In so many words, Drink Up The History! We will meet in front of the world famous Alamo and then head to the the first of four historic bars for a cocktail and for some drunk history. From the oldest hotel West of the Mississippi River to the oldest saloon in Texas you'll enjoy exclusive access, tour content and the perks of being a regular at the best bars in town. Warm welcomes, prompt service and heavy pours await as you leave the large groups of kitschy tours behind and enjoy a behind the scenes peek at the most historic properties in San Antonio in the ultimate boutique way to discover San Antonio. From pop culture connections, the battle of the Alamo, the history of the riverwalk, unsolved grisly murders to the San Antonio's old "sporting district" no topic is off limits. It's less of a scripted memorized tour or rowdy pub crawl and more of a night of personalized conversation about all things San Antonio with drink in hand. We will walk just under a mile in total with an average of 3 blocks in between each bar. While we don't walk for extended lengths, we do spend a fair amount of time standing. If you have mobility issues I am happy to accommodate. * food & beverages not included
A San Antonio native I have been researching and guiding guests through my hometown for twenty years. Despite my experience or perhaps because of it, I strive to less of a "tour guide" and more of just a genuine guy with a passion who you would would want to have a drink (or 4) with. I will not greet you in a period piece costume carrying a "ghost meter" or a PA. I cannot promise you a ghostly experience. I am just a guy and I dress accordingly. What I can promise you is authenticity and that I will be well prepared to prove the validity of the stories that I tell. Cheers
Several of our featured bars offer appetizers along our route. Just let us know and we can make recommendations.
We skip the ubiquitous and kitschy franchises on the riverwalk in favor of following in the footsteps of legends. From Texas' oldest saloon to it's most storied hotel and beyond. We also do more than just warm a stool at our bars, each of our featured properties grants us exclusive access to the history. From rooftop vistas to attached museums you'll enjoy the ultimate insider's experience from start to last call.
There are often special events in Alamo Plaza that might make finding me difficult or require alternate meeting arrangements. If this is the case I can always be reached at 210-774-0962.
The Barwalk: A Historic Bar Tour