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Guidebook for San Antonio

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Guidebook for San Antonio

Food Scene
The Zinc burger was recently named best burger in town. It truly is. Where I go when I want to relax and try to avoid the crowds. Its generally a professional adult crowd. Rudy is the maître d'
Zinc
The Zinc burger was recently named best burger in town. It truly is. Where I go when I want to relax and try to avoid the crowds. Its generally a professional adult crowd. Rudy is the maître d'
The BEST latenight option. The ONLY option after 2:00am. Waynes Wings is a one man show mobile food cart so you'll want to check its location via twitter @wayneswings to see where he's at.
Waynes Wings
E Commerce St
The BEST latenight option. The ONLY option after 2:00am. Waynes Wings is a one man show mobile food cart so you'll want to check its location via twitter @wayneswings to see where he's at.
Authentic "hole in the wall" mexican food. On your way to King William. You might not want to walk this alone at night.
Cascabel
Authentic "hole in the wall" mexican food. On your way to King William. You might not want to walk this alone at night.
GREAT restaurant by San Antonio standards. All locally sourced food, and the service is top notch (hard to find in SA) Menue is generally prixe fixe $65. I've gone in at 9:30 just for dessert.
Restaurant Gwendolyn
152 East Pecan Street
GREAT restaurant by San Antonio standards. All locally sourced food, and the service is top notch (hard to find in SA) Menue is generally prixe fixe $65. I've gone in at 9:30 just for dessert.
Open for dinner. Great small plates, and craft brews. Very unique concept (designed after the classic car), decor and design excellently finished out. Its in an old gas station.
1127 S St Mary's St
1127 S St Mary's St
Open for dinner. Great small plates, and craft brews. Very unique concept (designed after the classic car), decor and design excellently finished out. Its in an old gas station.
Peaceful dinning by the river. Huge restaurant, but well run and consistently good food considering the scale of the operation.
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John T. Floore's Country Store
14492 Old Bandera Road
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Peaceful dinning by the river. Huge restaurant, but well run and consistently good food considering the scale of the operation.
Arts & Culture
The symphony plays here regularly. Broadway shows also perform in this venue. It is stunning on the inside, very unique architecture.
Majestic Theatre - Box Office
The symphony plays here regularly. Broadway shows also perform in this venue. It is stunning on the inside, very unique architecture.
The Alamodome is where bowl games, march madness and other sporting and entertainment events take place.
Alamodome
Montana St
The Alamodome is where bowl games, march madness and other sporting and entertainment events take place.
Sightseeing
THE Alamo, although you cant go inside at night it looks way cooler.
Alamo
THE Alamo, although you cant go inside at night it looks way cooler.
"Old Town" - This is San Antonio's historic downtown area. There are a number of artists shops and historic buildings in the neighborhood.
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La Villita Historic Arts Village
418 Villita Street
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"Old Town" - This is San Antonio's historic downtown area. There are a number of artists shops and historic buildings in the neighborhood.
This theater is located on the Riverwalk with the stage on one side and seating on the other. During the fall look for the International Accordion Festival.
Arneson River Theatre
418 Villita Street
This theater is located on the Riverwalk with the stage on one side and seating on the other. During the fall look for the International Accordion Festival.
This historic building is worth seeing in tandem with Main Plaza and San Fernando Cathedral, which are on your way from my apartment.
Spanish Governor's Palace
105 Plaza De Armas
This historic building is worth seeing in tandem with Main Plaza and San Fernando Cathedral, which are on your way from my apartment.
This Hispanic flea market is a big tourist destination. You can buy all sorts of things at the in-door and out-door vendors stalls.
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Historic Market Square
514 West Commerce Street
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This Hispanic flea market is a big tourist destination. You can buy all sorts of things at the in-door and out-door vendors stalls.
A historic mansion. In addition to the short self guided walk-through you can do there is a small gift shop and excellent restaurant inside. This is a good destination if you want to walk the river.
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Guenther House
205 East Guenther Street
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A historic mansion. In addition to the short self guided walk-through you can do there is a small gift shop and excellent restaurant inside. This is a good destination if you want to walk the river.
Lots of dead animals on the walls. Ask about the two headed cow!
The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum
318 East Houston Street
Lots of dead animals on the walls. Ask about the two headed cow!
Name says it all. I haven't been.
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Ripley's Believe It or Not!
301 Alamo Plaza
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Name says it all. I haven't been.
You can access the museum from the Riverwalk, a 20 min walk from my apartment or a quick bike ride.
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Museo de Arte de San Antonio
200 West Jones Avenue
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You can access the museum from the Riverwalk, a 20 min walk from my apartment or a quick bike ride.
Similar to the space needle in Seattle, but this one was build first! There is a Landry's restaurant at the top if you want to enjoy the cityscape and a meal.
Tower of the Americas
701 Bowie
Similar to the space needle in Seattle, but this one was build first! There is a Landry's restaurant at the top if you want to enjoy the cityscape and a meal.
Drinks & Nightlife
They have good jazz, and the bartenders are solid. Its one of the last downtown bars with smoking inside (as of March 2011). They have their vodka infusions on the bar.
Soho Wine and Martini Bar
They have good jazz, and the bartenders are solid. Its one of the last downtown bars with smoking inside (as of March 2011). They have their vodka infusions on the bar.
Dueling Piano bar. This place is infamous here in town. You'll see from my window at night that there is always a line. Its can be more raucous than most other places downtown.
Howl At the Moon
Dueling Piano bar. This place is infamous here in town. You'll see from my window at night that there is always a line. Its can be more raucous than most other places downtown.
Vbar is classy and upscale. It is well designed, furnished and finished out. A good place for a date.
Vbar
Vbar is classy and upscale. It is well designed, furnished and finished out. A good place for a date.
"The longest bar in TX". If you go look for Garret, he consistently places or wins local mixologist competitions. Bartender Rob has traveled the world and will talk your ear off if he isnt too busy.
Esquire Tavern the
"The longest bar in TX". If you go look for Garret, he consistently places or wins local mixologist competitions. Bartender Rob has traveled the world and will talk your ear off if he isnt too busy.
A TOTALLY unique experience. In the heart of the popular King William district. On most nights you'll get old school German folk tunes performed live for a funky crowd of young and old people.
Beethoven Maennerchor Halle Und Garten
A TOTALLY unique experience. In the heart of the popular King William district. On most nights you'll get old school German folk tunes performed live for a funky crowd of young and old people.
At the Blue Star Arts Complex. This is a fun and hip place to be if you like contemporary art, local beer or cycling!
Blue Star Brewing
At the Blue Star Arts Complex. This is a fun and hip place to be if you like contemporary art, local beer or cycling!
The business professionals "dive bar". Their signature drink is a hurricane. They have a neat combined fire/water feature on the patio. Live music some evenings.
Pat Obriens Restaurant and Bar
The business professionals "dive bar". Their signature drink is a hurricane. They have a neat combined fire/water feature on the patio. Live music some evenings.
Ocho Lounge at Hotel Havana reopened (Aug 2011). Great place to relax in a part of downtown you might not otherwise venture to. Solid cocktails, limited cigar selection. Neat location on the river
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Hotel Havana
1015 Navarro Street
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Ocho Lounge at Hotel Havana reopened (Aug 2011). Great place to relax in a part of downtown you might not otherwise venture to. Solid cocktails, limited cigar selection. Neat location on the river
Essentials
Has limited dry goods/groceries/beer. Sometimes good deals on wine. Chase ATM
Walgreen Drug Stores
Has limited dry goods/groceries/beer. Sometimes good deals on wine. Chase ATM
Everything Else
This is where you can take advantage of my free parking pass!
Majestic Parking Garage
College St
This is where you can take advantage of my free parking pass!
Many of my guests attend conferences at the convention center. Its an easy walk either on the surface streets or the riverwalk from the loft.
Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center
S Alamo St
Many of my guests attend conferences at the convention center. Its an easy walk either on the surface streets or the riverwalk from the loft.