By now you've likely been sucked into the hordes of San Antonians scouring the streets looking for the next best Pokemon. You're yelling at your phone. You're sweaty. You're almost out of pokeballs. Fuel up at the nearest pokestop, which just so happens to be a locally owned eatery and or bar.
Here are a few stops to get you started.
The Granary 'Cue & Brew
602 Avenue A, (210) 228-0124
Yes, the Pearl is replete with stops (side note:
if you stand in front of the wavy sculpture catty-corner from Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery you can hit up two pokestops: The Pearl Brewery and the cast iron pan by the CIA). But stock up on smoky protein and beer at The Granary before you start your trek through the complex.
Stay Golden Social House
401 Pearl Pkwy.
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While you're there, hit up happy hour at Stay Golden Social House from 4 to 7 p.m. for $5 daqs. Beware: You might run into a gaggle of Pokemon GO enthusiasts.
1533 Austin Hwy., (210) 802-0395
If you're traveling in packs, a buffet might be your best bet to feed your crew on a budget. And if you're all on the same team (hopefully Mystic) you can take over this gym (if someone hasn't already).
Thirsty Camel Bar and Lounge
5307 McCullough Ave.
Hunting for Pokemon after hours? Cool down and dance it out at Thirsty Camel. Hit up the pokestop every few minutes and stock up on balls.
The Looking Glass
1710 McCullough Ave.
Don't you just love it when business owners can plug into their audience. Not only do the folks at The Looking Glass want you to cool down, but they're giving shout outs to neighboring business that are pokestops. Pay them a visit while hunting.
3310 San Pedro Ave., (210) 733-9332
Make this one a breakfast stop to fuel your day or an refuge from the heat during happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. with margarita or domestic beer and personal bean and cheese nacho combos for $3.
Rosella Coffee Co.
203 E. Jones Ave., (210) 277-8574
Technically, Overland Partners Architects is the pokestop in play here. But it's so close to neighbor Rosella, that you can pick up an iced coffee to go or check out their new coffee cocktails and hit up the stop several times over. And you can walk on over to the next pokestop as well at ...
103 E. Jones Ave., (210) 354-2274
Walk on over to Andrew Weissman's reopened Luxury for a sandwich or a beer and make your way down Museum Reach. The River Walk is dotted with markers and thus pokestops to keep your pokeball supply healthy.
1014 S. Alamo St., (210) 368-9324
You know what's better than ramen Monday, wing Wednesday or hip-hop Friday at Hot Joy? Being able to enjoy all of those while sporadically tapping into the restaurant's very own pokestop.
Madhatter's Tea House and Cafe
320 Beauregard St., (210) 212-4832
Make this part of your Southtown pokestroll on your way to Friendly Spot and Alamo Street Eats Bar, which are both gyms, and B&D Ice House, which is another pokestop. If you really feel like hoofing it or riding your bike through the area, Concrete Jungle and Freetail on South Presa are pokestops and a gym, respectively.
Big Hops Huebner
11224 Huebner Road, (210) 877-9663
Need to hit up happy hour with your co-workers but you still want to catch them all? Visit Big Hops Huebner for a brew or two while noshing on Fattboy Burgers on the shared patio.