Comfort Suites Airport North
14202 San Pedro Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78232
Phone: (210) 494-9000
Fax: (210) 494-7200
Bars & Cafes
You'll never realize when you've reached inside as the decor incorporates the outdoors look with paintings of skies and nature. The interiors at Alamo Café also extend to the courtyard, complete with a little pond and greenery. Seat yourself on one of the wrought iron chairs and take your pick from the Tex-Mex menu on offer. Sample the various tortillas, chips and fajitas. Don't forget to taste the apple-cinnamon empanadas.
Looking for a taste of that special wine? Maybe something from south of the border or overseas? Then you must try the Tasting Room. The list of choices changes weekly, but there is always something here to warrant a visit. You might try a new Australian flavor, or perhaps a favorite bottle from South Africa or South America. If you're looking for that special bottle of German Riesling or Italian Merlot, there's always a chance you'll find it here, too. Cooking classes are held on Saturdays and are open to the public. Wine-tasting classes take place on Thursday and Saturday nights.
Despite its somewhat obscure location to the north of San Antonio's city center, Jack's Bar successfully retains its regulars who unfailingly make their way here for the high-energy live gigs. The alcohol list is not too extensive but then nobody ever complains. With such a great atmosphere, friendly patrons and bartenders, a fun night out is assured. Mondays are karaoke nights so if taking to the stage is your thing, you know where to be!
The Austin, Texas landmark finally made its way a little closer to the border. Chuy's 281 boasts decor that could most politely be called kitschy: painted wooden fish hanging from the ceiling, an enormous jalapeno pinata and framed black-and-white photos of other Mexican restaurants in the city, to name a few of the oddities. The food is delicious and, thankfully, not mainstream. Enjoy chicken enchiladas made with blue corn tortillas, "big as yo' face" burritos and the Elvis Presley Memorial Combo (a platter of oversized servings of enchiladas, tacos and queso).
The USP of the place is the variety they manage to keep in the music and also the environs of the bar. They also have a huge television broadcasting live sporting action and there's a video DJ as well. There are daily specials on the drink plus the staff is very friendly and there is an internet jukebox to play your requests.
For over 30 years, the Old San Francisco Steak House has been a San Antonio tradition, serving some of the finest steak dinners in town. Although the restaurant is well known for its steaks, it has enhanced its menu to include fresh seafood and chicken dishes. One of the unique features of this restaurant is the girl in the red velvet swing. She entertains guests as she swings above them as they enjoy their meals. The peppered steak and 12-ounce rib eye are two of the favorites of local patrons, or try the spicy Jamaican chicken.
Despite the amusing name, this chic chain-let of Sushi Zushi at Stone Oak offers an extensive array of creative raw fare at affordable prices. Artisan sushi that will please all palates, from the newbie, purists and explorer. A fusion of traditional Japanese and Latin American touches that is imaginative as well as a culinary treat. Must try's are the Cosimo Roll, Teppan-Yaki and Bora Bora rolls. Enjoy the cocktail mixes and other drinks with your dainty food.
Silo Elevated Cuisine & Bar is a sure neighborhood favorite. The ambiance is hip and fun for a great night out; the creative food items served proves perfect for a fine elegant dining experience. The steaks and seafood is much appreciated here. They also have a dancing area and offer a great happy hours menu between 4p to 9p everyday. Consider their lovely space for your private occasions and huge gatherings to cherish those special moments. For more information, call ahead.
A restaurant and sports bar, Tex's is a great place to dine while watching your favorite team win the big game. The sports bar provides two large-screen televisions. The place caters to the sports enthusiast by offering drink specials, happy hour and a chance for you to watch your favorite team with your friends. Tex's also has a party room, which can be reserved and which seats up to 45 people. Tex's offers one of the finest all-you-can-eat prime rib buffets in town. If you're not in the mood for beef, you can try the seafood pasta or the roast turkey. If you want something a little lighter, the restaurant offers both a soup and salad bar and a baked potato bar. The Yorkshire pudding is second to none; if you're not in the mood for pudding, though, be sure to at least check out the full dessert display.
Virtually hidden in an unassuming strip center behind one of the city's largest shopping malls, this bar is a favorite of young and old alike. Dripping in red velvet, naugahyde-covered chairs and subdued lighting, the small space is filled to capacity by locals who come to see the bar's owner perform on stage. The owner is probably one of the best cover singers around, possessing the uncanny ability to sound exactly like Neil Diamond, Willie Nelson or anyone else, for that matter. This is the epitome of a lounge act, and the Mylar "rain" curtain behind the stage is icing on the cake.
A good taste for music and beverages is all you need to enter this hip and happening bar located to the North of the City Center along West Rector Street. This is a spacious bar covering 2 VIP rooms and a dance floor. The VIP room downstairs provides a cozy atmosphere with an easy going ambiance, whereas the dance floor is vibrant with revelers swinging to mixes churned out by the DJs. The house plays variety of music ranging from hip-hop and trance to R&B, house and soul, thus, a respite from most of the other bars that lack variety in this front. Frequented mostly by younger crowd, Bar Eleven is a must visit for a hangout with friends.
Since 1973, this restaurant has been a favorite place for celebrations and good times. The costumed servers are determined to make your visit an enjoyable one: the restaurant's motto is "Dine laughing" and the servers take it seriously. The menu features standard American fare, including steaks, rib eyes, grilled seafood and chicken, all served with fresh baked bread as well as soup and salad from the converted 1952 MG roadster salad bar. The Roman Orgy feast is a vast quantity of brisket, smoked chicken, baby back ribs and mounds of fresh fruit and vegetables. Eat it in the Orgy Pit, the Mineshaft or one of the other themed seating areas. Whatever you do, go determined to have a good time. Magic Time Machine draws a young crowd of diners and is a favored site for birthday parties. Eat, drink and be merry while being served by characters from popular films. Full bar of alcoholic beverages. Banqueting space available. Check the website or call ahead for opening hours.