20 Kid-friendly San Antonio Spots Where Parents Can Get a Damn Drink 

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Life can be stressful, especially if you're taking care yourself plus tiny humans. Treat yourself to some drinks and let the kids have some fun at these San Antonio spots.
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The Friendly Spot
943 S Alamo St, (210) 224-2337, thefriendlyspot.com
With more than 75 drinks on tap, 300 canned or bottled brews, brunch on the weekends, kitchen open until midnight, and drink specials every day, it *literally* doesn’t get more friendly than The Friendly Spot.
Photo via Instagram / melissarobbo
The Cove
606 W Cypress St, (210) 227-2683, thecove.us
If you’re looking for quirky, stop here. You’ll stop in for food and drinks and to let the little ones run around, but on your way out, feel free to do a load of laundry at their laundromat or wash your car at their car wash.
Photo via Instagram / austinadw88
Cherrity Bar
302 Montana St, (210) 559-0421, cherritybar.com
If you’re looking to drink with a cause, you’ve found your holy grail in Cherrity Bar. Not only do their proceeds go to charity, but most of them are local charities. You thought it was just their name? Plus, there are fun outdoor games and sensitivity rooms for those with disabilities.
Photo via Instagram / cherritybar
Down on Grayson
303 E Grayson St, (210) 248-9244, downongrayson.com
Located near the Pearl, Down on Grayson is a slightly-more upscale American food restaurant with a huge patio dining area under the shade of an oak tree. Have your wine and drink it too, right?
Photo via Instagram / kafergie77
Tycoon Flats
2926 N St Mary’s St, (210) 320-0819, tycoonflats.net
Burgers AND Tex-mex! Tycoon Flats is causal enough to bring the kids and enjoy a laid-back meal, but still nice enough to have some darn-good craft brews as well.
Photo via Instagram / natalieann091
The Block
14530 Roadrunner Way, (210) 690-3333, theblocksa.com
Giant Jenga, dogs allowed, live music, children allowed, and tons of space to play? Is it too good to be true? Nope! Just check out The Block for yourself.
Photo via Instagram / maldonadosgrill
Casa Azul de Andrea
1036 S Alamo St, (210) 451-9393, casaazuldeandrea.com
You’ve passed that blue house on S Alamo, right? Well that’s Casa Azul de Andrea. You’ll eat your strawberry horchata and mole fries surrounded by art inspired by Frida Kahlo.
Photo via Instagram / echo_star
Blanco BBQ
13259 Blanco Rd, (210) 251-2602, blancobbq.com
Blanco BBQ is the BBQ place you’ve been looking for all your life. While the inside has your typical rustic decor and serves up generous portions, the outside has a play area for the kids. If you get addicted, it’ll be okay - they’ve also got a drive-thru.
Photo via Instagram / josh_enrique
521 E Grayson St, (210) 481-8776, grayzeongrayson.com
If you’re looking for your next spot to meet the squad, you should try Grayze at least once. For the people in your group that are gluten-free, vegan, or vegetarian, most dishes on the menu can be made to serve those needs. You don’t have to leave the pups at home either!
Photo via Instagram / erikthemono
The Pigpen
106 Pershing Ave, (210) 267-9136, thepigpensa.com
You don’t have to leave the dogs at home! Since The Pigpen has a large patio, both pets and kids are welcome. You won’t want to miss the drinks or the food truck.
Photo via Instagram / the_pigpen_bar
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La Gloria
Multiple locations, chefjohnnyhernandez.com/restaurants
Look no further than La Gloria for fresh mariscos and other Mexican classics. You can also enjoy their large menu of beer, wine, and cocktails.
Photo via Instagram / gofro_
Two Bros BBQ
12656 West Ave, (210) 496-0222, twobrosbbqmarket.com
You’ve heard of Chef Jason Dady, right? (He even owns another restaurant on his list - The Bin.) Two Bros BBQ is another one of his creations where you can kick back with the Q while the kids play in the play yard.
Photo via Instagram / alamobeerco
Longhorn Cafe
Multiple locations, thelonghorncafe.com
Luckily for you, the Longhorn Cafe has multiple locations around San Antonio. Even though they’re famous for the “Original Big Juicy” burger, they’ve also got things like club sandwiches, fried fish, hot dogs, and salads.
Photo via Instagram / thefoodiechick
El Chaparral
2838 N Loop 1604 West, (210) 490-2427, elchaparral.com
Even though El Chaparral exclusively serves up Mexican classics, they do it right. We just don’t understand why they had to put the kids menu so close to the dessert menu. Why??
Photo via Instagram / cindy.valdez32
La Hacienda de los Barrios
18747 Redland Rd, (210) 497-8000, lahaciendabarrios.com
With lunch specials Monday through Friday and drink specials Wednesday and Thursday, it can’t be hard to find the perfect day to go. Can’t find a sitter? Bring the kids! They’ve got a playground, so even if you’re enjoying hanging out with your friends, the little ones won’t get bored.
Photo via Instagram / lahaciendabarrios
Burleson Yard Beer Garden
430 Austin St, (210) 354-3001, facebook.com/BurlesonYard
Burleson isn’t just a suburb near Dallas anymore! At Burleson Yard Beer Garden here in San Antonio, you can bring the kids and find an assortment of drinks as well.
Photo via Instagram / meaganacamp
8142 Broadway St, (210) 930-9393, betosaltmex.com
Summer is coming, and that means enjoying fresh foods, like Beto’s Alt Mex’s literally famous fish tacos.
Photo via Instagram / betosaltmex
Big'z Burger Joint
Multiple locations, bigz-burgerjoint.com
Yeah, you can get downright awesome burgers and beer here, but you can also bring the kids. Big’z has a safe play area just for them so you can enjoy your hangout worry-free.
Photo via Instagram / jagarzacardiel
Two Step Restaurant and Cantina
9850 W Loop 1604 N, (210) 688-2686, twosteprestaurant.com
Serving up world-class margaritas and specialty drinks alongside tex-mex and BBQ, Two Step is a great place to take a group. Since they’ve got a patio, it’s a good idea to take advantage of the nice weather while it lasts.
Photo via Instagram / _txwildflower
Willie’s Grill & Icehouse
Multiple locations, williesgrillandicehouse.com
Each Willie’s is a little bit different, but they’ve all got at least a few things in common. The first is having a play area for kids, the second is ice-cold drinks, and the third is tasty fried mushrooms.
Photo via Instagram / williesgrill
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The Friendly Spot
943 S Alamo St, (210) 224-2337, thefriendlyspot.com
With more than 75 drinks on tap, 300 canned or bottled brews, brunch on the weekends, kitchen open until midnight, and drink specials every day, it *literally* doesn’t get more friendly than The Friendly Spot.
Photo via Instagram / melissarobbo

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