The Bonham Exchange, simply known as "The Bonham," is a large and popular nightclub a couple of blocks away from River Center Mall. Although the Bonham still primarily sees itself as a lesbian/gay club, times have changed and the club now boasts a more diverse clientele. Dance on one of the club's three dance floors and when you are hot and tired, enjoy a drink on the patio. If you are hungry, you can usually find someone selling tacos or hamburgers. There is a small room between the first and second floors of the main dance floor with newspapers, flyers and other information about the lesbian/gay community.
If you're looking for a weekend dance party, head to The Industry. This club keeps the night lively by playing your favorite dance tunes from the 80s and 90s. The dance floor isn't huge, but it manages to get packed. Pair the cool tunes with reasonably priced cover charges and drinks, and it's easy to see why this place is one of San Antonio's favorite dance spots.
Nestled in a historic building in the St. Mary's strip, Hi-Tones is a collaboration between 2 brothers; Miguel and Danny Delgado. The dark cellar ambiance has an old world charm to it while the revolving artwork adorning the walls is refreshing. With over 27 varieties of bottled and draft beer and a menu of signature cocktails, the drinks are affordable and good quality. Hi-Tones is a not only a hip bar but also a contemporary music venue featuring bands like Dark Planes, Whiskey Ships, and Fear Snakeface.
Wear your cowboy boots and your Wranglers because it's time to go two-steppin' at this Western-themed nightclub. Here you'll find a relaxed, small-town atmosphere where people of all ages can talk, listen to local country music bands, dance, and sip on a beer or two. Special dance lessons are held here from time to time so you can brush up on your moves.
Club Sirius is located right of the River Walk in San Antonio, making it a convenient destination for fun, drinks, and dancing. During the day, stop by and lounge with friends, enjoying a Lone Star or a michelada. A DJ takes over for the jukebox at night, so you can hit the dance floor after a couple of shots from their menu of over 100. The atmosphere is lively, with people gathering to dance and enjoy flavorful cocktails and Texas beer.
If you're looking for a fun night on the town without breaking the bank, head to Brass Monkey. This popular nightclub never has a cover. Groove to some cool beats and sip on a reasonably priced beer. The dance floor is spacious and features plenty of lasers. The music played is mostly hits from the 80s and 90s, so be forewarned that you might find yourself getting nostalgic.
An elegant venue at the River Walk, Paramour offers delightful cocktails and a carefully selected collection of wine, beer and other spirits to lift up your mood. The rooftop bar is an excellent place to watch the sunset with loved ones. The delicious food only adds to the magic of the evening. Not to forget, you can also witness some riveting dance performances as eat and drink to you heart's fill. Do come by for an unforgettable experience.
VFW Post 76 may be Texas earliest VFW, but it is certainly not obsolete in terms of ambiance and choice of chilled libations. Located on 10th Street in the downtown region of San Antonio, this dive venue occupies a colonial home built in the year 1904. It has retained many of its old-world characteristics, and is also notorious as a haunted spot since the bygone era. However, this does not deter beer lovers to guzzle down those reasonably priced concoctions, even as they unwind by the serene riverside. Live gigs on weekends makes it popular with social butterflies.
Tequila Rock Bar at Backstage Live has carved a niche for itself in San Antonio's music venues. The bar serves as a platform for rising artists and bands to perform and has popular live bands performing here on a regular basis. The venue has played host to local bands like Tyre and Snot.