Winner: Bonham Exchange
411 Bonham St.
Though located deep in the heart of downtown rather than San Antonio's Main Street LGBTQ+ nightlife district, the Bonham Exchange remains an icon. Decades after its establishment by the late Hap Veltman, the club is still prized for dependable DJs spinning everything from hip-hop and Latin to EDM and Top 40, not to mention drag shows that bring folks together inside the historic three-story, 25,000-square-foot landmark. There's something going on nearly every night too — karaoke on Wednesdays and dance parties on Thursdays and Fridays, the TakeOver with Energy 94.1 on Saturdays and drink specials throughout the week. Some argue the bar has been "straight-washed" in recent years, but pride in the Bonham's history remains strong, even after the passing of owner Kenneth Garrett, who died this February. Whether you're part of the city's LGBTQ+ community or just looking for a dance club that's welcoming to all, the Bonham remains steadfast to its mission of serving both audiences.
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