All the thirst-quenching drink specials at the inaugural San Antonio Icehouse Week

Popular drinking spots the Friendly Spot and Dakota Eastside Icehouse have joined forces with the Current to launch San Antonio Icehouse Week…

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Sanchez Ice House
819 S. San Saba St., (210) 223-0588,
Bud Light 12 oz. Longneck Bottles, $2 (2-6 p.m.) 
Photo via Facebook / Sanchez Ice House 1 & 2
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25 signs you're too puro San Antonio for your own good

San Antonians have well-documented quirks when it comes to the food, culture, music and entertainment we love. When we're all-in for that…

By San Antonio Current Staff

The doctor recently informed you that you have permanent hearing damage from all those concerts at Municipal Auditorium and Sunken Garden. 
Photo by Jaime Monzon
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28 underrated date ideas to try in San Antonio

If your usual date-night plans feel as tired as the phrase "Netflix and chill," don't worry, we've got your back. Ahead of…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Two-step at Floore’s Country Store
14492 Old Bandera Rd, (210) 695-8827,
Established back when your grandparents were young and in love, Floore’s Country Store has been around and honkey-tonkin’ since 1942. Feel the love and passion that made this location a south Texas tradition by taking your lovely to dance.
Photo via Instagram / floorecountrystore
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The 25 weirdest attractions in San Antonio that are worth visiting

San Antonio has plenty of sights to see, from historic landmarks to museums to tourist traps — and then there's a bunch…

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    1277 Camden St.
Located at a bend in the San Antonio River between the Camden and Newell Street Bridges, this three-story sculpture made by Carlos Cortés is one of the most popular public art projects on the River Walk's Museum Reach.
Instagram / match_mlone
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The 20 best H-E-B stores in San Antonio

The Alamo City loves H-E-B, and for good reason. The San Antonio-based grocery chain is renowned for great product selection, items tailored…

By San Antonio Current Staff

281 and Evans Road H‑E‑B plus!
20935 U.S. Hwy 281 N, (210) 491-2400,—108
On top of the usual bells and whistles of H-E-B plus! stores, the 281 and Evans location has an expanded Healthy Living section and a Cafe on the Run, where you can pick up Central Market heat-and-eat meals without having to drive all the way into the city.
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The 25 most beautiful places in San Antonio

You know it, and we know it — San Antonio is a beautiful city. Whether you're interested in historic landmarks, swanky eateries…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Denman Estate Park
7735 Mockingbird Ln,
Denman Estate Park features a traditional South Korean pavilion, styled similarly to the Gwangju Democracy Bell in South Korea. Gwangju, South Korea and San Antonio, you may be surprised to learn, are sister cities. Denman Estate Park is a beautiful place to visit, not only for the pavilion, but for the pond and garden as well. 
Photo via Instagram / rebekahsantoyo
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The 25 unwritten rules of San Antonio

San Antonio's a city with its own attitude and its own culture. And San Antonians — at least the ones who stick…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Grudges against those who've betrayed the Spurs have no expiration date. (Looking at you, Kawhi Leonard.)
Photo via Twitter / @BrianRayy_
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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…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Kerbey Lane Cafe
5515 N. Loop 1604 W.,
Longtime Austin staple Kerbey Lane Cafe has set its sights on the Alamo City for a future expansion. Menu items will include diner favorites including waffles, breakfast platters and home-style entrees, with an expected completion date in March 0f 2022. 
Photo via Instagram / kerbeylanecafe
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20 San Antonio-based photographers you should be following on Instagram

Sure, it's fun to look at cute snapshots taken by influencers, but there's something to be said for photos taken by a…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Photo via Instagram / joshhuskin
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The 25 most popular restaurants in San Antonio right now, according to Yelp

Last year, Travel and Leisure readers named San Antonio one of the top destinations in the country, and it’s easy to see why:…

By San Antonio Current Staff

14. Bilia Eatery & Coffee
2211 NW Military Hwy. Ste. 131B, (210) 530-1333,
"You will regret not eating here. In addition to their delicious sandwiches, they also make a bomb spicy sauce that is out of this world! Service was great and the restaurant seems to be well kept." – Michael C.
Photo via Instagram / biliaeatery
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San Antonio vegan restaurants, juice bars and other healthy options that are actually good

It's nearly the time of year where San Antonians make resolutions and see how long they can stick with them. Many of…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Vegan Avenue
2512 N. Main Ave., (210) 332-9284,
This new-ish vegan joint focuses exclusively on plant-based and gluten-free food in SA’s Monte Vista neighborhood. The menu is extensive, with items for lunch, brunch and dinner, as well as milkshakes and smoothies.  
Photo via Instagram / veganavenue
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Ted Cruz in Bondage, Skiing on I-10, Cat Poo Bandit: The weirdest Texas news stories of 2021

After 2020, lots of us hoped this year would end up being a saner, more sedate affair. Surprise! Yeah, 2021 was just…

By San Antonio Current Staff

San Antonio Zoo brings back petty AF fundraiser where you can name a cockroach after your ex
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20 San Antonio restaurants and bars that closed in 2021

Pandemic-related hardships, lease adjustments and labor shortages took their toll on San Antonio bars and restaurants this year. Sadly, plenty we saw…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Two Step Restaurant & Cantina
9840 W. Loop 1604 North
This Tex-Mex-inspired barbecue restaurant had been shuttered since last March, in what was intended to be temporary closure due to the pandemic, but its owner said the West Side business simply wasn’t able to regain its footing. 
Photo via Instagram / craze_killa
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Cancun Cruz, Isis Romero, Texas Coast Poop: San Antonio Current's most read news stories of 2021

We hope no one expected 2021 to be a slower news year than the shitshow that was 2020. Because it wasn't. Amid…

By San Antonio Current Staff

20. Texas Governor signs new law requiring strip club employees and patrons to be at least 21
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Vintage holiday photos of San Antonio Christmas — Including Joske's and the Alamo Plaza tree

The holiday season has always been a big deal in San Antonio. The annual lighting of the Christmas tree in Alamo Plaza…

By San Antonio Current Staff

In this 1950 photograph, you can see the Christmas lights hung on the Gibbs building. Note the Christmas tree, from the city's Rotary Club, set up behind the Alamo Cenotaph.
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The best new restaurants and bars to open in San Antonio in 2021

The San Antonio restaurant and bar scene endured many hardships during the COVID crisis, and it's now grappling with unprecedented supply chain…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Up Scale
1024 S. Alamo St.,
The minds behind Southtown Instagram sensation Little Em’s Oyster Bar — opened this "sexy" new eatery this fall in the building that once housed brunch and dinner hotspot Feast. The new Southtown concept serves up seafood, steak and sushi, and is already racking up rave reviews. 
Photo via Instagram / upscalesouthtown
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These before-and-after photos show how much San Antonio has changed in the last 15 years

San Antonio's urban scenery is changing so fast it's liable to give you whiplash. Some of those changes have been for the…

By San Antonio Current Staff

These before-and-after photos show how much San Antonio has changed in the last 15 years
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30 essential places to buy your holiday tamales in San Antonio

Nothing says "Christmas in San Antonio" quite like the smell of masa wafting through the air. The little, husk-wrapped packets of heaven…

By San Antonio Current Staff

814 West Rhapsody Drive, (210) 877-9949,
You'll need to plan ahead when attempting to snag a dozen of these corn husk or banana leaf-wrapped tamales, because this spot makes 'em so fresh, they can't accommodate walk-in orders. 
Photo via Facebook / Tamahli
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The most famous celebrities who were born in San Antonio

A bevy of celebrities are repping the 2-1-0 in Hollywood and beyond. Whether they were born in the Alamo City and quickly…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Michelle Rodriguez
Action star Michelle Rodriguez came out kicking in San Antonio in 1978, and lived in Texas until she was 8. Her family later moved to the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. Rodriguez may be best known for playing Letty in the Fast & Furious movies, but she's also appeared in other iconic franchises including Machete and Resident Evil.
Photo via Universal Pictures
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Everything we saw at San Antonio's 40th Annual Holiday River Parade

The Ford Holiday River Parade took place Friday, marking the 40th installment of the Alamo City tradition. Here's what we saw as illuminated…

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Everything we saw at San Antonio's 40th Annual Holiday River Parade
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The dumbest things ever blurted out by San Antonio Pastor John Hagee of Cornerstone Church

San Antonio's Cornerstone Church recently made headlines late last year by hosting a three-day gathering of far-right conspiracy theorists. Although Cornerstone Lead Pastor…

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On Praising Trump for His Support of Israel (July 2018)
"Never in our history have we had [God's] favor at the same time with the president of the United States; with the prime minister of Israel; with the secretary of state; with the ambassador to Israel or the ambassador from Israel. All of those people are suddenly helping us achieve our objectives because the favor of God is with this organization. … For years CUFI was at odds with the previous administration on a wide range of issues, but since President Trump took office we've seen one victory after another,.”
He’s really giving Trump too much credit, but there’s a lot of that going on.
Photo via Instagram / pastorjohnhagee
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20 Christmas tree farms in driving distance of San Antonio where you can cut down your own

Sure, you can nab a pre-cut tree from a local lot, or get a faux version from a big box store. But…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Elgin Christmas Tree Farm
120 Natures Way, Elgin, (512) 281-5016,
Head up to Bastrop County and you may find yourself at this tree farm. Open rain or shine, this farm offers Virginia Pines and Leyland Cypress trees that are grown on-site. This year the farm is open Nov. 26-Dec. 10, or sellout.
Photo via Instagram / elginchristmas
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The 23 best places to see Christmas lights in driving distance of San Antonio this holiday season

Looking for some holiday cheer? Even the Grinchiest among us would have to admit there's something heartwarming about twinkling Christmas light displays.…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Museum Reach River of Lights
It isn't just the downtown portion of the River Walk that gets the holiday treatment. The San Antonio River Authority's annual Museum Reach River of Lights extends the Christmas cheer further down the river, and even features a 30-foot-tall musical Christmas tree at the Museum Reach lock and dam. The lights will be on view through January 3, 2022.
Photo Courtesy of San Antonio River Authority
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We got a sneak preview of San Antonio Botanical Garden's Lightscape holiday display

A new festive event is making its Texas debut at the San Antonio Botanical Garden this year — and we got a…

By San Antonio Current Staff

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Breathtaking moments you missed at Luminaria 2021

Luminaria 2021 was a feast for the senses. This year, the festival was spread across Hemisfair, the Henry B. González Convention Center…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Breathtaking moments you missed at Luminaria 2021
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21 San Antonio restaurants offering Thanksgiving meals for dine-in or takeout

Look, we get it — sometimes you're just not up to putting together a whole Thanksgiving meal yourself. Even if you're a…

By San Antonio Current Staff

306 W Market St., (210) 229-9222,
This newly-renovated River Walk eatery is offering a three course prix-fixe menu featuring cider-brined turkey breast and all the fixin’s. The attached Hotel Contessa is even offering Thanksgiving staycation packages for folks who simply don't want the hustle and bustle of the holiday at home. 
Photo courtesy of Ambler
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The best places in San Antonio to take out-of-towners that aren't the Alamo

Everybody knows about the Alamo and the River Walk, but San Antonio has much more to offer beyond its two most famous…

By San Antonio Current Staff

McNay Art Museum
6000 N. New Braunfels Ave., (210) 824-5368,
The McNay, opened in 1954 in Marion Koogler McNay’s sprawling Spanish Colonial Revival mansion, proudly presents itself as “the first museum of modern art in Texas.” Greatly expanded in 2008 with the addition of the sleek, 45,000-square-foot Jane and Arthur Stieren Center for Exhibitions, the museum complements its impressive permanent collection of Post-Impressionist paintings, medieval and Renaissance treasures, modernist outdoor sculpture, Southwestern folk art and contemporary Latino prints with both touring and homegrown exhibitions.
Photo by in.her.heart.were.mangroves via Instagram / mcnayart
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Everything we saw during opening weekend of Wurstfest in New Braunfels

Wurstfest opened in New Braunfels this weekend, kicking off its 60th year celebrating German culture and food. This year marked the debut of…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everything we saw during opening weekend of Wurstfest in New Braunfels
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All the best colorful moments from San Antonio's 2021 Diwali celebration

San Antonio's annual Diwali festival took place Saturday night at Hemisfair, and it was a gorgeous sight to behold. The festival, celebrated…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All the best colorful moments from San Antonio's 2021 Diwali celebration
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All the puro fun we saw at the 2021 Fideo Loco Festival

The fourth annual Fideo Loco Festival brought folks together Saturday at the Far West Event Center for an afternoon celebrating the homestyle Tex-Mex…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All the puro fun we saw at the 2021 Fideo Loco Festival
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