Dreaming of cocktails
Imagine lying in a hammock, listening the sound of waves while a summer breeze slowly rocks you back and forth. While Texas beaches may be a few hours from San Antonio, take a mini vacation by enjoying the best of summer during this week’s best local food and drink events.
Tuesday, June 5
Majestic Theatre Happy Hour Tour
Get an insider's look at the stunning Majestic Theatre during this spirited tour, where you’ll learn about the institution’s 90-year history and sip signature “Queen of Houston Street” cocktails. Tickets are $25 and available online or at the box office. A note to those with limited mobility: the tour requires the use of stairs.
Wednesday, June 6
Negroni Cocktail Decontruction and Charcuterie Pairing at The Hoppy Monk
In celebration of Negroni Week — a seven-day affair where bars around San Antonio donate a portion of sales of the iconic Italian aperitif to local charities — the Hoppy Monk will offer a delicious charcuterie pairing to give back even more. The special treat will be offered until June 10 or until supplies run out. Proceeds benefit the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project.
Thursday, June 7
Evening on the Edge at La Cantera Resort & Spa
Sit poolside while enjoying warm weather cocktails at this swanky adults-only pool party. While taking in breathtaking Texas Hill Country views, attendees will enjoy a complimentary welcome cocktail, pop-up mini spa sessions, and a sunset toast provided by Moët & Chandon. Tickets are $30 and discounted room rates are available if you want to turn the evening into a staycation.
Gangsters & Hooch: A Cocktail Seminar at Houston St. Underground
Travel back to the glitz and glam of the 1920s at this ritzy seminar showcasing signature cocktails and spirits from the Prohibition era. Learn the history behind speakeasies and gin joints while participating in cocktail making demos. Extra points for wearing your best Gatsby gear.
Friday, June 8
Astronomy on Tap at Blue Star Brewing Co.
This stellar event lets you explore the cosmos while enjoying out-of-this-world brews. Blue Star’s monthly astronomy talks brings astronomers, physicists, and engineers to teach about everything space-related. This month’s topic is exoplanets — so expect interplanetary news, trivia, and activities.
Texas Folklife Festival at the Institute of Texan Cultures
Dive into Texas’ rich heritage at the largest cultural festival in the state. For three days, this beloved annual tradition takes you on a world tour of authentic food, drink, performances, and arts. Daily festivities take place Friday and Saturday until 11 pm and Sunday until 7 pm. Admission is $12 online and $15 at the gate.
Saturday, June 9
Tequila, Taco, and Cerveza Fest San Antonio at Venue Villita
Experience three of Texas’ greatest obsessions as this epic fest returns to San Antonio for a third year. The fiesta features 40-plus tequila brands and flavors, amazing tacos from the city’s best taco trucks, and of course, ice cold beer. For a $30 general admission, attendees can dance in the streets to sets from DJs and a roaming mariachi band, then root for their favorite luchadores during hourly wrestling matches.
Sunday, June 10
Breakfast Tacos, Beer, and Bourbon at Ranger Creek Brewing
Join Ranger Creek for a day of boozy brunch featuring drinks crafted on-site. A food truck will keep the breakfast tacos coming while you sip refreshing micheladas and beermosas. The entire family is welcome, including pets.