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The Medical Center Scores with Oak Hills Tavern



Name: Oak Hills Tavern

Background: Located on Fredricksburg just south of Medical Drive, many say that Oak Hills Tavern is one of the best bars in the Medical Center area. The bar has events planned throughout the week, like karaoke every Sundays and Tuesdays, movie nights on Thursdays, and often a band throwing over the bar on Fridays.

Happy Hour: They run a happy hour daily between 3 and 7 p.m. where they feature $3.50 pints and 10 percent off food. In addition to happy hour, they have nightly drink specials and serve food until 11p.m.

Patrons: There is a fair amount of younger college aged (or recent graduates) that come to Oak Hills. Think area students (UTSA or UT-Health Science Center), and post-grads.

Experience: Going up to the bar on a Thursday night, you'll be hard-pressed to find good parking. The lot next to it, which belongs to the Blanco Cafe, refuses to let the bar patrons park in their lot and the bar itself warns patrons with plenty of signage: "If you park at Blanco, they WILL tow you. There is parking in back." Venture around to the back- and you'll find parking is a rare commodity. Most spots are filled and those that look like spots, seem to belong to other businesses. Once entering the bar — if you're lucky enough to grab a spot — you'll forget the frustration you once experienced. The staff is friendly, the food is delicious, and with nightly specials, the drinks are more than affordable. If you are a fan of sweet, then the mixed drinks that bartenders shake up would be just to you're liking. |If you're not, you can always go with a shot of whatever spirit is on special that night, or one of their many draft beers. The food easily pleases all palates, too. They sport pizzas, tacos, burgers and "poutine" fries (which are really cheese fries) topped with your choice of meat, beer cheese AND shredded cheese, and pico. Though parking is tricky,  the food satisfies, no matter what you order.

7930 Fredricksburg Road, (210) 614-8855.

Erin Winch writes about boozin' in the Alamo City on her blog Drinking In SA. Follow her on Instagram at for more.

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