Southtown is one of San Antonio’s flourish districts, known for its art galleries, diverse community, restaurants and Victorian-era homes. Southtown encompasses 5 neighborhoods- Collins Garden, King William, Lavaca, Lone Star and Roosevelt. According to their Facebook page, Southtown’s district mission is to “cultivate community by creating sustainable opportunities for artists and creatives that reside and work in the arts district.”
Azuca Nuevo Latino Restaurant– 709 South Alamo Street- Colorful Pan-Latin eatery with an eclectic menu, mojitos, sangria, happy hour, live music & a patio.
Battalion Restaurant– 604 South Alamo Street- Stylish spot for classic Italian plates & cocktails served in a historic, restored firehouse.
B&D Ice House– 1004 South Alamo Street- Smoked meats, sandwiches, sides & craft beer served in a no-frills setup with outdoor picnic tables.
Bite Restaurant– 1012 South Presa Street- Stylish eatery featuring French-Chilean small plates served in colorful, artsy surrounds.
Bliss Restaurant– 926 South Presa Street- Inspired New American fare, charcuterie, wine & beer in a stylishly restored former filling station.
Burger Culture– 801 South Presa Street- This chill hangout with funky murals of music icons & patio seating offers burgers, fries & shakes.
Casa Azul de Andrea– 1036 South Alamo Street. Frida Kahlo inspired restaurant and bar. They also serve Sunday brunch.
Dough Pizzeria Napoletana– 518 South Alamo Street- Authentic Neapolitan style pizza restaurant that creates delectable, delicious Italian dishes.
Feast- 1024 South Alamo Street- Stylish New American eatery with an eclectic menu, unique cocktails, patio dining & a buzzy brunch.
Guenther House– 205 East Guenther Street- Art nouveau home at Pioneer Flour Mills with homey American & Tex-Mex fare, brunch & outdoor dining.
Il Forno– 122 Nogalitos Street- Neapolitan wood-fired pizzas are made from locally sourced ingredients at this chill, rustic spot.
La Focaccia Italian Grill– 800 South Alamo Street- Warm, window-filled eatery offering seafood, wood-fired pizza, focaccia, wine & more, plus a patio.
La Frite Belgian Bistro– 728 South Alamo Street- A cozy spot with outdoor tables serves classic mussels & fries, simple French fare, wine & beer.
La Tuna– 100 Probandt Street- Relaxed, artsy mainstay with burgers, nachos, fish tacos, outdoor dining & an adjacent beer garden.
Liberty Bar– 1111 South Alamo Street- Window-filled eatery & bar in a restored convent serving unique American fare all day.
Madhatters Tea House & Café– 320 Beauregard Street- Buzzy spot with breakfast, lunch, brunch & tea parties in an eclectic setting with outdoor dining.
Maverick Texas Brasserie– 710 South St. Mary’s Street- Handsome, brick-clad brasserie with Edison bulbs featuring French-inspired fare plus a leafy patio.
Rosario’s– 910 South Alamo Street- Lively local chain serving classic & creative Mexican dishes, plus cocktails, in a trendy setting.
Senor Veggie– 620 South Presa Street- Low-key, colorful BYOB eatery featuring an eclectic menu of organic, locally sourced vegan eats.
South Alamode Panini and Gelato– 1420 South Alamo Street (Blue Star Arts Complex)- Stylish, airy haunt featuring housemade gelato in unique flavors & specialty Italian sandwiches.
Southtown Pizzeria– 728 South Presa Street- Rustic-chic spot for classic Italian & American fare, including pasta & prime rib, plus beer & wine.
Stella Public House– 1414 South Alamo Street (Blue Star Arts Complex)- Hip, rustic spot for locally sourced pizza, housemade cheese & a rotating selection of craft beer.
Sukeban– 1420 South Alamo Street (Blue Star Arts Complex)- A cool choice for sushi & champagne served in a stylish space with lots of wood & Japanese graffiti.
Taco Haven– 1032 South Presa Street- Bustling mainstay with classic Mexican fare, breakfast all day & cocktails in a colorful setting.
The Fruteria– 1401 South Flores Street- Fruit cups, smoothies, tapas & Mexican street fare, plus tequila & cocktails in upbeat, trendy digs.
The Good Kind– 1127 South St. Mary’s Street- Modern, counter-serve eatery inside the Bottling Dept Food Hall offering healthy sandwiches & bowls.
The Patio Southtown– 1035 South Presa Street- Classic Americana and comfort food with a San Antonio and Southtown twist.
The Station Café– 108 King William Street- Down-to-earth eatery & taproom with outdoor seating serving sandwiches & pizza by the slice.
Tito’s Mexican Restaurant– 955 South Alamo Street- This light-filled Mexican spot lures locals with breakfast tacos, fajitas, enchiladas & margaritas.
BARS & PUBS
Bar 1919– 1420 South Alamo Street (Blue Star Arts Complex)- Swanky speakeasy-style spot where hipster bartenders mix classic cocktails & also serve charcuterie.
Bar America– 723 South Alamo Street- This no-frills hangout draws eclectic crowds with a retro jukebox, pool, beer & old-school appeal.
Blue Star Brewing Company– 1414 South Alamo Street (Blue Star Arts Complex)- Eclectic microbrewery with an array of craft beers, upscale pub fare, live music & an outdoor deck.
El Luchador– 622 Roosevelt Avenue- Vibrant bar with a Lucha Libre theme serving playful cocktails & hosting weekend DJs & dancing.
Francis Bogside- 803 South St. Mary’s Street- An elevated Irish pub for custom cocktails, beer & bar eats in a polished, rustic space.
Halcyon Southtown– 1414 South Alamo Street (Blue Star Arts Complex)- Hip hangout featuring a range of coffee drinks, elevated cafe fare & creative cocktails.
Joe Blue’s– 1420 South Alamo Street (Blue Star Arts Complex)- Contemporary bar in the Blue Star Arts Complex featuring outdoor seating & a roster of live music.
Jokesters 22 Pub ‘N Grub– 713 South Alamo Street- Sports bar, comedy club and lounge that is a hotspot for fun.
Lowcountry– 318 Martinez Street. A southern little “hole in the wall” bar with happy hour every Monday.
Southtown 101– 101 Pereida Street- Classic bar with an industrial edge doing craft beer & cocktails plus live music, DJs & karaok 318 Martinez Street- Small, tucked-away hangout featuring cocktails & a quaint courtyard with live entertainmee.
The Friendly Spot Ice House– 943 South Alamo Street- Kid-friendly ice house with 250-plus brews, Mexican & American fare & brunch in a relaxed setting.