22 Texas Hill Country bars and restaurants worth a road trip from San Antonio

San Antonio is a foodie's dream, but sometimes you just need to get away from the city for a while. If you're…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Lost Maples Cafe
 384 Main St., Utopia, (830) 966-2221, lostmaplescafe.com
Located on Main Street in the Hill Country town of Utopia, a stop at Lost Maples Cafe is a must for those on a weekend getaway. From mind-blowing lamb sliders to the best chocolate meringue on this side of the Mississippi, you definitely won't be disappointed. 

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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.
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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.  

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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.
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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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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.   
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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.
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20 Kid-friendly San Antonio Spots Where Parents Can Get a Damn Drink

Life can be stressful, especially if you're taking care yourself plus tiny humans. Treat yourself to some drinks and let the kids…

By San Antonio Current Staff, Gabriella Pawelek

The Friendly Spot
943 S Alamo St, (210) 224-2337, thefriendlyspot.com
With more than 75 drinks on tap, 300 canned or bottled brews, brunch on the weekends, kitchen open until midnight, and drink specials every day, it *literally* doesn’t get more friendly than The Friendly Spot.
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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.
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19 Essential Cocktail Bars in San Antonio, Right Now

San Antonio’s craft cocktail game has grown exponentially in the last few years. With the San Antonio Cocktail Conference and more bartenders…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Paramour
102 9th St., Suite 400, (210) 340-9880, paramourbar.com
Spend your Sunday Funday at Paramour which packs in serious cocktails with lots of fun be it through their burlesque, boylesque, drag shows or tea takeovers. Oh, and there’s a Möet Champagne dispenser for the ‘gram.
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Where to Find the 18 Best Outdoor Bars in San Antonio

It doesn't matter what time of the year it is, you can almost always spend some time out on a patio. Let's…

By San Antonio Current Staff

The Luxury
    103 E Jones Ave.,  (210) 354-2274, facebook.com/theluxurysanantonio
    Head to the bar, grab a frozen sangria, find a swing that overlooks the river. Repeat. 
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Tasty Moments from the 2016 Hot Wells Harvest Feast

06/15/2016 Photos by Andrew Lopez

By San Antonio Current Staff

Tasty Moments from the 2016 Hot Wells Harvest Feast
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26 Flirty Photos from the Out in the City Mixer

Out in the City, a social series hosted by Out in SA, gathered at Francis Bogside last night for delicious food, tasty drinks…

By San Antonio Current Staff

26 Flirty Photos from the Out in the City Mixer
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20 Local Spots to Sip Cocktails this Summer

Summer is here! And cocktails are on our mind. Here's 20 local spots with a strong cocktail game to quench your thirst.

By San Antonio Current Staff

El Machito
    7300 Jones Maltsberger Rd, (210) 314-3971
     chefjohnnyhernandez.com/elmachito/ 
    From the chef who gave us La Gloria, El Machito offers a colorful drink menu made with the tastiest ingredients. 
    
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Restaurants You'll Find at San Antonio Flavor 2016

The list of local restaurants for San Antonio Flavor 2016 is set. Here are the 35 restaurants exhibiting their culinary work. Enjoy…

By San Antonio Current Staff

The Fairview
    3428 N. St. Mary's St., (210) 731-8009, facebook.com/thefairviewsatx
    If you get a glazed doughnut, you're doing it wrong.
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2013 San Antonio Cocktail Conference

The 2013 San Antonio Cocktail Conference went down this weekend and what a success it was! Current staffers happily hopped around town…

By San Antonio Current Staff

2013 San Antonio Cocktail Conference
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