Whether you are fully committed to rocking and rolling all night and partying every day, or just need some liquid courage to face your boss and the carrot on the end of the stick that is your livelihood, sometimes you wanna tie one on before life has had an opportunity to grind you into spiritual slurry. Here are some places to keep the party going, or start it a little early.
The Cobalt Club (2022 McCullough Ave., 210-734-2244) is the infamous Tobin Hill dive that opens at seven and is pleased as spiked punch, hence the single embellishment slapping against the face of the den-of-sin advertising as much. Be warned, this is a real dive. Like, a real motherfucking dive.
A few steps up is Highlander Bar & Grill (5562 Fredericksburg Road, 210-340-4577). This place really isn't too shabby. The all-wood décor gives it the pub feel that the name suggests. It borders on a sports bar as the bevvy of boobs behind the bar and boob tubes above eye level suggest.
I Don't Know Yet Lounge (1229 Babcock Road, 210-735-1276) is a lounge I didn't know about yet, so I went in at 9:30 a.m. Etta James was on the box and my screwdriver was strong and $3.25. A nice little hole in the wall with plenty of seating, several pool tables and a clientele dominated by regulars, reminiscent of former Balcones Heights heaven Bunratty's.