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.
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.
Durty Nelly's, located on the River Walk on the river level of the Hilton hotel, is a rollicking good time. Pull up a chair, order a beer (or two) and sing along to the live music. The pianist takes requests and can play just about anything. Probably the most fun thing to do is munch on the peanuts and toss the shells on the floor. Yes, it is allowed!
Combine two full-service bars with two talented dueling pianists and you have a recipe for wild, raucous fun. Howl at the Moon is a high-energy sing-along bar that gets louder and more fun as the night goes on. Musicians take requests, so you can hear your favorite tunes sung by a huge crowd of people. Enjoy jello shots and cocktails - which are sometimes served in huge buckets - in a lively atmosphere. Right on the River Walk, it's conveniently located.
To relax with a drink in a laid-back atmosphere, head to Hills & Dales Ice House. This bar is a favorite among bikers, who gather here for the weekly bike night. Most of the seating is outside under a covering, but there are picnic tables inside where you can take refuge if the weather's not great. Enjoy a good selection of draft and bottled beer, served up with friendly service.
Founded in the year 2014, Bar 414 is a cocktail bar that honors legendary blues master Robert Johnson who recorded his songs at the historic Gunter Hotel room 414. Here visitors can enjoy live music while sipping on 1920s prohibition- era cocktails and spirits. The bar does not serve food; hence cocktails can be accompanied with bar snacks like baked nuts. The venue is popular with both locals and tourists for its happy hours from Monday to Friday between 4p and 7p.
Barriba Cantina is a buzzing spot with live music and delicious Mexican cuisine by the serene Riverwalk. The location, decor and authentic Mexican delicacies together work like a charm for the diners. The decor is another feature that stands out about this two-tiered restaurant. Graffiti and traditional Mexican masks and lantern decorate the wall along with other picture frames and posters. The place completely changes its atmosphere as you step into the open-air section. Dine with the beautiful view of the Riverwalk surrounded by lush green trees and a boost of fresh air.
Looking to have a casual, underground, party night? On the Rocks Pub is an ideal place with spacious room, DJ music and lots of games. The place is dimly lit and the bar counter is long enough to fit the large amount of people who throng to the place. There are plenty of pay-to-play pool tables, ping pong and even some dart boards, which makes it a fun place to be with your friends. You can sway to the 80s and 90s music on the roomy dance floor while enjoying your drinks. The dive in bar near the historic Alamo is a cool, basement bar for a good time.
Lowcountry is a dimly-lit, homey space decorated with quirky items such as cat-shaped planters. It has an outdoor patio decked up with twinkling lights that set the mood for a long evening spent unwinding over fresh brews and craft cocktails. They also have interesting live music performances lined up for the musically-inclined.