Best Place to Drink in the Morning

Staff Pick

Photo by Jaime Monzon
  • Photo by Jaime Monzon

Our pick: The Cobalt Club, 2022 McCullough Ave., (210) 251-2027

If you’re a heavy drinker or just trying to get your day started with a little bit of stumble in your step, then the Cobalt Club might be the place for you. Nestled on the corner of Ashby and McCullough, the Cobalt Club (better known just “the Cobalt”) might be known to some gays as a spot to cruise for “rough trade.” But gathered around this dimly lit bar is usually quite the motley crew. On any given day of the week, patrons include night shift doctors and nurses, bar owners, musicians, and a host of neighborhood “regulars” that give life to this bizarro-world Cheers. If you’re looking to venture off the beaten path of your normal routine, or just trying to stretch that dollar ‘til payday (drinks are actually quite inexpensive), stop by the Cobalt Club for an experience you may or may not want to tell your momma about.


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