January 14, 2022

The 28 most anticipated new bars and restaurants coming to San Antonio

Foodies can agree that the past two years have been full of curveballs in all arenas — thanks, COVID. However, 2022 is giving us a spoonful of hope since an exciting array of new San Antonio bars and restaurants are expected to throw open their doors.

Over coming months, Alamo City epicures can expect to sample a wide variety of new dining and drinking spots, from new locations by existing chains eateries to unique homegrown concepts by SA chefs.
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Vintage Wine Bar and Specialty Foods
555 W. Bitters Rd., Hill Country Village, TX, (210) 481-4212, 
facebook.com/Vintage-Wine-Bar-Speciality-Foods-112259627892262
Fans of the hearty fare at Meadow Neighborhood Eatery will gain another concept from Chef PJ Edwards and his wife, Lindsey. The new wine-and-grocery concept will be located at The Alley on Bitters, which is also home to several other eateries, fashion boutiques, and art galleries. The official opening date, though, was not available at press time. 
Photo courtesy of Vintage Wine Bar and Specialty Foods
Vintage Wine Bar and Specialty Foods
555 W. Bitters Rd., Hill Country Village, TX, (210) 481-4212, facebook.com/Vintage-Wine-Bar-Speciality-Foods-112259627892262
Fans of the hearty fare at Meadow Neighborhood Eatery will gain another concept from Chef PJ Edwards and his wife, Lindsey. The new wine-and-grocery concept will be located at The Alley on Bitters, which is also home to several other eateries, fashion boutiques, and art galleries. The official opening date, though, was not available at press time.
Photo courtesy of Vintage Wine Bar and Specialty Foods
The Lucky Duck
810 N. Alamo St., theluckyduckatx.com 
The popular Austin bar will open its first location in the Alamo City close to other popular bars like the Roadmap Brewing, Bentley’s Beer Garden, La Roca and Tony’s Siesta — and is expected to open this spring. 
Photo via Instagram / theluckyduckatx
The Lucky Duck
810 N. Alamo St., theluckyduckatx.com
The popular Austin bar will open its first location in the Alamo City close to other popular bars like the Roadmap Brewing, Bentley’s Beer Garden, La Roca and Tony’s Siesta — and is expected to open this spring.
Photo via Instagram / theluckyduckatx
Conversa Elevated
20327 W. Interstate 10, conversaelevated.com
The dual-level bar will adhere to two dress codes: “smart casual” on the first level and cocktail attire on the second level. The two-story bar is expected to open near San Antonio’s exclusive Dominion neighborhood in March.
Photo via Instagram / conversaelevated
Conversa Elevated
20327 W. Interstate 10, conversaelevated.com
The dual-level bar will adhere to two dress codes: “smart casual” on the first level and cocktail attire on the second level. The two-story bar is expected to open near San Antonio’s exclusive Dominion neighborhood in March.
Photo via Instagram / conversaelevated
Speakeasy at the Aiden Hotel
1103 E. Commerce St.,aiden.bestwestern.com 
The swanky and fun Aiden Hotel will replace the aging Best Western in St. Paul Square and will have a 20's era speakeasy — a fitting venue for the new bar, considering the building dates back to the early 1900s. The new hotel and bar are expected to open this spring. 
Photo via Google Maps
Speakeasy at the Aiden Hotel
1103 E. Commerce St.,aiden.bestwestern.com
The swanky and fun Aiden Hotel will replace the aging Best Western in St. Paul Square and will have a 20's era speakeasy — a fitting venue for the new bar, considering the building dates back to the early 1900s. The new hotel and bar are expected to open this spring.
Photo via Google Maps
Free Roam Brewing Company
325 S. Main St., Boerne, freeroambrewing.com
Former San Francisco Giants pitcher Jeremy Affeldt will open the new craft brewery in the old Boerne Liberty Stable in the small town's bustling center.  
Photo via Instagram / freeroambrewingcompany
Free Roam Brewing Company
325 S. Main St., Boerne, freeroambrewing.com
Former San Francisco Giants pitcher Jeremy Affeldt will open the new craft brewery in the old Boerne Liberty Stable in the small town's bustling center.
Photo via Instagram / freeroambrewingcompany
Reese Bros. BBQ
906 Hoefgen Ave., ctxmarket.com
After years of serving up barbecue in West Texas, San Antonio natives Nick and Elliot Reese decided that they were ready to open a brick and mortar location of Reese Bros. Barbecue in the Alamo City. The new spot will serve their famous sausage, turkey, ribs and 14-hour smoked brisket when it opens this spring.
Photo via Instagram / reesebrosbbq
Reese Bros. BBQ
906 Hoefgen Ave., ctxmarket.com
After years of serving up barbecue in West Texas, San Antonio natives Nick and Elliot Reese decided that they were ready to open a brick and mortar location of Reese Bros. Barbecue in the Alamo City. The new spot will serve their famous sausage, turkey, ribs and 14-hour smoked brisket when it opens this spring.
Photo via Instagram / reesebrosbbq
Shin-Dig
2250 Bulverde Rd.
The new concept from the owners of the Angry Elephant will feature an inviting, upscale feel with booths for private parties and a bar with granite countertops. 
Photo via Instagram / theshindigsa
Shin-Dig
2250 Bulverde Rd.
The new concept from the owners of the Angry Elephant will feature an inviting, upscale feel with booths for private parties and a bar with granite countertops.
Photo via Instagram / theshindigsa
Ro-Ho Pork and Bread
618 Fair Ave., ro-hoporkandbread.com
The nationally acclaimed Mexican-style sandwich spot will expand its local footprint by adding another location southeast of downtown this summer.
Photo via Instagram / rohoporkandbread
Ro-Ho Pork and Bread
618 Fair Ave., ro-hoporkandbread.com
The nationally acclaimed Mexican-style sandwich spot will expand its local footprint by adding another location southeast of downtown this summer.
Photo via Instagram / rohoporkandbread
Ladino
200 E. Grayson St. #100
This new Mediterranean restaurant at The Pearl will be helmed by Executive Chef Berty Richter, and the cuisine will pay homage to his Sephardic roots. The new restaurant is slated to open this summer. 
Photo courtesy of Ladino
Ladino
200 E. Grayson St. #100
This new Mediterranean restaurant at The Pearl will be helmed by Executive Chef Berty Richter, and the cuisine will pay homage to his Sephardic roots. The new restaurant is slated to open this summer.
Photo courtesy of Ladino
Via 313
8435 Wurzbach Rd., via313.com
Austin-based Via 313 will bring its Motor City-inspired, square-shaped deep dish pizza to San Antonio, with plans of opening a location near the Medical Center in late March. 
Photo via Instagram / Via313
Via 313
8435 Wurzbach Rd., via313.com
Austin-based Via 313 will bring its Motor City-inspired, square-shaped deep dish pizza to San Antonio, with plans of opening a location near the Medical Center in late March.
Photo via Instagram / Via313