luke-1511Ever since I came across a 2013 blog post about Luke having one of the best happy hours in San Antonio, I have been determined to try out this infamous happy hour for myself. This Tuesday I finally had to opportunity to attend happy hour because it was extended to 8 p.m. instead of the standard 6 p.m. Thank you Downtown Tuesday!

The first thing you must know about Luke’s happy hour is that it gets packed. I highly suggest calling ahead to reserve a table, or you’ll find yourself behind the bar, nonchalantly waiting for a group to leave so you can squeeze onto a fancy bar stool. After about 15 minutes, we found ourselves seated in front of the impressive menu that left no question in my mind about why Luke was overflowing with San Antonians.

luke-1514luke-1507First item on the menu- 75 cent oysters on a half shelf. Yes, 75 cents! I’ve only had fried oysters before, but said to myself, “When in Luke!” They were delicious. I squeezed some lemon juice and a couple drops of tabasco sauce and I was one happy first timer.

luke-1486luke-1484Other happy hour menu items included $2 tartine du jour, $3 featured sliders and $5 shrimp étouffée. The featured slider was fried catfish and was by far my favorite entree. The tomato went perfectly with the crispy catfish and the bun was just the right temperature. The shrimp étouffée was spicy, beautifully spicy.

luke-1481Of course you can’t have a happy hour without beer! On this particular day, the featured $3 beer was Purple Haze.

The 2013 blog post steered me in the right direction, just as I hope this blog will do for you. Go out and enjoy some oysters!