San Antonio Nightlife Events We're Excited for This Month


Shots available at the newly opened Groove House/ - COURTESY OF GROOVE HOUSE
  • Courtesy of Groove House
  • Shots available at the newly opened Groove House/

Saturday, January 20

Groove House Grand Opening // Expect throwback jams from San Antonio’s first “throwback bar” when it officially opens this Saturday. Owned by DJ A-MAR née Adrian Martinez, Groove House offers several signature cocktails and shots, all named after old school slogans like “Boo-Ya” made with gin, vodka, white rum, peach schnapps, blue Curacao and Red Bull, and shots such as the Tootsie Roll, mixed with vodka, Kamora liqueur and orange juice. A full menu of wings, nachos, tacos and loaded fries is also available. Prices vary, 4pm-2am, 12333 West Ave., (210) 598-2083.

Beer with Blake // Coffee and cigars collide at The Point Park & Eats during this laid-back seminar that will feature two samples of locally roasted Quantum Coffee Roasters, one specialty cigar by San Antonio Hard Goods, beer knowledge by Blake Murrah, and two nine-ounce pours of Buffalo Bayou Brewing Compnay’s Sweater Weather Belgian quad and Oak Highlands Brewery’s Derelict IPA. $20 at the bar, 6pm, 24188 Boerne Stage Road, (210) 251-3380.

UFC 220 Watch Party // Little Woodrow’s (both locations) will feature the match between Heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou. No cover, multiple locations, 5pm-midnight,

Sunday, January 21

Royal-Tea Tea Time // If you’re low-key trying to get over your crush on Prince Harry in advance of his May wedding to the gorgeous Meghan Markle, you can still feel like a royal at Paramour. The rooftop bar is hosting cream tea (11am-2pm) and afternoon tea (2-5pm) with available pastries and finger sandwiches by Jason Dady. “Royal-Tea” packages are also available with English sparkling wine, or Champagne, because this is a bar after all. $25-$40 for one, or $50-$80 for two, 11am-5pm, 102 9th St., Suite 400, (210) 340-9880.

Cocktail Hunt // Still need to whet your whistle after this year’s San Antonio Cocktail Conference? Take this self-guided tour/photo scavenger hunt through the San Antonio Botanical Garden. Collect images and show them to the house bartender who will serve you the cocktail. $18 members, $20 nonmembers, 12:30-3pm, 555 Funston Pl., (210) 536-1400,

NFL Playoffs // There are only a few weeks of football left this season. Enjoy all the action on Blue Box’s giant screen this Sunday and stay for complimentary chili, cornbreaad and drink specials. Prices vary, 4pm, 312 Pearl Pkwy., (210) 227-2583.
  • Courtesy of Esquire Tavern
Tuesday, January 23

Fried Chicken & Champagne Night //
Your Tuesdays don’t have to suck. Head downtown for grower Champagne paired with chef Brooke Smith’s hand-dipped organic fried chicken at Downstairs at Esquire Tavern. Buy a glass of select bubbles and get two pieces of fried chicken, or buy a bottle and get four pieces (or more depending on the bottle size). Prices vary, 5-11:30pm, 155 E. Commerce St., (210) 222-2521.

Thursday, January 25

Community Market // Ranger Creek and Hoppy Monk San Antonio are helping to spread local goods to the area’s Northside with a collection of businesses and artists including Cigar Pointe, Winding Road Provisions, Sensa Float, Mobile Om Yoga, Freedom Solar Power, Jeremy Banas, Hoppy Dog Treats, She's Crafty: Talk on Tap, BarbacoApparel, Lucio Tailoring Co., Simone Schiffmacher, Shanna Kershner, and Markus Ferris. Prices vary, 6-10pm, The Hoppy Monk, 1010 N. 1604 E., (210) 545-3330.

Justin Timberlake Tribute // San Antonio may be one of the cities snubbed by the Man of the Woods Tour, but it doesn’t mean we love JT any less. Industry Nightclub pays homage to the youngest member of NSYNC with everything Justin from Justified to the 20/20 Experience, along with the best of the nineties and aughts and $1 mixed drinks all night. No cover for adults, $10 for minors 18+, 10pm-2am, 8021 Pinebrook Drive, (210) 374-2765.

Friday, January 26

Book signing // Big Hops Huebner will host local beer writer Jeremy Banas as he signs copies of his latest, “Pearl: A History of San Antonio’s Iconic Beer.” Free with book purchase, 6-8pm, 11224 Huebner Road, Suite 204, (210) 877-9663.

Happy Hour Market // La Botanica will feature vegan vendors offering sking care, original jewelry designs and animal advocates during their “Vegan Things” market happy hour. Prices vary, 4-7pm, 2911 N. St. Mary’s St., (210) 716-0702.
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Sunday, January 27

Coffee Beer + Donuts //
The best part of being an adult is enjoying yourself whenever you please, and that means enjoying Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling’s seasonal coffee beer, Sunday Morning Coming Down, in coffee mugs and pairing them with Art of Donut pastries. Stop in for coffee mug specials and pours, beermosas, bloody marys and micheladas. Prices vary, noon-4pm, 4834 Whirlwind Drive, (210) 339-2282.