San Antonio's essential local coffee shops to get your daily pick-me-up

Whether iced or hot, guzzled on-the-go or sipped in a comfy armchair, there's no denying coffee fuels San Antonio. Numerous national chains…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Press Coffee
4035 Broadway, presscoffee2go.com
If you enjoy natural light and good coffee, Press Coffee offers both in a greenhouse-like A-frame space located just down the street from the Witte Museum. 
Photo via Instagram / presscoffee_sa
29 slides

20 iconic San Antonio foods and drinks that show what our city is all about

Over recent years, San Antonio has racked up plenty of recognition for being a culinary destination. No small part of that comes…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Chicken-on-a-Stick
Fiesta favorite chicken-on-a-stick is basically the supreme food booth snack from all of Fiesta. San Antonians look forward to eating it all year, and usually commemorate their first chicken-on-a-stick of the season with a selfie. It’s inspired chicken-on-a-stick necklaces, earrings, stickers and more from local designers, and has appeared on menus across SA so folks can get their fix. Thank goodness for that.
Photo by Jaime Monzon
20 slides

The best bars and nightlife spots in San Antonio, according to our readers

We asked, and San Antonio answered! Here are the Best of San Antonio Nightlife winners of 2022.

By San Antonio Current Staff

Best Music Venue
Paper Tiger, 2410 N. St. Mary's St., (210) 666-6666, papertigersatx.com
Photo by Daniel Conrad
24 slides

The best food and drinks in San Antonio, according to our readers

The people of San Antonio have spoken! Here are the Best of San Antonio Food & Drink winners for 2022.

By San Antonio Current Staff

Best Burger
Chris Madrid’s, 1900 Blanco Rd., (210) 735-3552, chrismadrids.com
Photo via Instagram / chrismadrids
55 slides

20 downtown San Antonio restaurants that aren't just for tourists

Downtown San Antonio is chock full of dining spots that offer visitors varying degrees of the "authentic Alamo City experience." Some are…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Francis Bogside
803 S St Mary's St., (210) 369-9192, www.francisbogside.com
It isn’t common to see Irish neighborhood bars in San Antonio but Francia Bogside, a rustic chic take on a traditional Irish pub, has changed that narrative for Southtown. This Southtown fave offers upscale pub fare alongside expertly-prepared craft cocktails, wine and beer.
Photo via Instagram / francisbogside
20 slides

The 25 most popular San Antonio restaurants right now, according to Yelp

When it comes to discovering new dining spots, Yelp can be a handy place to see which are building a buzz. While…

By San Antonio Current Staff

21. Noodle Tree
7114 UTSA Boulevard, Suite 101, (210) 233-6371, noodletreetx.com
"I think this might be the best ramen we have tried in Texas so far.. I know, a big statement to make. It is an unassuming little spot in the corner of a residential building complex but the food quality and flavor is amazing." – Jessica C. 
Photo via Instagram / matt__klein
25 slides

Newsletters

Join SA Current Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

These 24 San Antonio spots serve the best breakfast tacos in town

It’s no secret that San Antonians like to start their day with a breakfast taco — or three. Whether loaded with fluffy…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Garcia's Mexican Food
842 Fredericksburg Rd., (210) 735-5685, facebook.com/Garcias-Mexican-Food-133549451128
Since 1962 Garcia’s has been a local favorite, offering a true tex-mex variety of tacos for breakfast and lunch.
Photo via Google Maps
24 slides

25 San Antonio spots to get frozen cocktails, including to-go and drive-thru options

Summer in Texas is no joke, and those who don't have a swimming pool at their disposal may be looking for alternate…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Picks Bar
4553 North Loop 1604 W., #1101, (210) 253-9220, picksbar.com
This fun, female-owned bar just north of Shavano Park boasts a great selection of nightlife events paired with a full service bar. The place also hosts cocktail classes for budding home bartenders. 
Photo via Instagram / picks_barsa
25 slides

San Antonio's 20 must-try barbecue restaurants

Texas is the self-proclaimed barbecue capitol of the world. And who's going to argue with that? Like much of the state, San Antonio…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Smoke Shack
3714 Broadway St., (210) 957-1430,
smokeshacksa.com
Featured multiple times on Food Network, the Smoke Shack offers undeniably delicious barbecue and southern-style cooking that will amply satisfy your cravings. Grab an order of the tender, melty Brisket Grilled Cheese and you may just become a regular. 
Photo via Instagram / smokeshack
20 slides

The 28 hottest new restaurants and bars in San Antonio right now

We're almost halfway through 2022, and enough new dining options have sprouted up to change the face of the Alamo City's culinary…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Shin-Dig
2250 Bulverde Rd., 726-444-0091, shindigsa.com
The new bar and lounge concept from the owners of the Angry Elephant brings an upscale feel with booths for private parties and a bar with granite countertops. Shin-Dig’s opening brings a boost to Stone Oak’s upscale nightlife, open every day from noon to 2 a.m.

Photo via Instagram / theshindigsa
28 slides

Everyone we saw having fun at the Poteet Strawberry Festival 2022

After operating on smaller scale last year due to the pandemic, the Poteet Strawberry Festival made a big return over the weekend.…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everyone we saw having fun at the Poteet Strawberry Festival 2022
100 slides

22 Texas Hill Country bars and restaurants worth a road trip from San Antonio

San Antonio is a foodie's dream, but sometimes you just need to get away from the city for a while. If you're…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Texas Pride BBQ
2980 E Loop 1604 S, Adkins, (210) 649-3730, texaspridebbq.net
Texas Pride BBQ has the fix for your fried fish and barbecue cravings. If nothing else, be sure to try their famous peach cobbler while there — you won't be sorry. 
Photo via Instagram / texaspridebarbecue
22 slides

22 San Antonio bars that open at noon or earlier so you can day drink

Whether you're pre-gaming ahead of a sports event, having a nightshift happy hour or going through a bad breakup, there are times…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Cullum’s Attagirl
726 E Mistletoe Ave, (210) 437-4263, cullumsattagirl.com
Known for its fried chicken that’s now available for lunch, you can also stop by Cullum’s starting at 11 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Seriously, grab a craft beer or two and enjoy it out on the patio of this rustic joint for a late morning pick-me-up.
Photo via Instagram / cullumsattagirl
22 slides

These before-and-after photos show how San Antonio restaurants have changed in the last 15 years

It's one thing to know the food business is notorious for high turnover, and yet another to see it in action. San Antonio's…

By San Antonio Current Staff

These before-and-after photos show how San Antonio restaurants have changed in the last 15 years
71 slides

All the beautiful people we saw at United We Brunch 2022 in San Antonio

You just couldn't beat the people watching at Saturday's United We Brunch event. Here's a look at everyone we saw sampling delectable…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All the beautiful people we saw at United We Brunch 2022 in San Antonio
194 slides

The most delicious moments from San Antonio's United We Brunch 2022

We had a blast Saturday at the Sixth Annual United We Brunch. Held at The Espee at St. Paul Square, the event…

By San Antonio Current Staff

The most delicious moments from San Antonio's United We Brunch 2022
249 slides

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, heb.com/heb-store/US/tx/san-antonio/281-and-evans-road-h-e-b-plus—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.
20 slides

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., kerbeylanecafe.com
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
28 slides

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, facebook.com/eatbilia
"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
25 slides

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, eatveganavenue.com
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
30 slides

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
20 slides

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., upscalesouthtown.com
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
20 slides

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

Tamahli
814 West Rhapsody Drive, (210) 877-9949, tamahli.com
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
30 slides

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

Ambler
306 W Market St., (210) 229-9222, amblersanantonio.com
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
21 slides

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
104 slides

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
100 slides

All the people we saw having fun at the 2021 San Antonio Beer Festival

The 15th Annual San Antonio Beer Festival took place Saturday, pouring 400 beers from more than 100 breweries into one single-day event.…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All people we saw having fun at the 2021 San Antonio Beer Festival
161 slides

Everything we saw at the 2021 San Antonio Beer Festival

Beer lovers poured into Crockett Park Saturday for the 15th Annual San Antonio Beer Festival. Here's how the fun went down at…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everything we saw at the 2021 San Antonio Beer Festival
261 slides

The 25 highest-rated steakhouses in San Antonio right now, according to Yelp

Whether you think steak is best reserved for a special occasion or you're fine with ordering one any old day, the Alamo…

By San Antonio Current Staff

1. Bohanan’s Prime Steak and Seafood
219 E Houston Street, (210) 472-2600, bohanans.com
“I've eaten at most of the steakhouses in San Antonio and Bohanan's is by far the best in service, ambiance, wine selection/service and food quality/presentation… The ONLY steakhouse I recommend while in San Antonio.” - Gerald H..
Photo via Instagram / jason_risner_photography
25 slides

The 25 most popular restaurants in San Antonio right now, according to Yelp

We get it. Choosing which local dining spots to check out can be a daunting task. With a slew of new eateries…

By San Antonio Current Staff

7. Bilia Eatery & Coffee
2211 NW Military Hwy. Ste. 131B, (210) 530-1333, facebook.com/eatbilia
"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
25 slides