Anticipated international cocktail bar finally opens on San Antonio's East Side

Anticipated cocktail bar finally opens on San Antonio's East Side

Pastiche San Antonio
The Pastiche team scoured local shops to find vintage glassware. Photo courtesy of Pastiche

San Antonio’s East Side is about to get a taste of la belle vie. After originally anticipating opening in fall 2018, cocktail bar Pastiche will finally debut on September 13 at 1506 E. Houston St.

The European-inspired concept is the work of local entrepreneur Lucas Bradbury and acclaimed barman Benjamin Krick, the team behind downtown’s Jet-Setter. Like that bar, Pastiche will have an international feel informed by Krick’s extensive globe-trotting, notes a release.

But where the sleek Jet-Setter takes its cues from midcentury airline travel, Pastiche has a homier feel with vintage glassware, a backyard pétanque (a game similar to bocce) court, and a small herb garden providing a steady supply of garnishes.

Although the final beverage menu has not been released, it will be heavily focused on European wines and spirits. In 2018, Krick told CultureMap that the cocktails will incorporate “aromatized wines, fortified wines, and teas.”

The teas will be supplied by local shop Blüm Specialty Coffee & Tea, the “extraction bar” from the team behind Pulp Coffee. Downtown French bakery La Boulangerie will provide a selection of small bites.

Eventually Pastiche will host community events like art shows and wine tastings, but for now it is focusing on weekend hours of 4 pm to midnight Thursday and Friday and 11 am to midnight Saturday and Sunday.

"We are a community driven neighborhood bar," says Krick in a release. “Our goal is to grow with this community as it continues to thrive.”