No News is Bad News. Join the SA Current Press Club.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Posh nights

Posted on Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Posh gets so packed on Friday night, the bar could change its name to Mosh.
  • Posh gets so packed on Friday night, the bar could change its name to Mosh.
Release Date: 2008-02-20

Upon inspection of Posh Ultra Lounge’s MySpace page, I felt unprepared. Mini-skirt clad girls with martinis in hand? I didn’t seem to fit the clientele. However, when a friend and I decided to drop in for Tuesday Jazz night, we were in for a surprise — no minis in sight. In fact, we happened to be the youngest ones in the lounge, too. (If you’re young, single, and ready to mingle, skip Tuesdays and prepare for Posh’s much-hyped Privileged Fridays — if the fliers are accurate, it’s quite a shindig.)

Posh’s eclectic decor suits the atmosphere — from animal-print seating areas to beaded curtains, which makes the seating areas more private — although we could only imagine the mirrors that adorn the walls may confuse the overly tipsy patron.

My friend and I chatted it up in a cozy corner; we had no intention of hooking up with the suits that scattered the lounge that night. We even turned down a drink, we were that dedicated to writing a fair and balanced review sans complimentary cocktails from questionable characters. The drink selection was broad — wine, beer, champagne, and mojitos. On Tuesday, we spotted the majority of women with martinis while men downed Budweiser and secretly peeped at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on TV.

The service that night wasn’t the best; we flagged down our bartender a few times before he realized we were ready to close our tab. And although there was plenty of seating area available throughout the lounge, the after-work crowd gathered around the already crowded bar.

Our apple martinis, however, were quite delectable — I practically gulped mine down in one sip. The jazz group played “Ladies Night,” not a jazzy tune, but it did get the ladies on the floor. In fact, the entire two hours we lounged in the faux-leather seating area we didn’t hear one jazz song. There were tinges of it — but no full-on jazz. We could’ve arrived too late, or too early — thus, I was a tad disappointed with the music offering.

At Posh, every night appeals to a different crowd of people, from Thursday’s College Night to Silver Saturdays — so, most people into a semi-posh bar experience should swing by the Alamo Heights lounge. If you’re into a smoke-filled bar scene Posh may not appeal to you, but if you want to pick up a lady or possibly see a member of the Spurs, check it out.

Tags: , ,

San Antonio Current works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of San Antonio and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep San Antonio's true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

November 18, 2020

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2020 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation