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Old 02-08-2011, 04:48 PM
 
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Hi,

We are actually going to be going out with a couple of friends without the kids Saturday night. They are from out of town, so they would like to go down to the Riverwalk. What are some nice places to go to? Maybe a nice restaurant or somewhere to listen to music? I have no idea, since we usually have our children with us.
Thank you.
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Old 02-08-2011, 04:53 PM
 
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Have you tried "Howl at the Moon" it's a bar with live music, dueling pianos and great ambiance. Across the street from Planet Holliwood. You better get early, though, as it gets very crowded on weekends. It has an outdoor terrace with great view of the River...
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Old 02-08-2011, 06:30 PM
 
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Hi,

We are actually going to be going out with a couple of friends without the kids Saturday night. They are from out of town, so they would like to go down to the Riverwalk. What are some nice places to go to? Maybe a nice restaurant or somewhere to listen to music? I have no idea, since we usually have our children with us.
Thank you.
I was ready to tell you a couple of places until I reread your post and it said without the kids. That left my places out. Still try Casa Rio.
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Austin
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You might want to try the new restaurant, Luke: Welcome | Chef John Besh's Lüke Restaurant - San Antonio, Texas

The food is supposed to be fabulous and it's in a good location. If they are big meat eaters, you might want to check out Fogo de Chao or Texas de Brazil.
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:37 PM
 
Location: SA/Pipe Creek
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Still try Casa Rio.
It's touristy but I love Casa Rio and it's still there 32 years after I ate there as a kid on my first night in San Antonio. They have very tasty Carne Guisada.
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Old 02-08-2011, 08:44 PM
 
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It's touristy but I love Casa Rio and it's still there 32 years after I ate there as a kid on my first night in San Antonio. They have very tasty Carne Guisada.
^^^^Yes they do. It makes my mouth water just thinking about it.
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:14 PM
 
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*Luke
*Bohanan's for steak (not on the Riverwalk, but near enough)
*Acenar - interesting Mexican cuisine, excellent drinks and ceviche. On the river, in the Valencia Hotel
I was going to say Pesca for seafood, but it's been awhile since I've been there and I see the recent reviews say they've changed the name and it's gone downhill.

I'd avoid any chains. Not that they're bad, but what's the point if you can get the same place in every city?

I'd also avoid Boudro's, tho everyone recommends it. Partly I don't like it because it's packed - because every hotel recommends it to their conventioneers for some reason. Food is good enough, but not so good to make it worth the crowd. Tables are far too close together to have any conversation or sit comfortably without bumping into the next table.

If you're willing to get off the Riverwalk a bit, head to Azuca. Lots of music and dancing to follow dinner.

For live music, Southtown is the place to be - try what was Casbeers and now has been rechristened....er, um, something cafe. It's on S. Alamo in an old church.
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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We visited San Antonio this past week. We ate at a restaurant called Mi Tierra, near The Riverwalk. The food was delicious. They have an amazing bakery and make their own pralines. Yum. We were there at lunch and they had a live band that walked around the restaurant, while playing. I'm not sure of their hours because we were just visiting.

Vicki
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:40 PM
 
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Have yall tried any of the new restaurants near the new extension of the Riverwalk at the Pearl Brewery? We tried La Gloria, but didn't care for it. I thought there were a few other restaurants near there, but I don't know anything about them, I just thought I remember seeing a few other restaurants, when we went to La Gloria.
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:45 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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We visited San Antonio this past week. We ate at a restaurant called Mi Tierra, near The Riverwalk. The food was delicious. They have an amazing bakery and make their own pralines. Yum. We were there at lunch and they had a live band that walked around the restaurant, while playing. I'm not sure of their hours because we were just visiting.

Vicki
Vicki, Mi Tierra is a San Antonio institution - they've been there for decades and they never close...literally, they never close. They've been open 24/7 since like...1942 or something.

In my family, we try not to catch the mariachis' eyes unless we want them to come sing Las Mananitas. Or unless my FIL is buzzing and wants to sing!
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