San Antonio is home to a wide array of exciting bars, night clubs, dance halls, and performing arts venues for a thrilling night out. You can see just about anything in San Antonio, from symphonies to ballets, to improv comedy to cabaret. The best part about San Antonio’s nightlife is that it’s always changing, so you can find exciting new shows or events and take advantage of all this vibrant city has to offer. Find out about the 10 best things to do after dinner in San Antonio to plan your trip.

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    Overtime Theatre

    See a community theatre performance

    The Overtime Theatre holds performances and workshops for acting, playwriting, and improv comedy. Located on Bandera Road, the theater’s goal is to provide local, original, and innovative entertainment to the whole community at an affordable price. The theatre always has something new and interesting happening, such as rowdy cabaret shows, improv comedy, and classic productions. Some examples of past events include an Edgar Allan Poe themed night, holiday shows, and adaptations of classic literature, such as suspensful Agatha Christie’s novels.

    Location: 5409 Bandera Rd #205, Leon Valley, TX 78238, USA

    Open: Friday–Saturday from 6.30 to 10.30 pm, Sunday from 3 pm to 8 pm (closed Monday–Thursday)

    Phone: +1 210-557-7562

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    The Cove

    Drink beer on a patio

    The Cove is a local restaurant with organic food and live music that’s perfect for a night out. Along with a wide selection of delicious, sustainable dining, the Cove has a beer garden and a dog-friendly patio where you can listen to live music. Located on West Cypress Street, the Cove offers exciting nightlife all the time and other community services, such as a laundromat and car wash. If you have the kids, the Cove has a playground where they can burn some energy while you enjoy a cocktail or beer and listen to the band.

    Location: 606 W Cypress St, San Antonio, TX 78212, USA

    Open: Tuesday–Sunday from 11 am to 10 pm (closed on Mondays)

    Phone: +1 210-227-2683

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    Cowboys Dancehall

    Learn cowboy skills

    Cowboys Dancehall is a country-themed dance spot with live music, dance lessons, and other fun activities for a night out. Located off of Northeast Interstate 410 Loop, the dance hall features live country music most nights or line dance lessons for groups, so you can get into the western spirit. Other highlights of visiting the dance hall include a mechanical bull to test your riding skills, themed dance nights, and an indoor rodeo arena. During the season, you can catch a live rodeo at the Cowboys Dancehall.

    Location: 3030 NE Interstate 410 Loop, San Antonio, TX 78218, USA

    Open: Wednesday–Saturday from 7 pm to 3 am (closed Sunday–Tuesday)

    Phone: +1 210-646-9378

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    Candlelight Coffeehouse and Wine Bar

    Sip speciality coffee

    Candlelight Coffeehouse and Wine Bar is a fun nightspot with coffee, wine, local live music, and a relaxed atmosphere. Located on the St. Mary’s Strip, the Candlelight Coffeehouse and Wine Bar is near the excitement of city centre but far from the crowds. When you visit the bar, you’ll notice the candlelight ambiance and the comfortable atmosphere. The walls are filled with local artist exhibits and local bands grace the stage on most nights. You could also relax on the patio and sample a range of wines or speciality coffee drinks.

    Location: 3011 N St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78212, USA

    Open: Thursday–Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm (closed Monday–-Wednesday)

    Phone: +1 210-738-0099

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    Tobin Centre for Performing Arts

    See a live performance

    The Tobin Centre for Performing Arts hosts symphonies, operas, live concert performances, and other shows. Located on the San Antonio Riverwalk, the Tobin Centre for Performing Arts is a hotspot for cultural events in the city. The centre has several theatres and performance halls that cater to different styles. The H-E-B Performance Hall is the home of the San Antonio Symphony, the Ballet San Antonio, and the Opera San Antonio. The Carlos Alvarez Studio Theatre is a black box theatre and can host a variety of events and performances.

    Location: 100 Auditorium Cir, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA

    Phone: +1 210-223-8624

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    Burleson Yard Beer Garden

    Relax in a beer garden

    The Burleson Yard Beer Garden has relaxed seating both indoors and out, food lorry snacks, and a wide selection of beers and cocktails. Located on Austin Street, the beer garden is well known for its list of international beers, craft cocktails, and rotation of food trucks that park outside. On warm nights, the garden is a lovely place to relax and enjoy a cocktail with friends. The venue hosts live music acts on a regular schedule as well, so you can catch a local show.

    Location: 430 Austin St, San Antonio, TX 78215, USA

    Open: Monday–Friday from 3 pm to midnight, Saturday–Sunday from noon to midnight

    Phone: +1 210-354-3001

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    Jazz TX

    Listen to live jazz music

    Jazz, TX is a thrilling live music venue that’s known for its basement music. Located in the basement of the Bottling Department at the historic Pearl Brewery on Pearl Parkway, the jazz club is a local favourite for a rotation of new and exciting music. Despite being popular for jazz music, Jazz, TX offers a variety of live music acts throughout the month. You can hear the blues, Texas swing music, Latin jazz, authentic big bands, salsa, and more for a memorable experience on the town.

    Location: 312 Pearl Pkwy Building 6, Suite 6001, San Antonio, TX 78215, USA

    Open: Tuesday–Thursday from 6 pm to 10 pm, Friday–Saturday from 6 pm to 11 pm (closed Sunday–Monday)

    Phone: +1 210-332-9386

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    Howl at the Moon

    Attend a dance party

    Howl at the Moon is a live music venue that focuses on thrilling, high-energy shows with different party themes. Located right off the San Antonio River Walk, Howl at the Moon is a popular venue in the city for nightlife and parties. In addition to corporate events, private parties, and other events, Howl at the Moon features novelty shows for a unique night out. Some examples of past shows including dueling pianos, public dance parties, holiday parties, cover band concerts, and more.

    Location: 111 W. Crockett Street St. #201, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA

    Phone: +1 210-212-4770

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    The Esquire Tavern

    Drink in a historic tavern

    The Esquire Tavern is one of the oldest bars in San Antonio and features period decor and era-inspired drinks. Located on the San Antonio River Walk, the Esquire Tavern opened in 1933 to celebrate the end of Prohibition and has been a mainstay since. Along with an array of innovative drinks inspired by Prohibition days and simple, delicious food, the Esquire Tavern holds the title of the longest wooden bartop in Texas. The bar caters to a variety of tastes, whether you want an old-fashioned tavern experience or a hip, trendy city centre spot.

    Location: 155 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA

    Open: Sunday–Thursday from 11.30 am to 10 pm, Friday–Saturday from 11.30 am to midnight

    Phone: +1 210-222-2521

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    Bonham Exchange

    Dance the night away

    The Bonham Exchange is one of the most exciting dance clubs in the city and the perfect way to enjoy a thrilling night out. Located on Bonham near the Alamo, the Bonham Exchange is a trendy spot in a historic dance hall. The Bonham Exchange always has something on, from talent nights to karaoke nights to all-night dance parties with decades themes. One of the highlights of the venue is the drag shows. Along with the themes, the venue has 3 levels of dance floors, a massive patio, DJs playing a diverse mix of music, and over 10 bar stations for cocktails.

    Location: 411 Bonham, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA

    Open: Wednesday–Thursday from 8 pm to 2 am, Friday from 8 pm to 3 am, Sunday from 8 pm to 2 am (closed Monday–Tuesday and on Saturdays)

    Phone: +1 210-224-9219

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