San Antonio, Like a Local

Start planning your trip to APICS 2017! The APICS South Central Texas Chapter has put together a list of their local favorite restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in San Antonio.   

Best Happy Hour on The Riverwalk

The Esquire Tavern
155 East Commerce Street
San Antonio, Texas
210-222-2521
Inspired drinks & pub grub in vintage digs with a patio & the longest wooden bartop in Texas. 

Chart House (Tower of the Americas)
739 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78205
210-223-3101
High-end chain eatery serving seafood & steakhouse fare in a classy setting with view.

Best Happy Hour Downtown and Surrounding Area

Down on Grayson
303 East Grayson
San Antonio, TX, 78215
210-248-9244
A stylish destination serving American plates in a rustic-chic dining room & on a chill patio. 

Paramour Bar

102 9th Street
San Antonio, TX 78215
210-340-9880
A soaring rooftop bar with swanky decor & city views plus a long list of cocktails, wine & beer.

Drink Texas Bar
200 Navarro Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
210-224-1031
Long happy hours lure locals to this cozy lounge with sofas, TVs, drink specials & a relaxed vibe.

Cured
306 Pearl Pkwy #101
San Antonio, TX 78215
210-314-3929
Buzzy, rustic-chic restaurant serving charcuterie-focused New American cuisine & craft cocktails.


Best Breakfast Tacos Downtown and Surrounding Area

Taco Haven
1032 S Presa Street
San Antonio, TX 78210
210-533-2171
Bustling mainstay with classic Mexican fare, breakfast all day & cocktails in a colorful setting.

Bill Miller BBQ
101 W Commerce Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
210-229-9519
Laid-back Texas-based chain serving up pit-smoked meats, fried chicken, breakfast & baked goods.

Titos Mexican Restaurant
955 S Alamo Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
210-212-8226
This light-filled Mexican spot lures locals with breakfast tacos, fajitas, enchiladas & margaritas.


Best Mexican Food on The Riverwalk

Casa Rio
430 E Commerce Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
210-225-6718
Pioneering River Walk destination with classic Tex-Mex fare, margaritas & outdoor dining since 1946.


Best Mexican Food Downtown and Surrounding Area

Mexican Manhattan
110 Soledad Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
210-223-3913
Veteran Tex-Mex spot featuring classic fare, margaritas, happy hour & a patio overlooking the river.

The Fruteria
1401 S Flores Street
San Antonio, TX 78204
210-824-0637
Fruit cups, smoothies, tapas & Mexican street fare, plus tequila & cocktails in upbeat, trendy digs.

La Gloria
100 E Grayson Street
San Antonio, TX 78215
210-267-9040
A menu of Mexican street foods is found at this vibrant cantina with outdoor seating & scenic views.

Acenar
146 E Houston Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
210-222-2362
Contemporary Mexican restaurant & bar with innovative fare, happy hour, patio dining & river views.


Best Seafood on The Riverwalk

Ostra
212 W Crockett Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
210-396-5817
Upscale seafood destination in the Mokara Hotel with a raw bar plus a long wine list & river views.


Bella On the River
106 River Walk Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
210-404-2355
Intimate destination featuring Mediterranean fare, steaks, wine & outdoor dining in comfy digs.


Best Seafood Downtown and Surrounding Area

The Sandbar Fish House & Market
200 E Grayson Street #117
San Antonio, TX 78215
210-212-2221
Upmarket seafood dishes are offered in a casual setting with modern, ocean-inspired decor.


Best Steak on The Riverwalk

Little Rhein Steakhouse
231 S Alamo Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
210-225-2111
Storied River Walk spot serving steaks, seafood & fine wines in a romantic locale with patio dining.


Best Steak Downtown and Surrounding Area

Bohanan's Prime Steaks and Seafood
219 E Houston Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
210-472-2600
Chic eatery serving American fare in an old-world setting with a cocktail lounge, patio & live jazz.

The Palm San Antonio
233 E Houston Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
210-226-7256
Storied chain serving high-end steakhouse fare, seafood & diverse wines in clubby surrounds.


Best Italian on The Riverwalk

Paesanos Riverwalk
111 W Crockett Street #101
San Antonio, TX 78205
210-227-2782
Upscale destination with traditional & contemporary Italian fare, a long wine list & outdoor dining.


Best Italian Downtown and Surrounding Area

Osteria Il Sogno
200 E Grayson Street #100
San Antonio, TX 78215
210-223-3900
Buzzy, upmarket Italian trattoria serving innovative antipasti & mains in industrial-chic surrounds.

Battalion
604 S. Alamo Street
San Antonio, TX 78210
210-816-0088
Great atmosphere, great drinks and of course excellent food prepared by some of the best chefs in SA!


Best Vegetarian Downtown and Surrounding Area

Green Vegetarian Cuisine
200 E Grayson Street #120
San Antonio, TX 78215
210-320-5865
Chill eatery doling out vegetarian & vegan versions of everyday dishes in funky, industrial digs.

Señor Veggie
620 S Presa Street
San Antonio, TX 78210
210-228-0073
Low-key, colorful BYOB eatery featuring an eclectic menu of organic, locally sourced vegan eats.


Best Margarita’s on The Riverwalk

Bohanan's Prime Steaks and Seafood
219 E Houston Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
210-472-2600
Chic eatery serving American fare in an old-world setting with a cocktail lounge, patio & live jazz.

Cafe Ole
521 River Walk Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
210-223-2939
Festive eatery with colorful decor & a patio offering traditional Mexican cooking & margaritas.

Boudro's On The Riverwalk
421 E Commerce Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
210-224-8484
Hip New American bistro with wood-grilled steaks, seafood, tableside guacamole, cocktails & a patio.


Best Margarita’s Downtown and Surrounding Area

La Gloria
100 E Grayson Street
San Antonio, TX 78215
210-267-9040
A menu of Mexican street foods is found at this vibrant cantina with outdoor seating & scenic views.

Mi Tierra Cafe y Panaderia
218 Produce Row
San Antonio, TX 78207
210-225-1262
Landmark Mexican cafe & bakery with classic fare, margaritas & mariachis in festive digs open 24/7.


Best Nightclubs on The Riverwalk

Pat O’Brien’s
121 Alamo Plaza
San Antonio, TX 78205
210-220-1076
Replica of the New Orleans institution with Cajun fare, Hurricane cocktails & a dueling piano bar.

Coyote Ugly Saloon
409 E Commerce Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
210-465-8459
Outpost of a festive saloon chain with female bartenders, bartop dancing & body shots.

Durty Nelly's Irish Pub
Hilton Palacio Del Rio
200 S Alamo Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
210-224-3343
Traditional grub, import drafts, peanuts, piano entertainment & sing-alongs in a festive atmosphere.

Kremlin
212 College Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
210-220-1972
Vegas-style club where dramatic lighting & a dress code set the stage for dancing & VIP service.


Best Nightclub Downtown and Surrounding Area

Jazz, TX
312 Pearl Parkway, Bld. #6 Suite #6001
San Antonio, TX 78215
210-332-9386
Live-music venue & restaurant offering refined Texan cuisine, craft cocktails & draft beer.

Bar 1919
1420 S Alamo Street
San Antonio, TX 78204
210-227-1420
Swanky speakeasy-style spot where hipster bartenders mix classic cocktails & also serve charcuterie.

Paramour Bar
102 9th Street
San Antonio, TX 78215
210-340-9880
A soaring rooftop bar with swanky decor & city views plus a long list of cocktails, wine & beer.

Howl at the Moon
111 W Crockett Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
210-212-4770
Lively bar with a party vibe featuring dueling piano shows & novelty bucket drinks.