my husband and I discovered a great old bar on the Riverwalk while visiting San Antonio a couple of weeks ago. Come to find out, it has a long rich history.
Our first visit, we sat at a table and enjoyed the bar food - deviled eggs, peanuts, and fried dill pickles (they make the pickles themselves)... delicious. Cocktails (Vieux Carre, and Aviation) came out in frosty cold glasses, perfect for a steamy spring afternoon.
We went back later that night and stood at the long bar to talk at length with bartender Rob, who crafted some classic cocktails (Manhattan, Fitzgerald) using the all fresh fruit and mint, authentic ingredients, and vintage barware. The cost for two cocktails was only $13, which we thought was an excellent bargain.
The next evening we visited for a third time, where Rob prepared more classic hand-shaken cocktails, each unique and delicious.
We were surprised to find they had only reopened at the first of April, and doubly pleased to find them conveniently located right across the street from our hotel, the Drury Plaza (also an excellent bargain in a classic old building).
This is not the place to find jug wine or long-neck beers... this is a place to end your work day or start your evening with a classic cocktail in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Highly recommend.