There’s a lot to love about San Antonio’s music scene, where you can find some of the best live shows from local cover bands to national touring musicians at bars and hangout spots dotted around town. Here’s where the locals go to get their live music fix.
Pat O’Brien’s brings a bit of New Orleans charm to The Riverwalk in San Antonio. They’re best known for their Hurricane Specialty Drink, cajun eats, and dual pianos. On any given weekend you can walk down the Riverwalk past Pat O’Brien’s and hear the pianos luring you into another world. This is a great place to take out-of-towners or simply an excellent end to a night downtown.
Pat O’Brien’s, 121 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX, USA +1 210 220 1076
At La Hacienda de Los Barrios you’ll get Tex-Mex, an outdoor patio, margaritas, and live music making all the difference. Visit during the fall so you can enjoy the outside seating, and order the puffy tacos paired with any of their margaritas – but only after you’ve eaten far too many chips with salsa of course.
Sam’s Burger Joint is a casual place serving burgers and beer, but their live music is some of the best in the city. You can expect a lively but intimate evening listening to a an array of local and national bands, and if you’re looking to get some grub with your tunes, try their burgers and a side of fried pickles. Seating is first come, first serve with the option of reserving one of their seven booths ahead of time.
Indulge in Mexican cocktails and live music at Sanchos Cantina & Cocina. There’s plenty of outside room to relax either on their rooftop terrace or backyard patio, and they host everything from cover bands to promising new indie acts. The feel for the place is rustic with a friendly atmosphere. You’ll find a variety of different people and open mic night on Tuesdays.