MainStay Suites By Ft. Sam Houston
6900 North IH 35
San Antonio, TX 78218
Phone: (210) 798-3900
Fax: (210) 798-1891
The Kocktails Bar and Lounge is a perfect place to spend a fun- filled evening out with friends. The distinct ambiance reflecting the perfect music and theme creates a vibrant atmosphere. From ladies night to salsa night-outs and jazz nights, you can enjoy multiple theme nights on different days. Drink, chat or jazz until the wee hours of the morning, and make it a night to remember. Call ahead for more details.
The Arjon's International Club has received loads of accolades from local critics as well as bar hoppers, making it one of the 10 best International Clubs in United States. This uniquely upscale live music venue and bar blends fun and relaxation together. If offers it guests an excellent selection of entertainment, which is what get the young 20s-30s something to drop by after work, or after university for some frolic or to chill out with friends. There's also salsa dancing, live music performance and yes, lots and lots of drinking. Call ahead or check their website for reservation and more information.
Taking its menu a step beyond the expected fare, Paloma Blanca features enticing chicken and beef dishes, delicious soups and more in addition to the usual enchiladas, tostadas and quesadillas. A full bar offers a killer margarita, so beware! With a relaxful ambiance and enlivening music, Paloma Blanca draws lots of locals and plenty of kids. This is an all-around excellent choice for Mexican cuisine.
In the city of cowboys and country music, Midnight Rodeo has managed to stand out for over two decades. This 20,000 square foot club is a thriving hot spot for San Antonio's youngsters, hippies and executives by day. If the 'patented race track dance floor' does not charm those who don't line-dance and 2-step, the bar specials (almost every night), free dance lessons on Wednesdays and Sundays and live Country music on weekends surely will. All that's needed to gear up for a party at Midnight Rodeo are tight jeans, a Stetson and a night of watching Country-Western reruns.
A friendly atmosphere with a unique design. Twisted metal and a lounge like feel make this place a favorite of the Alamo Heights crowd. The Rebar bar is almost always packed and has a great outdoor patio where one can sit back with a cold beer and enjoy the crowd.Whether you are inside or out you will not be disappointed.
This little restaurant is tucked away so well, you almost don't notice it. The multicultural cuisine makes decisions a challenge. Pasta, tapas, seafood, Mediterranean specialties and vegetarian dishes are popular on the menu list at Boardwalk Bistro. If you indulge, the award-winning wine list is extensive and offers several choices for even the most discriminating palate. Live entertainment, usually jazz music, is featured each Friday night. A more limited, less expensive menu is available for lunch.
Known as "The Lab" by locals, this hot spot was the first true brewpub in the city. It serves up great burgers and such for dinner, but it's the after-hours atmosphere that draws the crowds. Four proprietary beer varieties are brewed on site to complement the fully stocked bar. Locals and visitors revel in hanging out on the breezy patio and enjoying the live music. Get there early if you want a table and any semblance of service, because it gets packed later in the evening.
Durty Nelly's, located on the River Walk on the river level of the Hilton hotel, is a rollicking good time. Pull up a chair, order a beer (or two) and sing along to the live music. The pianist takes requests and can play just about anything. Probably the most fun thing to do is munch on the peanuts and toss the shells on the floor. Yes, it is allowed!
Virtually hidden in an unassuming strip center behind one of the city's largest shopping malls, this bar is a favorite of young and old alike. Dripping in red velvet, naugahyde-covered chairs and subdued lighting, the small space is filled to capacity by locals who come to see the bar's owner perform on stage. The owner is probably one of the best cover singers around, possessing the uncanny ability to sound exactly like Neil Diamond, Willie Nelson or anyone else, for that matter. This is the epitome of a lounge act, and the Mylar "rain" curtain behind the stage is icing on the cake.
Luna is a frequent hang out for club goers in the north central neighborhood of San Antonio. Refreshing tunes and live performances are the unique features of this place. Live R&B, Jazz, Soul, Funk, Latin and Blues performances by well known artists and bands set the place on fire. To add to the entertainment, Luna also features performances by well known DJs. Those who have an interest in sports can watch various matches and games on one of the two TVs. Luna is the perfect place if you want to have a great time with friends.
Paper Tiger is one of the best places to enjoy live music in the city. There are great bands featured on most nights of the week, and drinks are reasonably priced. Though most of the music played falls in the hard rock genre, other genres are featured too. If you are a music lover then this is a great place to visit while in San Antonio.
If you're looking for a fun night on the town without breaking the bank, head to Brass Monkey. This popular nightclub never has a cover. Groove to some cool beats and sip on a reasonably priced beer. The dance floor is spacious and features plenty of lasers. The music played is mostly hits from the 80s and 90s, so be forewarned that you might find yourself getting nostalgic.