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Riverwalk Map

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Restaurant Listings

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Shopping

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SA Nightlife

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Events & Entertainment

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Association Board of Directors President Justin Holley, Wyndham Garden River Walk President Elect Tammy Peacock-Werline, Hard Rock Café Vice Presidents John Carbajal, Paesanos Restaurant Group Terry Corless, Mad Dogs Andy Hearon, El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel Cece Smith, SmithPrint Secretary/Treasurer Joe Melton, Embassy Suites Chair, Operation Committee Andreas Esparza, Boudro’s Restaurant Executive Director Nancy D. Hunt, Paseo Del Rio Association Ex-Officio Pat DiGiovanni, Centro SA Jim Mery, Center City Development and Operations Department Steve Schauer, San Antonio River Authority Board of Directors John Beauchamp, Hixon Properties Mark Bohanan, Bohanan’s Prime Steaks and Seafood Kevin Donohue, Donohue Media Mae Escobar, aMaezing Marketing Group Ben Garcia, Silver Eagle Distributors Kathy Glascock, Ruth’s Chris Steak House Jesse Holguin, Pepsi Bottling Group Nancy Kilpo, Grand Hyatt Teresa Johnson, Broadway Bank Tom Lawrence, Don’s & Ben’s & Gabriel Liquor Joe Melton, Embassy Suites Shanon Miller, Office of Historic Preservation, COSA Andres Munoz, San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau Pierre Olivier, Casa Rio Restaurant Chris Oviatt, River Center Mall John Seabers, Sinclair Broadcasting Laurence Seiterle, Zurich Properties Beth Ticku-Smith, Hotel Emma Mike Teran, Swig Martini Bar

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Welcome toSan Antonio!

November is a great month in San Antonio, not only is the weather just right, it’s also the time of year we locals get to host family and friends for the Thanksgiving holiday. In this issue, we have collected a number of “Local Favorites;” you can

use this guide to tour the town like a local. Starting on the river walk, we give you the hottest spots to dance the night away and get loud with friends as you discover Nightlife on the River Walk. If you want to venture out of downtown, there are many places around the city to go dancing and enjoy live music, see our top picks including Sam’s Burger Joint, a local rock bar north of downtown. Or head south of downtown to “Southtown” a thriving art district full of neat art shops and unique restaurants. Since you will be staying up late, we suggest starting the day with a delicious Sunday brunch; we picked the top three spots to enjoy sweet and savory mid-day meals in San Antonio. If your idea of relaxing is hitting some birdies and working on your swing, you can find beautiful fields and views in the Surrounding Area Golf Courses. If you want to watch a game instead, check out the top 10 list of the best sports bars in town. Finally, if you are here during Thanksgiving weekend, we encourage you to check out our 33rd annual Ford Holiday River Parade, see the details on page 19. Thanks for visiting, we hope you will be back soon!

Bienvenidos a San Antonio! Noviembre es un gran mes en San Antonio, no sólo gozamos de buen tiempo, también es la época del año cuando recibimos a familia y amigos para la fiesta de Acción de Gracias. En esta edición, hemos recopilado una serie de

nuestros lugares favoritos. Puede utilizar esta guía para recorrer la ciudad como un lugareño. Comenzando en el paseo del río, le mostramos las discotecas más ardientes para bailar toda la noche y cantar con amigos, descubra la vida nocturna en el Paseo del Río. Si quiere pasear por la ciudad, hay muchos lugares para ir a bailar y disfrutar de música en vivo, lea de las mejores opciones incluyendo Sam’s Burger Joint, un bar de rock local al norte del centro. O hacia el sur del centro, descubra “Southtown “ un distrito de arte que esta prosperando, está lleno de tiendas de arte y restaurantes únicos. Puesto que usted se va a desvelar, sugerimos comenzar el día con un delicioso “Brunch” (almuerzo) de los domingos; escogimos los tres mejores lugares para disfrutar de una comida dulce o salada al mediodía en San Antonio. Si su idea de relajarse es practicar su swing de golf, se pueden encontrar hermosos campos y puntos de vista en los Campos de Golf de los alrededores. Si quiere ver un partido de deportes, eche un vistazo a la lista de los 10 mejores bares de deportes en la ciudad. Por último, si está aquí durante el fin de semana de Acción de Gracias, le animamos a que atienda nuestro 33 ª anual desfile Ford Holiday River Parade, vea los detalles en la página 19. Gracias por visitarnos y espero que vuelva pronto!

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Publisher Louis Doucette Louis@travelingblender.com Editor Nancy Martinez editor@paseodelrio.com Contributing Writers

Rudy Arispe Beth Bond Mauri Elbel Leandra Hernandez Rita Heck Camille Di Maio Advertising Sales San Antonio: Janis Maxymof janismaxymof@gmail.com Gerry Lair gerry@travelingblender.com Austin: Sandy Weatherford sandy@travelingblender.com Graphic Design 2 Rare Birds Creative info@2rarebirds.com

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When the hustle and bustle of the Alamo City fades for the day, and as dawn turns to dusk, locals and visitors have found there’s always a party going on in downtown San Antonio and along the Riverwalk. The nightlife scene becomes alive and beckons all nocturnal creatures – and that includes you.

So ditch the suit and tie if you’ve just gotten off work. Or if you’re in town for business or vacation, unpack the suitcase and head on out to eat, drink and play at some of the River City’s more happening, hippest and hopping hotspots.

Howl at the Moon You don’t have to be a werewolf to “howl at the moon,” and by this we mean celebrating the night out with a rowdy and boisterous, but fun-loving bunch, who have come to sing, dance and howl the night away, as entertainers perform at this dueling piano bar that keeps the party going. Dance hits and party anthems from the ‘80s, ‘90s and the ever favorite classics keep party-goers bouncing in their seats. Drinks are a plenty where you can order by the glass, by the shot or by the bucket. The latter offers some interesting names including “Adios Mofo,” “Sex on the Moon” and “X-Boyfriend.” As for the shots, take your pick from “Wild Turkey American Honey,” smooth, honey infused whiskey served chill or the “Grape Bomb,” Red Bull and Three Olives Grape Vodka and many more to throw back with friends or new ones you’ve just met. www. howlatthemoon.com.

Durty Nelly’s God bless the Irish for their love of having a good ole time and who have brought a bit of Irish charm to San Antonio with Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub, which is part of the Palacio del Rio hotel. Step inside and you’ll find young and older folk alike enjoying a pint or two, or three, smiling, laughing and singing along to the Piano Man while others enjoy their brew, munch on peanuts and toss the shells on the floor, just like they do back home. If the pub’s charm is the two fireplaces, slate floor and stone walls, then the main attraction are the piano entertainers, who encourage you to join in the frolic and fun. And if you’re in the mood for some Irish fare, the luck o’ the Irish is upon you. Pub grub includes Fish and Chips, Shepard’s Pie, Irish Fries and Nelly’s Wings. Now for a quick history lesson: Durty Nelly’s is a replica of the original Durty Nelly’s in Ireland. The original tavern dates back to 1620 as part of the Bunratty Castle in Limerick. Now if that isn’t reason enough to toast, then the fact that the pub is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year is a very good one. www.durtynellyspub.com.

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Coyote Ugly We’ve always wondered why anyone would call their saloon, Coyote Ugly. Is it a watering hole for ugly coyotes? But step inside and you’ll find that it’s anything but – not with attractive gals wandering about in their Daisy Dukes and cowboy boots while serving customers and making drinks behind the bar – and even dancing on the bar. In fact, for you lovely ladies there’s always an opportunity to be featured as a Coyote of the Month. Coyote Ugly offers Happy Hour from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. week days including $3 premium well drinks and $2 domestics. Staff likes to get creative with themes of the week: Saturdays Ladies Night, Armed Forces Sunday and Hump Day Wednesday, all offering a variety of drink specials. There’s also a menu chock full of good eats from appetizers, to saloon sandwiches, entrees and combos. You might be surprised to know that Coyote Ugly was founded by a former New York Catholic school girl. Read all about it at www. coyoteuglysaloon.com.

Kremlin and Havana Ultra Lounge The Cold War has long been over, but the Kremlin in Russia needs to lighten up and have a couple of shots of vodka. However, the two-story Kremlin in downtown San Antonio is the one we encourage you to visit if you’re looking to relax, drink and party in an upscale nightclub. But, first, a word of warning: No cut-off shorts, tennis shoes or tank tops because you won’t be admitted. The dress code is strictly enforced. Ladies, dress to the nines; and gentlemen, shine your shoes, and throw on a jacket or a fedora. “The Kremlin is a San Antonio twist on Las Vegas,” says General Manager Courtney Tissiere, adding that the nightclub offers a large dance floor, VIP areas with bottle service, a laser light show, and its resident DJ spins high energy remixes. “We have the look and feel of two different clubs at one location because of the two levels,” Tissiere says. “Our Havana Ultra Lounge is a more relaxed, casual atmosphere. We’ve expanded our covered patio that overlooks downtown and the Riverwalk.” Sounds like an ultra-cool establishment to us. Check it out. And remember – dress to impress if you’re going to Kremlin, while jeans and T-shirts are fine for Havana Ultra Lounge. www.kremlinsa.com.

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FOOD & DRINK ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// The River’s Edge Café & Patio Bar 200 S. Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 270-0786 www.riversedgecafesa.com American

CASUAL Bier Garten 124-150 Losoya St San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 212-7299 www.alamobiergarten.com German

Acenar 146 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2362 www.acenar.com Mexican

Boudro’s Texas Bistro 421 East Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-8484 www.boudros.com American

La Paloma 215 Losoya San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 212-0566 www.lapalomariverwalk.com Mexican

DURTY Nelly’s IRISH PUB 200 S. Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-3343 www.durtynellyspub.com Irish Pub

Landry’s Seafood House 517 N. Presa San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 229-1010 www.landrysseafood.com Seafood

JUICE CENTRAL 315 E. Commerce St San Antonio, TX 78205 210-228-9398 www.juice-central.com Juice Bar, Salads The Republic of Texas 429 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 226-6256 therepublicoftexas restaurant.com American

Rio Rio Cantina 421 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 226-8462 www.rioriocantina.com Tex-Mex

Saltgrass Steak House 502 River Walk San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-9092 www.saltgrass.com Steakhouse

Tony Romas Rivercenter 849 E Commerce St San Antonio, TX 78205 210-225-7662 tonyromas-sanantonio.com Ribs, Seafood, Steak

Texas Land & Cattle 201 N. St. Mary’s San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2263 www.texaslandandcattle.com Steakhouse

Barriba Cantina 111 W. Crockett Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 228-9876 www.barribacantina.com Mexican

Charlie Wants a Burger sports bar 223 Losoya San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-0864 www.charliewantsaburger.com Burgers-Craft Beer

Mad Dogs 123 Losoya Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-0220 maddogs.net British Pub

Tex’s Sports Bar 200 S. Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 270-0786 www.palaciodelrio.com Americana Iron Cactus 200 River Walk San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-9835 www.ironcactus.com Tex-Mex Q on the Riverwalk 123 Losoya San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-1234 www.qriverwalk.com BBQ

Las Ramblas 306 W. Market San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 229-9222 www.thehotelcontessa.com Spanish

Zocca 420 W. Market San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 444-6070 www.zoccariverwalk.com Italian

FAMILY Dick’s Last Resort 406 Navarro San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 244-0026 www.dickslastresort.com American Hard Rock Café 111 W. Crockett Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 244-7625 www.hardrock.com American Lone Star Café 237 Losoya San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-9374 www.lonestarcafe.us American

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Had Sam Houston and General Santa Anna sat at a Boudro’s riverside table to share a Blackened Prime Rib and a full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon, things may have turned out more amicably. So, if you want to write some Texas history for yourself, join us for lunch or dinner. Frommers says “Everybody loves this old standby on the River Walk.” Join us riverside, inside or (with reservations) on a barge dinner cruise.

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/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// RAINFOREST CAFé 110 E. Crockett San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 277-6300 www.rainforestcafe.com American

Casa Rio 430 E. Commerce San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 225-6718 www.casa-rio.com Tex-Mex

County Line Barbeque sports bar 111 W. Crockett Street San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 229-1941 www.countyline.com BBQ

Rio Rio Cantina 421 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 226-8462 www.rioriocantina.com Tex-Mex

Charlie Wants a Burger sports bar 223 Losoya San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-0864 www.charliewantsaburger.com Burgers-Craft Beer Michelino’s 521 River Walk San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 223-2939 www.michelinos.us Italian Maria Mia 849 East Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 272-0403 mariamiamexicanbistro.com Mexican Café Ole 527 River Walk San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 223-2939 www.cafeole.us Tex-Mex

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Rita’s 245 E. Commerce Suite #100 San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-7482 www.ritasontheriver.com Tex-Mex The Original Mexican Restaurant 528 River Walk San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 224-9951 www.originalmexican.com Tex-Mex

FINE DINING Biga on the Banks 203 S. St Mary’s San Antion, TX 78205 (210) 225-0722 www.biga.com American Citrus 150 E. Houston San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-9700 hotelvalencia-riverwalk.com American

figtree 515 Villita Street San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 224-1976 www.figtreerestaurant.com Las Canarias 112 College Street San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 518-1000 www.omnilamansion.com American Luke 125 E. Houston San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-5853 www.lukesanantonio.com French/American Bella on the River 106 River Walk San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 404-2355 www.bellaontheriver.com Mediterranean/Southern European

Paesanos Lincoln Heights 555 East Basse Rd. (210) 828 5191 Paesanos 1604 3622 Paesanos Parkway (210) 493 1604 Italian Little Rhein Steakhouse 231 S. Alamo San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 225-2111 www.littlerheinsteak house.com Steakhouse Ruth’s Chris 600 E. Market San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-8847 www.ruthschrissa.com Steakhouse

Ostra 212 W. Crockett San Antonio TX 78205 (866) 605-1212 www.mokarahotels.com Seafood Paesanos Paesanos River Walk 111 W. Crockett #100 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 227-2782 www.paesanosriverwalk.com

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SHOPPING ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// La Villita 418 Villita Street San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-8614 www.lavillita.com Collection of Unique Local Shops

Nueva Street Gallery La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-229-9810 www.lavillita.com Art Gallery

Artistic Endeavors La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-222-2497 www.artend.com Art

River Art Group La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-8752 www.lavillita.com Art Gallery

Copper Gallery La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-8614 www.lavillita.com Art Collectibles

Starving Artist Gallery La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-8614 www.lavillita.com Art Gallery

Galleria II La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-8614 www.lavillita.com Art Gallery

Village Gallery La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-0404 www.lavillita.com Art Gallery

Little Studio Gallery La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-227-8893 www.lavillita.com Art Gallery

Bonsai Harbor La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-224-5770 www.bonsaisanantonio.com Bonsai Trees

Monte Wade Fine Arts La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-222-8838 www.lavillita.com Art Gallery

Scentchips USA La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-8614 www.lavillita.com Candles

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Debra Benditz Art Studios Artist Atelier La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 512-588-2606 www.debrabenditz.com Fine Art Collection Lone Star Mercantile La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-227-8893 www.lavillita.com General Merchandise Originals Jewelry, Beads & Gifts La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-7625 www.lavillita.com Jewelry & Beads Casa Manos Alegres La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-224-5107 www.lavillita.com Mexican Cultural Gifts Village Weavers La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-222-0776 www.lavillita.com Woven Art & Rugs

Alice Knight La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-930-5527 www.aliceknight.com Equinox La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-8614 www.lavillita.com Mustang Greyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-221-1894 www.lavillita.com Angelita La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210- 224-8362 www.lavillita.com Womens Fashions & Jewelry Aeropostale Rivercenter Mall San Antonio, TX 78205 210-225-0000 www.aeropostale.com Clothing Foot Locker Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-8383 www.footlocker.com Athletic Shoes

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Harris Jewelry Rivercenter Mall San Antonio, TX 78205 210-225-0000 www.harrisjewelry.com Jewelry

Champ’s Sports Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-225-0000 www.champssports.com Sportswear

Langford Market Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-0200 www.langfordmarket.com Clothing

Zales Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-270-7770 www.zales.com Jewelry

Sunglass Hut Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-271-7550 www.sunglasshut.com Sunglasses

U.S. Polo Assn Rivercenter mall San Antonio, TX 78205 210-444-1040 www.uspoloassn.com Clothing Primarily Purple Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-225-0000 General Merchandise The Body Shop Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-224-5446 www.thebodyshop-usa.com Gift for Body Fletchers Jewelry Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-299-5240 www.fletchersjewelers.com Jewelry

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Aerosoles Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-354-1840 www.aerosoles.com Shoes Claire’s Rivercenter Mall - Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-225-0000 www.claires.com Shoes Journeys Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level 210-224-6898 www.journeys.com Shoes Shoe Palace Rivercenter Mall - Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-527-9700 Shoes

Papaya Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-2100 www.papaya.com Shasha Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-227-4772 www.shasha.com FOUND La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-8614 www.lavillita.com Unique Items

Sunglass Icon Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-3942 www.sunglassicon.com Sunglasses Gamestop Rivercenter Mall, Street Level Antonio, TX 78205 210-224-4412 www.gamestop.com Video Ganmes & Equipment Express Rivercenter Mall, Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-227-5212 www.express.com Clothing Victoria’s Secret Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-224-7072 www.victoriassecret.com Womens Lingerie

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Spencers Rivercenter Mall, Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-224-6898 www.spencersonline.com Wandering Cowboy Rivercenter Mall, Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-3434 Zumiez Rivercenter Mall, Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-228-9373 www.zumiez.com

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San Antonio Nightlife

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Blue Box 312 Pearl Parkway San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 227-2583 www.blueboxbar.com Bar

Kremlin/ Havana Ultra Lounge 212 College St. San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 220-1972 www.kremlinsa.com Dance Club

Blue Star Brewing Company 1414 S Alamo San Antonio, TX 78210 (210) 212-5506 www.bluestarbrewing.com Brewery

Liquid Monkey Lounge 248 Losoya, Suite B San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 212-4980 Bar

The Bonham Exchange 411 Bonham San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 271-3811 www.bonhamexchange.net Dance Club The Brooklynite 516 Brooklyn Avenue San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 444-0707 www.thebrooklynitesa.com Wine Bar

San Antonio’s most mouth-watering burgers and much more! • Breakfast, lunch and dinner DAILY • Happy Hour 3pm – 6 pm DAILY • Texas-inspired fresh dishes using locally grown seasonal ingredients. • Full bar with craft, draft and bottled beers, handcrafted margaritas, sangrias and mojitos • 11 mega-TVs–Catch all the sports at Charlie Wants A Burger!

charlie wants a burger sports bar 223 Losoya San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-0864 www.charliewantsaburger.com Burgers-Craft Beer Coyote Ugly Saloon 409 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 465-8459 www.coyoteuglysaloon.com Bar The Davenport 203 N Presa St, San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-5635 www.the-dav.com Dance Club dick’s last resort 406 Navaro St, San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-0026 www.dickslastresort.com Gastro Pub Drink Texas 200 Navarro, Suite 100 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-1031 www.drinktexas.com Bar

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Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub 200 S Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-1400 www.durtynellspub.com Pub Esquire Tavern 155 E Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2521 www.esquiretavern-sa.com Gastropub

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The Friendly Spot 943 S Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-2337 www.thefriendlyspot.com Icehouse

The Local Bar 600 N Presa San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 267-9885 www.thelocalbarsa.com Bar MadDog’s British Pub 123 Losoya, Suite 19 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-0220 www.MadDogs.net Pub the naked iguana lounge 421 East Commerce San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 226-8462 www.rioriocantina.com/ Naked_Iguana Margaritas, Well Drinks, & Beer 1919 1420 S Alamo San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 227-1420 Bar SoHo Wine & Martini Bar 214 W Crockett San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 444-1000 www.sohomartinibar.com Bar Swig 111 W. Crocket St, Suite 205 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 476-0005 www.swigmartini.com Martini Bar The Ticket 420 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-9722 www.ticketsportspub.com Sports Bar Waxy O’Connors 234 Riverwalk San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 229-9299 www.waxyoconnors.com Pub The Worm 123 Losoya, River Level San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-7266 facebook.com/TheWormTequilaBar Tequila Bar Zinc Bistro & Wine Bar 207 N Presa San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-2900 www.zincwine.com Wine Bar

Howl at the Moon 111 W. Crockett St, Suite 201 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 212-4695 www.howlatthemoon.com Piano Bar

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SHOPPING ///////////////////////////// Pearl Brewery 250 E Grayson San Antonio, TX 78205 210-212-7260 www.atpearl.com Unique Local Shops & Restaurants

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Cowboy’s Alamo City Harley Davidson 111 West Crockett Street San Antonio, TX 78205 210-212-4461 cowboysalamocityharley.com/ boutique General Merchandise/Clothing

Five & Dime General Store 512 Riverwalk San Antonio, TX 78205 210-212-4825 www.fiveanddimegs.com General Merchandise

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ATTRACTIONS ///////////////////////// MUSEUMS Briscoe Western Art Museum 210 W Market San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 299-4499 www.briscoemuseum.org

TOURS

city sightseeing double decker san antonio (210) 224-8687 city-sightseeing.com grand double decker tours (210) 492-4144 citytoursinc.com

Rio San Antonio Cruises 205 N Presa San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 244-5700 www.riosanantonio.com

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MUSIC 11/11, Tue @ 7:30pm Lyle Lovett H-E-B Performance Hall Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

11/05-11/09, Wed-Thu & Sun, @ 8:30pm Fri-Sat @ 8:30 or 10:30pm Carmen Lynch Rivercenter Comedy Club

11/14- 11/15, Fri-Sat @ 8pm West Side StorySan Antonio Symphony H-E-B Performance Hall Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

11/09, Sun @ 3pm David Sedaris H-E-B Performance Hall Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

11/16, Sun @ 8pm Switchfoot Aztec Theater

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November 28rd FORD Holiday River Parade & Lighting Ceremony – San Antonio River For over 30 years, this spectacular one-hour parade along San Antonio’s River Walk has featured illuminated floats with celebrities, bands and lavishly-costumed participants.

comedy

11/22, Sat @8pm Little River Band Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 11/23. Sun @ 8pm Leon Russell Aztec Theater

live theater 11/12-11/23, Various Times Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf Studio Theater Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

dance 11/23, Sun @7:30 An Irish Christmas H-E-B Performance Hall Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

11/12-11/16, Wed-Thu & Sun, @ 8:30pm Fri-Sat @ 8:30 or 10:30pm Michael Mack Rivercenter Comedy Club 11/21, Fri @ 8pm Last Comic Standingo H-E-B Performance Hall Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 11/19-11/23, Wed-Thu & Sun, @ 8:30pm Fri-Sat @ 8:30 or 10:30pm Drew Fraser Rivercenter Comedy Club 11/29-11/29, Fri-Sat @ 8:30pm or 10:30pm Sun@ 8:30pm Sam Demaris Rivercenter Comedy Club

MISC. 11/01 and 11/02 @ 10am Dia de Los Muertos Celebration La Villita

11/28-12/07, Various Times The Nutcracker - Ballet San Antonio H-E-B Performance Hall Tobin Center for the Performing Art

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Tour San Antonio Like A Local

ATTRACTIONS

Guide to San Antonio & the River Walk

Alamo Helicopter Tours With Alamo Helicopter Tours, you can take in an exciting and breathtaking view of San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country like you’ve never seen before. Enjoy a sky high tour of sites like the San Antonio River, Downtown, The San Antonio Zoo, SeaWorld, The Botanical Gardens and Mission Espada, or if nature is more your thing, immerse yourself in the beautiful landscape as you fly high over the Texas Hill Country. Open 6 days a week, Monday – Saturday, (Reservations required) (210) 287-5797 8535 Mission Road www.alamohelicoptertours.com GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS MUSEUM TOMB RIDER 3D RIPLEY’S HAUNTED ADVENTURE Experience the best Alamo Plaza has to offer. See the Amazing Book come to life in the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS MUSEUM! Adventure Seekers... this one’s for you - TOMB RIDER 3D, a Journey down into the tomb of Anubis for an action-packed adventure you won’t soon forget! For the fearless, we dare

you to visit RIPLEY’S HAUNTED ADVENTURE. This multi-million dollar haunted house includes special effects, live actors and animatronics that are sure to leave you thrilled from the moment you enter until the time you escape!. Open Daily at 10:00 a.m. Directly across from the Alamo • (210) 226-2828 www.AlamoPlazaAttractions.com The Amazing Mirror Maze— A 4D Experience San Antonio’s newest attractions are located across from the Alamo! Ultimate Mirror Maze Challenge – a unique, eyepopping experience that is fun for any age. Explore endless hallways and thousands of mirrors as you try to find the end and go back again – it is never the same experience twice. Can you find your way out of a maze composed entirely out of mirrors? The Vault Laser Challenge – It is a Mission Impossible themed game. A state of the art laser alarm system, your challenge is to make it through without setting off any of the lasers. Will you make it on our top 10 list? Hours of Operation: Open Daily at 10AM (210) 226-2828 • www.amazingmazes.com

AngelBuys.com – the best discounts on local hotels, restaurants and attractions.

Briscoe Western Art Museum The Briscoe Western Art Museum features nine galleries spread across three floors featuring art in the form of artifacts, paintings, and sculptures. Video interviews with artists, collectors, and others can be found throughout. Collection highlights include fine saddles and spurs; pieces from the Spanish colonial era; Pancho Villa’s last known saddle; diorama of the Alamo; and Santa Anna’s sword. The adjacent Jack Guenther Pavilion serves as an event space and visitors can enjoy the lush Sculpture Garden during Museum hours. Buckhorn Saloon & Texas Ranger Museum The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum is proud to welcome a new generation of visitors. San Antonio’s oldest Saloon has recently completed a major renovation. Explore the remodeled animal halls and prepare yourself for a Texas-sized adventure! Practice your sharp shooting skills in our Shooting Gallery and see hundreds of handguns, badges and photographs from famous rangers in The Texas Ranger Museum. Open daily at 10AM. (210) 2474000 www.buckhormuseum.com The Edward Steves Homestead This elegant mansion, located in the King William neighborhood, was built in 1876 for the founder of San Antonio’s first lumber company. The Homestead offers visitors the rare opportunity to imagine living the lifestyle of German settlers of this era. Contact: The Edward Steves Homestead 509 King William (210)-225-5924 www.saconservation.org

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The River Walk. The Alamo. And the Shrimp Paesano

at Ristorante Paesanos. For more than 40 years, locals and visitors alike have enjoyed the contemporary setting, Italian/Mediterranean cuisine and Old World service of these culinary landmarks. Join us on the River Walk, near the Quarry Market in Lincoln Heights or at Loop 1604 Northwest. Lunch

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North Central North West Paesanos LincoLn HeigHts Paesanos 1604 555 East Basse Road 3622 Paesanos Parkway (210) 828-5191 (210) 493-1604 Downtown Paesanos RiveRwaLk 111 West Crockett Street (210) 227-2782 Complimentary House Dessert* with order of an Entrée. Offer only vailid at Paesanos Riverwalk location.

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La Villita A Historic Arts Village since 1939. More galleries & shops in one square block than anywhere else in San Antonio. Unique art by local & regional artists featuring oil paintings, sculpture, watercolors, metal art, rock art, textiles, copper work, pottery, jewelry, stained glass & regional folk art. La Villita is a cluster of small buildings in downtown San Antonio. Once a residential district beginning in the late 1700’s, the area now houses specialty shops filled with unique gifts, restaurants, and beautiful plazas. In 1939 Mayor Maury Maverick spearheaded a project to establish La Villita as an area for arts and crafts with the help of Works Progress Association funding in the early 1940’s. La Villita is also famous for the many festivals that take place here year-round including the world famous A Night in Old San Antonio. For more information, visit us at www. lavillita.com or call us at (210) 207-8614 Louis Tussaud’s Wax Works Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Ripley’s Moving Theatre 4D Located at 301 Alamo Plaza (Corner of Alamo Plaza and Crockett Street). LOUIS TUSSAUD’S WAX WORKS Features over 200 life-like wax figures in themed settings of Hollywood,History, Children’s Land of Make Believe, Heroes of the Lone Star, Horror, Heroes of Mexico, Passion of Christ and much more! RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! Odditorium is one of the newest, largest and most i nteractive in the United States featuring over 500 unique one-of-a-kind exhibits on three floors. RIPLEY’S MOVING THEATER 4D— Cutting edge technology and incredible six channel digital surround sound. Ride the movie and experience every bump, dip and turn! State-of-theart motion simulator! Get your hand cast in wax at our wax hand booth! Take a photo of yourself in a themed setting! Shop in our cargo hold gift shop for unique, unusual gifts. Snack bar and arcade on premises. Ripley’s outdoor patio can accomodate up to 250 people. 301 Alamo Plaza (corner of Alamo Plaza and Crockett Street) • 210-224-9299 • www. sanantonio.ripleys.com

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Natural Bridge Caverns Natural Bridge Caverns is so much more than one of the most treasured natural attractions Texas has to offer. This beautiful and historical cavern system offers an experience that is high energy, educational, fun and family oriented. Whether you are a first timer, an avid caver or someone in between, Natural Bridge Caverns awaits with a once in a lifetime experience you’ll never forget. 26495 Natural Bridge Cavern Road • Natural Bridge Caverns, TX 78266 (210) 651-6101 • www.naturalbridgecaverns.com SeaWorld of San Antonio This year, SeaWorld of San Antonio enjoys a Sea of Surprises during SeaWorld’s 50th Celebration with new interactive pathway experiences, more upclose animal encounters and the Surprise Squad, treating guests with prizes and special experiences every day. Plus, enjoy thrilling rides, animal attractions and our newest attraction, Roa’s Aviary, at Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark. Tower of the Americas The Tower of the Americas offers the most breathtaking view of the Alamo City - from 750 feet high! Visitors can enjoy fine dining at the Chart House revolving restaurant or enjoy the scenery from the Flags Over Texas observation deck while learning about the history of Texas The Tower of the Americas’ newest addition is the Skies Over Texas 4-D theater ride that will stimulate all your senses as you see, hear, and feel all Texas has to offer. 600 Hemisfair Park • (210) 223-3101 www. TowerOfTheAmericas.com

ENTERTAINMENT Coyote Ugly Saloon The most famous bar on the planet with a spectacular view of the river from an outside patio. We offer food until 7pm and happy hour drinks from 4pm 8pm. Available for all party needs. Hours: Mon - Sun 11am - 2am (210) 465-8459 • 409 E Commerce.

Howl at the Moon Live nightly entertainment with dueling baby grand pianos, today’s popular songs, parodies and audience participations. Come early to enjoy the evening festivities and imbibe your favorite libations. Always guaranteed to have a very amusing time. Reservation packages are available. Please call (210) 212 - 4770 to book yours. Hours: Sun-Thurs: 7pm-2am • Fri: 5pm-2am Sat: 6pm-2am • (210) 212-4695 111 Crockett St. West, Ste. 201 Mad Dogs British Pub Indulge in servings of cool refreshments, delicious fare and energetic entertainment all wrapped in lavish servings of fun. During the day, breathe in spectacular views from our tropical terrace, while sipping on award winning margaritas and watching the river flow by. Later, party on with non-stop entertainment from ‘the pub that thinks it’s a club’, with nightly action featuring live bands, DJ’s and a daringly different karaoke crew. (210) 222-0220 123 Losoya Street Suite 19 • www.MadDogs.net

FOOD & DRINK Barriba Cantina The Barriba Cantina located above the famous County Line Barbeque is open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. seven days a week, featuring Mexican street food that is available until closing time, along with an endless list of handmade seasonal cocktails. Barriba also offers live local music seven days a week, from 10 p.m. – 2 a.m., AND during the day on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. There is no cover charge for the music. The restaurant and bar for Barriba Cantina is located on the street level with balconies and patios overlooking the River Walk. The top floor contains a large meeting space with balconies and patios overlooking the River Walk, and the covered outdoor patio with view of San Antonio’s downtown skyline and the river. 111 W Crocket Street • 210228-9876 www.barribacantina.com

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Guide to San Antonio & the River Walk Bella On the River Bella is an independent and locally-owned restaurant on the River Walk featuring Southern European, mostly Mediterranean food. Food. Chef Sean Fletcher’s menu features the Chilled Roasted Corn & Sunchoke Soup, Mussels w/ Chorizo Soffritto, Eggplant Josephine, Frito Misto, Fresh Salads, Seafood Paella, Filet Mignon, Pork-Shrimp-Gnocchi, Pan Seared Halibut, Diver Scallops, Pork Tenderloin, and Virginia’s Pistachio Cake! The Bella Bar features Champagne and Port Cocktails, Sangria, Beer, over twenty four Winesby-the-Glass, and a gently-priced and well-paired Wine List. Atmosphere. Bella’s small, intimate dining room is one of the most unique and special on the River Walk. It’s like walking into a small Spanish bistro or Tuscan grotto, with its natural limestone rock walls, candle-lit tables, and casual, cozy, and comfortable atmosphere. Service. Bella’s service staff is friendly, accommodating, and knowledgeable, with a “we’re really glad you’re here” attitude. Reservations Strongly Encouraged. Dinner: Monday – Saturday 5 10pm | Closed Sunday. Bella On the River, 106 River Walk | 210-404-2355 | www.bellaontheriver.com. Show Us Your Badge – 2014 • Bella On the River, 106 River Walk, San Antonio, TX 78205 • Hours: Mon – Sat 5-10pm. Come early or come late for a FREE Chef’s Select Appetizer or FREE Sangria (or non-alcoholic beverage) with the purchase of a Dinner Entrée. Guests must SUYB and be seated between 5 - 6:30pm or after 9pm to receive this offer. One offer per badge/ guest, per night.

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rooms with views and terraces. Reservations recommended www.biga.com. 210.225.0722 203 S St Marys at Market Boudro’s on the River Walk Paris has the romantic Left Bank. The River Walk has Boudro’s. Enjoy guacamole prepared tableside, house smoked shrimp and gulf crab enchiladas and more. Finish with a trio of summer sorbets and a fine cognac. River barge dining available by reservation. Sun.-Thurs. 11am-11pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-midnight (210) 210 224-8484 • 421 East Commerce www.boudros.com Café Ole The ultimate: beef, chicken or shrimp fajitas served on a sizzling skillet with all the traditional condiments. Flavorful quesadillas, enchiladas, chicken Acapulco, fried ice cream, and awardwinning margaritas. Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 11am10:30pm • Fri-Sat: 11am-12am. • 527 River Walk (210) 223-2939 Casa Rio San Antonio-style Mexican food. Serving on the banks of the River Walk since 1946. Dinner boat parties and banquet facilities available. Hours: Daily: 11am-11pm (210) 225-6718 • 430 E. Commerce • www.casa-rio.com Charlie Wants a Burger Sports Bar Charlie Wants a Burger Sports Bar is a sports bar that’s unique to the River Walk. Dishing up homemade American food, we’re family-friendly and dogs are welcome on our outdoor patio. Handcrafted margaritas, draft beer and more. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Happy Hour 2 – 6 daily. 223 Losoya on the River Walk • 210-227-0864 www.charliewantsaburger.com

biga on the banks Chef Bruce Auden’s award winning Biga on the Banks sits above a tree lined bend of the River and within easy walking distance of all hotels and the convention center. Fine dining does not mean fussy at Biga the ambiance is definitely upscale but relaxed- San Antonio style. Serving dinner nightly with a daily changing menu to highlight the bounty of the season and the State, usually featuring beef, seafood and wild game options, Sticky toffee pudding for dessert is a must. Extensive wine list and hand crafted cocktails. Private event

Chart House at the Tower of the Americas With its carefully crafted menus, impeccable service, and a 360-degree revolving vista offering guests the most magnificent views of the Alamo City, the

Chart House restaurant at Tower of the Americas is in a class by itself. Enjoy our award-winning menu featuring top of the catch seafood, succulent steaksand decadent desserts. 600 Hemisfair Park • (210) 223-3101 County Line Barbecue Serving up the biggest, leanest, most consistently delicious barbeque in San Antonio for over 30 years. On the scenic Riverwalk in the South Bank Complex (next to The Hard Rock), The County Line is a great place to enjoy an ice cold beer or a frosty margarita at the open-air bar. Inside the funky Texas roadhouse atmosphere and friendly service will make you feel like you’ve wandered out into the Texas Hill Country. Private Party Barges are also available. At the County Line they’ll tell you its barbeque so good you’ll want to “Get it all over ya’!” Hours: Open Daily 11am (210) 229-1941 • 111 West Crockett. Dick’s Last Resort This is the joint your mama warned you about. Dick’s serves up buckets of barbecued ribs, chicken, catfish, shrimp and crab legs. Platters include steaks, crabby cakes, salmon and even salads for the wimpy eater. Lunch includes sandwiches, salads and buckets of good food. The wait staff is irreverent by design, and the decor is local garage-sale stuff. Seventy-four kinds of beer. Live music, no cover, no dress code and definitely no class. Billed as “The Rowdy of the River.” Admission: None • Hours: Daily, 11am-2am (210) 224-0026 • 406 Navarro St. Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub Sing along to your favorite songs with one of our crowd pleasing piano players. Established in 1974, Durty Nelly’s features imported and domestic pints as well as a full bar. Fish & Chips, Grilled Reuben’s & Capt. Robbie’s Fried Shrimp Basket served until 7:00pm with an appetizer menu served until 11:00pm nightly. You haven’t been to San Antonio until you visit World Famous Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub Durty Nelly’s is located on the River Walk at the Hilton Palacio del Rio Hotel.

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Hard Rock Café “Remember the Hard Rock!” While we’ve never been under siege like Davy Crockett and his men, we always strive to be memorable here in Texas. So why not lead the charge to our accommodating, three-story Hard Rock Cafe in San Antonio? Situated along the city’s famous Riverwalk area, we have three floors of patios where you can be on the lookout for the slow moving tourist boats below. Inside you’ll find gourmet meals in hefty servings, so huge you can cut ‘em with a Bowie knife, and our collection of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia is big enough to fill a Spanish mission. So stop battling those hunger pangs and march ondown to the Hard Rock Cafe San Antonio. 111 W. Crockett St. • 210-224-7625 www.hardrock.com Iron Cactus A great place to relax along the Riverwalk. With our swanky Agave Room bar enjoy tasting one of over 80 differenttequilas or feast on extraordinary Mexican food in our contemporary dining room. Watch the boats go by with the family on our beautiful Patio or join us for a Tequila Dinner Cruise. With private party rooms, we have something for everyone! The Iron Cactus is the destination for fine Mexican cuisine on the River! 200 River Walk • San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 224-9835 www.ironcactus.com

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Landry’s Seafood House Landry’s Seafood House echoes the sights, sounds and sensations of a 1940’s seafood house, with its classic, fresh seafood and spectacular scenery. The mouthwatering menu offers the very best - from irresistible appetizers like oyster-bar trash (a delicious combination of blackened shrimp and crabmeat) to fresh salads and their world famous seafood specialties, such as freshly prepared Gulf Snapper, Stuffed Flounder and Shrimp Fresca. For those who desire non-seafarer, Landry’s offers tempting steaks and chicken delicacies. Open Daily. Join us at our 517 lounge. Located right on the River Walk. (210) 229-1010 517 N Presa Lone Star Café The only authentic Texas-style steakhouse on the River Walk. Texassized steaks, chicken-fried steak, baked potatoes and onion rings served with your favorite Texas beer or wine. Daily specials. Private party room available. Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. • Fri.-Sat. 11a.m.-11:30 p.m. (210) 223-9374 • 237 Losoya Mi Tierra Since 1941, a lively, family-owned Mexican restaurant in the heart of Market Square. Open 24 hours a day with live Mariachi music nightly. Onsite bakery sells fresh Mexican pastries and candies. (210) 225-1262 • 218 Produce Row Michelino’s Enjoy authentic tastes of Italy’s country kitchen. Italian specialties, pasta and pizza made from the freshest poultry, beef and seafood are complemented by flavorful sauces, tantalizing desserts and superb, yet affordable wine selections. Hours: Sun-Thur: 11am-11pm Fri-Sat: 11am12am • (210) 223-2939 • Fax: (210) 224-8209 521 River Walk Omni La Mansion del Rio/Las Canarias Omni La Mansion del Rio is ideally nestled along the historic River Walk among the banks--of the Paseo del Rio in downtown San Antonio, where it is perfectly situated for any visitor seeking to explore all of San Antonio’s extensive range of tourist attractions. It is within easy walking distance of the fabled Alamo, El Mercado, La Villita District, Spanish Governors Palace, San Antonio Convention Center and other well-known landmarks. Our San Antonio River Walk accommodations provide a haven for guests with graceful service and tranquil surroundings. Built on three levels that descend to San Antonio’s festive River Walk, the Las Canarias Restaurant offers a romantic atmosphere of graceful palms, flowing waters and scenic views. Dining beyond your expectations with renowned Executive Chef John Brand. His enthusiasm for the rich history and vibrant culinary scene of San Antonio is captured in the menu at Las Canarias, continuing to delight regulars as well as new guests. 112 College Street • (210) 518-1000 San Antonio, TX 78205 • Fax: (210) 226-0389 www.omnilamansion.com Paesanos River Walk Classic Mediterranean and contemporary Italian dining on the San Antonio River Walk. Whatever your inspiration, your guests will enjoy the comfortable contemporary ambience at our unique enclave at the bend in the River Walk. Paesanos River Walk breaks the boundaries of traditional Italian cuisine to explore modern Mediterranean specialties. Enjoy the legendary Shrimp Paesano or Oven-Baked Pizzas piled high with grilled chicken and artichokes, or venture forth to Lemon Peppered Salmon or to our tempting Daily Specials. Choose from inside or terrace seating and enjoy views of the famed San Antonio River Walk. Enjoy a selection from one of the River’s most impressive wine lists, perfectly paired to complement your meal. 111 W. Crocket #100 • San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 227-2782 • paesanosriverwalk.com Pico de Gallo Serving authentic Mexican fare popular with tourists and locals alike. Mariachi music on the patio, piano in the dining room. Hours: Mon-Thur: 7am-10pm • Fri-Sat: 7am- 2pm Sun: 8am-10pm • (210) 225-6060 • 111 S. Leona St. PizzaRita’s At PizzaRita’s we combine classic old world Italian flavors with our signature blend of cheese and premium meats, to create authentic mouth watering www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com

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Guide to San Antonio & the River Walk handmade pizzas. Whether you are in the mood for pizza or a gourmet sub, PizzaRita’s has something for every taste bud. We are located on Crocket St. directly above Ritas on the River. Come by and see us for some delicious fresh food on the quick! 245 E. Commerce #200 San Antonio, Texas 78205 • (210) 293-7482 • pizzaritas.com Pat O’Brien’s San Antonio Pat O’s Courtyard Restaurant offers a unique dining experience as only Pat O’Brien’s can provide. Rain or shine, we offer outdoor dining in a lush, tropical garden. Complete with trees, indigenous foliage, shade umbrellas, and its own Flaming Fountain, the Courtyard is a memorable experience for the whole family. The Menu has something for everyone, including several New Orleans favorites for those with a sense of adventure. To compliment your visit, Pat O’s Courtyard has a full bar, complete with our trademark Specialty drinks, including the Hurricane. The friendly wait staff is always available to help with your selection if you find the choices too overwhelming! Whether searching for a romantic evening under the stars, a fun night out with friends, or an afternoon meal with the kids, Pat O’s Courtyard Restaurant is ready to serve your needs! When a special occasion comes up, Pat O’s Courtyardis available for Private Parties. Hours: Mon-Sun: 11 am-2 am • (210) 220-1076 121 Alamo Plaza • www. PatOBriens.com The Original Mexican Restaurant The Original Mexican Restaurant offers San Antonio style Tex-Mex specialties and beverages on a large patio with riverside seating, in a festive dining room or at a lively bar. OPEN 24/7 FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE! Breakfast available from 2 am to noon. Hours: 24-hour hospitality! (210) 224-9951 • 528 Riverwalk Rainforest Cafe - RiverWalk You don’t have to travel far to dine in a tropical rain forest atmosphere. Our menu includes a variety of specialty items from seafood, beef and chicken topastas, sandwiches and pizza. Younger guests

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can enjoy items from our exciting kids’ menu! OurSparkling VOLCANO lights up any meal! Plus, pick up special souvenirs from your visit. Rainforest Cafe, A WILD PLACE TO SHOP AND EAT! (210) 2776300 • 110 E. Crockett Street The Republic of Texas Restaurant Texas-style restaurant that tempts tourists with delectable food and scrumptious drinks. Don’t leave without trying the 46-ounce margarita. Southweststyle cuisine is served at this hot spot on the River. Just look for the Texas-colored umbrellas. Hours: Mon-Sun: 11am-2am, Sat: 9am-2am (210) 226-6256 • 429 E Commerce Rio Rio Cantina Rio Rio Cantina, where California Tex-Mex is the specialty--The best of all that “Mexican” food has to offer. Rio Rio is a colorful fiesta of freshness and that South-of- the-Border flavor, in portions so generous guests often gasp when their order arrives. Dine San Antonio style and start off with Rio’s signature margarita to lift your spirits. Try the Enchiladas Suizas, the Beef and Chicken Fajitas, or the Queso Flameado. If you want a little bit of everything, go for the Botana Grande, a sampling of several Rio Rio items. 421 E. Commerce • San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 226-8462 • Fax: 210-226-8443 www. rioriocantina.com Rita’s Rita’s on the River is a Tex-Mex and margarita bar locally owned and operated that specializes in cold drinks and hot food. Enjoy your cold beverage in the atmosphere of good music or appreciating the outdoors by the river on our patio. If you’re an early bird, come and enjoy breakfast from 9:00-11:00 AM Saturdays and Sundays. You will come for the food but stay for the ‘ritas. 245 E. Commerce Suite #100 • San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 227-7482 • www.ritasontheriver.com Schilo’s German and American deli favorites since 1917. House specialties include homemade root beer,

split pea soup, bratwurst, Reuben sandwiches, wienerschnitzel and cheesecake. Hours: Mon-Sat: 7am-8:30pm (210) 223-6692 • 424 E. Commerce. www.schilos.com Saltgrass Steak House For campfire style Texas fare, head to Saltgrass Steak House – the original Texas Steakhouse serving Certified Angus Beef® steaks. Entrées include Pat’s Ribeye, Maudeen’s Center Cut Filet, Gulf Coast Steak and Shrimp, Chicken Fried Steak and BBQ Baby Back Ribs. If you can,leave room for Saltgrass’ homemade Two-Fork Cheesecake. All breads, dressings, soups and desserts are made from scratch daily. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Spacious banquet room at Riverwalk location, seats 120 people. Great view, air conditioned, groups welcome! www. saltgrass.com Three Saltgrass locations to serve you: 502 Riverwalk, corner of N. Presa at Crockett 210-222-9092 11745 IH-10 West in the Huebner Oaks Shopping Ctr,. 210-641-6447 16910 U.S. Hwy. 281 between Donella and Thousand Oaks. 210- 402-6621

SHOPPING River Center Mall Rivercenter mall, located in the heart of downtown on the riverwalk, features over 100 stores, restaurants andentertainment. The mall offers several unique shops for the entire family such as Macy’s, The Disney Store, Express, The Dallas Cowboy Proshop and our newest additions to the mall; U.S. Polo Assn. and Journey Kidzs. Dine at Luciano’s Ristorante Italiano, Tony Roma’s Fogo de Chao or Morton’s Steakhouse. Catch a movie at the newly remodeled AMC theater and try their reclining seats and dining options or the larger-than-life IMAX experience featuring a screen over six stores high. Hours: Mon-Sat: 10am9pm, Sun: noon-6pm • (210) 225-0000 • www. ShopRiverCenter.com

The Jack Guenther Pavilion at the Briscoe Western Art Museum The story of the West comes alive on the iconic River Walk. Highlighting the Spanish and Mexican Colonial era, visitors can experience paintings, sculptures, artifacts and more that focus on the art, history and culture of the American West.

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BIGA ON THE BANKS First time travelers to San Antonio expect to see the Alamo. What really surprises them is Chef Bruce Auden’s BIGA ON THE BANKS. Located on the San Antonio River Walk, Biga has foodies and food writers taking notice. An impressive New American menu changes daily to utilize the freshest ingredients with an emphasis on local and sustainable products earning Chef Auden seven James Beard Best Chef Nominations. Biga diners enjoy river walk views that soon take a back seat to Auden’s creative dishes. Texas Axis venison with roasted quail, mustard crusted Aussie lamb rack on parmesan polenta, tequila and lime grilled Ahi tuna with avocado crema are a few of the favorites. The Biga bar is traveler’s dream. Single malts, tequilas, and a wine list with hundreds of labels make this bar the perfect place to meet friends or grab a quick snack. Be aware that appetizers including 26 RIO Magazine

pork pot stickers and chicken fried Gulf oysters with mustard hollandaise have been known to change your quick snack into a full-on dinner at the bar. …And who could blame you? Once those appetizers are gone, you can’t help but wonder “what will I have next?” (Go for the Ribeye!) The main dining room is quite lively but if you’re hoping for a more intimate dinner ask for one of the Biga privacy tables for you and that special someone. Call ahead and reserve table 1 or table 10. Both are corner tables in the main dining room where we’ll draw the curtain shut so you and your date can tune out the rest of the world during a romantic dinner. Those having a large gathering in mind can be assured their guests have all of Biga’s award winning food and talent extended to each and every one. With their own dining room, river walk views and terraces Biga is the most memorable experience in San Antonio. Thanksgiving Brunch at Biga is a local favorite. Appealing to both those craving traditional Thanksgiving standards and those looking for more contemporary flavors, this brunch is a crowd pleaser. Book early, reservations for brunch go fast. Of course the food gets a lot of praise at Biga. Let’s not forget that the staff has earned a James Beard Nominations too for Best Service! The modern decor and menu feel ‘big city,’ while the friendly, informed staff still has San Antonio charm.


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GRAND HYATT | SAN ANTONIO Grand Hyatt San Antonio is set along the spectacular River Walk and adjacent to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The hotel has a premier location just steps from authentic dining, trendy bars and all of the attractions that make San Antonio a culturally rich city. Modern design and magnificent spaces offer unforgettable experiences whether traveling for business or pleasure.

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From its dramatic lighting to the fresh design palette, Grand Hyatt reflects a contemporary flavor giving the hotel a sparkle unlike any other in San Antonio. Special consideration was given to the hotel’s art including impressive lighting featuring European-crafted crystal and glass in the hotel lobby and bar. The most striking chandelier is a red glass Corazón (Spanish for “heart”) measuring five-feet in diameter and is a fantastic example of the special consideration given to the hotel’s art in an effort to combine local flavor and the modern design of the hotel. As the city’s only hotel adjacent to the conference center and situated on the River Walk, Grand Hyatt San Antonio offers the rewards of their world-class catering services, expert meeting and event planners and modern, stylish facilities. The hotel boasts over 115,000 square feet of event space, including two ballrooms: the 31,000-square-foot Texas Ballroom and the 21,000-square-foot Lone Star Ballroom. When relaxation is on the agenda, guests can take in stunning views of the Alamo City below from the sundeck surrounding the outdoor heated

lap pool or the glass-enclosed 24-hour Hyatt StayFit Fitness Center. Most area attractions are convenient to Grand Hyatt San Antonio and are accessible by foot or via trolley or river taxi. Whether you prefer a quick sandwich or sizzling steak and seafood combination prepared to perfection, dining at this downtown hotel offers rewarding experiences. Using only the freshest ingredients thoughtfully sourced and carefully served, the cuisine, cocktails and ambiance of contemporary Bar Rojo is sure to enhance your stay. Ruth’s Chris Steak House on the River Level of the hotel sizzles morning, noon and night, and is one of only three Ruth’s Chris restaurants to serve breakfast. Their Prime Bar offers a Sizzle, Swizzle Swirl Happy Hour with classic cocktails and Prime Bites at the beautiful 90-seat bar inside or on the River Walk on the outdoor patio. Perks Coffee & More is the perfect place to start your day with a refreshing cup of coffee. As the name implies, they serve much more than coffee. Perks is a 24-hour one-stop-shop for ready-made sandwiches and a range of snacks and pastries. www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com


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Downtown San Antonio is full of interesting history, markets, sights, shopping and dining experiences. The locations included in this section of the magazine are all just a few blocks off of the River Walk and easy accessed with a short walk.

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LOCATIONS LISTING RESTAURANTS 11 Big Apple Bagels

6 Paris Hatters 8 The Pearl

5 Denny’s

21 The Plaza Market Place

18 Francesco’s Gelato

32 Ripley’s Believe it or Not/

Louis Tussaud’s Wax Works

28 Houston Street Bistro

30 Ripley’s Haunted Adventure/

25 Juice Central

Tomb Rider 3D

4 La Margarita Mexican

9 RiverCenter Mall

Restaurant & Oyster Bar

3 Mi Tierra Cafe Y Panaderia

23 San Antonio General Store

20 Pat O’Brien’s

13 San Antonio Museum of Art

1 Ristorante Pico de Gallo

35 Tobin Center 10 Tower of the Americas/

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27 Texas De Brazil

Chart House Restaurant

18 Yasmin’s Boutique

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HOTELS 15 Crockett Hotel

29 Aztec Theatre 33 The Alamo

24 El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

39 Angelita’s

16 Gunter Hotel

22 The Amazing Mirror Maze

17 Menger Hotel

7 Buckhorn Saloon & Museum

12 Wyndham Garden River Walk

40 Debra Benditz Art Studios 31 Guiness World Records Museum

miscellaneous 34 CitySightseeing Double Decker Tour

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Downtown

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Care for a little diversion off the San Antonio River and off of the tourist trail? Come and enjoy the spirit of Southtown where a foodie’s paradise awaits, a drinker’s spirits ignite and a socializer can delight in the company of the sights and sounds of South Alamo Street. Our new hipster strip of food, music, art and more can be found ‘downtown in Southtown’.  Here you can walk, jog, bus, bike and just merely stroll the street where you can most definitely spend the day and evening with so much to see and do. If you are visiting during the beginning of the month, and most especially the First Friday of the month, Southtown offers a little more than the usual fare.  Our artfully themed- First Friday is an art lovers Mecca.  Here-along the street are open-houses, galleries, restaurants and bars all offering a glimpse into our local art scene and culture.  You will find trinkets, paintings, jewelry, accessories and more as artists set up booths along the street and locals entertain with art shows inside the buildings and homes in the surrounding area.  If you are wanting that last minute Dia De Los Muertos skull necklace, you can most surely find it here. First Friday begins at 5pm and continues on to about 10pm and bars and restaurants continue to stay open boasting Happy and Reverse Happy Hours and First Friday specials on food and drink. If you are looking to divert a little off the beaten path and experience some Bratwurst and sudsy German lagers, look no further than Beethoven Maennerchor Halle and Garten, an outside patio area filled with picnic tables, live music from the in-house German band, an array of beers on tap and wine options available along with some German fare sure to whet your appetite.  An indoor clubroom and seating area are also available where you will find the same fun ambience in an air-conditioned environment.  A very relaxed and friendly place awaits you as you mix and mingle with locals and tourists alike all here to enjoy the sights and sounds of German food, music, beer and a jolly good time.  If you also happen to be there on First Friday, no doubt you will catch the First Friday Running Group who end their run with a celebratory pint of German lager! Guten Appetit!

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For a Friendly Spot, check out this aptly named outside bar where you, your children and your furry friends are welcome. This Texas icehouse boasts 250 bottled brews to choose from and 76 available on draft.  A delectable menu offers snackable foods such as hummus, chili cheese fries, nachos, fish cakes and more while heartier options include fish tacos, burgers, pizza, chicken sandwiches among other items as well as a kiddie menu.  Saturday and Sunday brunch is also available and features breakfast burritos, pancakes, omelettes and sliders and more. A Sunday Funday Mimosa for $5 in a 16oz pitcher is also a friendly attraction.  During the week and for special events, movies, games and more are offered up on the outside pop-up big screen. A children’s playground is also available.  Open till midnight daily, this happening, local spot is a sure-fire way to wind down the day’s activities or get the night started! Give me Liberty or give me Death!  Well, maybe not quite the latter but to not check out the Liberty Bar would be a shameful missed opportunity.  Liberty Bar has an interesting history.  Stemming from the 80’s and actually built in 1984; it used to be housed in a leaning building- the “leaning tower of SA” (from a ground shift due to a flood in 1921) and was formerly on Josephine Street in downtown San Antonio.  Moved to the new Southtown location in a building which was a former convent for the Benedictine Sisters in the 1930s, the newly housed bar and restaurant still resonates in its drinking and foodie glorification it had from years past.  A two-story bar and restaurant features an eclectic variety of dishes from steak tartare,

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Serrano pickled chilies, Italian and grilled dishes, to seafood and wild boar. A vast array of cocktails, beer and wine are available along with an extensive optional menu for breakfast and brunch are available along with a great variety of special events hosted here from music to wine tastings to swing dancing and more. An interesting place to visit and one you won’t forget. Feast your eyes, palate and ears to a beautiful indoor and outdoor restaurant with the cool, hip vibe Southtown was just waiting for but finally happened.  Opening in 2011, Feast has the sleek atmosphere, slick vibe and funky feel that added the word “cool” to Southtown.  Opened by entrepreneur Andrew Goodman and a collaboration with Chef Stefan Bowers, the two have developed a menu featuring New American cuisine combined with a Mediterranean flair offering a wide variety of “small plates”, appetizers, entrees and desserts.  A unique Royal Menu of cocktails is available fit for a King such as the appropriately named Queen, Prince, Jester and more.  Sunday Brunch is an event not to be missed complete with a vast brunch menu, sparkling Mimosa’s, potent Bloody Mary’s and a DJ mixing tunes reminiscent of a club lounge.  Sparkling chandeliers light up the rooms and unique lighting alight the trees outside on their patio in the front and back perfect for Fall evenings. Make your way to the colorful and party-happening spot of Azuca Nuevo Latino where you can dine, dance and drink to the sounds of Cumbia, Salsa, Latin Pop and more.  Enjoy a live band on the weekends and experience delicious Latin American cuisine available daily.  Uniting the flavors, service, ambience and style of the Caribbean, Central and Latin America, Azuca will delight your palate and entice your senses with their exotic but simple fare, unique décor and lively staff.  Take advantage of their eclectic drink menu featuring many Latin drink specialties showcasing a wide variety of Sangria’s, Mojitos, Pisco Sours and more.  Maybe want to learn a little Salsa before dinner?  You can do it here as well by taking their Saturday class from 4-6pm right before the evening gets started where you can hone your skills and show the locals you can shake it like they can!  Even better, go all out and indulge in everything Latin by ordering their Prix Fix menu options offering a set price and covering the menu from start to finish- appetizers to dessert- a definite foodie lover’s delight!  Ole! Wherever you decide to stroll down and around South Alamo, you are destined to find your spot whether you are strolling, sipping or savoring the area’s hip cuisine and unique drinking establishments. There is a spot for everyone; furry friends included keeping Southtown uniquely downtown and most definitely San Antonio.

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FOOD & DRINK ////////////// CASUAL The Granary 602 Avenue A San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 228-0124 www.thegranarysa.com Barbeque

Rosario’s 910 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 225-1806 www.rosariossa.com Mexican

FAMILY

Houston Street Bistro 204 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 476-8600 houstonstreetbistro.com American

DENNY’S 903 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 210 223 4321 www.dennys.com American 24 hours

El Mirador 722 South St. Mary’s St San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 225-9444 elmiradorrestaurant.com Mexican

Lulu’s Bakery & Café 918 N. Main San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 222-9422 lulusbakeryandcafe.com Bakery/Café

The Little Aussie Bakery & Café 3610 Avenue B San Antonion, TX 78209 (210) 826-7877 thelittleaussiebakery.com Bakery/Café

Fuddruckers 115 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-9944 www.fuddruckers.com Burgers

Pat O’Brien’s 121 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 220-1076 www.patobriens.com Cajun/New Orleans Luciano Ristorante 849 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-0500 lucianorestaurants.com Italian Sazo’s Latin Grill 101 Bowie St. San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 554-6180 www.sazoslatingrill.com Latin American Mi Tierra 218 Produce Row San Antonio TX 78207 (210) 225-1262 www, mitierracafe.com Mexican Pico de Gallo 111 S. Leona San Antonio, TX 78207 (210) 225-6060 www.picodegallo.com Mexican Hooters 849 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 229-9464 www.hooters.com Sports Bar Sushi Zushi 203 S. St. Mary’s San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 472-2900 www.sushizushi.com Sushi La Margarita 800 Dolorosa San Antonio, TX 78207 (210) 227-7140 www.lamargarita.com Mexican

La Villita Café 418 Villita St. #900 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-4700 www.lavillitacafe.com Café Schilo’s 424 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-6692 www.schilos.com Deli Jerry’s Chicago StyleHot Dogs 149 East Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 465-8200 Hot Dogs PizzaRita’s 245 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 293-7482 www.pizzaritas.com Italian Mexican Manhattan 110 Soledad San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-3913 mexicanmanhattan.com Mexican

FINE DINING Azuca Nuevo Latino 713 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 225-5550 www.azuca.net Latin American chart house Tower of the Americas 739 East Cesar E. Chavez Blvd San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 227-1700 www.chart-house.com Seafood/Steakhouse Texas de Brazil 313 E. Houston San Antonio., TX 78205 (210) 299-1600 www.texasdebrazil.com Brazilian Steakhouse

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Kings X 206 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-7000 www.kingsx.com Antique Soldier Collectibles Del Sol of San Antonio 321 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-231-0900 www.delsol.com Clothing Paris Hatters 119 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-3453 www.parishatters.com Cowboy Hats Marti’s 310 West Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-9100 www.martis.com Fine Mexican Gifts Casa Salazar 216 E. Houston San Antonio, 78205 210-472-2272 themajestic.com/casa Fine Mexican Imports Flag World 849 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX, 78205 210-229-1935 Flags

De Jeunes Jewelry 123 Losoya San Antonio, TX 78205 210-222-2427 Jewelry

Five & Dime General Store 101 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-233-0166 www.fiveanddimegs.com General Merchandise

Classic Old Time Photos 123 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-475-9899 Photos

Texas Accent General Store 803 S. Zarzamora San Antonio, TX 78207 210-435-2446 General Merchandise Walgreens 300 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 210-424-3462 www.walgreens.com General Merchandise and Pharmacy Gallery Vetro Creative Artglass 513 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 210-354-0001 www.galleryvetro.com Glass Art, Jewelry, Gifts Penners Downtown 311 W. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-2487 www.pennersinc.com Iconic Men’s Clothing Store

Alamo Plaza Shirts 325 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-2347 Shirts 77T’s Souvenirs & T-Shirts 207 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-549-1279 www.77tshirts.com T Shirts El Mercado 514 W. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78207 210-207-8600 www.sanantonio.gov/ marketsquare Traditional Mexican Market TPJ Gift Shop 849 E. Commerce #673 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-212-9066

Tienda La Garza 110 Broadway, Suite 100 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2133 Mexican Folk Art, Books and Apparel

Dos Carolinas 303 Pearl parkway San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 224-7000 www.doscarolinas.com Custom Handmade Guayaberas

Out West 215 1/2 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, Texas 78205 Phone (210) 224-8804 Clothing & Gift Shop

Garcia Art Glass 715 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-1400 www.garciaartglass Hand Blown Glass Melissa Guerra 303 Pearl Parkway #104 San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 293-3983 www.melissaguerra.com Latin Kitchen Market The Twig Book Shop 306 Pearl Parkway #106 San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 826-6411 thetwig.indiebound.com Locally Owned Book Store San Angel Folk Art 110 Blue Star San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 226-6688 www.sanangelfolkart.com Mexican Cultural Arts

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Charlie Wants a Burger Charlie’s has a prime location on the river walk and perfect game day food and 11 mega-TVs. 223 Losoya | www.charliewantsaburger.com (830) 741-3968

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Tex’s Sports Bar Inside the Hilton Palacio del Rio, Tex’s has a large selection of Texas beer and wine to go with great snacks. 200 S. Alamo | www.palaciodelrio.com

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The Friendly Spot A local favorite for families, this outdoor bar inflates a large screen on game nights, especially for Spurs games. 943 South Alamo Street | www.thefriendlyspot.com

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The Ticket Sports Pub Located on Houston Street, this pub is a stone’s throw from the river walk and the Alamo, it has 15 hi-definition big screens to watch any game. 420 E Houston St | www.ticketsportspub.com

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Main Event A full family entertainment spot with bowling, laser tag, and billiards, this is a great place to let the kids run free and sit in the bar to watch a game. 8514 State Hwy 151 1911 N. Loop 1604 East | www.mainevent.com

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Fatso’s Fatso’s is a huge sports bar featuring a large outdoor patio with a bar and a sand volleyball court for local leagues. 1704 Bandera Road | www.facebook.com/FatsosonBandera

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The Bend Indoor-outdoor bar & hangout with a deck overlooking a sand horseshoe pit. 7730 Bandera Rd | www.facebook.com/pages/The-Bend

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Legend’s Sports Bar & Billiards Primarily a billiards bar that hosts pool, dart, and poker leagues, there is always entertainment at this local bar. 1305 S.W. Loop 410 | www.legendssa.com (210) 488-6867

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music 11/02, Sun @ 7pm Slipknot AT&T Center 11/02, Sun @ 8pm ZZ top Majestic Theatre 11/11, Tue @ 7pm USAF Band of The West, Veteran’s Day Concert Majestic Theatre 11/15, Sat @8pm Dropkick Murphys, and others Backstage Live

dance 11/30, Sun @1pm Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Majestic Theatre

exhibitions ARTPACE In Residence – Now thru 11/17 Exhibition – 11/13-1/11 Fall 2014 International Artist-In-Residence Takashi Arai, Tokyo, Japan Adam Helms, Brooklyn, New York Anna Krachey, Austin, Texas Mika Yoshitake, curator Now thru 1/4 Hudson Showroom Invasive Species Landscapes by Justin Boyd, Adriana Corral and Joey Fauerso Now thru 1/4 Window Works Jimmy James Canales

Fox and the Hound A large billiard hall with many large TVs to watch a game, they have trivia nights as well.

Now thru 1/31 Art in the Garden 2014 (In conjunction with Blue Star Contemporary Art Center) Now thru 1/4 Nature Conects: Art with Lego ® Bricks SAN ANTONIO MUSEUM OF ART Diego Rivera in San Antonio: A Small Focus Exhibition (On Display at Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Latin American Art at SAMA) Now thru 12/28 Sylvia Blocher: The Color of Confusion Mid-October – February Racies Americanos: Recent Acquisitions of Pre-Columbian Art SOUTHWEST SCHOOL OF ART Now thru 11/9 Altering Space Now thru 1/9 Corona: Kate Ritson Now thru 11/8 Long, Long Journey to the Sea: Timothy McCoy WITTE MUSEUM Now thru 11/3 Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body

BLUE STAR CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM

Now thru 1/4 Two Women Look West: Photographs of King Ranch by Rancher Helen C. Kleberg and NY Fashion

Now thru 11/9 Code-Mixing Caroline Santa

Now Open H-E-B Body Adventure

Dark and Lovely Jennifer Datchuk Emergence Catherine Lee Tommy Gregory McNAY ART MUSEUM

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Now thru 1/11 Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art

miscellaneous Now thru 12/31 Zootennial San Antonio Zoo Now thru 12/31, Tue, Fri, Sat & Sun @ 9pm San Antonio-The Saga San Fernando Cathedral Main Plaza

12651 Vance Jackson Road | www.foxandhound.com (877) 415-0058

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Little Woodrows Located in the medical center, it features a large selection of beer and a variety of bar games including shuffleboard. 2535 Babcock Rd | www.babcock.littlewoodrows.com

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SA LOVES

LIVE MUSIC By Camille Di Maio

If you are visiting San Antonio, then you have likely walked along our incomparable River Walk, and listened to wafting Mariachi music reminding you that you’re just north of the Mexican border. Any good traveler wanting to expand beyond the confines of the “tourist” label will want to know where the locals go, though. When it comes to the music scene, San Antonio delivers. In the mood for country music?  Look no further than a short drive up the highway to Gruene Hall.  This best-kept secret is a favorite of locals, and a find for our guests.  Looking every inch of its one hundred thirty-six years, its walls are adorned with the photographic echoes of musical acts that have graced its stage through the decades.  Seven nights a week, you can find up and coming artists who are building their following, as well as major headliners who are taking a break from the screaming crowed to enjoy the intimacy that the oldest dance hall in Texas provides.  Garth Brooks and George Strait are just a few of the greats who played here before anyone knew their names.  Who might you discover?

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Much closer to downtown, the neon LP lights of Sam’s Burger Joint illuminate the corner of Broadway and Grayson, and point the way to this perennial local favorite. Recently undergoing a quarter million dollar renovation, it is reputed to be one of the top live music venues in the state, boasting artists that range from swing to funk and everything in between.  Equally beloved for its burgers, beer, and fries, this is a one-stop-shop for feeling like you live here. Keeping pace with the healthy farm-to-market trend, The Cove offers as much of an Austin feel as anything south of the capitol city.  And it doesn’t stop with fresh, local food.  Hidden behind a laundromat, The Cove has a secret garden of outdoor atmosphere, eclectic vibes, and laid back enjoyment of jazz, gospel, Americana, and more.  They proudly feature local acts, even embracing an open mic night, but also welcome touring acts on their way up in the musical scene.  The Cove is familyfriendly, and a must for anyone wanting to feel as if they’ve seen the “real” San Antonio. Make no mistake.  San Antonio holds its own against our neighbor to the north.  Come and see for yourself.

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When it’s late morning and you’re sitting in front of a plate of comfort food with a mimosa in hand, it’s nearly impossible to think of anything better than brunch. By definition it’s leisurely and a bit decadent — unbeatable, really. Read on for a list of a few of our favorite San Antonio eateries to visit mid-morning and learn how to brunch like a local this weekend. SEGUIN

{ The Magnolia Pancake Haus } If you’re ordering pancakes for brunch, you might as well go all out and do it right. Go for scratch-made batter of farm-fresh eggs, real butter and pure buttermilk — precisely what’s on the menu at The Magnolia Pancake Haus. Opened in 2000, this restaurant now has two locations, and owners Robert and Sheila Fleming claim their menu “has become the new standard for breakfast in San Antonio.” Sheila grew up in Munich, Germany, eating her Oma’s apfel pfannekuchen, which the couple now serves at the restaurants. If you’d like the authentic taste of Bavaria for brunch, this is the order for you: Granny Smith apples, cinnamon and spice combined in a puffed pancake made to order and topped with powdered sugar and European-style whipped cream. Open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. Two locations: 606 Embassy Oaks San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 496-0828 magnoliapancakehaus.com

10333 Huebner Road San Antonio, TX 78240

{ The Guenther House } There’s much to be said about the historic Guenther House, built in 1859 as the private residence of Pioneer Flour Mills founder Carl Hilmar Guenther. The German immigrant started a modest flour mill in Fredericksburg in 1851 and moved to the bend of the San Antonio River for a better water source eight years later. It’s now a museum, restaurant and gourmet baking store, but let’s stick to what’s really important here: the brunch. It only makes sense that the legacy of a businessman who built his success on a gristmill would be celebrated for its baked goods. Try the Pioneer buttermilk biscuits and country gravy, sweet cream waffles, buttermilk pancakes and just about anything from the pastry case: strudels, muffins, sticky buns and cinnamon rolls. Breakfast is served from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. seven days a week 205 East Guenther St. San Antonio, TX 78204 (800) 235-8186 guentherhouse.com facebook.com/theguentherhouse RIO Magazine

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{ Las Canarias at the Omni La Mansión del Rio} A Sunday meal at Las Canarias is the stuff of hotel brunch legend. Imagine just about anything you’d like to eat for brunch, and it’s more than likely available at one of the stations serving up omelets, waffles, fruits and cheeses, meats and salads. Not to mention the unlimited Champagne and mimosas. What’s more, the food at this AAA Four Diamond restaurant on the River Walk is plentiful but also carefully prepared and beautifully presented. Don’t miss the chilaquiles or the blueberry soufflé pancakes with lemon curd and cream. Brunch is served 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays.

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FOOD & DRINK ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// casual Boardwalk Bistro 4011 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 824-0100 www.boardwalkbistro.net American Josephine Street Café 400 East Josephine San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-6169 www.josephinestcafe.com American Restaurant Gwendolyn 152 East Pecan Street #100 San Antono, TX 78205 (210) 222-1849 restaurantgwendolyn.com American Arcade Midtown Kitchen 303 Pearl Parkway San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 369-9664 www.arcademk.com American Two Brothers 12656 West Avenue San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 496-0222 twobrosbbqmarket.com Barbeque Guenther House Restaurant 205 E. Guenther San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 227-1061 www.guentherhouse.com Breakfast & Lunch Cured 306 Pearl Parkway San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 314-3929 www.curedatpearl.com Charcuterie Formosa Garden 1011 NE Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-9988 www.formosagarden.com Chinese Golden Wok 8822 Wurzbach San Antonio, TX 78240 (210) 615-8282 www.golden-wok.com Chinese The Monterey 1127 South St. Mary’s Street San Antonio, TX 78210 (210) 745-2581 www.themontereysa.com Eclectic Hoffbrau 7310 Jones Maltsberger San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 209-8066 quarryhofbrau.com German-American Mimi & Dimi’s Greek House 7159 US Highway 90 San Antonio, TX 78227 (210) 674-3464 www.agreekhouse.com Greek Big Bob’s Burgers 447 West Hildebrand San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 734-2627 www.bigbobsburgers.com Hamburgers

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Sam’s Burger Joint 330 East Grayson San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 223-2830 www.samsburgerjoint.com Hamburgers

Two Step 9840 Loop 1604 San Antonio, TX 78254 (210) 688-2686 twosteprestaurant.com Southwestern

Boiler House 312 Pearl Parkway San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 354-4644 www.boilerhousesa.com American

India Palace 8474 Fredericksburg Road San Antonio, TX 78229 (210) 692-5262 indiapalacesanantonio.com Indian

Barn Door 8400 North New Braunfels San Antono, TX 78209 (210) 824-0166

Cappy’s 5011 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-9669 cappysrestaurant.com American

Aldino at the Vineyard 1203 North Loop 1604 West San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 340-0000 www.aldinos.com Italian

Koi Kawa 4051 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 805-8111 Sushi

Aldo’s Ristorante Italiano 8539 Fredericksburg Road San Antonio, TX 78229 (210) 696-2536 www.aldos.us Italian Piatti’s 255 East Basse Road #500 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 832-0300 www.piatti.com Italian Tre trattoria 4003 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 805-0333 www.tretrattoria.com com Italian Fujiya 9030 Wurzbach Road San Antonio, TX 78240 (210) 615-7553 fujiyajapanesegarden.com Japanese La Fogata 2427 Vance Jackson Road San Antonio, TX 78229 (210) 340-1337 www.lafogata.com Mexican La Fonda on Main 2415 North Main Avenue San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 733-0621 www.lafondaonmain.com Mexican Paloma Blanca 5800 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 822-6151 www.palomablanca.net Mexican Taco Haven 1032 South Presa San Antonio, TX 78210 (210) 533-2171 www.tacohaven.info Mexican The Fruteria 1401 South Flores San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 251-3104 www.thefruteria.com Mexican Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen 76 NE Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 340-7143 www.pappadeaux.com Seafood

thebarndoorestaurant.com Steakhouse

Green Vegetarian Cuisine 200 East Grayson #120 San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 320-5865 www.eatatgreen.com Vegetarian

family DeWese’s Tip Top CAFE 2814 Fredericksburg Road San Antonio, TX 78201 (210) 732-0191 www.tiptopcafe.com American Magnolia Pancake Haus606 Embassy Oaks #100 San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 496-0828 magnoliapancakehaus.com American Earl Abel’s 1201 Alamo Highway #175 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 822-3358 www.earlabelssa.com Diner Food Chris Marid’s 1900 Blanco Road San Antonio, TX 78201 (210) 735-3552 www.chrismadrids.com Hamburgers Longhorn Café 17625 Blanco Road San Antonio, TX 78232 (210) 492-0301 www.thelonghorncafe.com Hamburgers Beto’s 8142 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 930-9393 www.betosinfo.com Barbeque Henry’s Puffy Tacos 6030 Bandera Road San Antonio, TX 78238 (210) 432-7341 www.henryspuffytacos.com Mexican

CHEZ Vatel Bistro 218 East Olmos Drive San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 828-3141 www.chezvatelbistro.com European Fleming’s 255 East Basse Road San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 824-9463 flemmingssteakhouse.com Steakhouse La Frite Belgian Bistro 728 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-7555 www.lafritesa.com Belgian Silo 434 North Loop 1604 West San Antonio, TX 78232 (210) 483-8989 siloelevatedcuisine.com American Silo 1133 Austin Highway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 824-8686 siloelevatedcuisine.com American Feast 1024 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78210 (210) 354-1024 www.feastsa.com Small Plates Kirby’s Steakhouse 123 Loop 1604 NE San Antonio, TX 78232 (210) 404-2221 www.kirbyssteakhouse.com Steakhouse Myron’s Prime Steakhouse 10003 NW Military Hwy, Suite 2101 San Antono, TX 78231 (210) 493-3031 www.myronsprime.com Steakhouse Perry’s 15900 La Cantera Pkwy #2200 San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 558-6161 www.perryssteakhouse.com Steakhouse

Dough Pizzeria Napoletana 6989 Blanco Road San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 979-6565 www.doughpizzeria.com Pizza

fine dining Bliss 926 South Presa San Antonio, TX 78210 (210) 225-2547 www.foodisbliss.com American

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San Antonians love to dance and the locals can find every style from country to salsa to disco in the area.​

It all started back in the 1800s when cowboys, traveling salesmen and New Braunfels locals two-stepped their honeys across the dance floor at Gruene Hall which opened in 1875 and is Texas’ oldest continually operating and most famous dance hall. Willie Nelson, Jerry Lee Louis and many big timers got their start there and continue to perform from time to time. Nothing much has changed over the years; the typical wooden old west bar, 6000 square foot dance floor and outdoor pavilion reflect its beginnings and the daily live music is a real treat. Located in a charming village outside of New Braunfels, it’s worth the trip. www. gruenehallcom - 830.606.1281 Closer to the Riverwalk, you can boot scoot boogie at several clubs. John T. Floore Country Store opened in 1942 as a Honky Tonk and restaurant with legendary performers including Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Lyle Lovett and Little Richard with some of today’s most popular country singers in the lineup. Open Friday and Saturday from 11am to 10pm and Sunday from 11am withFree Family Dance time from 6 to 10 pm. 14492 Old Bandero Rd., Helotes, Texaswww.liveatfloores.com - 210.695 8827 Cowboy’s Dancehall is another local favorite country favorite located at 3030 N E Loop 410 at I-35. A real taste of Texas with PBR bull riding 44 RIO Magazine

exhibitions and two-step dance lessons on Wednesday and Thursday from 7 pm. www.cowboys dancehall.com – 201.646.9378 If disco’s your style, head for KREMLIN, a trendy disco with flashing lights, exciting music and a great spot to meet new friends located on the Riverwalk. Royal red and gold décor add a touch of European class to the spot which is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 pm to 2am. www.kremlinsacom 210.220.1972 With a heavy Latino population, Salsa dance spots are popular Saturday Night destinations for many SA locals. Arjon’s International Club is one of the most popular which offers Salsa dance lessons on Thursday from 7:30 to 9 pm with a $5 admission charge. Open Thursday 7pm -2am ; Friday 4pm-2am; Saturday 8pm-2am and Sunday 7:30-2am. 8736 Tesora Drivewww.arjonsinternationalclub,com - 210.804.1419 Azucza Nuevo Latino Restaurant, 713 S. Alamo, just off the Riverwalk, offers the cuisine of the Caribbean, Central and Latin America with an adjoining bar that features Salsa lessons on Friday and Saturday from 4 to 6pm for a $10 charge. Practice what you learned until 2 am. www. azuca.net/azuca. 212.225.5550 www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com


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SHOPPING ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Alley on Bitters 42555 West Bitters Road San Antonio, TX 78232 (210) 585-3550 www.alleyonbitters.com Unique collection of shops and artists Lucchese Boot Company 255 East Basse Road #800 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-9419 www.lucchese.com Custom Boots and Western wear JR Mooney Galleries of Fine Art 305 South Main #400 Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 816-5106 www.jrmooneygalleries.com Fine Art Gallery Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art 6496 North New Braunfels San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-6491 greenhousegallery.com Fine Art Gallery

Calliente Harley Davidson 7230 NW Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78245 (210) 681-2254 www.calienteharley.com Harley Davidson Rentals

The Vineyard 1207 North Loop 1604 W San Antonio, TX 78258 (210) 408-7200 thevineyardshopping center.com Shopping Center

Shops of La Cantera 15900 La Cantera Parkway San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 582-6255 theshopsatlacantera.com Shopping Mall

Kendra Scott 310 East Basse Road #101 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 591-7980 www.kenrascott.com Jewelry

Alamo Quarry Market 255 East Basse Road San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 824-8885 www.quarrymarket.com Shopping Center

North Star Mall 7400 San Pedro San Antonio, TX 78217 (210) 340-6627 www.northstarmall.com Shopping MalL

Kathleen Sommers 2417 North Main San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 732-8437 kathleensommers.com Local Fashions & Jewelry

Huebner Oaks 11745 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78230 (210) 867-1846 shophuebneroaks.com Shopping Center

Fiesta on Main 2025 North Main Avenue San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 738-1188 www.alamofiesta.com Mexican cultural gifts, pinatas

The Collection 7959 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 826-3130 thecollectionsanantonio.com Shopping Center

Sloan Hall 5922 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-7738 www.sloanhall.com Unique Gifts, Accessories & Jewelry

San Antonio

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sports San Antonio Spurs Basketball 1 AT&T Center Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78219 (210) 444-5000 ww.nba.com/spurs San Antonio Rampage Hockey 1 AT&T Center Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78219 (210) 444-5000 www.sarampage.com San Antonio Silver Stars Basketball 1 AT&T Center Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78219 (210) 444-5000 www.sastars.com San Antonio Talons Arena Football 100 Montana St. San Antonio, TX 78203 (210) 207-3663 sanantoniotalons.com

missions

MOrgan’s Wonderland 5223 David Edwards Dr. San Antonio, TX 78233 (210) 495-5888. morganswonderland. com

Mission Concepcion 807 Mission San Antion, TX 78210 9am-5pm Daily (210) 534-1540 www.nps.gov/saan

SeaWorld of San Antonio 10500 Seaworld Drive San Antonio, TX 78251 (800) 700-7786 www.seaworld.com

Mission San Jose 6701 San Jose Drive San Antonio, TX 78214 9am-5pm Daily www.nps.gov/saan

Six Flags Fiesta Texas 17000 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78257 (210) 697-5050 www.sixflags.com/ fiestatexas Splashtown 3600 IH 35 North San Antonio, TX 78219 (210) 227-1400 www.splashtownsa.com

Mission Espada 10040 Espada Road San Antonio, TX 78214 9am-5pm Daily www.nps.gov/saan Mission San Juan 9101 Graf Road San Antonio, TX 78214 9am-5pm Daily www.nps.gov/saan

ZOO San Antonio Zoo 3903 N. St. Mary’s St San Antion, TX 78212

Los Patios 2015 NE Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78217 (210) 655-6171 www.lospatios.com Unique local shops

San Antonio

EVENTS /////////////////////////////// live theater 11/01, Sat @11pm Sun @ 3pm Rocky Horror Picture Show Woodlawn Theatre 11/01-11/02, 11/07-11/09 FriSun @ 3pm Carrie Woodlawn Theatre 11/28-11/30, Fri-Sun @ 7:30pm White Christmas Woodlawn Theatre

11/16, Sun @8pm Jon Reep Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club 11/20-11/23, Thur-Sun @8pm or 10:15pm Jaime Lee Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club 11/28-11/30, Fri-Sun @8pm or 10:15pm Mike E Winfield Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

comedy 10/29-11/02, Wed- Sun @8pm or 10:15pm Andy Gross Magician/Ventriloquist Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club 11/06-11/09, Wed- Sun @8pm or 10:15pm Ralph Harris Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club 11/12-11/13, Wed-Thur @ 8pm Scott White Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

9am-5pm 365 days a year

(210) 734-7184 www.sazoo-aq.org

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For those travelers that enjoy off the beaten path experiences the areas surrounding San Antonio are known for their history, small towns, antiques, wineries, scenic views and unique travel experiences. These areas surrounding San Antonio are easily accessed by car or bus.

SURROUNDING AREAS MARBLEFALLS FALLS MARBLE

FEDERICKSBURG FEDERICKSBURG

JOHNSON CITY CITY JOHNSON

HWY290 HWY 290

KERRVILLE KERRVILLE

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281 281 GRUENE GRUENE

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NEW BRAUNFELS BRAUNFELS NEW 3

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BOERNE BOERNE

10

STONE OAK OAK STONE

2

1604 1604 SHAVANOPARK PARK SHAVANO HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD PARK PARK

UNIVERSAL CITY CITY UNIVERSAL

HELOTES HELOTES CASTLEHILLS HILLS CASTLE

LEONVALLEY VALLEY LEON

410 410

OLMOS OLMOS PARK PARK

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AIRPORT AIRPORT

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SEGUIN SEGUIN

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KIRBY KIRBY

BALCONES BALCONES HEIGHTS HEIGHTS

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CHINA GROVE GROVE CHINA

410 410

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GOLF SAN ANTONIO By Mauri Elbel

Whether meandering along the cypress-fringed paths of the River Walk, visiting historic sites or nationally acclaimed museums, San Antonio offers something for visitors of all ages and interests. But golfers visiting San Antonio are particularly in luck––this dynamic destination boasts more than 50 courses and practice greens and averages 300 days of sunshine a year. Swing your clubs at some of the most picturesque resorts in the Hill Country or enjoy the convenience of playing at centrally-located courses just minutes from downtown. Below are four San Antonio-area courses sure to challenge golfers of all skill levels.

Brackenridge Park Golf Course Play a round along the San Antonio River at Brackenridge Park Golf Course, the state’s most historic course which opened in 1916 by renowned golf course architect A.W. Tillinghast. Just a short drive north of downtown, Brackenridge Park Golf Course is nestled in the heart of the Alamo City Golf Trail. As the oldest public golf course in Texas, Brackenridge Park Golf Course is the new site of the Texas Golf Hall of Fame. This fun citypark course was also the first-ever to host the Texas Open Golf Tournament in 1922, serving as home to the PGA Tour’s Texas Open almost every year until 1959, welcoming golf legends including Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson and Sam Snead over the years. Fast-forward nearly a century from its opening, and golfers will find Brackenridge still offers an entertaining round with its elevated greens and tight tree-lined fairways. Managed by the non-profit Alamo City Golf Trail, this 18-hold, 6,243-yard, par 72 course is consistently rated as one of the best municipal courses in the country. “Brackenridge Park received a revival in 2008 after a $7.5 million renovation to restore the course to Tillinghast’s original design of 1916,” says Andrew Peterson, director of golf operations. More at: www.alamocitygolftrail.com/index.php/san-antonio-golf-courses/brackenridge-park www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com

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The Republic Golf Club Meander Sitting 10 minutes away from San Antonio’s famed River Walk surrounded by oaks, elms and mesquites along picturesque Salado Creek, it’s no wonder The Republic Golf Club has been rated the city’s number one public golf course. As the closest golf club to San Antonio’s historic downtown area, this public course is ideal for visitors. The challenging par-71 layout measures 7,007 yards and incorporates several water features, slight elevation changes, rolling hills, strategic bunkering and breathtaking views. Opened in 2002, The Republic’s outstanding course conditions and country clublike atmosphere combine to make it the “Best in Class” daily fee golf club in San Antonio, says Shane Pearson, head golf professional. And as fall transitions into winter, this course is still fun to play year-round. “With the recent overseed process of winter grass, we will be the ideal place to play our golf round this winter,” says Robby Jan, golf course superintendent. For more, visit: www.republicgolfclub.com.

La Cantera La Cantera Hill Country Resort boasts two championship 18hole courses offering unparalleled Texas Hill Country vistas. Together, La Cantera’s Palmer Course and Resort Course are the first public courses in South Texas to provide 36 holes of championship golf designed by golfing legends. Combining the Hill Country’s spectacular scenery, diverse wildlife and golf course facilities such as the 15,300-square-foot clubhouse overlooking the 18th green, golfers can expect a one-of-akind, first class golfing experience. The Resort Course at La Cantera, a PGA Tour stop for 15 years, was designed by noted golf course architect Jay Morrish and PGA Tour professional Tom Weiskopf. The Resort Course, which opened in 1995, snakes through the Texas Hill Country and offers breathtaking views from myriad points like the sheer 80-foot drop from the 7th tee to the fairway. Play a round for yourself to see why the par-72 course was named one of the Top 10 public access golf courses in the United States by Golf Magazine and one of the best new courses by Golf Digest. La Cantera’s second championship course, The Palmer Course at La Cantera designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer in 2001 is a 6,926-yard, par 71 masterpiece perched on 225 acres winding through the Texas Hill Country. More at: www.resortlacantera.com/golf

JW Marriott TPC With 36 holes of golf designed by two of the sport’s most lauded architects––Pete Dye and Greg Norman––TPC San Antonio is a not-to-miss PGA Tour experience in San Antonio. Opened in January 2010, these two 18-hold championship golf courses feature everything from a clubhouse and multiple dining options to a 23-acre practice facility featuring six tee decks and various target greens and a golf shop stocked with the latest in golf equipment and apparel. The AT&T Oaks Course, an 18-hole, 7,522-yard, par 72 course designed by Norman, is known for its topographic subtleties of Hill Country terrain framed by mature live oaks. The AT&T Canyons Course, an 18-hole, 7,406-yard, par 72 course designed by Dye, features wide fairways, noble trees and Cibilo Canyon panoramas. TPC San Antonio, nestled in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, is a private resort accessible only to members, their guests and guests of San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa. Ranked among Golfweek’s “Best Courses You Can Play in Texas” this year, both the AT&T Oaks and AT&T Canyons Courses’ championship layouts make for a beautiful and challenging day of golf. More at: www.marriott.com/hotels/ hotel-information/golf-courses/satjw-jw-marriott-san-antonio-hill-country-resort-and-spa. 48 www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com RIO Magazine


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FOOD & DRINK ///////////////////////////////////////// casual Dodging Duck Brewhaus 402 River Road Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 248-3825 www.dodgingduck.com American Grist Mill River Restaurant & Bar 1287 Gruene Road Gruene, TX 78130 625-0684 gristmillrestaurant.com American High’s Café & Store 726 High Street Comfort, TX 78013 (830) 995-4995 highscafeandstore.com American Huisache Grill & Wine Bar 303 W. San Antonio St. New Bruanfels, TX 78130 (830) 620-9001 www.huisache.com American Lincoln Street 111 South Lincoln Street Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-8463 www.lincolnst.com American Mike’s in the Village 2355 Bulverde Road Bulverde, TX 78163 (830) 438-2747 mikesinthevillage.com American Pecan Street Brewing 106 East Pecan Avenue Johnson City, TX 78636 (830) 868-2500 pecanstreetbrewing.com American Scenic Loop Café & Bar 25615 Boerne Stage Rd. San Antonio, TX 78255 (210) 687-1818 scenicloopcafe.com American The Creek 119 Staffel Street Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 816-2005 texaslandandcattle.com Steakhouse Cypress Grille 170 South Main Street Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 248-1353 cypressgrilleboerne.com American Bluebonnet Café 211 US Highway 281 Marble Falls, TX 78654 (830) 693-2344 bluebonnetcafe.net Diner Food Little Gretel 518 River Road Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 331-1368 littlegretel.com German Hoffbrau 18403 IH 10 San Antonio, TX 78257 (210) 877-1500 hofbraurim.com German American

Piatti’s 17101 La Cantera Pkwy Bldg 7 San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 251-3542 www.piatti.com Italian El Chaparral 15103 Bandera Road Helotes, TX 78023 (210) 695-8302 elchaparral.com Mexican Cowboy Steakhouse 416 Main Street Kerrville, TX 78028 (830) 896-5688 cowboysteakhouse.com Steakhouse Hermann Sons Steakhouse 577 US Highway 90 Hondo, TX 78861 (830) 426-2220 hermannsonssteakhouse.com Steakhouse

family Camp Verde General Store 285 East Verde Creek Rd Camp Verde, TX 78010 (830) 634-7722 campverdegeneralstore.com American Po-Po Family Restaurant 829 FM 289 Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 537-4194 poporestaurant.com American Cranky Franks BBQ Company 1679 South US Hwy 87 Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-2353 crankyfranksbbq.com Barbeque Rudy’s Barbeque 24152 IH 10 West Leon Springs, TX 78257 (210) 698-2141 www.rudysbbq.com Barbeque Sammy’s 202 Highway 90 East Castroville, TX 78009 (830) 931-2204 sammysrestaurant.com Diner Food Alamo Springs 107 Alamo Road Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 990-8004 alamospringscafe.com Hamburgers Longhorn Café 23775 West IH 10 Leon Springs, TX 78257 (210) 698-7766 thelonghorncafe.com Hamburger

Fine Dining The Grill at Leon Springs 24116 IH 10 West Leon Springs, TX 78257 (210) 698-8797 leonspringsgrill.com American Hilltop 10661 Highway 87 Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-8922 www.hilltopcafe.com American Sustenio 17103 La Cantera Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 598-2950 www.eilanhotel.com American August E 203 East San Antonio St Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-1585 august-es.com Asian Le Chat Noir 1403 Angelo Street Castroville, TX 78009 (830) 583-9347 lechatnoireatery.com French Welfare Cafe 223 Welfare Waring Rd. Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 537-3700 www.welfaretexas.com German Francesca’s at Sunset 16641 La Cantera Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 558-6500 resortlacantera.com Southwestern Navajo Grill 803 East Main Street Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 990-8289 www.navajogrill.com Southwestern Grey Moss Inn 19010 Scenic Loop Rd. Grey Forest, TX 78023 (210) 695-8301 grey-moss-inn.com Steak Bob’s Steak & Chop House 5815 Rim Pass Dr. San Antonio, TX 78257 (210) 222-2627 bobs-steakandchop.com Steak Myron’s Prime Steakhouse 136 North Castell New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 624-1024 myronsprime.com Southwestern

La Hacienda de los Barrios 18747 Redland Road San Antonio, TX 78259 (210) 497-8000 www.lhdlb.com Mexican

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SHOPPING /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Cosas 1109 South Main Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 249-1500 cosasonline.com Cultural Art and Collectibles

Bass Pro Shops 17907 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78257 (210) 253-8800 www.basspro.com Outdoor Hunting & Fishing

Las Finezas 210 South Main Street Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 331-9272 www.lasfinezas.com Fine Imported Gifts

JR Mooney Galleries of Fine Art 8032 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-8214 jrmooneygalleries.com Fine Art Gallery

The Shops at La Cantera 15900 La Cantera Parkway San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 582-6255 theshopsatlacantera.com Outdoor Shopping Mall

Ranch at the Rim 18007 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78257 (210) 319-3001 www.ranchattherim.com Fine western wear

Las Finezas 210 South Main Street Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 331-9272 www.lasfinezas.com Fine Imported Gifts

Tanger Outlets 4015 IH 35 North San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-7446 www.tangeroutlets.com/ sanmarcos Outlet Mall

Ranch at the Rim 18007 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78257 (210) 319-3001 www.ranchattherim.com Fine western wear Busseys Flea Market 18738 IH 35 North Schertz, TX 78154 (830) 609-0800 www.busseysfm.com Flea Market Kendra Scott 15900 La Cantera Parkway #2290 San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 399-2854 www.kenrascott.com Jewelry Fiesta on Main 436 South Main Street Boerne, TX 78006 (210) 319-3236 www.alamofiesta.com Mexican cultural gifts, pinatas

Busseys Flea Market 18738 IH 35 North Schertz, TX 78154 (830) 609-0800 www.busseysfm.com Flea Market

San Marcos Prime Outlets 3939 IH 35 North San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-2200 www.premiumoulets.com Outlet Mall Cosas 1109 South Main Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 249-1500 cosasonline.com Cultural Art and Collectibles JR Mooney Galleries of Fine Art 8032 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-8214 jrmooneygalleries.com Fine Art Gallery

Kendra Scott 15900 La Cantera Parkway #2290 San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 399-2854 www.kenrascott.com Jewelry Fiesta on Main 436 South Main Street Boerne, TX 78006 (210) 319-3236 www.alamofiesta.com Mexican cultural gifts, pinatas Bass Pro Shops 17907 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78257 (210) 253-8800 www.basspro.com Outdoor Hunting & Fishing The Shops at La cantera 15900 La Cantera Parkway San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 582-6255 theshopsatlacantera.com Outdoor Shopping Mall

Tanger Outlets 4015 IH 35 North San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-7446 www.tangeroutlets.com/ sanmarcos Outlet Mall

Main Street Boerne Main Street Boerne, TX 78006 (800) 322-3868 mainstreetinboerne.com Texas Antiques, Art, Restaurants

San Marcos Prime Outlets 3939 IH 35 North San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-2200 www.premiumoulets.com Outlet Mall

Fredericksburg 302 East Austin Street Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-6523 visitfredericksburgtx.com Texas Antiques, Art, Restaurants

Garden Ridge Pottery 17975 IH 35 North Schertz, TX 78154 (210) 599-5700 www.gardenridge.com Pottery, Furniture & Crafts

New Braunfels Art League 239 W. San Antonio Street New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 629-8022 newbraunfelsartleague.org Texas Fine Art & Jewelry

The Forum at Olympia Parkway 8320 Agora Parkway San Antonio, TX 78154 (210) 566-7604 shoptheforumsa.com Local Fashions & Jewelry The Twig Book Shop 306 Pearl Parkway #106 San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 826-6411 thetwig.indiebound.com Shopping Center The Rim 17503 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78230 (210) 641-1777 www.therimsa.com Shopping Center

Red 307 East Main Street Frederickburg, TX 78624 (830) 990-0700 www.redinfred.com Unique Collection of items for the Home Traditions at the Depot 518 South Main Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 816-2795 traditionsatthedepot.com Women’s Fashions

COUPONS ZOCCA Cuisine D’itAliA

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FREE CHIPS and QUESO with purchase of an Entrée*

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849 E. Commerce/River Walk (Below Marriott Rivercenter)

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Downtown San Antonio Located between Walgreens and The Buckhorn

110 Broadway Suite 500 (210) 227-4262 thesanantonioriverwalk.com

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$35 Individual Membership to the Paseo del Rio Association *Limit one coupon per person. Expires 11/31/15 50 RIO Magazine

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(Located on the river level,

$299

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ATTRACTIONS ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// bat caves Railroad Tunnel 10619 Old San Antonio Rd Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (866) 978-2287 Dawn - Dusk Daily

bourbon distillery Garrison Brothers 1827 Hye-Albert Road Hye, TX 78635 (830) 392-0246 www.garrisonbros.com 8am-5pm M-F

caverns Cascade Caverns 226 cascade Caverns Road Boerne, TX 78015 (830) 755-8080 www.cascadecaverns.com 9am-4pm M-F, 9am-6pm Sa-Sun Cave Without a Name 325 Kreutzberg Road Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 537-4212 cavewithoutaname.com 9am-6pm Daily Natural Bridge Caverns 26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd San Antonio, TX 78266 (210) 651-6101 9am-5pm daily naturalbridgecaverns.com

distillery Rebecca Creek Distillery 26606 Bulverde Road San Antonio, TX 78260 (830) 714-4581 12pm-5pm Sat rebeccacreekdistillery.com

entertainment Morganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wonderland 5223 David Edwards Dr. San Antonio, TX 78233 (210) 495-5888 morganswonderland.com

glider rides San Antonio Soaring Society 400 Boerne Stage Airfield Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 981-2345 By Appointment

golf courses Cedar Creek Golf Course 8250 Vista Colina San Antonio, TX 78255 (210) 695-5050 alamocitygolftrail.com

TPC Golf Course 23808 Resort Parkway San Antonio, TX 78261 (210) 558-2365 www.tpc.com/ tpc-san-antonio The Palmer Course 16641 La Cantera Parkway San Antonio, TX 78255 (210) 558-2365 lacanteragolfclub.com

hiking Cibolo Nature Center 140 City Park Road Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 249-4616 8am-Dusk www.cibolo.org Enchanted Rock 16710 Ranch Road 965 Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 685-3636 8am-10pm Daily Government Canyon 12861 Galm Road San Antonio, TX 78254 (210) 688-9055 F-M 7am-10pm Guadalupe River State Park 3350 Park Road 31 Spring Branch, TX 7 8070 (830) 438-2656 8am-10pm Daily

dance halls John T. Floores Country Store 14492 Old Bandera Road Helotes, TX 78023 (210) 695-8827 liveatfloores.com Gruene Hall 1281 Gruene Road New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 606-1281 www.gruenehall.com

live entertainment Luckenbach 412 Luckenbach Town Loop Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-3224 9am til close www.luckenbachtexas.com

horse racing Retama Racetrack 1 Retama Parkway Selma, TX 78154 (210) 651-7000 10:30am-11pm Daily retamapark.com

museum

Tapatio Springs Resort & Golf Couse 1 Resort Way Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 537-4197 tapatio.com/golf

LBJ house 199 Park Road 52 Stonewall, TX 78671 (830) 868-7128 8am-5pm Daily

Canyon Springs 24400 Canyon Golf Road San Antonio, TX 78260 (210) 558-2365 lacanteragolfclub.com

National Museum of the Pacific War 340 East Main Street Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-8600 9am-5pm Daily pacificwarmuseum.org

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Agricultural Heritage Museum 102 City Park Road Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 537-5509 10am-4pm Sat agmuseum.us

OLD WEST VILLAGE Enchanted Springs Ranch 242 State Hwy 46 West Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 249-8222 10am-5pm Sat-Sun enchantedspringsranch.com

OLIVE OIL FARMS Bella Vista Ranch 3101 Mount Sharp Road Wimberley, TX 78676 (512) 847-6514 www.texasoliveoil.com Sandy Oak Olive Orchard 25195 Mathis Road Elmendorf, TX 78112 (210) 621-0044 9am-4pm Tu-Sat sandyoaks.com

SHOPPING

Bass Pro Shops 17907 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78257 (210) 253-8800 9am-9pm Daily basspro.com

WILDFLOWER FARM Wildseed Farm 100 Legacy Drive Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (800) 848-0078 9:30am-5pm Daily www.wildseedfarms.com

WATERPARK

Schlitterbahn 400 North Liberty Avenue New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 625-2351 www.schlitterbahn.com

WIILDLIFE RANCH Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch 26515 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd San Antonio, TX 78266 (830) 438-7400 wildliferanchtexas.com

Chisolm Trail Winery 2367 Usener Road Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 990-CORK chisolmtrailwinerycom Dry Comal Creek Vineyards 1741 Herbelin Road New Braunfels, TX 78132 (830) 885-4076 drycomalcreek.com Fawn Crest Vineyards 1370 Westside Circle Canyon Lake, TX 78133 (830) 935-2407 www.fawncrest.com

Surrounding Areas

EVENTS music

11/12, Wed @ 7pm Cody Johnson & Kyle Park John T. Floore Country Store 11/01, Sat @ 9pm Jack Ingram Gruene Hall 11/16, Sun @ 7pm Willie Nelson Gruene Hall 11/26, Wed @ 8pm Wade Bowen Gruene Hall

Flat Creek Estate 24912 Singleton Bend 0Marble Falls, TX 78654 (512) 267-6310 flatcreekestate.com Fredericksburg Winery 247 West Main Street Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 990-8747 www.fbgwinery.com Grape Creek Vineyards 10587 East Highway 290 Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 644-2710 www.grapecreek.com Kerrville Hills Winery 3600 Fredericksburg Rd Kerrville, TX 78028 (830) 895-4233 kerrivllehillswinery.com Pedernales Cellars 2916 Upper Albert Road Stonewall, TX 78761 (830) 644-2037 pedernalescellars.com Rancho Ponte Vineyard 315 Ranch Road 1376 Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 990-8555 www.ranchoponte.com Singing Water Vineyards 316 Mill Dam Road Comfort, TX 78013 830) 995-2246 singingwatervineyards.com

WINERY

Becker Vineyards 464 Becker Farms Road Stonewall, TX 78671 (830) 644-2681 beckervineyards.com Bell Mountain Vineyards 463 Bell Mountain Road Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 685-3297 10am-5pm Sat bellmountainwine.com Bending Branch Winery 142 Lindner Branch Trail Comfort, TX 78013 (830) 995-2948 bendingbranchwinery.com

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$

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$4.00 OFF any large Pizza! 211 Alamo Plaza across from the Menger Hotel

210-228-9577 One coupon per person, not valid with other offers. Must bring coupon - Expires 12/31/14

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98

Applies to Cheese or Pepperoni slices. Cannot be combined with other offers or coupons. Available for delivery and in-house.

Visit Us At The Republic of Texas Restaurant & Nightclub and receive a complimentary order of Chips & Queso. 526 Riverwalk • 210-226-6256 Minimum purchase of $25.00. Not valid with any other offers. Subject to Blackout Dates. One Coupon per table. Expires 11/31/14

12

SAVE UP TO

$

Present this coupon and receive $2.00 OFF each adult and $1.00 OFF each Child’s Full Price Discovery Tour Ticket. Limit 6.

210-651-6101 •naturalbridgecaverns.com Not Valid With Any Other Discount or Program. Expires 11/31/14. 10124

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On the San Antonio Riverwalk 223 Losoya Street (210) 227-0864 SPORTS BAR

FREE Homemade Potato Chips in a basket served with avocado crèam dipping sauce.*

10% MILITARY DISCOUNT

to those in uniform or with an active duty military ID.**

charliewantsaburger.com Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Daily. Dog-Friendly Patio, Restaurant & Sports Bar. *With purchase of any entrée. One per table of 4. **Military discount on food only.

$

3

Complimentary House Dessert with order of an entrée. 111 W. Crockett Street, Suite 101 (210) 227-2782 paesanosriverwalk.com Not valid with any other offer or discount. Offer only valid at Paesanos Riverwalk location.

111 W. Crockett Street, Located on the River Walk (210) 224-ROCK Hardrock.com

RIPLEYS.COM/SANANTONIO

PRESENT THIS AD AND RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY HARD ROCK SOUVENIR WITH $20 PURCHASE

Not valid with any other offer. Good up to six people. Expires 11/31/14 • ©RIPLEY ENTERTAINMENT INC. - RIO MAG

Valid only at San Antonio Location. Not valid with other offers. One person per visit.Expires 11/31/14.

301 Alamo Plaza •210-224-9299

Save up to

$

10% OFF regular priced entrée.* FREE Guacamole & Chip Appetizer per table with purchase of entrée.**

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily. Texas-Sized Mexican Food.

*Limit 2 customers per coupon. Does not include daily specials, appetizers, happy hour, buffet, alcohol or desserts. **One complimentary order of Guacamole and Chips per table. Valid with 10% off regular priced entrée offer.

Breakfast, lunch & dinner daily.

OFF

ADULT OR CHILD TICKET

12

On the San Antonio River Walk 421 E. Commerce St. (210) 226-8462 rioriocantina.com

Texas-sized Mexican Food

50% OFF* military personnel with valid ID 10% OFF* each additional family member 20% OFF* Federal Employees On The Riverwalk 421 East Commerce • (210) 226-8462

*Does not include daily specials, appetizers, happy hour, buffet, alcohol or desserts. Not to be used in conjunction with other coupons.

Tower of the Americas

Parties of LESS than 8

FREE FLAUTAS

(seasoned chicken rolled up in a tortilla)

with the purchase of 1 entrée Parties of 8 or MORE

LA PACHANGA APPETIZER (Cup of Queso, beef tacos and flautas)

with the purchase of 2 entrées Coupon not valid with other offers or coupons. Please present coupon to server at time of ordering.

110 E. Crockett on the Riverwalk 210-277-6300

FREE CHEF’S APPETIZER OF THE DAY

2

$

OFF TOWER TICKET

701 Bowie, San Antonio, TX 78205

210.223.310

Toweroftheamericas.com Ticket includes unlimited access to Observation Deck, Flags over Texas & 4-D Theater Ride. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Limit one $2.00 off coupon per person. No cash Value. Expires 11/31/14.

$

2

FREE DESSERT

With a purchase of 2 Entrees & 2 Beverage Riverwalk level of the Hyatt Regency Maddogs.net • (210) 222-0220 One Coupon per table per visit.

OFF

an Adult Entrée with this ad Ice Cold Drinks & Good Texas Food Breakfast Fri-Sun from 9am-11am Happy Hour Mon-Fri 3-6pm

With the purchase of an adult entrée.

245 E. Commerce River Level at Navarro & Crockett 210-227-RITA • www.ritasontheriver.com

One coupon per table per visit. Offer at Riverwalk location only. Must present coupon. Expires 11/31/14.

Valid only for lunch and Dinner, coupon good for up to 2 entrees at a table

FREE APPETIZER

With purchase of an entrée

200 River Walk Suite 100, San Antonio, TX 78205 210-224-9835 • ironcactus.com Max value $7.99, not valid with any other offer, one per table, not valid during happy hour. Expires 11/31/14.

Come visit us at thesanantonioriverwalk.com www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com

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THANK YOU!

The Paseo del Rio Association would like to thank all of our sponsors for their support of the river walk. Our events could not go on without you! Join us for our Holiday River Parade on Friday November 28 at 7pm. For a map of the parade route and to order tickets, visit our website. www.TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com Park & Ride service provided by VIA.

THE BRISCOE

Western Art Museum

San Antonio Gardenia & Musical Club

www.TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com

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Exciting changEs in 2015 More than 100 shops & restaurants including Macy’s, aMC 11 with alamo IMaX theaters; plus rivercenter Comedy Club, Fogo de Chao, Maria Mia’s Mexican Bistro, Morton’s steakhouse, shasa, skechers, Zumiez, Journey Kidz, Flip Flop shops and u.s. polo association. *somE REstRictions maY appLY. coUpons maY not BE comBinED With othER oFFERs. onE coUpon pER pERson. pLEasE sEE stoRE FoR DEtaiLs. aLL coUpons ExpiRE on JanUaRY 31, 2015.

FoLLoW Us!

210.225.0000 i shopRivERcEntER.com

Every Tuesday

10% Off Food

$12.00 haircuts All products, Buy one get one

50% Off Expires 1/31/15

Buy 5 cookies and get 1 FREE Buy 10 cookies and get 3 FREE

Expires 1/31/15

15% off All yogurt purchases

www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com Expires 1/31/15 Expires 1/31/15

Buy a combo and get

10% Off Expires 1/31/15

Purchase any two items plate and get a regular drink

$10 Off*

25% Off

A purchase of $50 or more. *One coupon per person, not valid with other offers, or clearance items.

Any Cellular Accessory

Expires 1/31/15

Expires 1/31/15

$25 Off

FREE

Valid with minimum purchase of $50 only. Excludes sale merchandise and can not be used with any other discounts. Other exclusions may apply. Please limit one per person.

Expires 1/31/15

Expires 1/31/15

Side Wok Cafe FREE eggroll with the purchase of combo 2 RIO Expires Magazine1/31/15 55


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Rio November 2014  

The Official Magazine of the River Walk San Antonio Texas

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