Quickly becoming the pragmatic San Antonian’s one-stop shop for all things well, the corner of I-10 and UTSA Boulevard has recently given its Wells Fargo a new neighbor in the form of The Well (5539 UTSA Blvd., 210-877-9099), an expansive watering hole intent on promoting “Drink, Dine and Dance.”
Though together for only a short time, interplay between the two Wells began in earnest when The Well opened its doors to a slavering public, only to find its parking lot comically undersized. In a textbook display of the inveniam viam school of parking, patrons-to-be began blithely parking in clearly restricted areas, the first of which was the adjacent Wells Fargo. Still, parking woes are a common blight among new businesses (see: Golf, Top), and as growing pains go, should generally be considered a remediable snafu, if not welcome augur of popular reception.
Once ID’d and wristbanded, customers first encounter the amphitheatrical layout of the sprawling outdoor space, a synthetically grassed seating area with a performing stage abutting the back wall. A deck hugging the side of the bar leads visitors inside, where the clamorous, oaken interior splits into three arenas: an island bar, long bar and warehouse seating for diners (and on certain nights, dancers).