22 new, must-try bars and restaurants in San Antonio's Stone Oak area

San Antonio is a rapidly growing metro, and nowhere is the city's robust growth more evident than the North Side's sprawling Stone…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Stout House
22810 U.S. Highway 281, (210) 334-0099, stouthousesa.com
Stout House’s fourth location offers a rotating lineup of 20 beers on tap, $8 beer flights and a full bar. TVs are scattered throughout, and guests are welcome to bring in their own food, since this Stout House location doesn't have a kitchen.
Photo via Facebook / Stout House Stone Oak
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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

RD Hidden Door Speakeasy
8400 N. New Braunfels Ave., (210) 605-2292, mixed4u.com.
Texting a random phone number for a secret password to enter a modern-day speakeasy may seem a little theatrical — but what's wrong with that? The real journey starts when you enter the space located behind the Barn Door Restaurant in Alamo Heights. Dark lights, gilded details, candles, music from the 1920s and excellent cocktails await at this intimate, reservations-only spot where just 27 guests can imbibe at a time.
Photo via Instagram / atanotherangle
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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.
Photo via Instagram / djvitamix
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The best bars and nightlife spots in San Antonio, according to our readers

We asked, and San Antonio answered! Here are the Best of San Antonio Nightlife winners of 2021.

By San Antonio Current Staff

Best Country Bar
Thirsty Horse Dance Hall & Saloon, 2335 Northwest Military Highway, (210) 348-1513, thirstyhorse.net
Photo via Instagram / thirstyhorsesaloonsa
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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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All the Super Fans We Saw at the Brass Monkey's Annual Star Wars Party

The Force is strong with these revelers. The Brass Monkey encouraged attendees of its Retro Class-X: A Star Wars Christmas Party on…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All the Cool People We Saw at the Brass Monkey's Annual Star Wars Party
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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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The Best Bars and Nightlife Spots in San Antonio, According to Our Readers

We asked, and San Antonio answered! Here are the Best of San Antonio Nightlife winners of 2019.

By San Antonio Current Staff

Best Place To Nurse A Hangover
Liberty Bar, 1111 S Alamo St, (210) 227-1187, liberty-bar.com
Photo via Instagram / libertybarsa
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San Antonio's Best Bars That Aren't in Downtown

What can we say? We love getting boozy! But when a lot of the nightlife scene is Downtown, where traffic is annoying…

By San Antonio Current Staff

The Sandbox
7280 UTSA Blvd, Suite 110, (210) 277-0970, thesandboxsa.com
UTSA students and area residents alike were super excited to hear about the opening of the massive bar appropriately named The Sandbox. There you’ll find a full indoor bar (and restaurant) as well as a rooftop bar. While the views may not be as nice as downtown, this rooftop spot has everything you’re looking for.
Photo via Instagram / thesandboxsa
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Swing Into The Martini Club For A Smooth Night in San Antonio

Stop by for a drink today for a swingin' good time. 8507 McCullough Avenue, themartiniclubsatx.com. Photos by Drew Patterson / Neptune9 Photography

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Swing Into The Martini Club For A Smooth Night in San Antonio
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20 Essential Dive Bars in San Antonio You Should Know By Now

As much as we love fancy cocktail bars, sometimes we just want a beer. Or maybe Malibu and pineapple. But most of…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Betty’s Battalion
1524 E Grayson St, (210) 227-9255, facebook.com
Though Grayson is known for its posh drinking spots, do yourself a solid and pay a visit to Betty’s Battalion. This homey spot is popular among military folks (being very close to Fort Sam Houston), but all are welcome here. Karaoke nights, live music and borderline-borracho drink specials will have you become a regular in no time.
Photo via Instagram / bettysbattalionsatx
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Everyone We Saw at the McNay's Second Thursday Kick-Off

The beloved 2nd Thursday at McNay – the free, family-friendly event series – kicked off with museum admission, live music, Community Beer, food trucks…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everyone We Saw at the McNay's Second Thursday Kick-Off
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Everyone We Saw at Picks Bar This Weekend

Picks Bar packed in a good crowd in this weekend. Check out everyone we saw there. Photos by Ismael Rodriguez

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Everyone We Saw at
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Everything You Missed at the Opening Night of the San Antonio Cocktail Conference

While there's plenty of official SA Cocktail Conference events to check out, as well as a fair share of spillover events and…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everything You Missed at the Opening Night of the San Antonio Cocktail Conference
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21 San Antonio Bars and Restaurants We’ll Miss in 2018

San Antonio might have seen more than 100 restaurant, coffeeshop, bakery, tea shop, and food truck openings this year, but we also…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Saigon Express
A favorite for pho, Saigon Express abruptly shut down on April 7 after 14 years in the noodle game. The owner declined to give reason for closure.
Photo via  Instagram / ElBeggar
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Here's Where San Antonians Can Party on New Year's Eve for $20 or Less

If you're not wanting to party with the family/your squad at home and would rather go out instead, you know that NYE…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Rosella at the RandEnjoy the excitement of Hemisfair Park without the craziness by hitting up Rosella at the Rand. A DJ will be spinning some tunes and some free bubblies will be offered for a toast at midnight. No cover, 9pm, 114 E. Houston St., (210) 595-1410.
Photo by Jessica Giesey via rosellatx / Instagram
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15 Shots of Esquire Tavern Celebrating Its 84th Birthday & Repeal Day

Ah, the end of an era, such as that of the prohibition, deserves a celebratory party. Yes, even nearly a century later.…

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15 Shots of Esquire Tavern Celebrating Its 84th Birthday & Repeal Day
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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…

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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. 
    Photo via Instagram,  shawnnotjohn
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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…

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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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19 San Antonio Bars that are Great for Drinking Alone

San Antonio has several spots where the the vibes are all aways great, the booze is always pouring and the floor is…

By San Antonio Current Staff

The Last Word
    229 E Houston St #10, (210) 314-1285Created to appease the readers, Last Word is lined with two-seater bar tables. Set your backpack on the chair facing you and voila — a cozy nook for one. 
    Photo via Instagram,  roadsgold
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27 Fun Things to Do in San Antonio this Week (5/17-5/23)

Here are some of our picks for the best things to see and do in San Antonio this week.

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John Mulaney 
    
    Sun., May 21, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Aztec Theatre
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18 Beautiful Patios in San Antonio and How to Find all of Them

Is there any better way to spend a spring evening in San Antonio than on a patio with a cold drink in…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Chisme
    2403 N. St. Mary's, (210) 530-4236, eatchisme.com
    Though long kept hidden from view and unused for several years, the Chisme patio is prime for happy hours, brunches and casual dinners while people-watching on the St. Mary’s Strip.
    Photo via Instagram, eatchisme
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Photos from Opening Night of The Squeezebox

Friday night marked the opening of The Squeezebox (2806 North St. Mary’s St.), which kicked off with performances by Eva Ybarra and…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Photo by Jaime Monzon (www.jmonzon.com)
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