Econo Lodge Central
6015 I-H 10 West
San Antonio, TX 78201
Phone: (210) 737-1855
Fax: (210) 737-6111
Bars & Cafes
If you are in the mood for something different but a little familiar, Simi's is the place to go. The restaurant overcomes its strip-mall location with a truly elegant setting. A rich red carpet leads to cinnamon-colored booths and chairs around white-clad tables. Traditional Indian music plays softly in the background as waiters move quietly in and out of the kitchen. As with most restaurants that serve Indian cuisine, Simi's offers several selections prepared in an authentic tandoor oven. Try the Tandoori Shrimp or Tandoori Snapper. A lunch buffet lets you sample a few of the more popular dishes, and at night, you can choose from several combination dishes. The small bar pours a decent selection of beer and wine.
Start with 50,000 square feet of space, add an odyssey of golf simulators, upscale carnival midway games and sophisticated cyber games, mix in some good food and cold drinks, and you've got a great place to spend an hour or an evening.
Graham Central Station is a place which is definitely not like what it sounds. It is a famous nightclub which has a bar and hosts live music shows as well as birthday bashes for small and big alike. The music changes as per the latest trends and the karaoke club is the main attraction at this club. There is a night dedicated to the smallest of reasons like the ladies night, men's night, college night, hospitality and business night. On weekends, you can catch a glimpse of Jay Perez, Emilio, Michael Salgado, Little Joey La Familia and David Lee Garza.
In a city where Mexican food reigns supreme, Los Barrios Mexican Continental Cuisine is one of the kings. But Los Barrios doesn't rely on formality—the menu promotes eating tacos, tostados, tortillas, and flautas with your fingers. The restaurant's large seating capacity is made homier with traditional colors and wall art, large windows and lots of lush green plants. A well-stocked bar and live music Friday-Sunday evenings help make the wait for a table a little more bearable. With a comprehensive menu offering everything from tacos and tamales to cabrito and cod, it's hard to decide what to order. However, you can't go wrong with the Classic Enchilada Assortment, which offers enchiladas prepared five different ways.
Contrary to it's name, Sugar's is not sweet but quite a spicy spot. A gentleman's club, it features tasty food and tantalizing drinks with equally tempting female company. Savor steaks cooked to perfection, a host of appetizers and well mixed drinks to go with your meal. Themed nights of a bold and sensuous nature are a prime attraction of this adult club.
If dancing to live music is your way of partying, then BarFly is a perfect spot to indulge in as it offers much more than a party house would. This bar cum nightclub caters to the hippest crowd in the city with various local bands performing their gigs on the spacious stage set with amazing acoustics and ambiance. The BarFly provides a cozy atmosphere to relax in the lounge area which is set with sofas and to sip on the chilled beers on offer. Call to know more.
Luna is a frequent hang out for club goers in the north central neighborhood of San Antonio. Refreshing tunes and live performances are the unique features of this place. Live R&B, Jazz, Soul, Funk, Latin and Blues performances by well known artists and bands set the place on fire. To add to the entertainment, Luna also features performances by well known DJs. Those who have an interest in sports can watch various matches and games on one of the two TVs. Luna is the perfect place if you want to have a great time with friends.
Formerly the Tiffany Billiards, this chic and spacious bar has retained its sports theme, albeit, with an added feature of live music in its forte. The place comprises of 9 television screens, supported sound system and an elevated stage mounted besides the DJ booth. A treat for any sport enthusiast who loves catching the sporting action along with groups. The main room has a seating capacity for 1200 guests at a time and also comprises of a bar which is stocked with variety of beverages. A separate room is provided for live concerts and other events, and possess vibrant atmosphere and a spacious dance floor. A perfect place for a sports night or weekend parties. Call for more information.
The 2015 is a friendly neighborhood bar in the Monte Vista district that sports an almost exclusively lesbian/gay clientele. It has pool tables, a small dance floor and multiple nightly drink specials. The 2015 is a great place to start the evening before heading off to a restaurant or club, as well as a place to go have a drink without having to deal with the lounge or pick-up scene.
A restaurant and sports bar, Tex's is a great place to dine while watching your favorite team win the big game. The sports bar provides two large-screen televisions. The place caters to the sports enthusiast by offering drink specials, happy hour and a chance for you to watch your favorite team with your friends. Tex's also has a party room, which can be reserved and which seats up to 45 people. Tex's offers one of the finest all-you-can-eat prime rib buffets in town. If you're not in the mood for beef, you can try the seafood pasta or the roast turkey. If you want something a little lighter, the restaurant offers both a soup and salad bar and a baked potato bar. The Yorkshire pudding is second to none; if you're not in the mood for pudding, though, be sure to at least check out the full dessert display.
Having been around for quite some time under the name Planeta Mexico, the revamped and renamed Planeta Bar-Rio has stayed close to its Latino roots. Its easy to alienate party-goers when the vibe is undoubtedly south-of-the-border, with the DJ spinning largely Latino Pop and Rock. Planeta Bar-Rio balances it out well by hosting College Nights for the teen crowd, as also Salsa Nights and the usual Ladies Nights. Live Latin music in another big draw at the club and bigger the act, more the crowds the club manages to pack. Book a table in advance, dress chic and be prepared to splurge on the alcohol. Afterall, Tequila never comes alone!
A good taste for music and beverages is all you need to enter this hip and happening bar located to the North of the City Center along West Rector Street. This is a spacious bar covering 2 VIP rooms and a dance floor. The VIP room downstairs provides a cozy atmosphere with an easy going ambiance, whereas the dance floor is vibrant with revelers swinging to mixes churned out by the DJs. The house plays variety of music ranging from hip-hop and trance to R&B, house and soul, thus, a respite from most of the other bars that lack variety in this front. Frequented mostly by younger crowd, Bar Eleven is a must visit for a hangout with friends.