All the fun and fireworks from San Antonio's Fourth of July celebration at Woodlawn Lake

San Antonio's annual Independence Day party at Woodlawn Lake Park drew revelers from all over the city. Here's a look at people…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All the fun and fireworks from San Antonio's Fourth of July celebration at Woodlawn Lake
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San Antonio's best bars that aren't located downtown

A night out in downtown San Antonio can be lively and fun, but parking and crowds get old fast. We don't blame…

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Lighthouse Lounge

The Lighthouse Lounge hosts bands and DJs and has an eclectic booking policy than can range from Latin hip-hop to doom metal. Located near Woodlawn Lake Park, this neighborhood spot offers specialty shots, is pet friendly and boasts of picturesque sunset views. 1016 Cincinnati
Ave.,https://www.facebook.com/thelighthouselounge/.
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The 25 most popular San Antonio Tex-Mex restaurants right now, according to Yelp

San Antonio is renowned for its vibrant Tex-Mex cuisine, offering a blend of flavors that reflect its rich cultural heritage. If you're…

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 10. Maiz Cocina Mexicana923 N Loop 1604 East #101, (210) 848-3284, maizatx.com “The restaurant is very nice, very cute and nicely decorated. The wait staff was very good and very attentive. The food was excellent. I had the enchiladas and really really like them. A whole lot had an acid to the dish that made it really pop. My wife had pork with green salsa. If you're looking for good Mexican food, I thought this place was excellent” - David C.
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25 essential LGBTQIA-friendly bars and restaurants in San Antonio

Whether you're celebrating Pride Month or just looking for inclusive places for dinner, drinks or entertainment, the good news is that San…

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Pegasus
1402 N. Main Ave., (210) 299-4222, pegasussanantonio.com
This nightclub is one of the friendliest and oldest bars on the North Main Strip, and it's a reliably great spot to catch a drag show and dance the night away. There’s never a dull moment with karaoke nights, contests and DJs, but Pegasus doesn’t stop at offering San Antonio a great night out. They also regularly host fundraisers and benefits to give back to the community.
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25 San Antonio restaurants every new resident must try before saying they're a local

You may live in San Antonio, but how well do you really know the city if you're not eating like a local?…

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The Friendly Spot Ice House
943 S. Alamo St., (210) 224-2337, thefriendlyspot.com
This always-hopping Southtown institution is friendly indeed— for the whole family. Diners love taking in the gorgeous weather at this ice house's spacious outdoor dining area.
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All the hungry folks we saw at San Antonio Flavor 2024

San Antonio Flavor 2024 was one of the city's biggest culinary celebrations of the year, and it drew folks from all over…

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All the hungry folks we saw at San Antonio Flavor 2024
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The 25 most popular San Antonio restaurants right now, according to Yelp

The San Antonio food scene has racked up plenty of accolades, including becoming only the second U.S. city to be named a…

By San Antonio Current Staff

17. The Smoke Shack
3714 Broadway
“Wonderful food, price, atmosphere. Exactly what you want in a barbecue spot. Each meal was more than enough, and a very solid value for the cost. I would recommend Smoke Shack to any.” — Adam T.
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All the delicious fun we saw at San Antonio Flavor 2024

The 2024 edition of San Antonio Flavor delivered delicious food, refreshing cocktails and the annual event's most thrilling Culinary Showdown yet. Chef…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All the delicious fun we saw at San Antonio Flavor 2024
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20 kid-friendly bars and restaurants in San Antonio

Great dining spots abound in San Antonio, but things can get complicated when you have kids in tow. Fortunately, many Alamo City…

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Cheesy Jane's 
4200 Broadway, (210) 826-0800, cheesyjanes.com
Cheesy Jane’s serves up grilled burgers from its brightly-hued flagship location at Broadway and Hildebrand. The family-friendly spot also has a coloring kids menu.
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20 must-try hamburgers in San Antonio

Nothing beats a well-made hamburger. The good news is there's no excuse to settle for a bland fast-food burger in San Antonio.…

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Mark’s Outing
1624 E. Commerce Street (210) 299-8110, marksouting.com
Mark's Outing, formerly Fatty’s Burgers, has been serving up burgers and complimentary slow-cooked beans on Commerce Street since 2005.
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The most-anticipated new bars and restaurants coming to the San Antonio area in 2024

A wealth of new dining and drinking options are set to open in the San Antonio area this year. They include concepts…

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Casa Catrina
515 Villita St.
A new, Dia De Los Muertos-themed restaurant is slated to take over the space that formerly housed The Fig Tree at La Villita. According to a post on the San Antonio Riverwalk’s Facebook page, the restaurant’s menu will feature  “authentic, unique and shareable Mexican dishes.”
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The hottest new bars and restaurants that have opened in San Antonio so far in 2024

Spring has sprung for San Antonio's culinary scene. A wide variety of new bars and restaurants have made their debuts in the…

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Full Belly Cafe + Bar
4212 McCullough Ave., fullbellysa.com
Brunch spot Full Belly Cafe + Bar opened a second location in the space formerly occupied by Glass and Plate. The menu features brunch and lunch dishes and a coffee program, plus a full cocktail bar, mimosas, wine and beer.
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20 San Antonio-area bars and restaurants that have closed since the end of 2023

Starting in December 2023, a wave of bar and restaurant closures swept through the San Antonio area, and the high-profile losses included…

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Second Pitch Beer Co.
11935 Starcrest Drive, (210) 474-0234, secondpitchbeer.com
On March 7, Second Pitch Beer Co.'s owners announced that the spot was shutting down, with its last day in operation slated for March 9.
The award-winning brewery featured abundant seasonal and rotating beers along with their Hometown Lager and Meet in the Middle IPA. "Thank you for the memories and for your support, love, and friendship over these three years," the post announcing the closure read. "We met amazing people who we hope will be in our lives for years to come."
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Everyone we saw getting wired at the 2024 San Antonio Coffee Festival

Caffeine fiends descended on Travis Park Saturday for the 11th Annual San Antonio Coffee Festival. The event showcased local roasters, vendors and artisans…

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San Antonio's essential women-owned restaurants and bars

Women chefs, restaurateurs and innovators are at the forefront of San Antonio's thriving food scene. From casual eats to fine dining, wineries…

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The Good Kind
1127 S. St. Mary's St., (210) 801-5892, eatgoodkind.com
An extension of TimTheGirl Catering, The Good Kind is the brick-and-mortar project of Tim McDiarmid, a well-respected James Beard fellow who has also competed on Food Network's Chopped. The Southtown spot serves eats and drinks on its picturesque patio, and hosts regular events including live music and yoga.
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All the fun-loving foodies we saw at San Antonio's United We Brunch 2024

San Antonio food lovers showed up to United We Brunch 2024 hungry for a great time and ready to celebrate the week's…

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All the fun-loving foodies we saw at San Antonio's United We Brunch 2024
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San Antonio Black-owned restaurants and businesses you can support right now

Unique and successful Black-owned businesses abound in San Antonio, and we’re recognizing Black History Month by highlighting nearly 50 of those ventures.…

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Latched Support
Multiple Locations, (210) 504-8015, latchedsupport.com
Latched Support offers free diaper assistance, breast-feeding support, webinars and parenting classes to San Antonio families. Founded by two registered nurses, Latched is a 501(c)(3) organization focused on quality education, critical maternal assistance and advocacy.
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All the hungry foodies we saw at San Antonio's Titans of Tailgate competition

San Antonio's Titans of Tailgate event took place Saturday at  Sunken Garden Theater, bringing together some of the city's best chefs to…

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All the hungry foodies we saw at San Antonio's Titans of Tailgate competition
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The San Antonio restaurants perfect for a romantic date night

When making plans to impress a date — whether with a new fling or a longtime partner — finding a restaurant with…

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Carriqui
239 E. Grayson St., (210) 910-5547, carriquitx.com
Inspired by the bird from which the restaurant takes its name, Carriqui is dedicated to fresh and local cuisine that represents foods from various regions across the Lone Star State. The Pearl-area restaurant is housed in the former Liberty Bar building, which has been renovated into a warm, inviting space featuring richly-stained wood floors and vintage-inspired artwork.
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All the cosplay and cuisine we saw at San Antonio's Otaku Food Festival

San Antonio fans of anime, manga, video games and Asian street food descended on Wonderland of the Americas Mall Saturday to participate…

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All the Cosplay and cuisine we saw at San Antonio's Otaku Food Festival
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These are San Antonio's most beautiful restaurants

While the most important thing about a restaurant is the food itself, there's something to be said for a spot with excellent…

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Hanzo
7701 Broadway #124, (210) 826-1488, hanzobar.com
This Broadway hangout keeps folks coming back with its creative cocktails, Japanese beer and small plates — but that’s only part of the appeal. The Japanese-inspired aesthetic can be considered the final piece of the puzzle to this gem of a gastropub.
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All the holiday revelry and great costumes we saw at Dulce 2023

Dulce 2023 attendees put on their best garb for holiday cheer. From the folks who assembled elaborate getups for the costume contest…

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All the holiday revelry and great costumes we saw at Dulce 2023
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All the holiday fun and decadent food we saw at Dulce 2023

Dulce once again proved itself to be San Antonio's merriest holiday food event. Revelers flocked to The DoSeum on Friday for a night…

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All the holiday fun and decadent food we saw at Dulce 2023
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The 50 best bars in San Antonio 2023

After compiling lists of the 100 best bars in San Antonio for the past two years, the Current has slimmed its 2023…

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6. Bar at Bohanan's

The Bar at Bohanan's is a frequent backup plan for people who don't have a reservation for the upstairs Bohanan's Prime Steaks and Seafood. No, it's not quite the same as a full steakhouse experience, but access to excellent small bites and some of the steakhouse menu will leave most folks plenty satisfied. Beyond that, the bar is a destination for thoughtfully conceived cocktails, a curated beer and wine selection and some of the city's best bar staff. The legacy of the late Sasha Petraske, a well-known bartender and original advisor to the bar, is carried on with attention to detail. Experience live jazz 7-10 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. 219 E. Houston St., #275, (210) 472-2202, bohanans.com.
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23 San Antonio-area bars and restaurants that closed in 2023 that we’ll miss

It’s to be expected that we’ll see a wave of restaurant closures each year — it’s the nature of the industry, after…

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Martha’s Mexican Restaurant and Grill
5822 Babcock Road
Martha’s Mexican Restaurant and Grill, a longtime hidden gem for margaritas and Tex-Mex, announced its closure in April. According to the owners, this decision was due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the state of the economy.
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Annual sweets-and-cocktails event Dulce, benefiting San Antonio's DoSeum, returns Friday, Dec. 15

On Friday, Dec. 15, the DoSeum will be transformed into a veritable winter wonderland for adults, featuring live performers, food, cocktails, beer…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Annual sweets-and-cocktails event Dulce, benefiting San Antonio's DoSeum, returns Friday, Dec. 15
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All the delicious fun we saw at the San Antonio Tamales Festival

The San Antonio Tamales Festival returned to the far East Side this weekend to celebrate the beloved corn husk-wrapped holiday food. The event…

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All the delicious fun we saw at the San Antonio Tamales Festival
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21 must-try new bars and restaurants that opened in San Antonio in 2023

A wave of new restaurant and bar openings swept over San Antonio this year, running the gamut from innovative new concepts to…

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Francis Bogside
1170 E Commerce St. Suite 100, (210) 314-2994, francisbogside.com
It isn’t common to see Irish neighborhood bars in San Antonio, but Francis Bogside’s rustic and chic take on a traditional Irish pub has changed that narrative for downtown. Recently relocated to Commerce Street, Francis Bogside offers upscale pub fare alongside expertly-prepared craft cocktails, wine and beer. Here’s our first look.
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Everyone we saw having fun at the 2023 San Antonio Beer Festival

Beer enthusiasts poured into historic Crockett Park on Saturday for the 17th Annual San Antonio Beer Festival. Here's a look at all…

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Everyone we saw having fun at the 2023 San Antonio Beer Festival
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20 San Antonio restaurants with cult-like followings

San Antonio is flush with great places to eat, from popular chains to longtime local mainstays. But some restaurants have developed devoted…

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Mr. Juicy
3315 San Pedro Ave.,  instagram.com/mrjuicyburger
Mr. Juicy launched as a burger joint, but what keeps people coming back right now is its new chicken fried steak. Earlier this year, the spot introduced the new menu item and was overrun with excited diners, which even forced the restaurant to close briefly. Placed on a bed of fries and topped with an au poivre sauce, the chicken fried steak’s intense popularity actually led to its brief removal from the menu so that staff could get a break from its high demand. Fortunately, the meal returned in August, but is only available during lunch hours, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
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