Page 2 of 6Francis Bogside (803 S. St. Mary's St., 210- 988-3093). Actually, it's not very old, but it felt homey from the get-go. Maybe it was the friendly bartenders, the varied food menu that surprises us to this day, or how close it is to downtown. As Steve Mahoney's newest bar, Franky Bogs comes in as his best with a killer reverse happy hour after 10 that includes $5 cocktails, an airy space and moderate noise-volume so you can still have conversations with the person sitting across from you.
If we're talking OG bars, your out-of-town guests need to visit Bohanan's (219 E. Houston St., 210-472-2600) for expertly made cocktails by a professional staff and the classy vibes that grow from spending time on Houston Street.
- Lizzy Flowers