Themed Bars and Restaurants in San Antonio Worth Trying

There's lots of places to dine and drink in San Antonio, there's no doubt about that. But if you're looking for something a little different, these themed bars and restaurants won't be boring.
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El Luchador Bar
622 Roosevelt Ave, (210) 272-0016, facebook.com/luchadorbarsa
Puro San Antonians love lucha libre, so much that this themed bar is always poppin’ Complete with a wall of lucha libre masks behind the bar and various decorations throughout the space, this Lone Star neighborhood bar keeps it going with playful cocktails too. And you’ll have plenty to do here too, as the bar offers lots of cool events, from trivia nights and live DJs to loteria and even live lucha libre matches on special occasions.
Photo via Instagram / luchadorbarsa
El Luchador Bar
622 Roosevelt Ave, (210) 272-0016, facebook.com/luchadorbarsa
Puro San Antonians love lucha libre, so much that this themed bar is always poppin’ Complete with a wall of lucha libre masks behind the bar and various decorations throughout the space, this Lone Star neighborhood bar keeps it going with playful cocktails too. And you’ll have plenty to do here too, as the bar offers lots of cool events, from trivia nights and live DJs to loteria and even live lucha libre matches on special occasions.
Photo via Instagram / luchadorbarsa
The Ringer Pub
2826 Thousand Oaks, (210) 530-1319, theringerpub.com
Do you absolutely love The Big Lebowski? Well, you’ll likely have a blast at The Ringer Pub. This watering hole is fashioned after the famed ‘90s flick, and appropriately offers $4 White Russians at any given time. Whether you choose to pair it with a $3 shot of Fireball or not, you can practice your bowling skills, play bar games or simply watch the game.
Photo via Instagram / theringerpub
The Ringer Pub
2826 Thousand Oaks, (210) 530-1319, theringerpub.com
Do you absolutely love The Big Lebowski? Well, you’ll likely have a blast at The Ringer Pub. This watering hole is fashioned after the famed ‘90s flick, and appropriately offers $4 White Russians at any given time. Whether you choose to pair it with a $3 shot of Fireball or not, you can practice your bowling skills, play bar games or simply watch the game.
Photo via Instagram / theringerpub
Magic Time Machine
902 NE Interstate 410 Loop, (210) 828-1478, magictimemachine.com
Is there one specific theme at Magic Time Machine? Not really, but the restaurant prides itself in being “an adventure” with “fun, not stuffy, servers.” You’re definitely in for a memorable night here as the waitstaff are in costume and the space is decorated with memorabilia. You may be tempted to visit often as no two tables are alike here, each with a different theme.
Photo via Instagram / spicepinkie1
Magic Time Machine
902 NE Interstate 410 Loop, (210) 828-1478, magictimemachine.com
Is there one specific theme at Magic Time Machine? Not really, but the restaurant prides itself in being “an adventure” with “fun, not stuffy, servers.” You’re definitely in for a memorable night here as the waitstaff are in costume and the space is decorated with memorabilia. You may be tempted to visit often as no two tables are alike here, each with a different theme.
Photo via Instagram / spicepinkie1
Coco Beach
12159 Valliant St, (210) 341-5330, facebook.com/CocobeachSA
Life’s a beach. So head to Coco Beach and slam back some drinks at Coco Beach, a beach-themed neighborhood bar. With seaside decor, you can relax with drink specials throughout the night while playing darts and pool.
Photo via Instagram / thekickstandsa
Coco Beach
12159 Valliant St, (210) 341-5330, facebook.com/CocobeachSA
Life’s a beach. So head to Coco Beach and slam back some drinks at Coco Beach, a beach-themed neighborhood bar. With seaside decor, you can relax with drink specials throughout the night while playing darts and pool.
Photo via Instagram / thekickstandsa
Dick’s Last Resort
223 Losoya St, (210) 224-0026, dickslastresort.com
Does being a dick count as a theme? Let’s say it is, ‘cause that’s the deal at Dick’s Last Resort. While most restaurants wait on you hand and foot and treat you with the utmost respect, such is not the case here. Expect insults throughout your meal, so you better be ready to be roasted.
Photo via Instagram / alphamuscleg
Dick’s Last Resort
223 Losoya St, (210) 224-0026, dickslastresort.com
Does being a dick count as a theme? Let’s say it is, ‘cause that’s the deal at Dick’s Last Resort. While most restaurants wait on you hand and foot and treat you with the utmost respect, such is not the case here. Expect insults throughout your meal, so you better be ready to be roasted.
Photo via Instagram / alphamuscleg
Restaurant Gwendolyn
152 E Pecan St #100, (210) 222-1849, restaurantgwendolyn.com
Restaurant Gwendolyn is completely one-of-a-kind, and we’re treating the fact that everything from the upscale American menu is prepared without motorized machines. Made with locally-sourced ingredients, the downtown hotspot embraces the way of life in Europe before the Industrial Revolution. Now that’s a restaurant worth experiencing.
Photo via Instagram / restaurantgwen
Restaurant Gwendolyn
152 E Pecan St #100, (210) 222-1849, restaurantgwendolyn.com
Restaurant Gwendolyn is completely one-of-a-kind, and we’re treating the fact that everything from the upscale American menu is prepared without motorized machines. Made with locally-sourced ingredients, the downtown hotspot embraces the way of life in Europe before the Industrial Revolution. Now that’s a restaurant worth experiencing.
Photo via Instagram / restaurantgwen
Francis Bogside
803 S St Mary's St, (210) 369-9192, francisbogside.com
A fire didn’t let Francis Bogside from opening its doors again, so make sure to treat this Irish pub with the utmost respect when you visit. This elevated spot is popular for its custom cocktails, beer and bar bites served. The polished, rustic space may not feel very Irish, but this Southtown spot is Irish enough for most.
Photo via Instagram / francisbogside
Francis Bogside
803 S St Mary's St, (210) 369-9192, francisbogside.com
A fire didn’t let Francis Bogside from opening its doors again, so make sure to treat this Irish pub with the utmost respect when you visit. This elevated spot is popular for its custom cocktails, beer and bar bites served. The polished, rustic space may not feel very Irish, but this Southtown spot is Irish enough for most.
Photo via Instagram / francisbogside
The Modernist
516 E Grayson St, (210) 446-8699, facebook.com/themodernistsa
Aside from quality cocktails, the Modernist offers midcentury-inspired vibes with its swank, modish digs. You oddly feel like you’re drinking in someone’s living room, and it’s oh so comfortable.
Photo via Instagram / angela_ne
The Modernist
516 E Grayson St, (210) 446-8699, facebook.com/themodernistsa
Aside from quality cocktails, the Modernist offers midcentury-inspired vibes with its swank, modish digs. You oddly feel like you’re drinking in someone’s living room, and it’s oh so comfortable.
Photo via Instagram / angela_ne
Mad Dogs British Pub
123 Losoya St #19, (210) 222-0220, maddogs.net
Pretend you’re on the other side of the pond at this British-themed pub. Complete with classic pub grub, import drafts and themed parties on occasion, Mad Dogs makes for a solid choice on the River Walk the next time you want to get into a bit of extra fun.
Photo via Instagram / maddogspub
Mad Dogs British Pub
123 Losoya St #19, (210) 222-0220, maddogs.net
Pretend you’re on the other side of the pond at this British-themed pub. Complete with classic pub grub, import drafts and themed parties on occasion, Mad Dogs makes for a solid choice on the River Walk the next time you want to get into a bit of extra fun.
Photo via Instagram / maddogspub
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
406 Navarro St, (210) 224-4867, bubbagump.com
A newer addition to San Antonio’s food scene, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. offers seafood and American fare. Oh, and lots of decor from the iconic Forrest Gump, from photos to even the ping pong paddle on your table. Anyone that loves the film will be delighted to dine here.
Photo via Instagram / terrianne_passingham
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
406 Navarro St, (210) 224-4867, bubbagump.com
A newer addition to San Antonio’s food scene, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. offers seafood and American fare. Oh, and lots of decor from the iconic Forrest Gump, from photos to even the ping pong paddle on your table. Anyone that loves the film will be delighted to dine here.
Photo via Instagram / terrianne_passingham