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
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27 San Antonio restaurants and bars with spacious outdoor patios

Sure, sweltering Texas summers can be a drag, but when you're gathering with friends for great food and drinks, the afternoons tend…

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Hops & Hounds
13838 Jones Maltsberger Rd, (210) 592-9400, hopsandhoundsllc.com
This Northeast patio offers a delicious basket of loaded tots on which to nosh while you grab a drink and play some good ol’ fashioned corn hole with your friends.
Photo via Instagram / hopsandhoundssa
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Essential San Antonio patios, where the food is as good as the ambiance

Not much good has come out of the COVID-19 pandemic, but one positive has been the uptick in patio dining across the…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Beethoven Maennerchor
422 Pereida St., (210) 222-1521, beethovenmaennerchor.com
Located in Southtown near Blue Star, the Beethoven Maennerchor halle is home to one of the oldest German singing societies in Texas. The property usually hosts some of the biggest outdoor Oktoberfest, Fiesta and First Friday bashes in town, complete with authentic German food and music, plus ah-mazing German bier. 
Photo via Facebook /  
the.Beethoven
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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…

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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 restaurants and bars with bike-friendly patios

San Antonio's bar and restaurant scene has no shortage of sun-dappled patio space for cyclists to post up for a beer or…

By San Antonio Current Staff

The Friendly Spot
943 S Alamo St., (210) 224-2337, thefriendlyspot.com
The Friendly Spot is a must-stop on a Southtown ride. 
Photo via Instagram /  
thatspookybitch_
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23 bloody marys and micheladas every San Antonian should have tried by now

Tomato-based libations like bloody marys and micheladas have triggered plenty of debates between drinking buddies. Some folks love a punch of umami…

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Costa Pacifica
434 N Loop 1604 W, (210) 491-4497, costapacificausa.com
Known for margaritas and seafood, this north-SA joint also builds Bloody Marys and Micheladas of epic proportions. Sufficiently salty and full of cerveza, definitely add this place to your brunch rotation. 
Photo via Instagram / costapacificasa
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Essential San Antonio restaurants and bars with outdoor patios

With COVID surging again in San Antonio, it makes sense to play it safe and avoid crowded indoor spaces. That's why we…

By San Antonio Current Staff, Jay Moreno

Buckets Burgers and Beer
Masks Not Required for Staff or Customers
2014 S WW White Rd, (210) 251-2232, Facebook.com/Bucketsbeergarden
This family-friendly joint offers ample outdoor seating as well as space for the kiddos to let loose. An outdoor bar, live music and huge burgers — among other scrumptious food items — make this a spot you don’t want to miss when the weather is nice.   
Photo via Facebook / Buckets Burgers and Beer Garden
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25 extremely outdoor dining options in San Antonio

Look, we get it — folks are itching to get out of the house. But they need to do it safely. That's…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Elsewhere Garden Bar & Kitchen 
103 E Jones Ave, San Antonio, TX 78215, (210) 446-9303, elsewheregarden.com 
The dog- and family-friendly spot was voted Best New Bar in 2020 by our readers, and it's easy to see why. Swing seats overlooking the San Antonio River, lush landscaping, a selection of brews and wine, and savory snacks create a perfect urban getaway. 
Photo via Instagram / elsewheresatx
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23 bike-friendly San Antonio bars and restaurants to try on your next ride

Since the pandemic began, a whole lot of us tuned up that bike that's been hanging in our garage for the past…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Bombay Bicycle Club
3506 N St Mary's St., (210) 737-2411, bombaybicycleclubsa.com
After a scenic ride through Brackenridge Park, stop at Bombay Bicycle Club for one of their famous burgers. They’ve been slinging burgers at the St Mary’s location since 1973, but have plans to open a second location at Hemisfair next Spring. 
Photo via Instagram /  
bombays_sa
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These 25 San Antonio Spots Offer Patio Dining and Boozing Right Now

On a warm San Antonio day, it's hard to beat posting up on an airy patio with a frosty beverage — and…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Burleson Yard Beer Garden
430 Austin St., (210) 354-3001, facebook.com/BurlesonYard
When Burleson Yard first opened, it made a splash on the scene with its huge array of activities such as a large play area for the kiddos, table tennis, hammocks, giant flat-screens and live music. As the name suggests, hopheads will be pleased with the large beer selection, and the frozen drinks tend to be a big hit as well. 
Photo via Instagram /  
burlesonyardbeergarden
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Things to Do in San Antonio This Week (10/18/17-10/24/17)

There's always something to do in San Antonio! We've compiled the best things to do across the Alamo City this week. Whether…

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Wed 10/18, Spurs v. TimberwolvesSpurs basketball officially tips off at the AT&T Center on opening night with San Antonio hosting Minnesota in an early season showdown between prospective Western Conference contenders. During an off-season marked by player movement, the Timberwolves landed All-Star Jimmy Butler in a trade with the Bulls, along with standouts Jamal Crawford, Taj Gibson, and Jeff Teague via free agency. NBA general managers recently voted Karl-Anthony Towns, the centerpiece for the young Wolves, as the player “most likely to have a breakout season.” Towns has put up Tim Duncan numbers in his first two seasons and is hoping for his first glance at playoff glory. For the Spurs it’s all about Kawhi Leonard, who, after sitting out the preseason with a thigh injury, will likely make his season debut challenging Butler. $18-$661.25, 8:30pm, AT&T Center, One AT&T Center Pkwy., (210) 444-5000, attcenter.com. — M. Solis
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