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Bars and nightlife in San Antonio

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Restaurant
“Fun Place! Great for lunch or dinner. Sustainable, Organic, Local restaurant, beer garden, live music venue, dog friendly, kids' playground, laundromat and car wash! The Cove has it all!”
  • 89 locals recommend
Bar
“For a true taste of San Antonio’s flavor, check out this restaurant/bakery in Market Square. Brightly decorated, mariachi music, and great food.”
  • 77 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“best ceviche. first Friday of the month is located right here in the Art District”
  • 56 locals recommend
Beer Garden
“Outdoor area with food, drinks, and playground. A great place to hang out before partaking in First Friday festivities.”
  • 83 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“this is place for see for many reasons. vibe, view,decor bit pricey but worth a drink or 2”
  • 56 locals recommend
Golf Driving Range
“Sprawling entertainment venue with a high-tech driving range & swanky lounge with drinks & games.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Great vibe, phenomenal food and great cocktails. Reverse happy hour starts at 11 pm”
  • 54 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Best high quality Mexican food and a beautiful patio outside with hummingbirds and winding oak trees. Fantastic margaritas too! Don't go to any other location of La Fonda, it's not the same. ”
  • 55 locals recommend

Nightclubs

Cocktail Bar
“this is place for see for many reasons. vibe, view,decor bit pricey but worth a drink or 2”
  • 56 locals recommend
Lounge
“Great food, nice latte art, excellent brunch and there's even a farmer's market / bazaar in the adjacent building on weekends. ”
  • 52 locals recommend
Night Club
“So much fun here. Jazz TX offers great local jazz artists every night plus those from all around the country, esp on Sat & Sunday. Drinks & apps. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Piano Bar
“A tourist said this about their experience, "What fun entertainment after a long day of working a conference! Four very talented musicians will entertain you on the pianos, drums, and guitar. They all play all instruments and switch all the time. Take dollar bills. You write your song requests on a slip, attach a dollar, and they play requests. Fun sing-along! They do not serve food, not even munchies, but they do allow you to bring food in. We got take out from the Hard Rock Cafe, next door. Others were ordering pizza. Don't go for the food, go for the entertainment! You'll be glad you did!"”
  • 19 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“This is a place you must visit. There is live music (folks go to two-step), food, and good ole Texas atmosphere. Check the calendar to see what days they're open and who the live performance is.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Lounge
“One of the few authentic restaurants on the river walk. It's north of downtown, away from all the touristy stuff, but not so far that you can't walk from downtown or the Pearl (it's in between). A favorite for margaritas and great higher quality Mexican food. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bar
“Feels like you're at your grandma's house, drinking cocktails from a bygone era.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“They serve scrumptious elevator tenders. Gotta try them. They have fire in water Olympic replica from Seoul competition”
  • 13 locals recommend

Music venues

Basketball Stadium
“Home of the Spurs and the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, it also hosts concerts and other events.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Piano Bar
“A tourist said this about their experience, "What fun entertainment after a long day of working a conference! Four very talented musicians will entertain you on the pianos, drums, and guitar. They all play all instruments and switch all the time. Take dollar bills. You write your song requests on a slip, attach a dollar, and they play requests. Fun sing-along! They do not serve food, not even munchies, but they do allow you to bring food in. We got take out from the Hard Rock Cafe, next door. Others were ordering pizza. Don't go for the food, go for the entertainment! You'll be glad you did!"”
  • 19 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“This is a place you must visit. There is live music (folks go to two-step), food, and good ole Texas atmosphere. Check the calendar to see what days they're open and who the live performance is.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Park
“Iconic park housing Tower of the Americas, Institute of Texan Cultures, fountains & a playground.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Rock Club
“Great place that has a big stage for bands and an outdoor area with seating and a bar!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Just across the street from Tucker's Kozy Korner is one of San Antonio's premier live music venues, Alamo City Music Hall. Depending on whom one asks, this place is either on par with a cesspool or the next Apollo Theater, take your pick, but we're kind of partial to any entertainment option that makes EastPoint an even cooler place to live. As with any establishment in a warehouse district in a transitional neighborhood, safety should always be of paramount importance....but - and this is a huge but (ahem) - there's nothing wrong with the area. You're more likely to encounter problems in the mosh pit inside than you are on the street!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Sports Bar
“great local hangout 1 mile , great bartenders and prices. also right there is ringside sports bar and smoke high end bbq. with basement bar ”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“Lots to see & do. Visit the Tower of the Americas for a great view of the city. Splurge on a pricey, but spectacular meal in the rotating Chart House restaurant. (Reservations are recommended.) Visit the water features at the base of the tower.”
  • 1 local recommends