Econo Lodge Downtown South
606 Division Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78214
Phone: (210) 927-4800
Fax: (210) 927-5060
Bars & Cafes
Boneshakers is a multi-functional establishment; it offers bike repairing and bike rentals in the morning and by evening it transforms into a pub-cum-event venue. Punk, Rock and varied genres are played by local bands and artists here. While enjoying music, you can opt for chilled beer or any other drink of your choice. The causal ambiance, good mix of live music and an assortment of drinks makes this place a crowded and popular nightspot. Call for more details.
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.
Next time you're craving a delicious cocktail, go underground. Bar 1919 is located below ground level, so it's a bit hard to find, but once you get inside, you'll realize that it was worth the effort. Their extensive menu of wonderfully crafted cocktails is served in a speakeasy-style atmosphere. Some must-try items on the menu include the Moscow Mule and Blue Grass Fizz.
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.
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.
A must visit for all tea lovers, Bubblehead is situated just South of Downtown San Antonio. Very welcoming and charming, the place is also kind of a meeting spot for locals, who often drop by to relax, unwind or just spend time with their friends. The place is a heaven for tea lovers, with an exotic selection of teas being served here. Besides tea, they also serve light snacks and hookah. The staff here are friendly and make great recommendations. Bubblehead has Wifi connectivity.
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.
You won't find a lot of fancy decor or frills at Filling Station Tap Room, but what you will find is an exceptional selection of craft beer. Local brewers like St. Arnold are featured alongside beers from around the country, like Lagunitas and Odell. There's not too much room to sip your beer inside, but the patio outside is quite spacious.
You can either start or end your shopping trip with a stop at the Bolivar Cafe. Fuel up for the day with their wholesome fare at breakfast or lunch. The menu features regular items like tacos, burgers and sandwiches. If the heat of the day is getting to you, feast on the ice-creams and cold drinks on offer. You can also hire the venue to host private parties.
It used to be San Antonio's only all-night Chinese food place, but now the Golden Star closes after the late-night club people go home. Located just west of downtown, it serves Asian food and some American dishes, too. The restaurant is a revamped diner with large red dragons along the walls, a combination that gives it an Asian-American feel. Try the almond Chicken Lo-Main, Pork Fried Rice, or the classic Cheese Burger.
This bar pours more than 40 varieties of wine available by the glass, including more than five varieties of champagne. If none of those suit you, partake of any one of the numerous brandies or liqueurs, or enjoy a premium mixed drink from the fully stocked bar. Beautiful but small, Zinc has almost an elitist, yet friendly, feel; it is as if you have discovered the clique and have been welcomed. The crowds is small, even though it is just one block off the beaten path from River Walk.