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

Hola!
603 S. Alamo St., (210) 236-5688, holatapas.com
In early May, chef-owner Rene Fernandez, who helms Southtown’s Azuca Nuevo Latino, expanded his restaurant empire via Hola!. The new contemporary tapas and wine bar opened its doors May 12, offering late night dining on Friday and Saturday nights as well as an exclusive Sunday menu. The restaurant boasts its sharable, family style dining structure encouraging patrons to share tapas. 
Photo via Instagram / roxymoon83
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The 28 most anticipated new bars and restaurants coming to San Antonio

Foodies can agree that the past two years have been full of curveballs in all arenas — thanks, COVID. However, 2022 is…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Kerbey Lane Cafe
5515 N. Loop 1604 W., kerbeylanecafe.com
Longtime Austin staple Kerbey Lane Cafe has set its sights on the Alamo City for a future expansion. Menu items will include diner favorites including waffles, breakfast platters and home-style entrees, with an expected completion date in March 0f 2022. 
Photo via Instagram / kerbeylanecafe
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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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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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25 cool things to do in and around San Antonio when it's hot AF outside

San Antonio has plenty of fun to offer, but it can be hard to leave the house on hot days. You know,…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Make a splash at a local water park
If you want to amp up the fun while cooling down in the water, head to one of the area’s water parks for a rip roarin’ good time. You can stay in town and visit Six Flags Fiesta Texas’ White Water Bay or Sea World's Aquatica, or drive up to Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels.
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25 San Antonio restaurants that opened during the pandemic that you might have missed

Despite the many hardships that faced the bar and restaurant industry last year — thanks, COVID — San Antonio is now awash…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Hops & Hounds
13838 Jones Maltsberger Rd., facebook.com/Hops-Hounds-113122597047363
If you’re looking to spend more time outdoors, look no further than this new dog-friendly joint in Northeast San Antonio. Hops & Hounds specializes in classic American bites, adult beverages and space for the little ones and pups to play. 
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hopshoundssa
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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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20 bucket list activities to do in San Antonio before summer is over

Summer is here. It's time to enjoy the warm weather and the kids being free from school. Check out this bucket list…

By San Antonio Current Staff

See an Outdoor Movie
Seeing a flick through the windshield of your car or in a socially distanced outdoor space is a great way to lose yourself for a couple of hours. Look for the offerings at Fiesta Texas and those from Slab Cinema, or work a road trip into the deal and head to the Stars & Stripes Drive-In in New Braunfels. 
Photo Courtesy of Stars and Stripes Drive-In Theater
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20 of the Most Anticipated New Restaurants Opening in San Antonio This Year

Yes, we know there's a pandemic going on. Yes, we know that's got to make it hard to open a new restaurant.…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Southerleigh Haute
southerleigh.com/location/southerleigh-haute-south
As the latest concept from the Southerleigh Restaurant Group, Southerleigh Haute South is expected to open at The Rim later this year with fried chicken, biscuits, oysters, craft beers and a full bar.  
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southerleighhautesouth
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The Most Exciting Restaurants and Bars Opening in San Antonio in 2020

The 2010s may be over, but we're moving into the new decade with full force. While all of the details may not…

By San Antonio Current Staff, Lea Thompson

Pinkerton’s BBQ
One of Houston’s most celebrated barbecue spots is expected to open a second location at Weston Urban Park in 2020. Led by Pitmaster Grant Pinkerton, the downtown San Antonio location will offer classic favorites such as brisket, pulled pork and smoked sausage, in addition to Texas craft brews and spirits. 
Photo via Instagram / pinkertonsbbq
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San Antonio Restaurants, Bars That Opened in 2019

The Alamo City's food scene changed a lot this year. Though there were some closings, 2019 marked a year of a lot…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Con Huevos
1629 E Houston St, (210) 229-9295, instagram.com/conhuevostacos
Con Huevos’ small but impressive menu is filled with affordable plates including molletes, chilaquiles and the Con Huevos Tacos Bag Special — a choice of two breakfast tacos, sopa and a drink — for $5. Drinks include coffee, homemade aguas frescas and sodas, and locals can sit and eat or take their food and beverages to go.
Photo by Lea Thompson
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The Most-Anticipated New Restaurants Opening in San Antonio This Fall

San Antonio is expected to see quite a few new restaurants this fall, as well as some second locations and a relocation.…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Cake Thieves Bakery
East Side, cakethieves.com
The bakery pop-up will find a permanent home with the opening of Hackberry Market on the East Side. Satisfying your sweet tooth with vegan-friendly products will soon be that much more convenient.
Photo via Instagram / cakethievesbakery
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All the Restaurants, Bars That Opened in San Antonio This Summer

San Antonio's food scene is constantly changing. While this year has had its fair share of (abrupt) closings, there have been quite…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Mr. C’s Fried Chicken and Waffles
9390 Huebner Road, facebook.com/Mr.CsFriedChickenWaffles
With a location already near Shaenfield Road, Mr. C’s Fried Chicken & Waffles headed toward town for its second outpost. The new storefront opened not too far from the Medical Center in early August.
Photo via Instagram / mrcsfriedchickenandwaffles
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38 New San Antonio Restaurants That Just Opened

While some restaurants are new only to us, and some are simply opening new locations or moved to a new spot, here…

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Cereal Killer Sweets
10501 Huebner Road, (210) 753-2032, cerealkillersweets.com
A new San Antonio sweet shop inspired by the colorful, nostalgia-inducing breakfast staple, Cereal Killer Sweets in flavors like Unicorn Swirl, Berry Me Alive, Nutella Surprise, Peanut Butter Cup and S'mores. Can you say yum?!
Photo courtesy of Cereal Killer Sweets
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11 Restaurants and Bars That Opened in San Antonio in January

San Antonio's food and drink scene is ever-evolving, that much is true. Here's a look at what new additions (and some relocations)…

By San Antonio Current Staff

From Jeff and Jenn White comes the long-awaited Eastside Kitchenette. Found in the East Side (obviously), this new spot has it all – service for lunch dinner and even late night eats as well as a brunch menu and happy hour specials. Whatever entices you, trust us when we say this spot is more than promising.
Photo via Instagram / s.a.foodie
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All the Restaurants, Bars That Opened in San Antonio in 2018

The Alamo City's food scene changed a lot this year. Though there were some closings, 2018 marked a year of a lot…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Maverick Texas Brasserie
710 S St Mary's St, (210) 973-6050, mavericktexas.com
Maverick Texas Brasserie, helmed by the folks who brought you Acenar, Biga on the Banks, along with chef Chris Carlson and sommelier Joshua Thomas, opened in early February. The massive restaurant is impeccably designed and already has a winning brunch.
Photo via Instagram / joshthomaswine
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A Look Inside Meadow Neighborhood Eatery and Bar Opening This Month

PJ Edwards and Lindsey Milligan Edwards are taking over the location that once held BIN 555, the place they first met. Inside…

By San Antonio Current Staff

A Look Inside Meadow Neighborhood Eatery and Bar Opening This Month
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All the Restaurants That Opened in San Antonio This June

San Antonio saw quite a bit of new restaurants (mostly an add-on to chains and such), a market location, and a few…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Hula Poke
11830 Bandera Rd, (210) 592-1003, facebook.com
Hula Poke opened its third location, this time nestled on Bandera Road in Helotes. This growing chain is best known for its DIY poke bowls.
Photo via Instagram / milkbutterandeggs
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All the Restaurants That Opened in San Antonio This May

San Antonio saw quite a bit of new restaurants, a few reopenings and even a revitalized menu. Here's how the food scene…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Alamo BBQ Co.
511 E. Grayson, (210) 994-8099, facebook.com
The Bin is gone and in its place? More Texan barbecue from chef Jason Dady and co. Two Bros. BBQ without making the drive? We’re into it.
Photo via Instagram / alamobbqcompany
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20 Awesome Restaurants That Opened in San Antonio This Spring

From reopenings and additional locations to completely new spots, here's how the local food scene has changed in the last few weeks.

By San Antonio Current Staff

Bubble Waffle Bar
19141 Stone Oak Pkwy., Suite 501
Less than a year after opening the first location on the North West side of town, a second Bubble Waffle Bar opened in mid-April. Stone Oak can now enjoy over-the-top milkshakes, bubble tea, and bubble waffles topped with ice cream, mochi, Pocky and more. Owner J.R. Gallegos hinted at upcoming items like Dole Whip soft serve and Mexican gelato.
Photo via Instagram / bubblewafflebar
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25 New San Antonio Restaurants That Just Opened

While some restaurants are new only to us, and some are simply opening new locations, here are some fresh spots to check…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Maverick Texas Brasserie
710 S St Mary’s St, (210) 973-6050, mavericktexas.com
Maverick Texas Brasserie, helmed by the folks who brought you Acenar, Biga on the Banks, along with chef Chris Carlson and sommelier Joshua Thomas, opened in early February. The massive restaurant is impeccably designed and already has a winning brunch.
Photo via Instagram / joshthomaswine
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