"We are committed to offering fresh ingredients, coupled with the most authentic Latin-American products and wines available. We work closely with local farmers, markets and vendors to bring you the highest quality ingredients."
Azuca Nuevo Latino, Restaurant & Bar
"Come experience a time before bootleggers, speakeasies, moonshine, bathtub gin, and rum runners. Christened 1919 for the year in which Prohibition was ratified. Not just your friendly neighborhood watering hole, it's a house of craft cocktails that takes itself seriously and expects you to as well..."
Bar 1919 San Antonio
Bar America - established in 1942 - is a Southtown landmark. This family-owned and operated establishment did recent renovations to add patio and rooftop seating, and now offers a full 'comfort food' menu... offering a full bar with over 25 draught beers. Full kitchen with great daily appetizer and entree specials."
"Bar Loretta is a full-service restaurant, bar & market serving elevated, modern Texas cuisine along with proper cocktails, quality brews, and choice wines. The Texas-inspired, seasonal menu will use the finest, largely Texas-sourced, ingredients. Executive Chef Paul Petersen’s classic French training is the foundation of the dishes..."
Bar Ludivine, located on S. Presa Street in Lavaca, offers a unique craft cocktail program, local and craft beers, a French wine collection, and class-act live entertainment performed by local artists.
Located in an historic, renovated firehouse, this Italian restaurant sits right at the entrance to Southtown. It offers a nice selection of pasta and traditional Italian dishes.
"We are a bit of Germany in the heart of Texas! The Beethoven Männerchor's purpose is to preserve German song, music, and language..." Serving authentic German food and beer in it's dining room or outdoors in the large German garden.
"Bliss serves contemporary American cuisine. Our menu changes frequently with an emphasis on what is seasonal and creative... We offer a fine selection of charcuterie, artisanal cheeses and breads baked in-house... Our goal is to create a relaxed yet elegant dining experience in a genuine and comfortable environment."
"This eclectic craft brewery and restaurant is a central watering hole and activity hub for locals and hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. The craft beer made on premise, and elevated pub food, are served using fresh and locally raised and grown ingredients."
Blue Star Brewing Co.
Treat yourself to some pints and scoops from the "Boozy Ice Cream Bar" (and treat the kids to alcohol-free ice cream).
Boozy's Creamery + Craft
"One of the buzziest brunch spots in downtown San Antonio, offering brunch all day, signature cocktails, & a curated espresso bar in the heart of the Alamo City. Start your day with coffee & donuts, or even a morning cocktail, as you enjoy brunch on our beautiful patio..."
Box Street Social
"Since 2005, we've been San Antonio's first and favorite destination for the very best coffee experience anywhere. When you're ready to challenge everything you knew about coffee, you're ready for Brown."
The Brown Coffee Company
"Transforming the iconic corner of S. Alamo & Cedar back to its original 1960’s roots, experience vintage beer lights with modern games & jukebox tunes. Neighbors will delight in the comfort of Bruno’s Dive Bar right in the heart of Southtown: The Arts District."
Bruno's Dive Bar
Burgerteca, the "first chef-inspired, owned and operated burger restaurant in San Antonio" is located in the vibrant Southtown district (inspired by San Antonio renowned chef Johnny Hernandez).
"Camp is a casual American dining experience and it features a custom world class rotisserie, a spacious patio, communal fire pit and a vintage Airstream bar evoking a nostalgic camp-like ambiance..."
Camp Outpost Co.
This quaint family-owned and operated neighborhood restaurant offers central southern authentic Mexican cuisine (non GMO, no preservatives guilt-free comfort food!).
Cascabel Mexican Patio
Need to satisfy your sweet tooth? Indulge at Cinnaholic on creative cinnamon rolls, cookie dough scoops, brownies, cakes, and cookies.
Cinnaholic Gourmet Cinnamon Rolls
"At CommonWealth we are dedicated to serving you the finest cup of coffee, offering authentic French pastries made from scratch everyday, and serving up gourmet breakfast and lunch plates."
CommonWealth Coffeehouse & Bakery
This is a small, family owned independent craft brewery offering great beers and food. Enjoy live music on the pet-friendly patio on Fridays and Saturdays.
Dos Sirenos Brewing
"We make our pizzas with local farm-fresh ingredients and true Neapolitan techniques. At the heart of the pizzeria - 'Il Cuore,' - the wood-burning oven cooks pizzas to perfection... It's all about balance, simplicity and top-quality ingredients."
Enjoy some bites and drinks at this favorite King William ice house. "Back when...people went to Ice Houses to gather, buy beer, and be friendly there. Come on in, eat, grab a drink, be friendly... Reimagined Texas Ice House in the heart of Southtown since 2009."
The Friendly Spot Ice House
"The Good Kind makes fresh comfort food - meals that are good for your body and good for the environment. Working with responsibly grown ingredients, locally sourced whenever possible, we provide the San Antonio community with food that is clean, nourishing, sustainable, and delicious."
The Good Kind
"Serving your favorite All American Breakfast, signature lunches, baked fresh daily pastries and our custom roasted Founder’s Choice Coffee... The restaurant encompasses the original kitchen, tea room, dining room and the outdoor arbor areas of the Guenther House..."
The Guenther House
"Over 60 years ago in the small community of Mason, Tennessee, Napoleon 'Na' Vanderbilt created something amazing – fried chicken that could unite a community. In an era of divisive racial attitudes the residents of Mason found that they could all – black and white – agree on how much they loved Na’s fried chicken..."
Gus's World Famous Fried Hot & Spicy Fried Chicken
"Whether it's popping in for a stellar cup of java in the morning or working away from the office, meeting up for a business lunch or coming in for happy hour, or swinging by for some craft cocktails with friends, we'll be here for you 7 days a week! "
"A spot for creative cocktails, quirky wines and light bar nibbles in San Antonio’s Lavaca neighborhood... offers a wide range of unusual wines from small producers both by the glass and for retail purchase by the bottle..."
Continue to enjoy your favorite Mexican comfort food! This iconic Southtown restaurant offers Mexican and American food, live music, dinner comedy shows and an open bar.
The Haven Southtown Mexican Restaurant y Cantina
Located on S Alamo at the entrance to the Southtown Art District, Hola! offers a 'world selection' of tapas, craft local beers, and international wines. Dine indoors or outside on the spacious patio that overlooks Hemisfair and The Tower of The Americas.
Chef John Philpot likes intensity. "I love Asian, French cuisine, and I love intense flavors,” he says. "At Hot Joy, the whole experience from the moment you walk in is a sensory overload. From the decor being vibrant, to the music being a little too loud, to dishes packed with lots of spicy, salty, and savory flavors.”
Start your morning with coffee and pastries, and head back later in the day for wine, beer, cocktails and light food... all in the spacious, shady front yard of The Jewel (or in the back courtyard!).
The Jewel at 1102
"Established in 2007, this delightful bar located in the Blue Star Arts Complex is a great way to spend the evening! From Happy Hours, Power Hours and Live Entertainment, Joe Blue’s Lounge is the place to be on any night Tuesday-Saturday."
This little coffee shop / cafe truck sits on St. Mary's and serves coffee, breakfast, brunch and lunch fare. A great place to stop and relax on a morning walk or afternoon outing in Southtown!
"This is the ideal place to stop, enjoy our churros and enjoy life on our patio... the first churreria (a restaurant that sells churros) from ChurroStar."
La Focaccia Italian Grill is a family owned and operated classic Italian restaurant... Authentic family recipes and contemporary culinary expertise blend to produce a unique Italian dining experience. La Focaccia offers an extensive menu featuring an appetizing array of seafood, veal, steak, and pasta including house specialties..."
La Focaccia Italian Grill
"La Frite Belgian Bistro offers crowd pleasing, masterfully prepared, traditional Belgian/French fare, in a warm, welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Zagat rates this bistro with the 'best mussels since Brussels'... La Frite is passionate about delivering an excellent dining experience."
La Frite Belgian Bistro
"A local family owned restaurant that has served the South Downtown area for 17 years!... Chef Mark cooks up delicious fusions of Tex-Mex, Seafood, Cajun, and American Classics. Offering weekly soup specials, fresh salads, and savory burgers and sandwiches."
La Tuna Grill
Enjoy tacos, burritos, breakfast / lunch / dinner plates, chalupas, tortas, gorditas, quesadillas, nachos and all your Tex-Mex favorites at this iconic Southtown restaurant.
Las Tapatias De Jalisco
Liberty Bar is your place to get "Serious Food in the Heart of Southtown!" This iconic neighborhood gem is housed in a renovated convent and offers unique, creative and delicious cuisine, including fresh-baked bread and fresh pasta all made on the premises. "It's never to late to enter a convent..."
"Since 2011, our ice creams have been crafted with peak-season ingredients sourced responsibly from our local farmers and artisans. Committed to sustainability and our community, we pride ourselves on sharing inspired flavors you feel good about eating."
Lick Honest Ice Creams
This charming new Southtown restaurant offers a lot more than oysters... choose from a variety of seafood dishes, salads, or even a burger. Enjoy wine or beer with your meal and top it all off with a great dessert.
Little Em's Oyster Bar
This is a funky little craft cocktail place in an old house that's been converted into a bar. Sit in one of the indoor rooms, enjoy live music on the back patio, or relax on the front porch. A laid-back atmosphere with friendly bartenders.
"Enjoy our French-inspired brasserie menu prepared over an open flame alongside specialty cocktails and an unparalleled wine selection. This one-of-a-kind restaurant has to be experienced to be understood... As a Texas brasserie, Maverick features a menu that is classically prepared and uses Texas ingredients when possible..."
Maverick Texas Brasserie
A 'Progressive Mexican Culinaria' - "our menu travels from place to place offering a tour in Mexican gastronomy. Our Chefs table sits 12 guests per night, and we serve over 8-paired courses..."
"Near Dark is bringing a sophisticated cocktail experience to Southtown San Antonio. We stay true to the historic and modern art-house culture of Southtown by incorporating vintage design and innovative cocktails. We offer an array of classic drinks as well as our own signature recipes..."
There’s nothing like comfort food, and the neighborhood has a big dose of that with Oh Yeah Cakes. Owner Lori Hernandez offers both custom and ready-made cakes and cupcakes that are perfect for special occasions or for just satisfying your sweet tooth.
Oh Yeah Cakes
"We're Paleteria San Antonio, a husband-and-wife team making beautiful ice pops, ice cream and more... Our Paletas or Popsicles are made with 100% natural fruit, providing you with tasteful and artesianal treats made with lots and lots of love..."
Paleteria San Antonio
Enjoy healthy, delicious food and drinks at this Southtown eatery! "We are dedicated to re-inventing health food to produce something flavorful, diverse and inspiring... New customers often come back two days in a row because of the balanced health and vitality they feel after discovering Pharm Table."
This food truck, located on S Alamo, dispenses great pizza, stromboli, pannini and desserts. Owned and operated by former staff of Southtown Pizzeria, they've got all the recipes from the original founders of that establishment.
QPV, located in the heart of the Lavaca / King William neighborhoods offers charcuterie boards, botanas, sandwiches, pizza, and of course, wine. Enjoy indoor seating or eat outside on the quaint patio.
QPV Queso Pan y Vino
This unique wine bar and shop in Hemisfair has an intriguing concept... it sells a limited number of custom-made Texas wines, and it sells those wines in growlers that you can take home, drink, and then return for a refill. The knowledgable resident sommelier serves up an interesting education on what you are drinking as she serves up your wine.
Re:Rooted 210 Urban Winery
"Rosario's Mexican Cafe y Cantina serves up traditional South-of-the Border specialties in a contemporary setting. It has consistently been voted Best Mexican Restaurant in San Antonio by local food critics."
Rosario's Mexican Cafe y Cantina
"We choose the finest, local and organic produce, tempeh, tofu and spices to ensure that what we present is quality you can taste in every handcrafted plate."
"Our Gelato and Panini are made from fresh ingredients every day. While we import every ingredient we can directly from Italy, everything else is sourced locally."
South Alamode Panini & Gelato Company
"Everyone’s always having a great time at Southtown 101! Whether you stop by for our happy hour specials, want to watch the big game on multiple screens or have great food with friends. Southtown 101 is the place to visit in San Antonio."
This quaint neighborhood restaurant offers traditional Italian food, pizza and some speciality dishes. Dine indoors or out on the patio.
"We bake our bread and desserts fresh daily and make our sauces with fresh peppers. We hope you enjoy our food as much as we enjoy making it!" The Station Cafe is a family owned and operated neighborhood restaurant located in King William.
The "Stella Public Houses 'farm to pizza' concept is centered on farm to table food practices and the development of strong partnerships with local growers, ranchers and purveyors. The star of Stella's menu is Texas-sourced artisan wood-fired pizza..."
Stella Public House
Located in the vibrant Blue Star complex, Sukeban offers an extensive selection of Sashimi and Sushi rolls along with tempting appetizers, small plates, and specials. Enjoy beer, wine, or saki with your meal!
Southtown's spot for al pastor tacos, served straight off the spit with freshly made verde, roja, con pina, and chile de arbol salsas.
Taqueria Los Cuates
This popular Mexican restaurant is a favorite of the locals and draws guests from all over San Antonio. "Fresh handmade flour and corn tortillas are served daily. Tito’s specializes in grilled fajitas and an assortment of enchiladas."
Tito's Mexican Restaurant
Housed in a very cool trailer, Tumbleweed Coffee is a great place to stop while strolling through the neighborhood. Enjoy coffee, espresso, Americanos, lattes, cappuccinos, smoothies, and more. And treat yourself to a bag of Tumbeweed coffee beans, roasted on-site.
"Comfy 100-year-old Southtown bungalow converted to a neighborhood restaurant. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Vegan options included among upscale comfort food items."
Tutti's a Place for Foodies
"Serving delicious sub sandwiches, nachos, frito pies, freshly brewed hibiscus tea, fresh strawberry lemonade, the softest shaved ice, Italian ice, ice cream, mangonadas, smoothies, cookies, and other snacks."
A fine-dining restaurant that is located in the Horn House building on S Alamo Street in King William.
Places to eat and drink
No matter where you live (or park) in the Lavaca and King William neighborhoods, there are dozens of restaurants and bars within walking distance. Here are about fifty of your options.