Welcome to part two of our search for restaurants with weekly live music. While the last post, found here, focused more on North San Antonio, this post will feature places closer to Downtown. This way, no matter where you are located, you should be able to find a restaurant you enjoy!
The Cove is a fun restaurant to visit for music ranging from jazz quartets to rock and gospel to open mic. Their calendar is also pretty extensive and has shows every night during the week except for Mondays. The Cove is also a great spot to visit if you haven’t already because they feature organic, sustainable, and local produce.
Barriba Cantina is perfect if you want to be close to the River Walk. They offer live music 7 days a week and have a google calendar that you can add to your own so you never miss out! Barriba Cantina has 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. shows on Sunday, one show at 7 p.m. during the week, and shows at 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit the packed calendar here to see that there isn’t an empty day listed through July 2nd.
Sam’s Burger Joint and Music Hall is a little different because they focus more on the music, which means that you might to have to buy tickets for some of the shows. While the kitchen and the music hall are separated, you can still order that hamburger during the show by hopping into the restaurant or asking the cocktail servers that will be around during the performance. There are also two full bars to enjoy while singing along. To see age restrictions and information about tickets, visit the calendar.
Paloma Blanca, known for their authentic Mexican food and margaritas, is on the other side of the spectrum and is best suited for those who want just a little bit of background music. They feature a guitarist, Jose Perello, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. Paloma Blanca also has a great happy hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., so you can get there a little early to enjoy a drink and claim your seat.
Hopefully you now have idea of where you want to try first, either based off of location, food offered, or type of music and are planning out your visit now! Let us know which one you decide on in the comments below.