The 23 most Instagram-worthy bars and restaurants in San Antonio

Many of San Antonio's bars and restaurants are as pleasurable for the eyes as they are for the taste buds. No wonder…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Best Quality Daughter
602 Avenue A, (210) 819-4236, bestqualitydaughter.com
This “New Asian-American” spot boasts custom wallpaper — one featuring Alamo City landmarks in punchy colors — panda pinatas and neon signs, all fit for your new profile photo background. 
Photo via Instagram / al.fonzo_tx
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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
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The 27 best places in San Antonio to eat when you're alone

There's something to be said for enjoying a high-quality meal while basking in your own company. While San Antonio operates with a…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Niki’s Tokyo Inn
819 W Hildebrand Ave, (210) 736-5471, facebook.com/nikis.tokyo.inn
Incredibly authentic with tatami-style seating, Niki’s Tokyo Inn is a solid choice for genuine Japanese eats. Whether you take a seat on the floor or grab a stool at the bar, you can enjoy freshly-made sushi and other classic Japanese dishes all by your lonesome.
Photo via Instagram / mrs.a_w15
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The 24 most romantic restaurants in San Antonio

There's no shortage of restaurants serving date night-worthy food in SA, but sometimes you're also looking for scenery and ambiance that really…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Brasserie Mon Chou Chou 
 312 Pearl Pkwy Building 2, (210) 469-3743,  brasseriemonchouchou.com 
This new-ish French comfort food spot offers a casual atmosphere with stunning accents, including marble-topped tables and impressive chandeliers. Not only is the ambiance desirable, the food’s delicious, too.
Photo via Instagram /  brasseriemonchouchou
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24 San Antonio restaurants that are always worth the wait

Delicious dishes, gorgeous atmosphere and impeccable service make each of these sought-after spots difficult to get into on a whim. Sometimes, you…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Toro Kitchen + Bar
Multiple Locations,torokitchenandbar.com
Toro Kitchen and Bar is a local mini-chain with two locations in the Alamo City. With authentic Spanish tapas and live music every Friday and Saturday night, it's a great spot to meet up with friends — or take a date. So let the red wine and tapas flow, but be sure to book a table in advance. 
Photo by enriquevmedia via Instagram / torokitchenandbar
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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. 
Photo via Instagram / upscalesouthtown
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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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24 essential San Antonio diners, dives and neighborhood spots for comforting eats

There's nothing like fall weather to trigger cravings for comfort food, whether that be gravy-smothered chicken fried steak, homey and warming fideo…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Earl Abel’s
1639 Broadway, (210) 444-9424, earlabelssa.com
It’s nearly impossible to say "no" to Earl Able’s award-winning fried chicken and desserts, so be ready to leave feeling stuffed.
Photo via Instagram /  earlabelssa
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The 20 best San Antonio bars and restaurants to open so far this year

Opening a restaurant in the post-pandemic world takes serious gumption, given what the foodservice industry has been through. Despite labor and supply…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Bar Loretta
320 Beauregard St., (210) 757-3607, barloretta.com
SA foodies can expect “exceptional-yet-approachable” fare from this Southtown spot. The new eatery, housed in the space that was previously home to Madhatter’s Tea House and Cafe, features handmade and vintage details. 
Photo by Richard Casteel of Dandelion Gatherings for Bar Loretta
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San Antonio's 26 best bars, restaurants and tasting rooms for whiskey lovers

The margarita may be the unofficial drink of Texas summers, but there’s something to be said for a perfectly-balanced cocktail made with…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Bar Loretta
320 Beauregard St., (210) 757-3607, barloretta.com
This new spot offers cocktail mavens a bar menu that highlights a selection of Manhattans, created by bartender Michael J. Neff, founder of The Cottonmouth Club in Houston and The Rum House in New York.  
Photo via Instagram / barloretta
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The most anticipated new restaurants coming to San Antonio

Summer is here, San Antonio, and that means local foodies are about to have a slew of new spots at which to…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Up Scale
1024 S. Alamo St., upscalesouthtown.com
Husband-and-wife duo Houston and Emily Carpenter — the minds behind Southtown Instagram sensation Little Em’s Oyster Bar — will open a "sexy" new eatery called Up Scale in the building that once housed brunch and dinner hotspot Feast in Southtown. The new concept, which will serve seafood, steak and sushi, is slated to open this fall.  
Photo via Instagram / upscalesouthtown
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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.
Photo via Instagram / thedooryardsa
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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.
Photo via Instagram / curryboysbbq
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