of bringing Pan-Asian dishes to San Antonio vegans and vegetarians, Bok Choy closed in late August. Chef Mike Behrend announced that he would focus on his other plant-focused concepts, Green Vegetarian Cuisine and Earth Burger. The restaurant opened to Alamo Heights in 2016.
Photo via Instagram / eatbokchoysa
Houlihan's Restaurant + Bar
The city’s lone Houlihan’s, out in Live Oak, closed its doors in December. The restaurant was among a slew of Houlihan's locations across the nation to close as the company proceeds with bankruptcy filings.
Photo via Facebook / Houlihan's Restaurant + Bar
Houlihan's Restaurant + Bar
The city’s lone Houlihan’s, out in Live Oak, closed its doors in December. The restaurant was among a slew of Houlihan's locations across the nation to close as the company proceeds with bankruptcy filings.
Photo via Facebook / Houlihan's Restaurant + Bar
Periphery on Main
Chef Mark Weaver decided his restaurant on Main Avenue would close in 2019 after two years. The restaurant won acclaim for its simple approach to dining with a mix of Southern and Italian-inspired dishes. Periphery closed in December.
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Periphery on Main
Chef Mark Weaver decided his restaurant on Main Avenue would close in 2019 after two years. The restaurant won acclaim for its simple approach to dining with a mix of Southern and Italian-inspired dishes. Periphery closed in December.
Photo via Instagram / chow_down
Steel City Pops
Both of SA’s Steel City Pops locations, one downtown and another at La Cantera, suddenly closed on October 31. Owner Jim Watkins said the stores weren’t profitable enough, but thanked the city for its support through the years.
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Steel City Pops
Both of SA’s Steel City Pops locations, one downtown and another at La Cantera, suddenly closed on October 31. Owner Jim Watkins said the stores weren’t profitable enough, but thanked the city for its support through the years.
Photo via Instagram / ritawinthrop
Midnight Rodeo
The mega-sized country music venue, popular for dancing, closed suddenly in October. The owners filed for bankruptcy soon after.
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Midnight Rodeo
The mega-sized country music venue, popular for dancing, closed suddenly in October. The owners filed for bankruptcy soon after.
Photo via Instagram / philadco
Hawx Burger Bar
The restaurant group quickly went from three locations to none. HBB’s Thousand Oaks location closed in October, while the Vance Jackson and Sonterra outposts had closed within the last year. Owner Christian Hawx has since pursued other ventures.
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Hawx Burger Bar
The restaurant group quickly went from three locations to none. HBB’s Thousand Oaks location closed in October, while the Vance Jackson and Sonterra outposts had closed within the last year. Owner Christian Hawx has since pursued other ventures.
Photo via Instagram / hawxburgerbar2
TBD Bar + Social
The bar and grill, located near Loop 1604 and Blanco Road, closed in late August with little advance notice. In an image shared online, the owners announced they'd ceased operation and thanked the community for its support. Reports indicated that the business faced a rent issue. The closure came after the concept replaced Houlihan's, its parent company.
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TBD Bar + Social
The bar and grill, located near Loop 1604 and Blanco Road, closed in late August with little advance notice. In an image shared online, the owners announced they'd ceased operation and thanked the community for its support. Reports indicated that the business faced a rent issue. The closure came after the concept replaced Houlihan's, its parent company.
Photo via Instagram / stxfoodie
White Elephant Coffee Co.
After four years of business, the award-winning Southtown coffee shop shuttered on July 31. During its four-year run, the shop hosted local art shows, helped raise funds for human rights organizations and participated in the Compak Golden Bean Roaster Competition, the largest global roasting competition, which recognizes excellence in coffee roasting.
Photo via Instagram / wecoffeecompany
White Elephant Coffee Co.
After four years of business, the award-winning Southtown coffee shop shuttered on July 31. During its four-year run, the shop hosted local art shows, helped raise funds for human rights organizations and participated in the Compak Golden Bean Roaster Competition, the largest global roasting competition, which recognizes excellence in coffee roasting.
Photo via Instagram / wecoffeecompany
Roosevelt Buffet
SA had to say goodbye to one of its oldest drinking spots. The downtown watering hole, which originally opened as a speakeasy, had served the city for more than 80 years. Operator Anthony Orozco hinted at a possible relocation due to downtown developments and changing interests that caused the family-owned bar’s closure.
Photo via Yelp / Andrea G.
Roosevelt Buffet
SA had to say goodbye to one of its oldest drinking spots. The downtown watering hole, which originally opened as a speakeasy, had served the city for more than 80 years. Operator Anthony Orozco hinted at a possible relocation due to downtown developments and changing interests that caused the family-owned bar’s closure.
Photo via Yelp / Andrea G.
The Roost Pub & Cafe
In late September, San Antonians had to say goodbye to The Roost Pub & Cafe, a longtime drinking destination in downtown. The bar recently overhauled its programming and opened a new patio, but the business shared that the updates weren't enough to keep it in operation.
Photo via Instagram / theroostsa
The Roost Pub & Cafe
In late September, San Antonians had to say goodbye to The Roost Pub & Cafe, a longtime drinking destination in downtown. The bar recently overhauled its programming and opened a new patio, but the business shared that the updates weren't enough to keep it in operation.
Photo via Instagram / theroostsa
Feast
Feast, a collaboration between chef Stefan Bowers and Andrew Goodman, opened with contemporary American cuisine, bold cocktails and sharing plates in 2011. Local diners will surely miss the Southtown favorite in 2020 and beyond.
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Feast
Feast, a collaboration between chef Stefan Bowers and Andrew Goodman, opened with contemporary American cuisine, bold cocktails and sharing plates in 2011. Local diners will surely miss the Southtown favorite in 2020 and beyond.
Photo via Instagram / wherethatfoodsa
B-Daddy's BBQ
After just seven months in business, this Spring Branch barbecue spot closed in June. The business was previously named Texas 46.
Photo via Instagram / wolfpack_rose
B-Daddy's BBQ
After just seven months in business, this Spring Branch barbecue spot closed in June. The business was previously named Texas 46.
Photo via Instagram / wolfpack_rose
The Patio Southtown
Not satisfied with the terms of a new lease agreement, owner James Avery decided to opt out of the contract in November after 18 months in the space. The Patio Southtown was a neighborhood spot, and is expected to rebrand and reopen in a new building.
Photo via Instagram / patiosouthtownsa
The Patio Southtown
Not satisfied with the terms of a new lease agreement, owner James Avery decided to opt out of the contract in November after 18 months in the space. The Patio Southtown was a neighborhood spot, and is expected to rebrand and reopen in a new building.
Photo via Instagram / patiosouthtownsa
River City Seafood & Grill
Stone Oak lost this seafood restaurant in February, a close that came after the business filed for bankruptcy. River City Seafood had opened in 2012.
Photo via Instagram / flicksandfood
River City Seafood & Grill
Stone Oak lost this seafood restaurant in February, a close that came after the business filed for bankruptcy. River City Seafood had opened in 2012.
Photo via Instagram / flicksandfood
20nine Restaurant & Wine Bar
One of the Quarry Market's booziest spots shut down in February after more than a decade in business. The owners simply decided not to renew its lease agreement after 12 years in the space.
Photo via Instagram / la_aventurera_
20nine Restaurant & Wine Bar
One of the Quarry Market's booziest spots shut down in February after more than a decade in business. The owners simply decided not to renew its lease agreement after 12 years in the space.
Photo via Instagram / la_aventurera_
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