Everyone we saw at San Antonio bar The Squeezebox's sixth-anniversary bash

On Sunday night, St. Mary's Strip stalwart The Squeezbox held its sixth-anniversary party featuring Chicano soul legend Sunny Ozuna. Oldies DJs spun…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everyone we saw at San Antonio bar The Squeezebox's sixth-anniversary bash
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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
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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
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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…

By San Antonio Icehouse Week

Sanchez Ice House
819 S. San Saba St., (210) 223-0588, facebook.com/SANCHEZICEHOUSE
Bud Light 12 oz. Longneck Bottles, $2 (2-6 p.m.) 
Photo via Facebook / Sanchez Ice House 1 & 2
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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

Amor Eterno
540 S. Presa St., facebook.com/Amor-Eterno-104928765099182.
This Southtown spot debuted last New Year's Eve and immediately grabbed attention with its elevated cocktails and a sexy ambiance. Billed as a love letter to puro San Antonio cultura, the bar is small but bursting with personality. Custom wallpaper, velvet wall treatments and cozy nooks make for an ambiance that accommodates date night or after-dinner nightcaps. 
Photo courtesy of Amor Eterno
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Everything we saw at the NSFW 88th anniversary celebration of San Antonio's Esquire Tavern

Downtown nightlife stalwart the Esquire Tavern celebrated 88 years in business Sunday with live music by the Dirty River Jazz Band and a…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everything we saw at the NSFW 88th anniversary celebration of San Antonio's Esquire Tavern
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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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Everything we saw at Hops & Hounds' Puptoberfest fundraiser for the San Antonio Humane Society

Dog-friendly drinking spot Hops & Hounds held a pet adoption event Saturday that also raised money for the San Antonio Humane Society.…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everything we saw at Hops & Hounds' Puptoberfest fundraiser for the San Antonio Humane Society
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Historic photos of 25 San Antonio-area bars and restaurants

We're all for San Antonio's recent designation as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy, but it's abundantly clear that our city has…

By Sanford Nowlin

Golden Star Café; Plaza Bar; Moon Lee Café, 1100 block of W. Commerce St.This image from around 1965 shows a string of West Side businesses, including a pair of Chinese restaurants. Golden Star Café is still around, although it's now located at the 800 block of the same street.
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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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25 San Antonio bars with food as good as the drinks

Sometimes when you're drinking, a bag of chips or a bowl of peanuts just won't cut it. Not to mention, if the cocktails…

By San Antonio Current Staff

The Dooryard
4503 De Zavala Rd., Ste. 108, thedooryardsa.com
While most folks may visit this northwest-side spot to drink their calories, The Dooryard’s food menu is also worth checking out. Compliment pours of beers, seltzers and wines with soy ginger baby back ribs and $20 steak nights. 
Photo via Instagram / thedooryardsa
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San Antonio's 35 best bars that aren't located downtown

Downtown SA doesn't have everything sewn up when it comes to nightlife. Sometimes you don't want to mess with the center city…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Shenanygans
Multiple locations, facebook.com/shenanygans2
With one location on Babcock near Prue Road, and another at Highway 151 and Potranco Road, Shenanygans is your typical sports bar. The drinks are cheap, the tunes are poppin’, and there’s bar games and big TVs to keep you entertained while you get boozy. Why not give this neighborhood dive bar a try?
Photo via Instagram / sacurrent
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All the emo people we saw celebrating the 10-year anniversary of San Antonio nightclub Hi-Tones

St. Mary's Strip fixture Hi-Tones celebrated its 10-year anniversary this weekend with an emo party featuring Melissa Marie of Millionaires and Bad Girls Club…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All the emo people we saw celebrating the 10-year anniversary of San Antonio nightclub Hi-Tones
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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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22 LGBTQ+ friendly bars and restaurants in San Antonio

June of 2021 is filled with reason for celebration, thanks to the overlap of Pride Month and the city's delayed Fiesta revelry.…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Cereal Killer Sweets
1031 Patricia, Suite 104, (210) 753-2032, cerealkillersweets.com
Satisfy your sweet tooth at one of San Antonio’s queer-owned businesses with an impressive catalog of LGBTQ+-centric charitable causes.
Photo via Instagram /  
texas_made_eats
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16 Spots in San Antonio Where You Can Enjoy Live Music on a Patio

As San Antonians, it's pretty much a given that we love to eat, drink booze and jam out to some live music.…

By San Antonio Current Staff

La Botanica
2911 N St Mary's St, (210) 716-0702, vivalabotanica.com
Vegetarian bites, an LGBT-friendly space and live music – why the hell wouldn’t you want to hang out here? While the menu is Tex-Mex inspired, the patio hosts Tejano-inspired lineup.
Photo via Instagram / anagohardo
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20 Dark San Antonio Bars Where You Can Get a Damn Drink in Peace

Whether you're not wanting to run into anyone you know or just want to get your drink on without being bothered, these…

By San Antonio Current Staff

The Brooklynite
516 Brooklyn Ave, (210) 444-0707, thebrooklynitesa.com
While not the darkest in this roundup, the muted lights at The Brooklynite provide a hazy ambiance that matches well with the vintage furnishings and classy chandeliers. If you like cocktails with a punch, consider that an added bonus. They may be small, but they’re strong as hell.
Photo via Instagram / blood_soup
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The Most Exciting Restaurants and Bars Opening in San Antonio This Fall

Now that 2017 is nearly over (don't blink), we're excited about the number of restaurants and bars that are newly open or…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Bar 301
23567 W. I-10, facebook.com
Frank and Lori Hakspiel, the minds behind Fralo's Art of Pizza, are hoping to turn Bar 301 into a music venue complete with a piano bar, wine and food. The bar features a large patio, VIP room and an island bar, which will make the space versatile enough for meetings and parties alike.
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24 San Antonio Bars and Restaurants Where You Can Enjoy Live Music

Catching dinner (or a drink) and a show has never been easier thanks to these spots. If you want to sip on…

By San Antonio Current Staff

The Rustic
17619 La Cantera Pkwy., Suite 204, (210) 245-7500, therustic.com
Country fans will probably spend most evenings at The Rustic, with live music basically every night and a full bar and kitchen. RIP Cowboys Dancehall (Don't @ us.) 
Photo via Facebook, trustartz
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