Econo Lodge Downtown South
606 Division Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78214
Phone: (210) 927-4800
Fax: (210) 927-5060
This ultra-casual bar called La Tuna Grill provides the perfect backdrop for drinking a few brews, getting a little sun and seeing a lot of local color. A few tables are inside, but most of the action takes place on the patio, under a canopy of huge pecan trees. For a list of beers, ask the bartender or just look at the bottle caps blanketing the patio. Delicious food on the menu is a big draw, too. This is also a family friendly establishment, offering a kids menu.
Head over to the Southtown neighborhood for something different at this brewpub. The huge copper brewing tanks here figure prominently, and a sizable patio offers a view of the tranquil river. Along with the variety of beers, it offers standard bar fare such as burgers and chicken wings, as well as a few surprises including sautéed chicken and artichokes and grilled salmon. Try a four-ounce sample of the Smoked Dark Ale or the creamy Stout.
The Guenther House makes its home in an elegant historic mansion on the property of Pioneer Flour Mills in the historic King William area. From its not-so-humble beginnings as the home of Carl Hilmer Guenther in 1860, it has been restored into one of the more unique dining experiences in the city. The breakfast menu (served all day) offers Southern Sweet Cream Waffles and breakfast tacos, among other items. At lunch, choose from such entries as Champagne Chicken Enchiladas and Pioneer Taco Salad.
Liberty Bar's menu and the wine list boast some unique and tasty selections. You can't go wrong with any meal they serve. Don't pass up any of the chicken dishes, the chilled green bean salad, or the homemade breads and desserts. The bar portion of the restaurant draws an eclectic and lively crowd in the evenings. Be sure to pop in for brunch on the weekends.
Whether you want just a bite of food or a huge meal, visit this small restaurant. Bite offers reasonably priced small plate meals, so bring friends, order a lot, and try a little of everything. The menu has a diverse offering, including puerto banus crostini, baked goat cheese with olives, lobster springroll, salmon cuadrado, and lamb chops. This restaurant also offers tempting desserts.
Built out of an old gas station, The Monterey fits right into its historic neighborhood. Whether you come for dinner or brunch, the patio is a great place to eat, although the simple, retro-inspired dining room has its charms as well. The menu is seasonal, and you may find items such as the New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp and Lamb Fat Toast, boudin balls, and deep-fried Brussels sprouts on there. Plus, they have a great selection of craft beer and wine. All in all, it's a cozy place to have a meal on any occasion.
Hot Joy is a trendy restaurant that serves a blend of Chinese and Japanese casual food and fast food, and introduces an element of fun into Asian cuisine. The tangy Asian fried items and dishes are relished while seated in their hip dining room with bright red walls and dim lighting. Popular dishes include Glass Noodle Spring Rolls, Dirty Fried Rice, Double Miso Ramen and Shrimp Ceviche with Cincalok tiger’s milk and green papaya. A few of the dishes also have Mongolian and Vietnamese influences. Guests with peanut and shellfish allergies need to inform the management so that they can tailor the food to suit the customers' dietary requirements.
A short walk from the riverwalk Madhatters is the perfect place for a tête-à-tête over your favorite tea. There are more than 50 different green, black and herbal teas to choose from. The atmosphere is comfortable and inviting, while the clientele ranges from college students to old ladies. The menu presents hot and cold entrées including the Mediterranean Tea-Smoked Chicken Over Field Greens Salad and the Turkey, Avocado and Chilpotle Cream Cheese Sandwich. Beer and wine are also available.
The Friendly Spot lives up to its name, providing an inviting place for patrons - and their kids and pets - to hang out. This family-friendly ice house even has a play area where parents can watch their kids play while enjoying a drink from their menu of 250 bottled beers. Dogs are welcome too, so bring the whole family and enjoy the sunshine. From time to time, you'll be treated to a movie on their huge projection screen. Their menu features tasty bar snacks like sandwiches, hot dogs, and nachos. Factor in the friendly service, and this place really is a perfect place to enjoy a Lone Star on a beautiful day.
Located in the heart of Southtown, Rosario's is packed every night. It can pack in even more now that they are in a larger (but just as lively) location just a block from where the restaurant used to be. Sip on a perfectly crafted frozen Margarita as you enjoy enchiladas, carne guisada, pork tips and so much more. Do not miss Rosario's on Friday nights, when it offers entertainment by some of the best bands in South Texas. Get there early to snag a table and enjoy dinner, then prepare to dance yourself silly.
You've never had gourmet food quite like the gourmet food out of a food truck. Conveniently located in the heart of the city, Alamo Street Eat Bar offers fresh food and refreshing drinks all out of various food trucks. Whether you're in the mood for sushi, burgers or upscale gourmet, there's a truck for you. When you get your meal you can dine on a picket table or take your food on the good so you can check out even more of San Antonio's attractions.
Anaqua Room offers a mix of both Texan and Mediterranean flavors. Among its specialties and other highly requested items are the Pecan Crusted Prime Rib and the Jumbo Sea Scallops. If your taste runs more toward traditional Texas home cooking, try the Wild Mixed Grill, which consists of four different meats accompanied by potatoes. The food is excellent and the atmosphere is inviting, making this a great place when you're planning for that special dinner. Also open for breakfast and lunch.