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

Elsewhere Garden Bar & Kitchen 
103 E Jones Ave, (210) 446-9303, elsewheregarden.com 
The dog- and family-friendly spot features 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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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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The 100 best bars in San Antonio 2021

It’s a longtime Alamo City ritual to swig from a longneck on the breezy patio of a neighborhood icehouse. But there’s also…

By San Antonio Current Staff

9. The Bar at Bohanan's

The clubby, library-looking bar inside the downtown steakhouse with an eclectic and timeless sonic playlist is San Antonio bar royalty. Many of the city's most lauded mixologists have done a stint behind the stick here, and the cocktail menu, organized not by spirit type but preparation method — stirred, shaken, tall with soda, crushed ice and the like — still whispers of the bar's early consultant, late cocktail guru Sasha Petraske. Classic drinks that any bartender worth his or her salted rim would know aren't listed, but if you ask for a martini, institutional memory will produce a Hoffman House — stirred, with gin, of course. And it will be one of the city's best. 219 E. Houston St., #275, (210) 472-2600, bohanans.com.  

Photo via Facebook / Bohanans
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25 San Antonio bars where you probably won't see anyone you know

Sometimes you just want a beer without having to make small talk with friends-of-friends or the coworker you already politely declined an…

By San Antonio Current Staff

My Brother’s Bar
845 N St Mary's St, (210) 557-0677, facebook.com/My-Brothers-Bar-147946785228850
While most boozehounds drinking on St. Mary’s will be heading to the Strip, you’ll be safe from running into lots of people you know if you head to My Brother’s Bar. The downtown watering hole is down-to-earth and cozy, plenty homey with pool tables and cold beer to boot.
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22 fall date ideas in San Antonio that are actually good

You don't have to wait for the winter holidays to go on super-cute dates. Between the cooling temperatures, many autumn festivals and…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Hit up some Halloween parties
If y’all are one of those couples that waits all year for Halloween, you better make all the Halloween happenings part of your date night plans. From drinking events to costume contests and something tailoring to pretty much every aspect of the eerie holiday, there’s something for everyone.
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All the metalheads we saw as San Antonio's Brokenboard Productions celebrated its 15th anniversary

San Antonio-based concert promoter Brokenboard Productions celebrated its 15th anniversary this weekend with a three-day music festival at St. Mary's Strip venue…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All the metalheads we saw as San Antonio's Brokenboard Productions celebrated its 15th anniversary
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All the boozy people we saw at the Michelada Festival on Saturday in San Antonio

San Antonians love their micheladas. That much was evident from how many people turned up to enjoy a festival Saturday dedicated to…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everything we saw at
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San Antonio's best breweries and taprooms for drinking outdoors

The Alamo City's craft beer scene has been booming for a few years, but we realized we hadn’t put together a list…

By San Antonio Current Staff

The Hoppy Monk
 1010 N Loop 1604 E, thehoppymonk.com
The Hoppy Monk offers ample outdoor dining, and the food menu and huge selection of beers only add to the reasons to head to this north SA spot. Stop by on Sunday to indulge in their brunch offerings, but be warned: you will wait for a table, so don’t arrive hangry.
Photo via Instagram / s.a.foodie
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20 San Antonio breweries you should support with your beer money

Given the current state of, well, everything, it's safe to say we could all use a sudsy pick-me-up from time to time.…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Ranger Creek Brewing and Distilling
    4834 Whirlwind Dr., (210) 339-2282, drinkrangercreek.com
    On top of having some of the best beer in the area, Ranger Creek also offers an impressive array of bourbons, if you're in the mood for something a little stronger. Play it safe with a San Antonio Lager, or go for something less traditional like Love Struck Hefe and Red Headed Stranger.
    Photo via Instagram / rangercreek
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Everything We Saw as San Antonio Bars Reopened on Friday

Bars across Texas reopened at 25% occupancy Friday after Gov. Greg Abbott's latest order restarting the state's economy. Clearly, lots of Alamo…

By Sanford Nowlin

Everything We Saw as San Antonio Bars Reopened on Friday
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20 Restaurants, Bars and Liquor Stores Delivering Alcohol in San Antonio Right Now

Texas businesses have been allowed to deliver alcohol since March, but it's hard to tell who's only offering pickup and who'll go…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Little Death
2327 N St. Mary's St., (210) 264-6472, littledeathwine.com
Little Death is offering free delivery for orders of four or more bottles of wine. 
Photo via Instagram / littledeathwine
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Where to Find Weekend Happy Hours in San Antonio

Who doesn't love drinking for cheap? Whether you're looking for a spot to celebrate Sunday Funday, or you're looking to go out…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Barbaro
2720 McCullough Ave, (210) 320-2261, barbarosanantonio.com
Barbaro comes in clutch with its happy hour specials every day of the week. Yes, even the weekends. From 3 to 6 p.m. you can save some bucks on select beer, well drinks, cocktails and wines. More bucks for pizza!
Photo via Instagram / noisefights
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30 Fiesta Events Every San Antonian Should Go to At Least Once

Anyone who's lived in San Antonio for more than a few years has probably attended a Fiesta party or two. But for…

By San Antonio Current Staff, Gabriella Pawelek

Cornyation
$15-$45, Tue. April 23 - Fri. April 26, 7pm and 10pm, Majestic Theater, 226 E Houston St fiestacornyation.com
If you’re not sure what Cornyation in, let this be an introduction: their fans are called Corn Holes. Self-described as “cheap, raunchy, and ready to party,” Cornyation is kind of like a satirical review of current and local affairs. We mean events, not who’s getting with who, of course. With Cornyation, who knows.
Photo via Instagram / fiestacornyation
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20 Adoptable Dogs at the ADL That Are Down to Have a Beer With You On a Patio

You already know that Texas dogs love hanging out on a patio as much as you do. Pay the Animal Defense League…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Howie
"Well hello there! I’m Howie and still fairly new around here. I’m a little timid around new places and am slowly starting to break out of my shell here. Just go slow with me and we’ll soon be pals! Why don’t you come on over to ADL to get to know me better? I would love to meet you!"
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25 Food & Drink Events Happening in San Antonio This Season

There are so many opportunities to try different types of foods and drinks outside of restaurants – and what's better than trying…

By San Antonio Current Staff, Gabriella Pawelek

Taco Fest: Music y Más
$22-$77, April 13, noon, La Villita, 418 Villita St #9, tacomusicfest.com
If Taco Fest was heaven, San Antonians would go here. Essentially, Taco Fest is a place where a variety of taquerias, food trucks, and restaurants compete to have the best taco in town in various categories, like best breakfast tacos or best puffy tacos. Will your favorite taco win?
Photo via Instagram / sacurrent
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20 Actually Fun, Late-night Things to Do in San Antonio

We've all been in the spot, especially during this time of year, where it's suddenly nighttime and yet we're still not tired.…

By San Antonio Current Staff, Gabriella Pawelek

Main Event Entertainment
1911 N Loop 1604 East, (210) 305-5999, mainevent.com
With bowling, laser tag, arcade games, billiards, gravity ropes, karaoke, minigolf, rock climbing, and virtual reality, what doesn’t Main Event have? The only thing we can think of is an early closing time: they stay open until midnight on weekdays, and 2 a.m. on weekends.
Photo via Instagram / through_jassys_lens
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Everyone We Saw at Culinaria's Burgers, BBQ & Beer

Culinaria Festival Week ended with a bang at Sunday's burger and BBQ heavy event. Here's what you missed. Photos by Nishesh Singh

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everyone We Saw at Culinaria's Burgers, BBQ & Beer
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Best Places to Eat and Drink in San Antonio During Final Four

Whether you're starting your basketball-filled days bright and early, staying up late or are looking to get your drink on any time…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Mark's Outing
1624 E. Commerce St., (210) 299-8110, marksouting.com
Sometimes you just need a burger, and thankfully this East Side staple still packs in the crowds with its free beans and fresh-made burgers. Stick with the basics, but we won't blame you for wanting to try the ice cream burger.
Photo via Instagram / sanantoniomunchies
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The 18 Best Restaurants to BYOB in San Antonio

Let's face it - you probably have spirits at home. Why not try these places where you can drink and also enjoy…

By San Antonio Current Staff, Gabriella Pawelek

LA Crawfish
10919 Culebra Road, (210) 688-9123, thelacrawfish.com
Even though the Alamo Ranch location in San Antonio is BYOB, they also serve up some bomb micheladas. While you’re there, make sure to try the fan-favorite cheesy crawfish rolls.
Photo via Instagram / thelacrawfish
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Photo Recap: Everything You Missed at San Antonio Beer Festival 2017

Between all the beer vendors, brews and foods, there was a lot to be missed if you didn't join us at this…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Photo Recap: Everything You Missed at San Antonio Beer Festival 2017
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20 San Antonio-Area Breweries Every Beer Lover Should Tour

Whether you're a craft connoisseur or amateur drinker, every Texan has a relationship of some sort with beer. Get to know your…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Pedernales Brewing Company
    97 Post Tr., Fredericksburg, (830) 998-7486, pedernalesbrewing.com
    Head up to Fredericksburg one of these Saturdays to hit up this brewery tour. Take your pick from Robert Earl Keen brews or that of the Lobo series. Lobo’s Texas Lager or the classic Bitter Battle beer are fan favorites.
    Photo via Instagram, staciegab
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25 Festivals In and Around San Antonio to Check Out This Fall

Summer may be over, but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of fun activities to take part in. We gathered the best…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Oct. 28, Fredericksburg Food & Wine Fest
    100 Main St., Fredericksburg, (830) 997-8515, fbgfoodandwinefest.com
    Head on out to the Hill Country to get some of the best wine Texas has to offer during Fredericksburg’s own food and wine festival. Whether you’re more inclined to white wine or prefer red, you can enjoy food and music throughout the day.
    Photo via Facebook, Fredericksburg Food and Wine Fest, October 28, 2017
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20 Tiny Bars in San Antonio You Should Be Spending More Time At

Big bars too overwhelming for you? Looking for a small, intimate watering hole for date night? Just trying to escape the weekend…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Havana Bar 
    1015 Navarro St., (210) 222-2008, havanasanantonio.com
    Perhaps the most intimate of all the bars on this list, Havana Bar is all dim lights and cozy couches. We’re not here to give you ideas, but this tiny bar below the lively Ocho will. 
    Photo via Instagram, havanasanantonio
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15 Pubs to Visit in San Antonio for St. Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick's Day is a cultural and religious celebration held every year on March 17 to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland —…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Tilted Kilt
    2070 N. Loop 1604 E., (210) 497-2800, tiltedkilt.com
    Photo via Tilted Kilt/Facebook
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Eat Your Way Through These Texas Food Festivals

There are few things more fun than a food festival, so we've selected 14 events to bite, chomp, gulp and sip your…

By San Antonio Current Staff


    47th Annual Texas Rice Festival
    Sept. 28-Oct. 1, texasricefestival.com
    Ringing in 47 years of celebrating the Texas staple, the Texas Rice Festival, located in Winnie, honors the annual harvest with several art exhibits and shows, pageants, live music, a parade and many, many more rice-fueled activities. 
    
    
    Photo via Instagram, lauren.r.smith
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20 Fun Things to Do This Week in San Antonio

Why wait until the weekend to have a little fun? We recommend you pack your week with as many free film screenings,…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Saturday Night Fever Screening 
    7:30 p.m. Tue., July 26
    Santikos Bijou Cinema Bistro, 4522 Fredericksburg Road
    Hosted by Texas Public Radio as part of Cinema Tuesdays, catch the iconic '70s film starring John Travolta with tunes by the Bee Gee's.More info:tpr.org
    
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22 Texas Breweries Every Beer Lover Should Visit

You already knew that San Antonio is home to several breweries (you can see our list here) but if you haven't expanded…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Live Oak Brewing Company
    1615 Crozier Lane, Del Valle, TX, (512) 385-2299,  liveoakbrewing.com
    
    Live Oak brings your vacation home to Texas by using a style of brewing that is rare in America, but extensively used all across Central Europe. The brewery never stops cranking out its delectable beer and is open every day from noon to 8 p.m.
    
    Photo via Instagram, liveoakbrewing
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64 Photos from Burleson Yard Beer Garden's Grand Opening

The Burleson Yard Beer Garden celebrated their Grand Opening with live music, food trucks, plenty of beer and fun for the whole…

By San Antonio Current Staff

64 Photos from Burleson Yard Beer Garden's Grand Opening
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38 Photos from the Summer Craft Beer Tasting at the Hangar

The Hangar's summer craft beer tasting, complete with 10 craft beer samples + vodka-infused fruit samples. Photos by Jaime Monzon www.jmonzon.com

By San Antonio Current Staff

Photo by Jaime Monzon (www.jmonzon.com)
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