OUR PICK: Chisme, 2403 N. St. Mary’s St., (210) 530-4236, eatchisme.com
Since opening last fall, Chisme’s gained a solid following. It could have something to do with its superb happy hour offerings or perhaps its delightful brunch, or we could point to the micheladas available for both of these time slots. Created by bar manager Esteban Medina who has been with the Empty Stomach Group since 2015, the michelada is citrusy without being too tart, spicy without destroying your sinuses and it’s a great value at $8 for 32 ounces. The restaurant goes through so much Modelo on draft, they land as No. 2 for the entire city when it comes to selling the imported brew. Though he won’t disclose his secret recipe, Medina pointed to the use of umami-filled ingredients in his balanced “michi” that’ll have you reaching for another. At $5 a pop during happy hour daily from 4 to 6 p.m. (and all night on Tuesdays), you can reach for another without breaking the bank.