Comedy, Cocktails and Carousing - That's Nightlife in San Antonio!

The nightlife in San Antonio can range from simple delights such as a good craft brew to down and dirty laughs that will have your brow sweating and your jaw hurting. Starting off the night, you won't want to miss the laughs (and sometimes tears) provided by the hilarious improv troupe, Alamo City Improv. This uniquely gifted group of gentleman know how to put on a really good show!

After some laughs, head downtown for some late night eats at The Esquire Tavern, one of San Antonio's best-known bars. This historic joint has updated their offerings to include some scratch-made fare that rivals some of the city's best restaurants. 

If spirits is what you crave, you'll enjoy visiting local distillery, Dorcol, whose bar is open during the weekends. Sure, they only have one spirit, but what they do with it is phenomenal. This finely-crafted apricot brandy is something you'll want to take home, so make sure to leave room in your suitcase. If you happen to be here on the second Saturday of the month, they play a key role in the popular arts walk (and party) which takes place every month. Sip a cocktail while listening to live music and discovering local artists. 

HEAT calls themselves the #1 dance club in town. In fact, HEAT Nightclub is more than just a dance club. It is also a night time entertainment venue for San Antonio's LGBT community. The club is described as 'sprawling' and features a video...  Read More

Shrinking violets beware: With two dueling piano players, a raucous atmosphere, and audience participation near 100%, Howl at the Moon is a great place to let loose. Musicians keep things boisterous with witty banter, good-natured ribbing, and...  Read More

Azuca Nuevo Latino Restaurant & Bar
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Azuca Nuevo Latino is not just a restaurant and bar, but an experience. It's a local's favorite for their happy-hour mojitos and caipirinhas. Located just south of downtown in San Antonio's arts district, Azuca offers fantastic drinks you can't...  Read More

Blue Box Bar
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Blue Box Bar is one of the best and newest editions to San Antonio's nightlife scene and is located in the hottest and hippest spot in town, The Pearl Brewery, but if you don't keep your eyes peeled you might miss it! It's tucked back between...  Read More

The Last Word
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If you like a low-lit, intimate atmosphere that feels like a modern day speakeasy, then The Last Word might just be the bar for you. This beautiful new venue serves up some of the city's finest handcrafted cocktails, beer and wine in the growing...  Read More

Monte Vista
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Joey's has been a hot spot on S. St. Mary's for longer than most people can remember. With 17 beers on tap, standard and tournament-sized pool tables, and a TV playing the big game, it's back to basics at Joey's. Keeping things simple has made...  Read More

Mezcaleria Mixtli
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The Mezcaleria, located at the Yard shopping center in the Olmos Park neighborhood in central San Antonio, focuses on Mexican-centric flavors and features Mexican spirits such as tequila and the largest variety of mezcals you'll find in the...  Read More

Dorcol Distilling Company
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Thanks to a new law, Dorcol Distilling Company, which makes an incredible Serbian apricot brandy, transforms into a cocktail lounge on the weekends and, using only their signature spirit creates the most amazing craft cocktails! Dorcol was the...  Read More

Esquire Tavern
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You could say that Esquire Tavern has had some regulars. That's no surprise since it's been in continuous operation since 1933, a Texas record. Perhaps people never tire of the 79-foot bar, a signature feature of the modest barroom. Could it be...  Read More

Alamo City Improv
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For the longest time, the only improv comedy troupe in town, The Denials, has been operating out of the Overtime Theater on Saturday nights. Sure, there are a few open mic nights around town and the LOL Comedy Club and the Rivercenter Comedy...  Read More


Meet Kimberly Suta

Kimberly A. Suta is a professional freelance writer, filmmaker and entrepreneur with a background in marketing, advertising and social media. Her first business, Midnight Sun Innovations,...  More About Kimberly

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