21 San Antonio restaurants where the live music is as good as the food and booze

San Antonio's music scene is as diverse and deep-rooted as the rest of its culture. Thankfully, a growing number of Alamo City…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Vista Brewing Company
1333 Buena Vista St, 512-766-1842, vistabrewingtx.com
Vista Brewing, based in the Central Texas town of Driftwood, extended its reach to San Antonio earlier this spring with the opening of a new tasting room and beer garden at Warehouse 5. 
Photo by thedesertroamer via Instagram / vistabrewingsatx
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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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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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The Kitchen of This $2 Million Home for Sale Near San Antonio Has a Panoramic Hill Country View

Usually, when someone talks up a home kitchen, they mention its state-of-the-art appliances, ample counter space or elegant wood cabinets. This palatial…

By San Antonio Current Staff

The Kitchen of This $2 Million Home for Sale Near San Antonio Has a Panoramic Hill Country View
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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 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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16 Spots in San Antonio Where You Can Enjoy Live Music on a Patio

As San Antonians, it's pretty much a given that we love to eat, drink booze and jam out to some live music.…

By San Antonio Current Staff

La Botanica
2911 N St Mary's St, (210) 716-0702, vivalabotanica.com
Vegetarian bites, an LGBT-friendly space and live music – why the hell wouldn’t you want to hang out here? While the menu is Tex-Mex inspired, the patio hosts Tejano-inspired lineup.
Photo via Instagram / anagohardo
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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.
Photo via Instagram / paramourbar
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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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