Places to eat and drink
No matter where you live (or park) in the Lavaca and King William neighborhoods, there are dozens of restaurants and bars within walking distance. Here are about fifty of your options.
Azuca Nuevo Latino, Restaurant & Bar
"We are committed to offering fresh ingredients, coupled with the most authentic Latin-American products and wines available. We work closely with local farmers, markets and vendors to bring you the highest quality ingredients." Azuca's dining room and patio areas are open. It is also offering to-go meals. And enjoy Salsa dancing in Azuca's bar on Friday and Saturday nights.
"At Bamboo you will find all our dishes are made to order with the freshest ingredients. We pride ourselves in all of our house made sauces and creative variety of bar specials." This locally owned and operated Chinese restaurant is offering its full menu for takeout (along with 'to go alcohol').
Bar 1919 San Antonio
"Come experience a time before bootleggers, speakeasies, moonshine, bathtub gin, and rum runners. Christened 1919 for the year in which Prohibition was ratified. Not just your friendly neighborhood watering hole, it's a house of craft cocktails that takes itself seriously and expects you to as well..."
Bar America - established in 1942 - is a Southtown landmark. This family-owned and operated establishment did recent renovations to add patio and rooftop seating, and now offers a full 'comfort food' menu. The dining room and outdoor areas are open.
"We are a bit of Germany in the heart of Texas! The Beethoven Maennerchor’s purpose is to preserve German song, music, and language..." Serving authentic German food and beer in it's dining room, outdoors in the German garden, and for curbside pick-up.
Blue Star Brewing Co.
"This eclectic craft brewery and restaurant is a central watering hole and activity hub for locals and hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. The craft beer made on premise, and elevated pub food, are served using fresh and locally raised and grown ingredients." Dine on the patio, indoors, or call to place a to-go order.
Boozy's Creamery + Craft
Treat yourself to some pints and scoops from the "Boozy Ice Cream Bar" (and treat the kids to alcohol-free ice cream). Boozy's is taking orders by phone and text for curb-side pickup.
The Brown Coffee Company
"Since 2005, we've been San Antonio's first and favorite destination for the very best coffee experience anywhere. When you're ready to challenge everything you knew about coffee, you're ready for Brown."
Bruno's Dive Bar
"Transforming the iconic corner of S. Alamo & Cedar back to its original 1960’s roots, experience vintage beer lights with modern games & jukebox tunes. Neighbors will delight in the comfort of Bruno’s Dive Bar right in the heart of Southtown: The Arts District."
Burgerteca, the "first chef-inspired, owned and operated burger restaurant in San Antonio" is located in the vibrant Southtown district (inspired by San Antonio renowned chef Johnny Hernandez).
Camp Outpost Co.
"Camp is a casual American dining experience and it features a custom world class rotisserie, a spacious patio, communal fire pit and a vintage Airstream bar evoking a nostalgic camp-like ambiance..."
"Casa Frida is an authentic Mexican food restaurant where delicious meets affordable". Eat outdoors in the charming front yard, and enjoy Happy Hour on Thursday & Friday from 5 - 7pm.
Cherrity Bar is known for its good food, craft cocktails, and donating profits to charity. "Finally - a way to drink for a good cause. Actually, for many causes. Come out and support charities one drink at a time."
CommonWealth Coffeehouse & Bakery
"At CommonWealth we are dedicated to serving you the finest cup of coffee, offering authentic French pastries made from scratch everyday, and serving up gourmet breakfast and lunch plates."
The Dakota East Side Ice House
Enjoy food and drinks at this popular east side ice house. "Food. Beer. Friends. A neighborhood restaurant with beer and wine serving the historic near east side of San Antonio."
Dorćol Distilling Company
"An urban boutique craft distillery committed to meticulously handcrafting beautiful small batch spirits." "We are three guys proud of our uncompromising commitment and dedication to making fine spirits, craft cocktails and artisan ales."
Dough Pizzeria - TEMPORARILY CLOSED
"We make our pizzas with local farm-fresh ingredients and true Neapolitan techniques." Dough Pizzeria is offering dine-in services, delivery, curbside pickup, and takeout. The restaurant is located in Hemisfair Park at the corner of South Alamo and César Chavez.
The Fruteria - TEMPORARILY CLOSED
REOPENING MID - FEBRUARY
"The Fruteria y Botanero offers Tortas, Tostadas, and Tequilas! By day enjoy fresh juices, fruit cups, tortas and tostadas... By night enjoy botana-syle Mexican tapas and fruit-infused tequilas and cocktails."
The Good Kind
"The Good Kind makes fresh comfort food - meals that are good for your body and good for the environment. Working with responsibly grown ingredients, locally sourced whenever possible, we provide the San Antonio community with food that is clean, nourishing, sustainable, and delicious."
Halcyon - a favorite Southtown coffee bar/evening bar/restaurant - is open to serve guests in its dining area and out on the patio. It is also offering curbside pickup and delivery.
"Our food is spicy, funky, and wild. And we always have vegetarian & vegan options." Hot Joy is dine-in services and take-out (phone in an order for curbside pickup or order through Uber Eats).
Splurge on 'true Italian-style' pizza! Enjoy pizza, beer, wine and more. Il Forno is offering curbside pick-up services (call or place an order online). You can enjoy your pick-up orders in the outdoor dining area.
Start your morning with coffee and pastries, and head back later in the day for wine, beer, cocktails and light food... all if the spacious, shady front yard of The Jewel (or in the back courtyard!).
"Established in 2007, this delightful bar located in the Blue Star Arts Complex is a great way to spend the evening! From Happy Hours, Power Hours and Live Entertainment, Joe Blue’s Lounge is the place to be on any night Tuesday-Saturday."
"Brewing with American boldness & German heart." Künstler is open for dining on its patio or in the biergarten. It is also offering curbside pickup (call or order online). Be sure to order beer with your meal!
La Focaccia Italian Grill
"Authentic family recipes and contemporary culinary expertise blend to produce a unique Italian dining experience." La Focaccia is offering dine-in services, as well as pickup and delivery (call to place a pickup order, or order delivery through Uber Eats, Doordash or Favor).
La Frite Belgian Bistro
"Our speciality - Moules Frites - are sold on the street all over Belgium with a combination of steaming sauces and dips for the thick, freshly-fried potatoes." La Frite is offering dine-in services (call for a reservation) and meals for takeout (including significant discounts on bottles of wine!).
La Tuna Grill
"Chef Mark cooks up delicious fusions of Tex-Mex, Seafood, Cajun, and American Classics. Offering weekly soup specials, fresh salads, and savory burgers and sandwiches." The Grill is offering patio seating, as well as curbside pickup and delivery.
Las Tapatias De Jalisco
Enjoy tacos, burritos, breakfast / lunch / dinner plates, chalupas, tortas, gorditas, quesadillas, nachos and all your Tex-Mex favorites at this iconic Southtown restaurant.
Little Em's Oyster Bar
This charming new Southtown restaurant will be offering a lot more than oysters... choose from a variety of seafood dishes, salads, or even a burger. Enjoy wine or beer with your meal and top it all off with a great dessert. Executive chef Benjamin Crumley is looking forward to sharing his masterpieces with you!
This is a funky little craft cocktail place, an old house that's been converted into a bar. Sit in one of the indoor rooms, enjoy live music on the back patio, or relax on the front porch. A laid-back atmosphere with friendly bartenders.
Maverick Texas Brasserie
"As a Texas brasserie, Maverick features a menu that is classically prepared and uses Texas ingredients when possible — most of the fare is cooked over a live wood fire." Maverick is currently offering dining room service and take out.
This mobile coffee trailer offers coffee and tea drinks, as well as waffles and fruit juice. It operates in the parking lot of Hub Mrkt on South Alamo in King William. Walk up and place an order, call in to place an order, or pre-order using the Cloosiv.com app.
Oh Yeah Cakes
There’s nothing like comfort food, and the neighborhood has a big dose of that with Oh Yeah Cakes. Owner Lori Hernandez offers both custom and ready-made cakes and cupcakes that are perfect for special occasions or for just satisfying your sweet tooth.
Paleteria San Antonio
"We're Paleteria San Antonio, a husband-and-wife team making beautiful ice pops, ice cream and more. We believe in using real ingredients and responsible practices to make wholesome treats for all ages." We're in Hemisfair Park, so walk in and indulge in some refreshing treats! Or, call to place an order.
Enjoy healthy, delicious food and drinks at this Southtown eatery! "We are dedicated to re-inventing health food to produce something flavorful, diverse and inspiring... New customers often come back two days in a row because of the balanced health and vitality they feel after discovering Pharm Table."
This food truck, located on S Alamo, dispenses great pizza, stromboli, pannini and desserts. Owned and operated by former staff of Southtown Pizzeria, they've got all the recipes from the original founders of that establishment.
Re:Rooted 210 Urban Winery
This unique wine bar and shop in Hemisfair has an intriguing concept... it sells a limited number of custom-made Texas wines, and it sells those wines in growlers that you can take home, drink, and then return for a refill. The knowledgable resident sommelier serves up an interesting education on what you are drinking as she serves up your wine.
Rosario's Mexican Cafe y Cantina
"Rosario's Mexican Cafe y Cantina serves up traditional South-of-the-Border specialities in a contemporary setting." This popular place is open for dining in, pick-up, and delivery.
"We choose the finest, local and organic produce, tempeh, tofu and spices to ensure that what we present is quality you can taste in every handcrafted plate." Señor Veggie, a Lavaca Vegetarian/Vegan/Tex-Mex Restaurant, is open for dining in, and offering curbside pick-up and delivery.
Smoke "The Restaurant"
This popular BBQ + Beer venue is offering food, cocktails, beer, wine and cocktail kits to go. Place an order online or call in for pickup. Delivery is available to some areas.
South Alamode Panini & Gelato Company
"Our Gelato and Panini are made from fresh ingredients every day. While we import every ingredient we can directly from Italy, everything else is sourced locally." Dine-in, takeout and delivery are available.
Customer favorites include the 101 Burger, the Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Fried Pickles, and Mozzarella Sticks. Eat and drink indoors, out on the patio, or call to place an order for pickup.
This quaint neighborhood restaurant offers traditional Italian food, pizza and some speciality dishes. Dine indoors, out on the patio, call to place an order for pickup, or place an order for delivery.
"We bake our bread and desserts fresh daily and make our sauces with fresh peppers. We hope you enjoy our food as much as we enjoy making it!" The Station Cafe - a family owned and operated neighborhood restaurant - is offering dine-in services, takeout and delivery.
Stella Public House
"Stella Public Houses’s 'farm to pizza' concept is centered on farm to table food practices and the development of strong partnerships with local growers, ranchers and purveyors. The star of Stella's menu is Texas-sourced artisan wood-fired pizza..."
Tito's Mexican Restaurant
This popular Mexican restaurant is a favorite of the locals and draws guests from all over San Antonio. Its dining room is open and there's also outdoor seating. Or place a to-go or delivery order.
Tony G's Soul Food
"Our daily challenge: highest quality ingredients according to traditional recipes freshly interpreted and served with a lot of passion for the guests!" Its dining room is open for good 'soul food' eating along with wine, beer, and cocktails. Also offering to-go and delivery services.
Toro Kitchen + Bar
"Spain is closer than you think. Join us for an authentic Spanish culinary experience." Dine on Toro's newly renovated terrace. It also offers pickup and delivery service.
Tutti's a Place for Foodies
"Comfy 100-year-old Southtown bungalow converted to a neighborhood restaurant. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Vegan options included among upscale comfort food items."
"Serving delicious sub sandwich, nachos, frito pie, freshly brewed hibiscus tea, fresh strawberry lemonade, the softest shaved ice, Italian ice, ice cream, mangonadas, smoothies, cookies, and others snacks."