Best New Bar

Staff Pick

  • Photo by Jaime Monzon
Our Pick: The Squeezebox, 2806 N. St. Mary’s St.,

When The Squeezebox opened back in July 2016, brought to you by Danny Delgado and partners, it quickly became apparent that the place was — not only, but also — filling the void left by Saluté International Bar, a favorite Tejano (especially) venue and watering hole that closed its doors back in July 2012. For old school patrons of Saluté, as well as for a younger and perhaps mildly more cosmopolitan set, The Squeezebox lives up to its billing as “the sounds and soul of San Anto on the St Mary’s strip.” The drink offerings are simple, reasonable, and potent, and the ambience is puro San Anto: dark and loud, with neon lights, a righteous patio, and Tejano-inspired artwork. The Squeezebox’s musical offerings, however, are perhaps its finest feature. With a focus on throwback party tunes, funk, soul, rock and roll, Tejano, conjunto, and even jazz, the place really has done a great job of presenting the sound of San Antonio in all its breadth.

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