Find it All From Live Jazz to Flamenco Music in San Antonio

The seemingly sleepy city of San Antonio has a surprisingly diverse local music scene. You may have to look for it, but when you find it, you'll be delighted. Good news is we've looked for you so all you have to do is sit back, relax and listen. 

If you're hoping to impress a date, look no further than Carmens de la Calle Cafe. They have all you need for an unforgettable evening. They offer live flamenco music and dancing as well as a wide array of other musical styles that will have you swinging in your seat. After a few pitchers of their housemade sangria and loads of empanadas, you won't have a care in the world!

You can't visit Texas without getting a good dose of country music. For that you must head to Gruene Hall. This iconic venue, not far from the city, is just the place to try out your new boots and learn a two step or two. 

For some live jazz, you can't do better than The Cookhouse on Friday nights. They feature the famous Jim Cullum band. Oh, and it doesn't hurt that they also serve up the best New Orleans-style food in town! 

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



Go to Cowboys Dancehall for some boot-stomping fun and authentic live Texas music! They are located on the northeast side of San Antonio and are probably the largest and most impressive music venue in the city. Besides great music and country...  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



Olmos Bharmacy is a local's favorite for good food and live music. Back in the "old days," this place was a Pharmacy, built in 1938, that was eventually turned into a restaurant. Now, when you walk into the Olmos Bharmacy, it's like walking into...  Read More



Durty Nelly's is a genuine Irish pub located right on the Riverwalk and is a tourist favorite. Even locals looking for a rowdy evening go to Durty Nelly's for the piano bar. This great little pub is a replica of the orginal Durty Nelly's in...  Read More



Many people in San Antonio claim that Sam's Burger Joint is the best place to see live music. In fact, for the second straight year, they have been awarded BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE by San Antonio Magazine. In terms of a good ol' relaxed place to...  Read More

Monte Vista


The White Rabbit is one of only a few alternative rock venues in San Antonio, and one of the only ones large enough to have a raised stage. Some of their upcoming shows will showcase For the Fallen Dreams, Hudredth, Upon This Dawning, Sworn In...  Read More

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The Cookhouse
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The Cookhouse just opened their doors in early September of 2014 but is already the talk of the town, which comes as no surprise as it's the only restaurant in San Antonio that showcases traditional New Orleans cuisine, the kind you might find...  Read More



Although Gruene Hall is located outside the city limits of San Antonio, it's worth the extra gas to get to what has now become an iconic venue. Built in 1878, Gruene Hall is considered the oldest running dance hall in Texas, and the Central...  Read More

Carmens de la Calle Cafe
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Carmens de la Calle Cafe is a colorful European-inspired cafe with live entertainment every weekend. Some might call this place cramped but with their sexy ambiance and warm decor, you don't really care. Carmens is also known for their...  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