1420 N Main Ave, (210) 227-7678, knockoutsa.com
Located in the heart of S.A.'s gay nightlife district and within eyesight of the city's rainbow crosswalk, the Knockout has built a hopping happy hour and buzzing late-night biz with its inclusive spin on the classic sports bar trope. Rainbow banners drape the exposed rafters and multiple TVs, including a few wall-sized projection screens, air the latest games and sports talk programs while a DJ or the digital jukebox keep the tunes flowing. A backroom bar opens after the sun sets, offering a whole other realm to explore, including additional pool tables, dart boards and a punching bag. And when things really get booming, the action spills out onto a covered patio where it's easy to mingle with revelers taking in the strip. The kitchen serves up classic sports bar fare with an emphasis on wings. Those craving something heartier slip into Pup's Pizza next door for handmade pies and calzones while Sunday's Big Gay Brunch offers a chance to combine a hangover cure with catching the game with friends.
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1806 TX-1604 Loop