JOE'S VOLCANO - COME FEEL THE ERUPTION!!!!!!!!!!!! PHENOMENON FRIDAYS FEATURE 98.5 THE BEAT IN THE HOUSE BROADCASTING THE PARTY LIVE AND ON THE AIR WITH YOUR BOY "HAMM BURGER"
SATURDAYS CHECK OUT CLUB VOLCAN, FEATURING THE HOTTEST REGIONAL MEXICAN MUSIC FORMAT IN THE ALAMO CITY. KARLITA AND LALEY ARE IN THE HOUSE LIVE AND ON THE AIR.
SUNDAYS IS THE MUSIC YOU WANT TO HEAR: DANCE, TOP 40, ETC. KTFM WILL BE BROADCASTING THE PARTY LIVE AND ON THE AIR FROM THE CENTER OF THE VOLCANO.
Dress Code: CASUAL DRESS CODE IS IN EFFECT
Address: 6844 INGRAM ROAD
Directions: NORTHWEST SAN ANTONIO - LOOP 410 AT INGRAM ROAD
The Empire Theatre is host to productions, banquets, cabaret, chamber orchestras and touring plays. The historical theater is the sister property to San Antonio's Majestic Theatre. The Empire was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.
Directions: The Empire Theater
226 N St Marys Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
- Theater Travel
Jim Cullum's Landing is located on the beautiful San Antonio Riverwalk, literally just across the alley from the Alamo in the Hyatt Regency in downtown San Antonio. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band, America's premier 7-piece Classic Jazz ensemble, plays Monday through Saturday beginning at 7:30 PM. On Sunday nights, the popular San Antonio jazz group Small World takes over on the outside patio. Live jazz duos are featured on the outdoor riverside patio (weather permitting) from 3:00 PM non-stop until 12:30 AM. The menu of the Jim Cullum's Landing cafe, features fine cuisine, fine liquors, domestic & imported beers and wines, gourmet coffees, pies and cheesecake, and above all the hottest of hot jazz. All ages are welcome. Dress is casual.
Been there for an hour, and just for a cup of coffee. Though I'm not too much of a jazz music fan, I did like their performance. Quiet and nice.
Directions: Jim Cullum's Landing
121 Alamo Plaza
- Arts and Culture
This is a dueling piano bar. The musicians are lively and pretty good at their job. The place was a bit smokey and extremely loud (which for me is a bad thing) however if you sit out on the veranda the smoke and noise become far less of a problem. You must be 21 to enter and they card before you enter. I believe there is a cover charge, but your hotel should be able to give you card to give you free entry. I only go if I can get in without the cover charge.
Dress Code: Jeans nice shirt
- Food and Dining
Its a nice spot on Fridays and Saturdays for salsa. Friday is an older crowd and Saturday is the 25 and up crowd. They have a live band all the time. There seems to always be a $5 cover.
They used to do R&B on Tues. Check the website.
Dress Code: Elite and classy.
No sneakers. Jeans seem to be ok if you have a nice top -men.
The ladies always dress for salsa dancing.
Address: 8736 Tesoro Dr San Antonio, Texas 78217
Directions: Off 410 and Broadway exit. Take the access road towards the bank. Tesor Dr is in the back.
Phone: 210-804-1419Add to your Trip Planner
Ok. Im updating this San Antonio section because there is so much more to offer in this city since Ive been back.
Every 1st & 3rd Saturday, the NCO club has a VERY nice Salsa night. Pleasant and safe ambiance and very cheap drinks!
The DJ played better music here than at some clubs off base Ive been to.
They also have a dance instructor that gives a free lesson from 9:30 - 10pm if you want to learn with Yari Santiago.
Dress Code: Anything goes. There are people from all over the world on base training for all types of things. Hence, all types of attire.
Address: Gateway Club on Lackland AFB at Miltary & I90W
Directions: Take the Lackland Gateway East entrance next to the Pass & ID stand and go straight on the street you entered on (Kenly). That leads right to the club on the right. Bldg 2490
Phone: 210-645-7034Add to your Trip Planner
Like the original in New Orleans, San Antonio's Pat O'Brien's has hurricanes, a flaming fountain, an entrance lined with muskets, a noisy piano bar, Cajun cuisine and a quiet patio dining area. This replica has all the features of the St Peter's Street location minus the the flooding. I've been to the original, and once inside this San Antonio version, you can barely tell the difference.
We enjoyed a few hours and a few hurricanes (rum, hurricane mix, crushed ice, orange & cherry) then decided to see more of the city.
Besides the original in New Orleans and this San Antonio location, Pat O'Brien's has locations in Orlando, Memphis and Cancun.
Address: 121 Alamo Plaza
Phone: (210) 220-1076
- Road Trip
Mad Dogs is a great place for a drink along the Riverwalk in San Antonio. The place was founded by two Scottish guys and has a great Scottish themed pub atmosphere. Great beer selection.
Dress Code: If you have a kilt you'll fit right in, if not have a beer and you'll also fit right in.
Address: 123-19 Losoya Street
Directions: On the Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas 78205
Phone: (210) 222 0220
- Beer Tasting
Barmaids dancing on the bar continuously, drinking, offering bodyshots while wiping punters to the soundtrack of rock 'n roll.
Sounds crazy? It is!! But we kept going back for more!
Something to be experienced!
Even my 57year old mum loved it!
Dress Code: Anything goes, really..
Address: 409 East Commerce Street
Downtown San Antonio only has one genuine cocktail bar and it's called Drink - their cocktail list is huge. Drink is very relaxed with sofas everywhere and friendly service. The cocktails average $6-10 depending on the drink, and there's also draft beer and wine. There are 4 large TVs so it's great for sporting events too.
I particularly like this location since it's away from the craziness of the Riverwalk, just opposite the Hotel Contessa. There's a relaxed crowd of locals and it's popular with the service industry too. Try their House Margarita if you get the chance (Cointreau, Grand Marnier and real lime juice - no triple sec!) since it's the best in the area.
Dress Code: Casual
Address: 200 Navarro, San Antonio, TX 78205
Directions: Downtown, opposite the Hotel Contessa
Website: http://www.drinkcocktailbar.comAdd to your Trip Planner
Great Jazz and happy hour buffet on Friday nights. Later on in the evening it's R&B and hip hop. Studio features some outstanding Jazz groups. Saturdays start off as old school R&B then migrate into the latest R&B and hip hop. Great spot Michael Ward has here in San Antonio.
Dress Code: Ladies: Classy attire. Men must have nice shirts if they wear jeans. But slacks and suits are definitely appropriate. This is for grown folks. 25 and up.
Address: 9323 Perrin Beitel Rd. 78218
Directions: The old Kramers (if you remember that) Otherwise, take 410 to Perrin Beitel outside of the loop towards the Post Office. Its in the same plaza as the chinese food restaurant and billiards.
Good luck finding something original along the Riverwalk... our first afternoon in town, we wandered past the big chain places like Coyote Ugly, Dick's Last Resort, Howl at the Moon, Hard Rock Cafe, and numerous other name-brand unoriginal places until we finally saw Tex's Sports Bar. It had a cool name, and who's ever heard of a chain sports bar, right?
Even worse than a chain, it turns out Tex's is a hotel bar! It is part of the Hilton Palacio del Rio. It's clean and nice, but touristy, expensive, and pretty dead.
We selected a bad first bar in San Antonio, and we knew our luck could only improve.
Address: 200 S Alamo St
Phone: (210) 222-1400
- Road Trip
- Beer Tasting
Well, it seems like your two questions conflict with each other. Let me try to clarify your intentions....
(a) looking for a place with a great nightlife atmosphere, where you can enjoy the final four and also go out to a club or dance spot and enjoy a few beverages?
(b) looking for an inexpensive way to enjoy your tickets to the premier basketball tournament finale without breaking the bank by staying a little farther away from the fray?
If you are looking for (a), then your only choice is to stay in downtown San Antonio by the Riverwalk. Drinking and Driving is unacceptable here, and therefore you would be limited to walking/cab distance, and this leaves you squarely in Riverwalk range. You can bet that is not going to be cheap for that weekend.
If you are looking for (b), then start by looking at San Antonio Airport hotels first, then expand to Fredericksburg, New Braunfels, Seguin and Kerrville. If those do not have deals, move to San Marcos, Austin, Bastrop, Victoria. All of these locations will require you to have transportation, and none of those are convienent for bar-hopping and then driving.
nerve ana is located on the second floor above joe's crab shack on the river walk. this night club caters to a younger crowd with 90's rock music. nerve ana has two entrances, one on college street and one on the river walk next to joe's crab shack.
Dress Code: casual
Address: 212 college street
Directions: downtown. river walk.
- Business Travel
- Historical Travel
the party room is located in a two story building on the river walk. the party room is located on the second floor on losoya street. along with the bar the party room has a nice patio that over looks the river walk. the first floor has a bar and restaurant on the river walk. a fun place to have a margarita or two.
Dress Code: casual
Address: losoya & commerce streets.
Directions: downtown. river walk area.
- Business Travel
- Historical Travel