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Popular Broadway gastropub flies out of San Antonio after 5 years

Popular Broadway gastropub flies out of San Antonio after 5 years

The Roost San Antonio
The Roost is tapping out of Broadway. The Roost/Facebook

After more than five years in business and a concept change, The Roost Pub & Cafe is flying the coop. An employee has confirmed that the sports bar and restaurant will shutter at the end of service September 28.

The Roost first announced the news in a September 9 Facebook post, but did not disclose an exact reason. CultureMap had not received further comment at press time.

“We really wish we could have found a way to continue serving the best people, with the best beer and best parade-watching for a few more years, but due to some circumstances and timing, we just couldn’t figure out how to do it for it to make sense,” says the post.

First opened by Frank Pakuszewski in 2014 as growler bar GS 1221, it was one of the first bars to settle into the Broadway corridor. But more competition quickly moved into the area, as well as nearby Grayson Street and the Pearl, quickly making it one of the hottest hospitality destinations in San Antonio.

GS 1221 switched gears in May 2018 to keep up with the market, transforming into The Roost Pub & Cafe. Although it kept its mammoth beer selection, it added a full bar and new menu items.

Curiously, the bar had rolled out more changes in the weeks prior to the closure, including a new patio. It’s unclear if that means a new concept is swooping in.