30 San Antonio lounges, speakeasies and hidden bars — and where to find them

San Antonio's bar scene has always been fun, but the cocktail explosion of recent years have given it double shot of hip…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Downstairs at the Esquire
 155 E. Commerce St., (210) 222-2521, esquiretavern-sa.com/downstairs.
This intimate lounge dishes out small bites packed with flavor and top-of-the-line cocktails, which is to be expected — it's just below downtown's historic and lauded Esquire Tavern. Downstairs offers funky, swanky vibes and expertly crafted drinks on the River Walk level of the storied building, which is also said to host a guest of supernatural persuasion.
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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., 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. 
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27 cozy San Antonio bars for when it's getting too cold to drink outside

The weather is finally cooling down for the few weeks that Texas approximates winter, and we can't blame anyone who's breaking out…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Downstairs at Esquire
155 E Commerce St., (210) 222-2521, esquiretavern-sa.com
Skip the tavern and stop by the riverside bar instead. This intimate lounge dishes out small bites packed with flavor and top-of-the-line cocktails. Go. Now.
Photo via Instagram / downstairsatesquire
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25 San Antonio restaurants that opened during the pandemic that you might have missed

Despite the many hardships that faced the bar and restaurant industry last year — thanks, COVID — San Antonio is now awash…

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Hops & Hounds
13838 Jones Maltsberger Rd., facebook.com/Hops-Hounds-113122597047363
If you’re looking to spend more time outdoors, look no further than this new dog-friendly joint in Northeast San Antonio. Hops & Hounds specializes in classic American bites, adult beverages and space for the little ones and pups to play. 
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hopshoundssa
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These San Antonio restaurants are serving up Mom-worthy brunches

Time for a reality check, SA: we are T-minus two weekends from Mother's Day. On the off-chance you're like us and haven't…

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Whiskey Cake
15900 La Cantera Pkwy Ste 21200, (210) 236-8095, whiskeycake.com
Need Mother’s Day plans? When in doubt, take her to Whiskey Cake for farm-to-kitchen dishes and their one-of-a-kind cocktails. 
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27 essential San Antonio brunch spots worth getting out of bed for

Whether you're gathering with family, trying to recover from painting the town red or pre-gaming for more weekend shenanigans, brunch is an…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Max & Louie's New York Diner 
226 W Bitters Rd #126, (210) 483-7600, maxandlouiesdiner.com
Start your Sunday off right at the East Coast diner-themed restaurant. Build your own omelet or try the Bleaker Street Breakfast Tacos — also called the “Best Tacos South of New York”.

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The 24 most beautiful restaurants in San Antonio

Whether you're seeking a romantic date spot or simply looking for world-class dining, you'll be in awe of these gorgeous, locally-owned eateries.…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Biga on the Banks
203 S St Mary's St, (210) 225-0722, biga.com
In the busy streets of downtown you’ll find this landmark eatery, known for its take on New American fare. Though the menu is constantly changing, you can always find inventive dishes, worldly wines and breathtaking River Walk views in Chef Bruce Auden's dining room.
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The 20 hottest new restaurants in San Antonio

New year, new restaurants! At least, that what it feels like in the Alamo City right now. A plethora of new eateries…

By San Antonio Current Staff

The Dooryard
4503 De Zavala Rd., Ste. 108, thedooryardsa.com
This northwest-side spot features 30 taps loaded with self-serve beers, seltzers and wines, allowing guests to sample a variety of beers without committing to a full pour. Expect a full food menu, outdoor seating for up to nine tables and a kids play area in the coming weeks.
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The most anticipated restaurants coming to San Antonio by the end of 2020

There's something to be said about the tenacity of the San Antonio food scene, given the many curveballs it's been thrown this…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Curry Boys BBQ
2334 N. St. Mary’s St., curryboysbbq.com
The phrase “Texas BBQ and Southeast Asian curry” may leave you scratching your head, but menu items like the Brisket Curry Bowl — smoked Texas brisket with green curry, Jasmine rice, cilantro and fried shallots — sound downright delicious. This new concept from Pinch Boil House and South BBQ is slated to open October 23.
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