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Need help in San Antonio- looking for dive bars

g50carerra Apr 24, 2009 09:08 PM

Going to San Antonio for 5 days and staying at the Westin on the River. Will not have a car but can cab it within a reasonable distance. Looking for dive bars with strong drinks, good food and colorful locals. Any advice is appreciated!

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    aegault Apr 26, 2009 01:37 PM

    Try The Cove north of downtown. Definitely funky and good burgers- not sure about the drinks, it's a combo bar/restaurant, laundry and car wash. Also Josephine St Cafe or Liberty Bar (right next door), but they are restaurants w/ drinks vs the other way around. The Cadillac Bar is downtown near the courthouse. I've not been and it gets mixed reviews, but...

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      g50carerra Apr 27, 2009 02:00 PM

      Thanks- the Cove is 1.5 miles from my hotel- I think I will be headed there for sure!

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      PuroConjunto Apr 29, 2009 04:36 PM

      Best dive bar in a town full of dive bars is Lerma's on Zarzamora just south of Culebra. Very best music in town too.

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