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

Hanamaru Cafe
7460 Callaghan Rd. #333, instagram.com/hanamarucafetx
Japanese food newcomer Hanamaru Cafe held its grand opening in April offering sweet and savory versions of the popular fish-shaped snack. Taiyaki typically features a Japanese pancake or waffle batter filled with red bean paste, custard, chocolate, cheese or sweet potato. 
Photo via Instagram / hanamarutx
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Everything we saw as Carla Morrison performed Saturday at San Antonio's Tech Port Center

Acclaimed Mexican-born singer-songwriter Carla Morrison performed Saturday at San Antonio's Tech Port Center + Arena, enrapturing the crowd with her poignant songs and…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everything we saw as Carla Morrison performed Saturday at San Antonio's Tech Port Center
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26 essential spots in and around San Antonio for chicken wings

You'll find little argument that chicken wings are the perfect pub food, and the Alamo City has no shortage of spots that…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Willie’s Grill & Icehouse
Multiple locations, williesgrillandicehouse.com
You can get these wings naked or breaded and tossed in sauces like buffalo, bbq or honey garlic.
Photo via Google Maps
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22 water parks in driving distance of San Antonio that are perfect for summer fun

Summer's the time to get wet, but that doesn't mean you have to leg it all the way to the coast. Not…

By San Antonio Current Staff

White Water Bay at Six Flags Fiesta Texas
17000 W I-10, (210) 697-5050, sixflags.com/fiestatexas
For double the fun, you’ll thank yourself for hitting up Fiesta Texas. Have your fun on the regular coasters at night when it’s slightly cooler, but first beat the heat at White Water Bay. There’s a variety of water rides and attractions, such as the Bahama Blaster, Bermuda Triangle, Big Bender and more! Of course, you can’t forget about the Texas-shaped pool, nicknamed the Lone Star Lagoon, and the massive Tornado. Seriously, you’ll be sorry if you don’t stop by before summer ends.
Photo via Instagram / sixflagsfiestatexas
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Everything we saw as Circa Survive frontman Anthony Green played San Antonio on Tuesday

In addition to fronting post-hardcore outfits such as Circa Survive and Saosin, Anthony Green somehow has found time to record and tour as…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everything we saw as Circa Survive frontman Anthony Green played San Antonio on Tuesday
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Magical moments from Taco Fest 2022 in San Antonio's Travis Park

San Antonians love their tacos, and they also love their tunes. That much was apparent at Taco Fest: Music Y Más, held Saturday…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Magical moments from Taco Fest 2022 in San Antonio's Travis Park
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All the fun-loving folks we saw at Taco Fest, San Antonio's taco-fueled music festival

The third installment of Taco Fest: Music Y Más spiced up Travis Park on Saturday with a mix of music, food and…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All the fun-loving folks we saw at Taco Fest, San Antonio's taco-fueled music festival
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Everything we saw as hundreds took to San Antonio's streets for the Bans Off Our Bodies rally

Hundreds of San Antonians descended on Main Plaza Saturday as part of a nationwide protest against the likelihood the U.S. Supreme Court…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everything we saw as hundreds took to San Antonio's streets for the Bans Off Our Bodies rally
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The 27 best places in San Antonio to eat when you're alone

There's something to be said for enjoying a high-quality meal while basking in your own company. While San Antonio operates with a…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Niki’s Tokyo Inn
819 W Hildebrand Ave, (210) 736-5471, facebook.com/nikis.tokyo.inn
Incredibly authentic with tatami-style seating, Niki’s Tokyo Inn is a solid choice for genuine Japanese eats. Whether you take a seat on the floor or grab a stool at the bar, you can enjoy freshly-made sushi and other classic Japanese dishes all by your lonesome.
Photo via Instagram / mrs.a_w15
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20 gorgeous San Antonio hotel pools you totally shouldn't sneak into

San Antonio has plenty of public pools to enjoy, but sometimes you're looking for something a more ... ahem ... exclusive. Luckily,…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Thompson San Antonio – Riverwalk
115 Lexington Ave., (210) 876-1234, thompsonhotels.com
The Thompson San Antonio – Riverwalk’s 2,000 square foot swimming pool isn’t just gorgeous — it’s exclusive. Available only to hotel guests and residents of The Arts Residences, the fourth-floor Cenote Pool Deck features panoramic views of downtown San Antonio, luxury cabanas, live performances and dedicated VIP services in addition to the pool itself. 
Photo via Instagram / thompsonsanantonio
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The 21 best San Antonio-area stores to shop for vinyl records

For music fans and obsessive collectors, nothing beats the thrill of scoring a rare album after a serious session of crate digging.…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Hogwild Records
1824 N. Main Ave., (210) 733-5354, facebook.com/hogwildrecords
Known as a dependable spot for hard-to-find records (as well as new releases), Hogwild Records is popular for a reason. If you’ve yet to visit this Main Avenue favorite, you’ll be in a lots of future visits here — and we’re sure you’ll stumble upon some great finds each time.
Photo via Instagram / buriedaliverecords
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What we saw as Deftones and Gojira laid waste to San Antonio's AT&T Center on Tuesday

Deftones and Gojira, two of metal's biggest and most innovative acts, blew the roof off of San Antonio's AT&T Center on Tuesday.…

By San Antonio Current Staff

What we saw as Deftones and Gojira laid waste to San Antonio's AT&T Center on Tuesday
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Everything we saw as people in San Antonio turned out Tuesday in support of abortion rights

With Roe v. Wade in danger of being overturned — a move that would result in Texas banning abortion — San Antonians…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everything we saw as people in San Antonio turned out Tuesday in support of abortion rights
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Everything we saw as Smashing Pumpkins played the first show at San Antonio's Tech Port Center

Smashing Pumpkins performed Monday night at Tech Port Center and Arena, making the '90s alt-rock favorites the first act to play San…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everything we saw as Smashing Pumpkins played the first show at San Antonio's Tech Port Center
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Everyone we saw having fun at San Antonio's first Lucha Libre Nacho Throwdown

Alamo City food truck park StreetFare SA held its debut Lucha Libre Nacho Throwdown on Saturday, offering up nacho samplings from multiple…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everyone we saw having fun at San Antonio's first Lucha Libre Nacho Throwdown
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Everything we saw as Tori Amos performed at San Antonio's Majestic Theatre on Friday

Singer-songwriter Tori Amos delivered a riveting performance Friday at San Antonio's Majestic Theatre, the second stop of a North American tour that…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everything we saw as Tori Amos performed at San Antonio's Majestic Theatre on Friday
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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 amazing San Antonio tattoo artists you should be following on Instagram

San Antonio is a tattooed town. People here love their ink, and they're willing to seek out creative and skilled artists to…

By San Antonio Current Staff

kelleytattoo
Photo via Instagram / kelleytattoo
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Everyone we saw having fun at the Poteet Strawberry Festival 2022

After operating on smaller scale last year due to the pandemic, the Poteet Strawberry Festival made a big return over the weekend.…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everyone we saw having fun at the Poteet Strawberry Festival 2022
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24 San Antonio-area parks and greenways perfect for hiking and biking

There's nothing more refreshing than a jaunt outdoors. Whether you're seeking a rugged hike, a mountain bike adventure or just want to take…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Guadalupe River State Park
3350 Park Rd 31, Spring Branch, (830) 438-2656, tpwd.texas.gov
On certain sections of the 13 miles of trails at Guadalupe River State Park, located west of 281 in Spring Branch, you can even ride your horse! If you want a rougher terrain, try the lesser-traveled Bauer Unit.
Photo via Instagram / lesliercsmith
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Everything we saw as Arch Enemy and Behemoth blew away San Antonio's Aztec Theatre

On Monday, European metal heavyweights Arch Enemy and Behemoth co-headlined a San Antonio bill that also included grindcore pioneers Napalm Death and…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everything we saw as Arch Enemy and Behemoth blew away San Antonio's Aztec Theatre
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25 essential San Antonio pizza spots everybody should try at least once

Whether you're craving a deep dish Chicago-style pie, a pepperoni-laden New York slice or an oven-fired Mediterranean-style flatbread, San Antonio is home…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Maar’s Pizza & More
14218 Nacogdoches Rd, (210) 599-7400, maarspizzaandmore.com
The family-owned and -operated Maar's has made quite a name for itself since first opening in 2011. The family cooks up pizza made just right, as well as original creations like jalapeño cheddar meteor-bites and – wait for it – brisket pizza.
Photo via Instagram / afterpartyweekend
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25 things to do in the San Antonio area when you're stoned AF

Whether you need 4/20 as an excuse to blaze or you keep a bong in every room and a jar full of…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Take in heavy sounds on the St. Mary's Strip
San Antonio's near-downtown nightlife district is a good place to treat your ears to stoner-approved sounds, whether they be heavy riffs from a Sell Your Soul-booked show at Faust Tavern to touring psych act at the Paper Tiger.  
Photo by Daniel Conrad
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San Antonio Spur Josh Richardson is selling his Miami mansion for $11.5 million

Spurs guard Josh Richardson is looking to pick up $11.5 million for a sprawling mansion he put on the market last week…

By San Antonio Current Staff

San Antonio Spur Josh Richardson looking to sell his Miami mansion for $11.5 million
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Not-safe-for-work photos of FETGALA! LIVE at San Antonio's Brick at Blue Star

On Friday night, Haus of Erotique celebrated its biggest event of the year, the Second  Annual FETGALA! LIVE. Held at Brick at Blue…

By Sanford Nowlin

Not-safe-for-work photos of FETGALA! LIVE at San Antonio's Brick at Blue Star
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23 San Antonio restaurants that serve breakfast or brunch all day long

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day — and some would say the best. Although most places stop serving it…

By San Antonio Current Staff

NOLA Brunch & Beignets
720 E Mistletoe Ave, (210) 320-1572, eatatnola.com
An obvious option for brunch, this Nawlins spot is a brunch godsend. Although not open on Mondays and Tuesdays, NOLA serves up sugary beignets (try them stuffed with lemon curd!) and other French Quarter Classics until 2 p.m Wednesday-Sunday. For something more filling (and maybe not so sweet), try the Blue Crab Omelette, Shrimp & Grits or Egg Rockafella.
Photo via Instagram / versonphoto
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All the festive folks we saw at San Antonio's 2022 Battle of Flowers Parade

There are Fiesta events, and then there's the Fiesta event that started them all: the Battle of Flowers Parade. Thousands of people…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All the festive folks we saw at San Antonio's 2022 Battle of Flowers Parade
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These 28 celebrities went to high school in San Antonio

Ever wonder whether you share an alma mater with any famous people? Believe it or not, a bunch of celebs spent their…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Shaquille O'Neal, Robert G. Cole High SchoolBelieve it or not, famed basketball player Shaquille O'Neal went to high school right here in the Alamo City. After starting high school in Germany due to his stepfather's military career, his family moved to San Antonio, where he lead the team at Robert G. Cole High School to a 68-1 record over two years, as well as a state championship win. In 2022, O'Neal's Big Chicken restaurant chain announced it would open 50 locations in Texas, including one in SA.
Photo via Shutterstock
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Wild and crazy scenes from San Antonio's Cornyation 2022

The first night of Cornyation 2022 lived up to its promise — and then some — of adult-oriented satire delivered with snappy…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Sparkling scenes from San Antonio's Cornyation 2022
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Fun moments from Fiesta San Antonio's 2022 Oyster Bake

The annual Oyster Bake, a Fiesta favorite, drew thousands to St. Mary's University for a mix of oysters, cold beer, music and…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Fun moments from Fiesta San Antonio's 2022 Oyster Bake
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